Maryland's only Professional Trade Association 
Committed to the Artistic, Technical, Personal, and Business Success of the Professional Photographer

Education

Upcoming events

    • August 13, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD
    Register

    It's time for our Annual Member Picnic!!
    Let's get together for lunch and community!

    Saturday, August 13th, Oliver's Carriage House

    Food Provided By



    Food Truck will be there from 11-2




    Please register for this event
    so we can plan for enough food!

     ~ you are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks ~

    At Oliver's Carriage House, we have a beautiful outdoor garden space and an air-conditioned indoor space, so our picnic is rain or shine!

    Families warmly welcomed, but not required!

    Jay Cathell has offered to work with folks on off-camera flash techniques.

    Amy Masi will be helping will have continuous lights to help folks with headshot posing and lighting!

    Chris Paulis had the great idea to make it a swap meet as well. So, bring your old gear and checkbook!


    • August 15, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual
    Register


    Join Us For Our Collaborative Work Day

    Until further notice, our second Monday Collaborative Work Days will take place virtually from 12-1:30pm on Zoom. Stay as long as you like!  Join Bruce, Anne and the rest of us to catch up, collaborate, discuss what's on your mind and projects you are working on, techniques and tricks, anything else, and of course get to know your colleagues better!

    ~

    Everyone is welcome!

    You do not need to be an MDPPA member to join the call, you just need to register to receive the login.

    {Join by video or telephone. Zoom call login information will be sent to registered attendees - so be sure to register- anytime before or during the call, to receive the login link.}  

    We look forward to seeing you!



    When we are able to return to in-person meetings, we will meet from 9:30am-3:30pm. This is an open house work environment - stay a little while, or the whole day!  Bring your computer, files, paperwork, binders, lighting equipment, coffee, lunch, whatever you need to have with you to get your work done.

    • August 24, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia MD 21044
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    We hope you will join us on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

     for this extended day program with Lori Lankford

    High Key Florals  1pm-5:30pm

    and

    Mastering Color 6:30pm-9:00pm

    (dinner break: 5:30-6:30pm)

    PPA Members attending 6.5 hours of instruction will receive 1 PPA merit!

    High Key Florals

    In this unique and creative workshop Photographer, Lori Lankford will teach how to create translucent, high key floral images using a Light Tracing Pad. Lori will share her personal technique of arranging florals, composition styles, how to photograph on a light pad, and post-production. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills covered during a hands-on portion of the class. 



    This course is perfect for beginner to advanced photographers wanting to learn more about high key photography. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of their camera and how to use manual exposure mode. Participants who want to practice shooting these images during the course should bring the following items: 

    • Tripod

    • Camera, SD Card, Extra Battery,

    • Lens sizes 24-70, Macro 60-100 are preferred

    Mastering Color!

    Color helps us tell a visual story! Images that stand out make people feel something. Color is the primary factor responsible for the emotion of an image, whether it is exciting, lively, mysterious, or perhaps melancholic or a little melancholy.  


    During this workshop, photographer Lori Lankford will take us on a journey to understand color and how to use it in our photography. She will walk us through the basics of color theory, color temperature, color palettes, and advanced color editing techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop. Participants will leave with ideas to help take their images to the next level. 



    About Lori


    Lori Lankford is an established nature photographer, digital artist, and instructor. She is known for her creative approach to photography - stunning flower portraits, abstract nature scenes, and magical close-ups. Lori has photographed many of the top gardens across the country, exhibited her images in local and national gallery exhibits, and printed them in various publications.

    Lori loves teaching and sharing her passion for creative nature photography. She leads workshops in local gardens across the Maryland/Virginia/DC area. You can learn more about Lori on her website, www.lorilankford.com.

    Website: Nature Photographer, Creative Artist, Instructor - Nature Photographer, Creative Artist and Instructor (lorilankford.com)

    Blog: Tips-Tools-Inspiriation - Nature Photographer, Creative Artist and Instructor (lorilankford.com)

    Blog: My Flower Journal: Stories about my favorite flowers, and gardens! - Nature Photographer, Creative Artist and Instructor (lorilankford.com) 

     

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/photography_lori/

    Facebook: (1) Lori Lankford Photography | Facebook

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lorihlankford/_saved/







    • September 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • The Carriage House in Columbia
    Register


    Join Us For Our Collaborative Work Day

    Join Bruce, Anne and the rest of us to catch up, collaborate, discuss what's on your mind and projects you are working on, techniques and tricks, anything else, and of course get to know your colleagues better!

    ~

    Everyone is welcome!

    You do not need to be an MDPPA member to join the call, you just need to register to receive the login.

    {You may also join by video or telephone. Zoom call login information will be sent to registered attendees - so be sure to register- anytime before or during the call, to receive the login link.}  

    We look forward to seeing you!


     This is an open house work environment - stay a little while, or the whole day!  Bring your computer, files, paperwork, binders, lighting equipment, coffee, lunch, whatever you need to have with you to get your work done.

    • September 28, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

      Save the Date Wednesday, September 28th

    Exciting Programs are being planned!


    • October 25, 2022
    • October 26, 2022
    • TBD

    Join us for our Fifth Annual FALL FEST!

    Two Days of Programming and Quarterly Print Competition 

    October 25 + 26, 2022

    Save the Dates!

    ~Currently in the Planning Stages~


    • November 16, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • TBD


    We hope you will join us for our November Monthly Meeting!
    Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    ~Save the Date~Program Planning in Progress

    This meeting will be held the third Wednesday of the month due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    • December 07, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • TBD

    We hope you will join us for our MDPPA Holiday Party! 

    ~Save the Date~

Past events

July 27, 2022 MDPPA July Quarterly Print Competition
July 20, 2022 Let's Go To The (national) Zoo!
July 11, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: July 11, 2022
June 22, 2022 Alison Carlino: Senior Portraits - The Practice and Business
June 13, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: June 13, 2022
May 25, 2022 Member Share: Macro Photography and Focus Stacking
May 09, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: May 9, 2022
April 11, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: April 11, 2022
April 08, 2022 MDPPA 2022 Annual Awards Banquet
April 07, 2022 MDPPA Annual Convention 2022
March 23, 2022 Annual Print Competition 2022
March 14, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: March 14, 2022
March 03, 2022 Image Competition Information Session
February 23, 2022 NFT! How to Make Non-fungible Tokens Fun!
February 14, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: February 14, 2022
January 26, 2022 Print Competition Critique Day
January 12, 2022 Q+A with Print Chairs about Print Critique Day
January 11, 2022 Q+A with Danny Douglas about MDPPA Booth at Imaging USA
January 10, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: January 10, 2022
December 13, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: December 13, 2021
December 08, 2021 MDPPA Holiday Social!
November 17, 2021 Behind the Scenes: Fearless Finance + Google My Business
November 15, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: November 15, 2021
November 12, 2021 National Gallery of Art Exhibition: The New Woman Behind the Camera
October 26, 2021 Fall Fest! Refining Your Portrait Studio with Elizabeth Homan 10/26 + Print Competition 10/27
October 11, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: October 11, 2021
September 22, 2021 The Top Website Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Mistakes Photographers and Business Owner Make (... and how to correct Them!)
September 13, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: September 13, 2021
August 30, 2021 Instagram Team Kick Off!
August 16, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: August 16, 2021
August 14, 2021 August Picnic!
July 28, 2021 July Print Competition
July 12, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: July 12, 2021
July 08, 2021 Peer Critiques for Members
June 23, 2021 Must-Know Legal Issues for Business Owner Photographers
June 14, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: June 14, 2021
May 26, 2021 Let's Get Sassy!
May 26, 2021 The Art of Food Photography
May 11, 2021 Special Event with Burke Siem of Service Photo
May 10, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: May 10, 2021
April 21, 2021 Annual Awards Banquet
April 14, 2021 MDPPA Annual Convention and Print Competition
April 12, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: April 12, 2021
April 08, 2021 Super Duper Pre-Con Happy Hour!
March 24, 2021 Photographic Restoration with Chris Paulis
March 08, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: March 8, 2021
February 24, 2021 Plan.Play.Profit. with Lori Nordstrom
February 08, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: February 8, 2021
January 27, 2021 January Print Competition
January 11, 2021 MDPPA Webinar Series: Introduction to Photographic Restoration with Chris Paulis
January 11, 2021 Collaborative Work Day: January 11, 2021
January 06, 2021 All About Print Competition
December 14, 2020 Macro Photography with Paul Biederman
December 14, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: December 14, 2020
December 09, 2020 MDPPA Holiday Social 2020
December 03, 2020 Meet the New Print Chairs! Plus, Print Competition Rule Updates for 2021
December 02, 2020 Susan Gertz presents "Graphic Design for Photographers"
November 18, 2020 Harold Ross presents "Sculpting with Light"
November 09, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: November 9, 2020
October 27, 2020 Fall Fest! Program and Print Competition
October 22, 2020 IPC Happy Hour with Danny Douglas
October 12, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: October 12, 2020
September 25, 2020 Painting in Photoshop with Sandra Pearce!
September 23, 2020 Membership Evening!
September 14, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: September 14, 2020
August 26, 2020 Fine Art Landscapes - Beyond the Postcard
August 21, 2020 MDPPA Member Happy Hour with Danny Douglas
August 15, 2020 Cancelled - Member Family Picnic!
August 10, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: August 10, 2020
July 23, 2020 July Print Competition
July 22, 2020 Color Management for Digital Photography
July 22, 2020 Postponed - Spend the Day with Cris and Deanna Duncan
July 20, 2020 MDPPA Webinar Series: Dodge and Burn in Photoshop with Kelly Schneider
July 13, 2020 MDPPA Webinar Series: Add Some Spark to Your Social Media Mix: Adobe Spark
July 13, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: July 13, 2020
July 06, 2020 MDPPA Webinar Series: Ins and Outs of Print Competition
June 24, 2020 MDPPA Webinar Series Double Header with James Corbett and Bruce Press
June 08, 2020 MDPPA 45-Minute Webinars - Danny Douglas
June 08, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: June 8, 2020
June 05, 2020 Brown Bag Virtual Lunch with Danny Douglas
June 04, 2020 MDPPA 45-Minute Webinars - Amy Masi
June 03, 2020 MDPPA 45-Minute Webinars - Paul Biederman
May 27, 2020 Transformational Photography: A Heart Centered Approach to Photographing Women
May 26, 2020 MDPPA 45-Minute Webinars
May 11, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: May 11, 2020
April 29, 2020 Profit with a Purpose
April 22, 2020 Quarterly Print Competition
April 17, 2020 MDPPA Virtual Happy Hour
April 13, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: April 13, 2020
March 25, 2020 Postponed - A Profit-Making Approach to Shooting in a Commercial World
March 09, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: March 9, 2020
February 26, 2020 Zen and the Art of Nature Photography
February 10, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: February 10, 2020
February 01, 2020 MDPPA 2020 Annual Awards Banquet
January 29, 2020 Convention 2020 LUNCHES
January 28, 2020 MDPPA Annual Convention 2020
January 08, 2020 The Ins and Outs of Print Competition with Christina Martin and Julie Kim
December 11, 2019 MDPPA Holiday Social 2019
December 09, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: December 9, 2019
November 20, 2019 MDPPA Member Share
November 14, 2019 Gallery Day Out: Exhibition Tour at the National Gallery of Art
October 22, 2019 Fall Fest Day 2: October 2019 Print Competition
October 21, 2019 Fall Fest Day 1: Facial Analysis: Lost Art in Creating an Impactful Portrait
October 21, 2019 Fall Fest Day 1: Before, After and How to Get There
September 25, 2019 September Artist's Program
September 09, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: September 9, 2019
August 17, 2019 Member Family Picnic!
August 05, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: August 5, 2019
July 25, 2019 A Day with Mary Fisk-Taylor and Jamie Hayes
July 24, 2019 July 2019 Print Competition
July 08, 2019 Collaborative Work Day + Programing: July 8, 2019
June 26, 2019 A Day with Photographic Artist Paul Biederman
June 10, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: June 10, 2019
May 22, 2019 Photographing and Fundraising with Furry Family Members
May 13, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: May 13, 2019
April 24, 2019 April 2019 Print Competition
April 18, 2019 Gallery Day Out: Tintoretto Tour at the National Gallery of Art
April 08, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: April 8, 2019
March 27, 2019 Baby's First Year: From Newborn to First Birthday - Secrets to Creating Portraits that WOW!
March 11, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: March 11, 2019
February 27, 2019 Deep Space Astrophotography
February 02, 2019 MDPPA 2019 Annual Awards Banquet
January 31, 2019 2019 Annual Print/Digital Competition
January 30, 2019 MDPPA Annual Convention 2019
January 16, 2019 Photoshop: The Basics with Bruce Press
January 03, 2019 Print Competition Updates and Monitor Calibration
December 12, 2018 MDPPA Holiday Social 2018
December 11, 2018 Gallery Day Out: Gallery Tour at the National Gallery of Art
November 14, 2018 Interior Architecture with Chris Spielmann
October 24, 2018 Fall Fest: Light Painting with Adrian Henson
October 24, 2018 Fall Fest: October 2018 Print Competition
October 23, 2018 Fall Fest! : Inspiration and Drone Photography with The Timmons
September 26, 2018 "Empow-her" With Kay Eskridge
September 17, 2018 Collaborative Work Day and Equipment Sale: September 17 2018
August 18, 2018 Member Family Picnic!
August 06, 2018 IPC Streaming and Collaborative Work Day: August 6 2018
July 25, 2018 July 2018 Print Competition
July 24, 2018 Work/Life Balance with Jenni Knezovich
July 16, 2018 Collaborative Work Day: July 16 2018!
June 27, 2018 MDPPA Member Benefit Event!
May 23, 2018 French Country Stylized Event - a Hands-on Photo Shoot
April 25, 2018 April 2018 Print Competition
March 22, 2018 Leveraging Today’s Technology for More Creative Images - with Bob Coates
March 22, 2018 A Day with Bob Coates - Be Inspired! Black and White File Processing and Personal Projects
February 28, 2018 Image Salience and How to Achieve it in Portraiture, with Kelly Schneider
February 03, 2018 MDPPA 2018 Annual Awards Banquet
February 01, 2018 2018 Annual Print/Digital Competition
January 31, 2018 MDPPA Annual Convention 2018
January 10, 2018 Demystifying Print Competition
December 13, 2017 MDPPA Holiday Social 2017
November 15, 2017 A Full Day of Wedding Photography Education! Creating Impact with Art - Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary
October 25, 2017 October 2017 Print Competition
September 27, 2017 Portrait Lighting for Maximum Impact and Lightroom to Run Your Studio
August 23, 2017 The Business of Photography: From Hobby to Sustainable Profession
July 26, 2017 July 2017 Print Competition
June 28, 2017 Profiting From Non-Profits
May 24, 2017 Making the Jump to Commercial Photography and Modern Senior Portraiture
April 26, 2017 April 2017 Print Competition
March 10, 2017 Gallery Day Out: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
March 04, 2017 MDPPA 2017 Annual Awards Banquet
March 02, 2017 2017 Annual Print/Digital Competition
March 01, 2017 MDPPA Annual Convention 2017
February 22, 2017 Bodyscapes with Matt Meiers
January 25, 2017 Getting Noticed In The Crowd: Social Media and Marketing for Photographers
January 18, 2017 Ins and Outs of Print Competition
December 14, 2016 MDPPA Holiday Social 2016
December 01, 2016 Consider the Masters - Gallery Tour at the National Gallery of Art
November 16, 2016 Conceptual Portraits - Tatiana Lumiere
October 26, 2016 October 2016 Print Competition
October 25, 2016 Two Days of Pet Photography with Barbara Breitsameter Day 1 and Angela Lawson Day 2
September 27, 2016 Location Portraits with Dave Brosha
August 24, 2016 Doug Mattice- Business
July 27, 2016 July Print Competition
June 22, 2016 Teens and Tweens with Lidia Miller
June 17, 2016 CPP Exam
May 25, 2016 Seniors with Beth Forester
April 27, 2016 Print Competition
April 26, 2016 Ann Monteith's Get Down To Business!
April 13, 2016 Double Your Income- Double Your Fun! Joe Switzer
March 23, 2016 Take Your Prints To the Next Level With Christine Walsh-Newton
February 28, 2016 MDPPA Annual Awards Banquet
February 26, 2016 Sensor Cleaning
February 26, 2016 Annual Print Competition February 26, 2016
February 25, 2016 MDPPA Annual Convention 2016
February 03, 2016 Time Lapse photography and 360 Degree Virtual Reality Photography
January 20, 2016 How to Prepare for the annual print competition with Christina Martin (MDPPA Print Chairman)
December 04, 2015 MDPPA Holiday Social
November 18, 2015 How To Photograph Pets and Their People
October 28, 2015 Print Competition October 28 2015
October 14, 2015 CPP Exam
October 08, 2015 CPP Mentorship Workshop
September 30, 2015 Boudoir by Jen Rozenbaum
March 07, 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony and Banquet
February 21, 2015 "A Planet of Light: Exploring Light, Lines, and Moments in our Outdoor World" - Dave Brosha
February 21, 2015 Avant Garde Fashion with Brian deMint
January 28, 2015 Tim Cooper - Painting with Light

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