I recently wrote an essay for the Professional Photographers Association about the benefits of being in a local guild. Click the above link to read the essay. Go ahead… it’s short!
If you are a photographer of any skill level, even just starting out, you owe it to yourself to come to a meeting of T.A.P.P.A. The Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association is the largest photography guild in the state and the members are great people. If you read the essay, you’ll see that I feel the greatest benefit of being in the guild is the friends that you make. My life is richer because I got off my couch and went to a meeting (and my photography is better too!)
If you aren’t in Tampa, go to the main website of PPA and find a local guild. Don’t have a local guild? Start one!
Come check us out and say hello!