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, February 13th, 2022  - 
 by Zoom. 
At our monthly Collaborative Work Days we meet to catch up, either in person or by Zoom to exchange ideas, work side by side, and answer questions. All are welcome! For February we are determining the best way to combine zoom/in person. Currently we are looking at a split time with zoom chat 12-1:30 and in person in the morning. Most previous Collaborative Work Day shares can be found on You Tube.

Monthly Programing
Our 2023 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 quarterlies 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!

Our Election Results are in!

Congratulations to our incoming
2023 Board of Directors
to be seated January 31st.

Chairman, Anne Looney

President, Christina Marcinek

1st VP, Tommy Alexander

2nd VP, Marci Ryan

Treasurer, James Corbett

Secretary, Amy Masi

Board Members at Large:

Laura Ames

Erica Beck

Paul Biederman

Carol Davis

Stephanie Sabourin

Thank you to everyone who participated in the elections and to the current and future board for serving our Association! 

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

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