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PLUS a whole year of Speakers, Print Competition, and Community is included!

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If you would like to help the Convention Committee, please contact Jim Remington, 2021 Convention Chair.

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: 

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. PPA Member Speakers for our programs are eligible to receive speaker merits from PPA. Our print competition program is in association with PPA guidelines. You will find that MDPPA offers a wonderful community of colleagues, who share ideas and resources, education and experience. We look forward to our return to in-person meetings, and welcoming you with our hospitality! Until then we will meet you where you are, virtually!

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Links to the PPA website:
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PP exams will be proctored by our CPP Liaisons in Viriginia in conjunction with our Annual Convention; click here for more information from the PPA website.


Upcoming MDPPA Events

MDPPA Members and Guests Town Hall and Happy Hour
Our next Happy Hour is this Thursday, April 8th from 7:00-7:45pm!  Join MDPPA President Danny Douglas and 2021 Convention Chair Jim Remington to catch up, and hear all about our upcoming Convention!

Annual Convention and Print Competition 2021

Our Annual Convention this year has shifted from winter to spring: April 14-17th, 2021. Keep an eye on the Convention Page, Print Competition Pageand Event Page for more information. Registration is open! 

Collaborative Work Day
Monday, April 12, 2021 12-1:30pm
At our monthly Collaborative Work Days we meet virtually to catch up, exchange ideas, and answer questions in this social distancing adaptation of working together. All are welcome! If you have a tip or trick to share, contact Anne to schedule. This coming month, Anne will share the "close looking" feature of the National Gallery of Art digitized collection images. Previous Collaborative Work Day shares can be found on You Tube. When you register for the event you will receive the Zoom Link.

Monthly Seminar
Our upcoming monthly seminars are in the planning stages- please complete the speaker form if you have a speaker recommendation or request or are a speaker who would like to reach out.

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. 

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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