Welcome to 2022! I am honored to be able to serve as your TPPA President. As I look back at the names of those who have served this association in the past, I realize that each of them were members who at some point made a conscious decision to give of their own time to serve our association so that TPPA remains relevant and strong. You can be very proud to call yourself a member of TPPA
If you are a member of TPPA, congratulations. You have invested wisely. The Board of Directors and the staff work hard to bring you the best in photographic education, inspiration, and networking opportunities. And all of this at a truly exceptional value. If you are not a current member of TPPA, let me encourage you to visit TPPA.org and become part of this outstanding association for photographers. The answers you are looking for and the connections that you wish you had can be found right here at TPPA.
Isn’t it interesting how every new year brings a sense of hope and optimism for the coming year? Even so, some years seem to be better than others. Why is that? I suspect there are those who start the new year wondering what the year has in store for them and they simply go about each day and take whatever it brings. If this is the approach one takes, I suspect the law of averages evens out the “good” years with the “bad” years.
But I believe we accomplish more and experience more when we pro-actively take action to move the needle towards higher expectations. In my opinion, much of what defines any given year starts with commitments made at the beginning of the year. For example, let’s say that you would like to improve your finances in the coming year. You could just sit around and hope that it happens, or you could invest in yourself and register for the Texas School of Professional Photography. We constantly hear from students about the “one idea” or the “one change” they made to their business after attending Texas School that transformed their earnings. What could your family do with more income?
Some of our members join TPPA because they want to become better photographers. Again, Texas School and our TPPA Events provide opportunities for all photographers to gain a wealth of knowledge of the craft. But if becoming a better photographer is in your DNA and you are not participating in photographic competition, you are missing out on one of the most important tools available to help you grow as an artist. Leverage what you learn through image competition to stand out from the crowd. How great would it be if more people knew you for your work?
TPPA provides a pathway towards your success. Come join us in 2022.
Robin Janson, TPPA President