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


Upcoming events

    • December 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House

    Join Us For Our Collaborative Work Day: Monday, December 9, 2019!

    Special Programing:  Paul Biederman will be offering instruction on Painting in Photoshop.  9:30-11:45am.

    Do you usually work independently at your desk but would like to spend some time working alongside others?  

    Then we invite you to leave your messy office, porch, parent's basement, or other area where chores and other great distractions are calling your name, and come together to work in a community environment on your individual projects for a day!

    We will set up tables at Oliver's Carriage House on the following Mondays: March 11, April 8, May13, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 9, and December 9th, and from 9am-4pm we will have 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.

    If you have equipment/studio supplies to sell, bring it!  If you are looking for equipment/studio supplies to buy, stop on in :)

    Register here to let us know you will be joining us.  Or if you haven't registered but find yourself available that day, just show up!   

    We look forward to seeing you!

    • December 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044

    Save the Date for our MDPPA 2019 Holiday Party!  

    We hope you will join us to celebrate our year together!  Invite your special someone, bring your family, and mark your calendar for an evening of fun, food, great conversation, and friends!  Past members are invited to join us too! We would love to catch up with you!  {There is a special registration link for you :)}   Join us for the fun!! 

    We will gather at our usual meeting place, Oliver's Carriage House, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 6:30-9:30pm.   Dinner!! Photo Booth! Voluntary Participation Gift Exchange Game!! Holiday Fun with MDPPA family and friends!!  

    This will be a catered meal, with our annual fried chicken, plus fresh fruit tray, salad, steamed vegetables, sweet potato casserole, garlic dill potato, mac and cheese, corn, cornbread, and cake. Soda/Water/Iced Tea Refreshments will be provided but bring your own beer/wine/cocktails if you would like.

    {We will also be looking for images from our past year together for our slideshow.  If you have something you would like to share, please send them via to  Landscape (horizontal) oriented photos will work better than portrait (vertical) as the slides will be built to a 16:9 ratio.}

    We look forward to spending time with you and your guests!

    Members who register by December 4th will be entered in a drawing to win a $49 class!! Three winners will be drawn at the party, must attend the party to win!

    • February 01, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Matthews 1600, 1600 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228

    ~Matthews 1600 ~ Photo Credit: Pam Long 

    Please Join Us for the

    Maryland Professional Photographers Association 

    Annual Banquet

    Members and Guests

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020

    6:30pm - 10:30pm

    Cocktail Attire

    This year's event is hosted at Matthews 1600, in Catonsville, Maryland.  Just under a twenty-minute drive from Oliver's Carriage House, where our convention is held. Matthews 1600 has planned a wonderful banquet dinner.  Appetizers will be served from 6:30-7, and everyone will be seated at 7 for dinner and the Awards program. If you arrive early, there will be space at the upstairs bar and reserved tables for you to purchase drinks and appetizers.

    It is a night to celebrate in style!  We hope you will join us.

    We are excited to offer an early bird discount for those who sign up on or before January 21, 2020! The cost per ticket will be $60 early bird, then starting January 22nd it will be $70 per ticket. Join us for this special evening!  If you have special dietary requirements, please contact Tammy on or before January 21st to arrange.  The final day for registration is Friday, January 31st!

    If you have never attended the annual awards banquet before, make this your first year. It is a time of fun and fellowship among members.  Many awards are presented that evening, for both print competition and service to the association and industry. We invite you to come and support your fellow photographers, not just to celebrate each other's achievements, but also to celebrate the MDPPA as a whole. It is truly a unique organization that to many of us has become family.

    Join the Fun, and Register Now!



    Stuffed Mushrooms

    Button  Mushrooms Filled with Vegetable Herb Bread Stuffing,

    Topped with Melted Monterey Jack Cheese

    Cocktail Meatballs

    Petite Meatballs Baked in a Sweet Brown Sugar, Tomato Cranberry Sauce

    ~Buffet Dinner~

    Mixed Green Salad

    Dressing Choices of Champagne Vinaigrette and Cream Herb Dressing 

    Seafood Norfolk

    Scallops, Crab, and Shrimp in a Piquant Garlic Sauce, Served over Pasta

    Chicken Daniel

    Boneless Breast of Chicken in a Light Cream Sauce, Accented with Sun-dried Tomatoes over Rice

    Beef Burgundy

    Tender Beef Tips Braised with Mushrooms in a Burgundy Wine Sauce over Redskin Mashed Potatoes

    Green Beans in Garlic Butter

    Warm Rolls


    Assorted House-Made Desserts by SugarBakers

    Lemon Squares, Fudge Brownies, Blondies, Cherry Cheesecakes, & Pecan Bars


    Coffee, Tea, and Sodas are Included

    Full Bar is available in the room for Purchase

    *Special Dietary Requests Please Contact Tammy Thompson or or Before January 21st, at

Past events

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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