Why join NCPP?

There is value far beyond this list of rea­sons to become an NCPP mem­ber. It is the oppor­tu­nity to  spend time with your peers shar­ing ideas and expe­ri­ences, learn­ing from and teach­ing each other.

Gen­eral Mem­ber­ship
• Attend monthly meet­ings for free.
• Out­stand­ing speak­ers.
• Image Cri­tiques and Com­pe­ti­tion to raise the level of your photography.

  •  Cri­tique images are reviewed by a panel of NCPP judges.
  • Com­pe­ti­tion images are judged by a panel of accom­plished, usu­ally Mas­ter, photographers.
  • PPA type scor­ing range 70 to 100 and com­ments about the image from the judges.
  • Awards for each cat­e­gory and Best in Show.
  •  This is an excel­lent way to help you grow your craft.

• Dis­counts for attend­ing Night School.
• Dis­counts for NCPP spon­sored Work­shops.
• Free online Yahoo group: help, job requests, job oppor­tu­ni­ties from our mem­ber­ship.
• Inter­ac­tion and friend­ships with many top pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers.
• A com­mu­nity of pho­tog­ra­phers you can reach out to when you need help.
• Access to sup­port in earn­ing Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Pho­tog­ra­phy Degrees.
• Col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers of Amer­ica and the Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers of California.

Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber­ship::
1. Adver­tise­ment 0n the NCPP Web­site.
2. Dis­play of prod­ucts and ser­vices at meet­ings.
3. Rec­om­men­da­tions to mem­bers to use their service…taking notice of dis­counts offered.
4. Mem­ber­ship advantages…attending meet­ings and see­ing speak­ers at no cost.
5. Busi­ness net­work­ing while at meetings.



I was so moved by all of you who came to see me speak last night. I really looked around the room and many of you were active mem­bers when I joined NCPP. It meant so much to me to see you there! I want to acknowl­edge some­thing that occurred to me today. I am a tes­ti­ment to the rai­son d’etre of NCPP. Nine years ago I was the new per­son in the room. I am read­ing the book Out­liers by Mal­colm Glad­well. He says that per­sonal suc­cess is as much your sup­port and sur­round­ings as it is hard work and tal­ent. I owe a LOT of my suc­cess to my friends at NCPP. You who gave your time to teach and men­tor and encour­age and push and talk me into join­ing the board and elect­ing me pres­i­dent. And who con­tinue to encour­age and push and have con­fi­dence in my poten­tial! What a great great resource we are in that we have that in each other!

Peo­ple, this is why we have NCPP!!! Mal­colm Glad­well is on to some­thing! This com­mu­nity is some­thing we need to fight for.
Please renew your mem­ber­ships!!! Please come to the meet­ings! Please vol­un­teer and get to know your fel­low pho­tog­ra­phers. Make friends.

Thank you from the bot­tom of my heart. Really.

Laura –Laura Cot­tril Pho­tog­ra­phy, CPP