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

Thank you Members for your votes for Board of Directors 2022! We will announce the results soon.

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, ideas and resources, education and experience. We look forward to welcoming you with our hospitality! 

...Join MDPPA
Links to the PPA website:
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...Information about PPA CPP
...Recertify your PPA CPP
PP exams will be proctored by our CPP Liaisons throughout the year.


Upcoming MDPPA Events

Holiday Social
Join us for a magical evening on Wednesday, December 8th! We hope to see you at 6:30pm for catching up and at 7pm for an event you won't want to miss! Register Here for the Zoom Link!

Collaborative Work Day
Monday, December, 13th, 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. 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 Seminar
Our 2022 Seminar planning is in progress! 
Some of our past seminars are available via YouTube; click here to view. 

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 Town Hall and Happy Hour Join MDPPA President Danny Douglas to catch up when we next schedule our Happy Hour!

Save the Date! Annual Convention April 6-9th 2022. Free to Members!

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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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