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Online Registration Back Up…Sort of



We believe the problem has been identified. It is an issue with the credit card processor and the Chrome web browser.  If you do not use Chrome, go ahead and register as it should not be a problem.  If you do have
Chrome, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  You can go ahead and register online anyway, we just may need to call you for your credit card information if the payment page does not come up for you.  The rest of the registration process does work and we do receive your information…just not your cc info and payment.  Or, you can go old school and mail in your registration.  🙂

Register online. 

Online registration is down




The online registration system started to skip the payment portion of the process sometime within the past week.  We have taken the system down until the problem can be rectified. The early discount for registration will be extended by one week. Our apologies for any inconvenience. However, you can still register the old fashioned way by sending in the registration form that was in the recent fall convention packet mailed to all members.

If you did register this past week but were not asked to submit your credit card information we will catch up with you soon! 🙂



Fall Convention Update!



We’ve been slightly delayed by our credit card processing system, so online registration will open sometime the week following Labor Day.  Stay tuned!  An announcement will also be made on our Facebook group at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/208033309214089/

Here is the agenda for the convention:

Saturday, October 20th

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Print Competition Set-up Salon A-B
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Print Case Drop-off Salon A-B


Sunday, October 21st

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Desk Pre-Function Area
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Print Case Drop-off Salon A-B
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Judges Charge The Board Room
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Print Competition Salon A-B
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch – On Your Own
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch – Judges/Print Crew (reserved tables) Standrock Buffet
1:00 PM – Completion Print Competition Salon A-B
2:00 PM Model & Shooter Meeting – Airplane Hanger Off-Site
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Trade Show Set-up Ballroom C&D
2:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Shoot-Out – Baraboo area – no pre-registration required

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Cook-out and Awards Party – Airplane Hanger Off-Site
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Trade Show & Guru Lounge Ballroom E-F-G


Monday, October 22nd

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Print Case Pick-up Board Room
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM WPPA Board Meeting Ballroom I
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Trade Show

Ballroom C&D
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration Desk Pre-Function Area
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Program: Damon Tucci “Visual Pimping”

Ballroom A
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch – Included with your Registration Ballroom B
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Program – Damon Tucci “Visual Pimping”

Ballroom A


Membership Buddy Program! — Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association | WPPA

We have had such a good response to the Buddy Program last year that we are going to run it again. We will be sending out the yearly member dues application forms during the summer so you can take advantage of this offer once again to help our organization grow. Dues are $198 for the upcoming year.

If you recruit a new member, you will both be able to join for half price! Yes, that is $99 for
each of you. Just a reminder of how the program works…..Find a photographer that is currently
NOT a member and invite them to join the association for half price. If your new member
Buddy joins before the Fall Shoot-Out held in Baraboo on October 21 – 22, their membership
is not just good for the year 2013, but also for the rest of the current year 2012. It is
like getting half a year free!

Our goal is simple. We want to save you money and we want to grow our membership.
Wisconsin has always been a strong state with a strong organization and we want that to continue. With more members, we will be able to continue with top-notch speakers and vendors attending our events so you can continue to grow your business.

Here is how it works:

1. Please fill out and send in your application along with your payment information before December 31, 2012.

2. Have your Buddy fill out their application and send in their payment before December 31, 2012. Both member applications and payments must be received within one month of each other. (Makes it easier for bookkeeping.)

3. A new member is anyone that is not currently a WPPA member, including prior members that did not re-join the previous year.

4. To help find a Buddy:
A. Google photographers in your area.
B. Search the list of PPA photographers and cross-reference with the WPPA photographers directory online.
C. Ask around at the local camera store.

5. Everyone must still have a sellers permit (sales ID) to be a member. We no longer require set studio hours or a minimum earned income in photography to be a member.

6. Keep in mind that by getting your Buddy before the Fall Convention, your Buddy will have the opportunity to attend the convention.

Any questions, please contact our Membership Chair: Paul Hafermann, WPPA Vice President & Membership Chairman, Hafermann Photography, phone 715-424-3979, or email at hafermannphoto@charter.net