If you are a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) or even if your not, consider joining a wonderful and proactive organization -- PPARI -- Professional Photographers Association of Rhode Island. PPARI is my home state affiliation with PPA.
As a member of PPA since 2004, I am looking forward to being a member of my affiliate association. I recently started my activities with PPARI by attending my first all-day seminar "Business, Branding and Beyond" with Binita Patel. This seminar was professionally conducted and I came away obtaining new knowledge while also meeting many of the PPARI members including the new President Jeanne Hauser.
Both PPA and PPARI are great organizations that are proactive and provide great benefits and wonderful opportunities to network and market. You can go to my website at http://www.ronaldzinconephotography.com
and click on my PPA / PPARI Links page to see a list of PPA / PPARI members and links to their websites and/or emails.
Check out PPA at http://www.ppa.com
Check out PPARI at http://www.ppari.org