Maryland's only Professional Trade Association Committed to the Artistic, Technical, Personal, and Business Success of the Professional Photographer
Welcome to MDPPA
The Maryland Professional Photographers Association, the official Maryland state affiliate of the Professional
Upcoming MDPPA Events
Collaborative Work Day
Monday, May 9, 2022 12-1:30pm At our monthly Collaborative Work Days we meet virtually to catch up, exchange ideas, and answer questions. Currently we are remaining virtual to include all who live or work a distance from our meeting site. 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.
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!
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 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!