Photo Assistant Challenge

Contributed by: Atlanta

Description of program: A challenge has been extended to all of the photo assistants in the Atlanta area. It will give you the opportunity to compete against other assistants by doing the same tasks as you do everyday on you jobs. The goal of the challenge is to strengthen our photo community. The challenge is open to all photo assistants of all experience levels. Since there are not many common places that photographers and assistants go to interact and socialize, (there is still E-Six) events like this become paramount. PPR is hosting this event to give a opportunity for everyone to get together and have some fun. Plus Six Feet Under is giving coupons for discounted food or beer.

The event will consist of teams of four and the top three teams will bring home some valuable loot. Prizes include Canon G7 cameras, Manfrotto Monopods and Ball heads, Lastolite Flex fills, Kata Laptop bags, Sandisk Cards, and more; first place team will receive winning recognition on PPR’s assistants list. Every contestant will receive something so we encourage all assistants to come out, join the fun and make some new friends; any photographers who want to cheer on their assistant or find new ones are invited too. After all, networking is the key to success.

Check out our website at for more details. Register at by sending us your contact information, we will be making the teams when you get here. If you have friends who you want on your team, submit their names and the team name too. Every contestant has to register individually (even if you already said they were on your team, they too still have to register). When you register include your t-shirt size.

How many people were needed to produce the meeting, and what were their tasks?
Just one to serve as a point of contact for PPR.

Describe the type of location needed for the meeting.
Large studio

Break down the costs associated with putting on this type of meeting.
$200 for food and refreshments. $200 for door prizes, plus third party donations.

Describe the attendance and the fee structure used for this meeting.
This would be a free event.

What was done to market or publicize the meeting?
Email blast and working with area photo supply stores to get the word out.

Is there anything else we should know about this meeting and why it was so successful?
This is an event that PPR puts on every year. This is their event specifically. A chapter could do something like this for their assistants, but I’m sure the preparation would be very involved. PPR handled all the arrangements and they secure the sponsorship. ASMP sends out notices to the membership announcing the event and we also provide a donation for the event. APA also donates.