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It’s the Sunday Photo/Art Quote with a bit of a twist… In support of PPA Charities I turn this space over to Giving Tuesday. But I can’t do that without a chat about a quote so let combine the two!

As photographers we have the unique opportunity to use our photo skills to help out the community. Giving back is a chance, as Winnie says, to help ‘make a life’ rather than just a living. Being able to combine our photography and service to the community is a win-win. And you know how much I like win-win scenarios!

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

All the details are below. I’ll be doing my Periscope at 11AM Eastern time. Hope to see you there!

Yours in Creative Photography,     Bob


On Tuesday, December 1st, log in to Periscope, Twitter’s live broadcast partner, to join Professional Photographers of America Charities in the first ever #GivingTuesday fundraiser. From 8:00am until midnight, eastern time, we will be broadcasting every half hour. Join in as each of our guests does a five minute presentation on a variety of subjects. Everything from photography to marketing, or even some human interest or general information will be shared. Find us at @PPACharities

Scheduled to appear are (in order): Bert Behnke, Gary Hughes, Mary Fisk-Taylor, Melanie Anderson, Jamie Hayes, Trish Gilmore, Susan Michal, Kay Eskridge, Trish Logan, Bob Coates (hey that’s me!) Jeff & Lori Poole, Carl Caylor, Lori Nordstrom, Trey Homan, Beth Marshall, Bry Cox, Roch Eshleman, Beth Forester, Don Dickson, Tina Timmons, Elizabeth Homan, Michael Timmons, Travis Gugelman, Deanna Duncan, Al Behnke, Cindy Behnke, Cris Duncan and more.

At the end of each segment, feel free to hit the Donate Now button on Home Page if you feel inspired. Then change your profile pic on Facebook or Twitter to one of our icons and challenge others to participate in #GivingTuesday for PPA Charities. If you miss the Periscope broadcast, go to our Facebook Facebook/PPACharities and see the recorded versions.
Find us at @PPACharities

Please donate what you can and mention why you are donating if it is to honor one of the presenters or to help PPA Charities meet our end of year goals. Then remember to ask your  friends and tag them when asking on Facebook or Twitter. For every dollar you pledge we have matching grants, two for $2500 and one for $1000! So that is $3-$4 earned for every dollar you donate. Thank you Mike Hanline of WHCC and Roch Eshleman of Romaguera Photography for your matching funds, and also to our Anonymous friend!

Let’s have some fun and help PPA Charities support our charitable partners like Operation Smile, Dando Amor, the PPA Affiliate Schools and others in need.

Join in on Periscope for live feeds and Facebook and Twitter for updates on Tuesday, December 1st, #GivingTuesday, #PPAGives. Find at @PPACharities

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Professional Photographers of America charity arm is putting on an all day set of Periscopes around photography education on Tuesday, December 1st. Photographers will be volunteering to present 5-10 minute mini sessions on many photography subjects including posing, lighting techniques, marketing and more. Periscopes will be presented every half hour from 8AM EST to Midnight EST.

11AM EST I’ll be sharing information on how PPA’s Imaging Competition can help your photography career from an education and marketing standpoint.

Sessions will be going on all day on Twitter’s Periscope Platform with the address @ppacharities. There’s no charge for any of this education but a donation to PPA Charities is encouraged.

Here’s a list of some of the other professional photographers volunteering their time. Kay Eskridge, Carl Caylor, Lori Nordstrom, Elizabeth & Trey Homen, Beth Forester, Don Dickson, and many more. Bert Benke is heading up this event doing a couple presentations and scheduling and organizing all the photographers.

See you on #GivingTuesday!

Yours in Creative Photography,     Bob

PS – In 2005, PPA Charities named Operation Smile as it’s charitable partner. A perfect fit for photographers, whose daily business is creating smiles for their clients, Operation Smile’s mission is repairing childhood facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates. In 2014, PPA Charities also partnered with Dando Amor, a non-profit organization founded by photographers that is dedicated to improving the quality of life of orphans living in third-world countries.