Darty Hines is a Straight Shooter


“I had a really great beginning to my career.”

Tell it like it is to build a solid foundation that can lead to years of success.

“Marketing has changed tremendously.”

1:37- Scaling Back

3:07 - Starting Out

5:58 - Other Than Digital

7:33 - Big Things

10:04 - Advantage of a Smaller Convention

11:45 - The Why

15:18 - An Inevitability

17:18 - The Ideal Size

18:43 - The Future

20:52 - Working Together

25:08 - The Details

“A lot of times you have to experience something to understand it.”

A husband, a father to three amazing girls, a photographer, a social media fanatic, and the owner of SYNC, Darty Hines (PPA Craftsman) keeps very busy. Even with this busy schedule, he is constantly striving to find new and innovative ways for small business owners to succeed. He has been a professional photographer for over 20 years and has worked and consulted with may prestigious photography studios across the Nation. Darty and his wife Michele are also co-owners of the educational conference SYNC. They met during college at Ohio Institute of Photography in Dayton, OH where the chemistry was not just in the darkroom. They married a few years after college graduation, had 3 beautiful daughters and currently reside in Millersburg, Pennsylvania.

Darty’s ‘street smart’ marketing and social media knowledge continues to help photographers and small business owners across the country. His straightforward no-nonsense approach to teaching will help you stand out in an overcrowded market and will empower you to be a uniquely better photographer, marketer and business person.

“We really want to impact the lives of photographers and small business owners.”