Presidents Message 2019,

Here we are looking at 70 years of education, friendships, achievements, growth and to think I have been a member of Professional Photographers of Louisiana close to 30 years. This organization has taught me so much.

Our purpose is to share knowledge and to grow our membership. To live our life so that others may live better.

Professional Photographers of Louisiana (PPLA) and soon to be the Premiere Regional Event, Southern Pro Xposure are here to help you to make the rest of your life the best of your life. We want to help you to put meaning into the events of your life. Maybe you want to be a Master Photographer, or a CPP or just improve upon your images. We will help you to set your goals to a level that will inspire you.

We have a brilliant board of individuals and committee volunteers working to bring you the best in photography education. We want your input. This is your organization. We work for you. If we all work together we will exceed all our expectations.

We are a team, and the strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. We will encourage you to build the confidence in what you want to accomplish. If you want to succeed at the highest level do something different than everyone else. If you talk about photography, it is a dream. If you envision it, it’s a possibility. But if you join PPLA it will be real.

As leaders we want to take you places in your craft you would never go on your own. Our goal this year is to produce more leaders not more followers. Volunteer and become one of the leaders of PPLA.

Those who lead inspire others. Our job is to inspire you to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. We must lead by example. Personal growth will separate each of you from the pack. I look forward to the journey we will take this year, exposing each of you to great photography.

Buying more gear makes us temporarily happy, learning how to use it creates a future. e can’t win together if we don’t work together…Join us!

2019 President of Professional Photographers of Louisiana

James William Byron