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 Oliver's Carriage House in Columbia, Maryland typically on the 4th Wednesday of the month, but until further notice we are presenting programming virtually. Please refer to the Education tab for dates, times, fees and location changes if any:  https://mdppa.wildapricot.org/eventregistration. 


Members!  2021 Board of Directors Elections are here!

It is Election Season for our 2021 MDPPA Board of Directors! Thank you to everyone for your nominations, and thank you to those you accepted them!  We are working on the final ballot and have emailed ballots and instructions to eligible members. If you haven't received this email, please contact Pam Long, elections chair or click on the PDF link below!

Election Ballots will be accepted from November 2 - November 18th 2020 and Election Results will be available shortly thereafter.  

MDPPA Ballot 2021 Final.pdf

Thank You!

Pam Long, Elections Chair

Upcoming MDPPA Events!

MDPPA Member Webinar Series
These are quick 45 minute programs with Q+A.  More programs will be scheduled in the series soon! To see recordings of the webinar series on YouTube, click here.

Collaborative Work Day
Monday, December 14, 12-1:30pm
We will meet virtually to catch up, exchange ideas, answer questions in this social distancing adaptation of working together. All are welcome!  Our upcoming Work Day will include a special feature - one or two five minute presentations! See more info here. When you register for the event you will receive the Zoom Link!

Monthly Seminar 
We have added a program for December! Join us on Wednesday, December 2nd from 7-9:30pm for a program with Susan Gertz, "Graphic Design for Photographers." This will be a great opportunity to fine tune your design skills and we hope you will join us! A Zoom link will be sent prior to the program.

Mark your calendars for December 3rd, 7-8pm to Meet the New Print Chairs and say thank you to our outgoing Chairs! The print committee will also present important updates to the Print Competition Rules and Scheduling. Join us for information and time for Q+A on this important topic! Register here.

Save the Date!
Our Member Holiday Party is going to be a fun change of pace and is virtual this year. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 9th 6:30-8:30pm. Register here and a Zoom link will be sent before the party date! 

Quarterly Print Competition
We hope you enjoyed Fall Fest and October Print Competition! Thank you to everyone who participated! Our next quarterly will be in January. Keep your eye on the Print Competition page for details.

MDPPA Members and Guests Town Hall
Our next one is TBD.  Join MDPPA President Danny Douglas as he opens up discussion to hear your thoughts and catch up!


Upcoming events




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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.

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