Maryland's only Professional Trade Association 
Committed to the Artistic, Technical, Personal, and Business Success of the Professional Photographer

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Welcome to MDPPA

The Maryland Professional Photographers Association, the official Maryland state affiliate of the Professional
Photographers of America (PPA), is committed to the artistic, technical, personal, and business success of the professional photographer. Whether you are a seasoned professional, just starting your photography career, or enjoy photography
as a hobby, we are here for you! We provide relevant and current education in a wide variety of disciplines from the most
skilled photographers and artists in the industry.  Join us for a meeting and let us help you to take your skills to the next level!

Our monthly meetings take place at the Carriage House in Columbia, Maryland typically on the 4th Wednesday of the
month, and until further notice we are presenting programming either virtually, in-person, or both. Please refer to the
Education tab for dates, times, fees and location changes if any.

Upcoming events

Upcoming MDPPA Events

Collaborative Work Day
Monday, October 10th, 2022 At our monthly 
Collaborative Work Days we meet to catch up, exchange ideas, and answer questions. All are welcome! Most previous Collaborative Work Day shares can be found on You Tube. When you register for the event you will receive the Zoom Link.

Monthly Programing
Our 2022 Seminar planning is in progress. Some of our past seminars are available via YouTube; click here to view. Seminars are held in February, May, June, September, October, and November. Our Annual Convention, with three days of programing, is held in April. Additional programs are added throughout the year, so stay tuned!

Print Competitions
We hold Print Competitions in the spring, summer and fall. In 2022, our Annual Competition was held in March, with our quarterlies to be held in July and October.  Join us each January for our new print competition program: Print Competition Critique Day. Click here for information on MDPPA Print Competitions.

MDPPA Member Webinar Series
New programs are in the works. To see recordings of the webinar series on YouTube, click here. These are usually quick 60 minute programs with Q+A. 

MDPPA Members and Guests Virtual Town Hall and Happy Hour 
Join MDPPA to catch up when we next schedule our Happy Hour!

MDPPA Members! It's that time of year to nominate your 2023 Board of Directors! If you are an Active, Active Past-President, Studio, or Life Member, please use the link below to nominate someone for 2023 Board of Directors!

Nominate Your 2023 Board of Directors!

MDPPA is a State Affiliate of Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  We are a separate membership organization, yet we are mutually beneficial.  

There are many benefits to being a member of both MDPPA and PPA. Some of our programs offer Continuing Education Merits for PPA member attendees, and PPA Member Speakers for our programs are eligible to receive speaker merits from PPA. Our print competition program is in association with PPA guidelines. Many MDPPA members are also PPA members and will be happy to answer your questions about either organization. Our PPA Councilors for the state of Maryland, Steve Clark, Anne Looney, and George Singleton, would also be happy to talk with you. They can be reached through our membership directory. 

You will find that MDPPA offers a wonderful community of colleagues, who share camaraderie, collaboration, ideas and resources, education and experience. We look forward to welcoming you with our hospitality! 

...Join MDPPA

Links to the PPA website:
...Join PPA
...Information about PPA CPP
...Recertify your PPA CPP


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Maryland Professional Photographers Association, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 266, Simpsonville, MD, 21150

Association financial information is available by request.  Board Use Only.

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