"For Your Inspiration" is an ongoing series of weekly posts showing examples photography from PPA's Loan Collection and Showcase books focusing on a specific photography subject matter.
Much like a patchwork quilt, inspiration that stirs and motivates me is made of many things.
— Robert Reynolds
The day-to-day demands of running any business in the arts can occasionally stifle an artist’s creativity. Photographers are fortunate that each year Professional Photographers of America publishes two invaluable resources that will inspire your artistry and feed your creativity.
The PPA Loan Collection
PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection comprises all images judged to be the most exceptional photographs entered in its annual International Judging. Regarded as the “best of the best” from thousands of entries, these images are viewed throughout the world as setting the standard by which excellence in photographic imaging is judged.
The PPA Showcase
This publication features images selected from among the PPA General Collection and represent an outstanding portfolio of professional photography . . . a virtual cross-section that encompasses all types of work currently being produced by the worldwide members of PPA. They are judged for both artistic excellence and consumer appeal.
For professional photographers, as well as those who aspire to the field, each volume is a vital link to the creative process. These elegant anthologies also are a valuable resource for communicating photographic styles and concepts to clients when planning a photographic session. Because each volume is published before the holidays, they are the perfect gift for photographer friends or for yourself to enjoy after the busy holiday season is over.
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