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Professional Photographers of America Makes History with International Photographic Competition

First Live Stream of Judging Sessions Allows Global Viewing

ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is inviting the world to watch live action of the annual International Photographic Competition (IPC) from August 4-7. This is the first time in IPC's history that judging sessions can be viewed in real time by the public. PPA photographers around the globe have submitted nearly 5,000 images for the competition and will watch closely, along with a worldwide audience, as the IPC judges assess their work.

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The IPC is designed to discover the most innovative, impactful imagery captured by photographers who seek to meet PPA's "12 Elements of a Merit Image" gold standard. The competition's categories include: portrait, illustrative, wedding, commercial, album and master artist.

"If it weren't for the coaching I received at IPC, I doubt that I would be where I am today with the level of my photography art," said Richard Sturdevant, M.Photog., M.Artist.CR., and IPC's 2013 first place winner in the Illustrative category. "I'm in a constant state of learning, and IPC gives me a bar that I can measure my success against the best in the world."

"The IPC experience drives me to raise the level of my photography to the next level and grow my business," said Randy Van Duinen, Cr.Photog., CPP, and the IPC's 2013 first place winner in the Commercial category. "Getting first place was one of the most incredible achievements in my professional life. This was my second year entering, and I will keep on competing as I have learned much from the judges' critiques."

With the addition of live streaming, PPA members and non-members can witness pivotal moments as the competition unfolds. Judging runs from August 4-7 at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Live streaming will be accessible at no charge on desktop devices at Stream.TheIPC.org from 8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT each day.

About PPA

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869. It assists 27,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at ppa.com.

PPA photographers capture model, with perfect lighting and angles.

 

PPA photographers gather to learn techniques behind the best images.

 

PPA judges assess image entry at national photography competition.

 

PPA photographers focus lenses on nature and wildlife.

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