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Upcoming events

    • March 10, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution NW, Washington DC
    Register

    Gallery Day Out Series

    Join Anne Looney and your Colleagues on Sunday, March 10th at 1pm

    at the National Gallery of Art

    to View the Exhibition:

    Dorothea Lange - Seeing People


    Organized by MDPPA Member Anne Looney for the Gallery Day Out series, as an opportunity to get out together and enjoy art exhibitions and installations!

    The Details:

    All are welcome! You do not need to be an MDPPA member to join us. 
    We will meet next to the exhibition entrance on the ground floor of the West Building at 1pm, and go through the exhibition together. This is a self-guided tour. From 2-3pm the National Gallery is holding a public tour of the exhibition, which begins in the West Building Rotunda. We can try to join that if we'd like to garner great insight on the exhibition.

    Stay afterwards to see the rest of the Gallery and/or the concert in the East Garden Court (3-4:15pm, reservations required for the concert). The Gallery opens at 10am and closes at 5pm.

    Entrance and Parking:
    Entrance is FREE. Enter the West Building from the 6th and Constitution or 7th Street entrance. Parking is available on the street or in nearby garages.

    Please register for this event so that we can keep you in the loop about any updates!

    Anne can be reached at annekelleystudio@gmail.com if you have any questions.

    • March 11, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

    This month's CWD will be held on Monday, March 11th

    We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:00pm. Join us!
     Hosted by Anne Looney
    (We may plan an in person CWD, stay tuned)
    (note - time is 12-1 this month, instead of 12-1:30)

    Join your peers 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 us. No need to register this month - see the Zoom link below.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Zoom Info:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339609050?pwd=VmdTSnh5YmNhUHRIU2dEWS9hZ2Q3dz09


    Meeting ID: 823 3960 9050

    Passcode: 802733

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    • March 13, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    Making Travel Magic: Iceland and Beyond.


    On March 13, please join us for James Corbett's session on “Making Travel Magic: Iceland and Beyond.” He will inspire you with insights and techniques gained from years of traveling and creating images worthy of competitions, exhibitions, and art sales. His 2,661 miles drive around Iceland’s ring road in 2022 gave him ample opportunity to find artistic possibilities. The weather, sun cycle, geography and other challenges required that he adapt quickly to capture epic moments. He will share what's in his bag and explain key techniques such as selecting lenses, deploying filters, and applying creative techniques. For attendees of the session, James will share some discount links for many of his favorite products (with no financial benefit to him). 


    Headshot by Amy Masi - Capital Region Headshots


    James Corbett, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F.Ph.AF-MDPPA

    James is recognized by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) as a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), as well as an Associate and Photographic Fellow of the Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA). He has participated in photographic competitions at the local, state, district, and international levels every year since 2014. His works are regularly on display in gallery shows in the Washington, DC metro area and he sells his work at select annual art festivals. James has been published in a number of magazines including a feature page in the January 2023 issue of Professional Photographer. He serves as treasurer of the MDPPA and is an active member of PPA, North Bethesda Camera Club, and American Society of Photographers.

    • March 27, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    MDPPA Spring Image Competition!

    Date:  March 27th, 2024

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Zoom


    Join us via Zoom to view and hear the judging live. Zoom details are provided after registering for the event. The event will be recorded and shared with all those who register. Viewing the event is free to everyone!

    Our Themed Category for this competition is Night Photography! Participants are encouraged to unleash their creativity and experiment with various techniques to convey the unique atmosphere of the night. From long exposures that paint streaks of light across the darkness to astrophotography revealing the wonders of the cosmos, there are endless possibilities to explore.

    Entry Details:

    • You may enter up to a maximum of ten entries in any one category
    • Digital entries only via PrintCompetion.com. The portal is now open for submission. The deadline for entry is: 3/24/24 at 11 p.m. EST.

    • Zoom information for the event will be provided after registration.


    Entry fees:

    Members $12 

    Nonmembers $20 

    Get up to 5 image critiques. Critiques are $10 each and can be requested up to three days after the competition.


    If your image has already merited at an MDPPA image competition or  earned a medal at IPC, it is no longer eligible to be entered into an MDPPA quarterly competition.

    *Before submitting your images, it is important for all entrants to read and understand the current Print Competition Rules document on the Image Competition tab of the MDPPA website. Please note the change to the number of entries permitted, detailed above under “Entry Details.”


    Our Spring Image Competition judges are:



    Chris Wooley, M. Photog., Cr., CPP, F-PPW


    Chris Wooley is a photographer and educator with a retail portrait studio in Spokane, Washington where he specializes in Vintage Inspired Portraits and Commercial Business Portraits. He holds the Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman degrees and Certified Professional Photographer status from the Professional Photographers of America, where he also serves as a counselor, advocating for photographer rights. He is a past-President of the Professional Photographers of Washington. Chris has won numerous print awards, including multiple Fuji Masterpieces, ACI’s Image Excellence, and various state “best of” awards. He is a recipient of the prestigious “PPA National Award” for his contributions towards the photographic industry. Chris helps photographers learn and hone their craft by presenting at workshops, conferences, and meet-ups across the US.



    Joan Genest M.Photog., Cr.

    Joan became a professional photographer in 1980, joined PPA in 1983, is a Master Craftsman Photographer and a PPA Life Member. Joan has won many image awards and one of her proudest moments was when she received the Kodak Gallery Elite award for her image titled Beach Walkers. Joan has served on PPA’s Photographic Exhibition Committee and as chairman of the Juror Excellence Committee.  Joan became a PPA Approved Juror in 2000 and a PPA Jury Chairman in 2014. She has received the PPA National Award from CTPPA and the American Society of Photographers.



    Kristy Steeves, M.Photog, M.Artist, Cr, CPP, F-ASP


    Kristy Steeves graduated from Indiana University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and political science. She worked as a television news reporter for 25 years before switching careers to become a professional photographer. She specializes in children, high school seniors, corporate headshots, pets, and wildlife. Kristy is actively involved in the photography industry serving as a PPA approved international juror and an elected council member. She also served on the Board of Governors with the American Society of Photographers. Kristy has won various awards including 4 television Emmy awards, PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year, Ohio Photographer of the Year and is a two-time finalist for the IPC Grand Imaging Award with 2nd place in the Photographic Open Album Category. She is also the recipient of the Imaging Excellence award. Kristy is a PPA webinar instructor, an Imaging USA speaker and has earned PPA’s 100EDU speaker bar. She is also the recipient of the ASP Gold Medallion and State Elite awards. She is an ASP Fellow – the highest honor a professional photographer can achieve. Only 130 photographers have earned this designation in the history of photography.


    Dennis Hammon M. Photog., Cr., CPP, F-PPI, F-IPPA, F-ASP

    Dennis Hammon is a native of Idaho, growing up on a small farm, but had the itch to see the world and travel. Thanks National Geographic.  With degrees in biology and geology he added photography to his education and 45+ years later he is still doing what he loves. He has earned the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from PPA. He was one of the first photographers in the country to become certified and later on served on the certification committee for PPA. He has been on PPA Council for most of 35 years, Affiliate Juror for over 30 years, served as President of ASP as well as receiving the Fellow of Photography from ASP. Serving his local affiliates has been president of Idaho and Utah PPA’s and has received 4 National Awards for his service to the photographic industry.



    David Foltz, M.Photog.M.Wed.Photog.Cr., BFA, NR-AEMT

    David Foltz is a high school senior portrait and sports photographer based in Luray, VA. He is a 2020 Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA), 2021 Professional Photographers Association of Pennsylvania (PPA of PA) Maker of the Year award recipient. David is an active competitor in state print competitions and at his first international photographic competition, one of his images won a spot on Team USA at the 2021 World Photographic Cup and numerous Bronze, Silver, and IE awards through PPA. Thanks to his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from The Art Institute of Washington, David has a large skill set that helps him diversify his range of subjects and environments and allows him to help others achieve success in all fields. In 2022 he was brought onto Pennsylvania and Virginia’s social media teams and this year became the Marketing & Social Media Chairperson for PPA of PA, designing social media content for the affiliate. When David isn’t out on a session or behind a computer creating you will most likely find him on an ambulance responding to 911 calls as a volunteer Nationally Registered Advance EMT.


    If you have any questions, please contact Lidia Miller at lidiamillerphotography@gmail.com or Ellen Zangla at ellen@ellenzanglaphotography.com.

    • April 08, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

    This month's CWD will be held on Monday, April 8th

    We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
     Hosted by Anne Looney
    (We may plan an in person CWD, stay tuned)

    Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Zoom Info:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339609050?pwd=VmdTSnh5YmNhUHRIU2dEWS9hZ2Q3dz09


    Meeting ID: 823 3960 9050

    Passcode: 802733

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    • April 11, 2024
    • April 13, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • DoubleTree Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
    Register


    Looking to stay at the Convention Hotel? Take advantage of our group discount with the link below. $139.00 a night, plus tax! The deadline for booking your room online at this rate is Tuesday 3/12/24. You can also reserve the room by calling the hotel and using using the SRP code C-91W for the "MDPPA Convention". Don't miss out, click the link below to reserve your room today! 

    Book your Hotel Room here!


    Schedule of Events!

    Thursday, April 11, 2024 10:00 am-5:00 pm Kesha Lambert presents Wedding Day Walkthrough (Pre-Con)


    Join Kesha for a walkthrough on the wedding day seen through the lens of a wedding photographer that works large weddings. This is a comprehensive walkthrough covering best practices for lighting on location, storytelling, working efficiently and collaboratively with clients and vendors.

    Kesha Lambert, an international photographer based in NY, specializes in weddings, portraits, and commercial photography. As a Sony Artisan of Imagery and speaker, Kesha is known for capturing the individuality and personality of her subjects through techniques like light manipulation, dynamic posing, and a keen editorial eye. With a rich portfolio featuring hundreds of weddings and global projects, she not only excels in her craft but also enjoys participating in educational events that serve the photography community.


    Thursday, April 11, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Kesha Lambert Family Portraits

    Join Kesha for a evening program about taking an editorial approach to family portraits, learn how to use light, color and posing to infuse storytelling and fashion in to your portrait work. This session is free and open to everyone!


    Friday, April 12, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm George Mitchell presents Unintroduction to Food & Beverage Photography


    Grab your camera and join George for the UN-Introduction to Food & Beverage introduces photographers to the world of commercial food and beverage photography. Members will be provided with pro tips for meeting industry standards, understanding how to work with brands, and how to price for commercial work, as well as being included in a hands-on demonstration.

    George C. Mitchell, Jr. is an award-winning, published Food, Beverage, and Editorial Portrait Photographer dedicated to preserving the integrity and standards of professional photography. George has a passion for educating others about the foundations and disciplines of professional photography and is committed to sharing his skills with new and seasoned photographers alike.


    Friday, April 12, 2024 1:00 - 5:00 pm Brandon Hunter presents Love 2 Light


    Lets take the stress out of lighting making it simple and easy to use. Don't over complicate it, I am not technical and there is no need to be hyper technical. Learn how to see light and make it flattering/interesting. Feather! Feather! Feather! Learn how easy it is to work with flash your way and how to develop the skill to light to your taste! We will mainly focus on backdrop studio lighting and building from 1 up to 3+ lights! Don't forget your gear, this session will end with hands-on participation with Brandon and our models!

    Brandon S. Hunter is a creative portrait and wedding photographer in Washington D.C. With over 11 years experience photographing weddings in around the DMV, several states and abroad. Also have been published in several magazines and has written a few articles regarding lighting for Shutter Magazine. He has also been invited to speak at Shutterfest since 2019 and a few small virtual conferences. Has submitted a few times to print competitions and looking to enter more frequently. 

    We will close out the days events with our Merits and Degrees presentation and Board of Directors Awards!


    Friday, April 12, 2024 6:00 - 9:00 pm MDPPA's Annual Banquet

    Join us for a warm and celebratory evening as we honor the recipients of the 2023 Merits & Degrees and Board of Directors Awards at the MDPPA Banquet. The event will be held at Union Jack's British Pub of Columbia; come enjoy the camaraderie and a delightful meal with us. Bringing a Guest? Make sure you purchase two tickets by selecting Banquet Ticket 1 and 2 during the registration process. 


    Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Kia Bondurant M.PHOTOG.CR.  presents The Senior Portrait Experience - planning, posing and profit!


    Design a fresh and fashionable senior portrait session with Kia Bondurant. Learn about the current senior generation and how that will impact your senior business. From outfit and location planning to on trend posing, Kia will demonstrate how she photographs her senior portrait sessions specifically for the products she sells.

    You will come away inspired and equipped to design and shoot your upcoming senior sessions for fun and profit!


    As a child, Kia Bondurant’s first images taken on her film camera were of her eye instead of her intended subject. Although she had turned the camera backwards accidentally, that eye is what has sustained her in her 25 year career as a professional full time portrait photographer. A financially thriving and creatively rewarding photography business is possible and achievable and Kia wants to help you get your photographer’s eye ready to take you there!

    • April 28, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Annapolis Market House, 25 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401
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    Step Back in Time: A Photography-Focused Walking Tour of Historic Annapolis!


    Join us for a unique exploration of Annapolis that combines fascinating history with captivating photo opportunities. Led by MDPPA's own Web Wright, a seasoned guide with 8 years of experience bringing the city's past to life, this tour is designed for history buffs and photography enthusiasts alike. Discover the fascinating history that awaits behind every corner as we explore Annapolis one captivating step and shutter click at a time!

    Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024

    Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM (approximately)

    Meeting Point: Annapolis Market House, 25 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401


    Highlights:

    • Expertly guided tour: Dive deep into Annapolis' rich history, from its colonial beginnings to its vibrant present.
    • Photographer's paradise: Capture stunning images of iconic landmarks, charming architecture, intricate brickwork, and unique details like antique doors.
    • Docklands charm: Explore the historic waterfront, bustling with boats and brimming with character.
    • Delicious lunch break: Relax and refuel at Galway Bay Irish Restaurant.
    • Captivating capital: Discover the Maryland State House and immerse yourself in the heart of state government.

    Parking: Convenient parking available at the Hillman Garage or on-street (paid via parking app).

    https://www.annapolis.gov/199/Parking

    Reserve your spot today! Limited spaces available!  

    Note: This tour involves moderate walking and climbing stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.



    Web Wright M.Photog

    • May 13, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

    This month's CWD will be held on Monday, May 13th

    We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
     Hosted by Anne Looney

    Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Zoom Info:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339609050?pwd=VmdTSnh5YmNhUHRIU2dEWS9hZ2Q3dz09


    Meeting ID: 823 3960 9050

    Passcode: 802733

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    • June 10, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

    This month's CWD will be held on Monday, June 10th

    We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
     Hosted by Anne Looney

    Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Zoom Info:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339609050?pwd=VmdTSnh5YmNhUHRIU2dEWS9hZ2Q3dz09


    Meeting ID: 823 3960 9050

    Passcode: 802733

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    • June 19, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Harriet Tubman Cultural Center located at 8045 Harriet Tubman Ln, Columbia, MD 21044

    Evolution of an image, from concept to GIA winner!


    Join us for an inspiration Open House event! This event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with your photography friends and gain valuable insights from a Grand Imaging Award winner.

    Our special guest, Gary Jones, will take us on a captivating journey through his award-winning image. He'll share the evolution of his concept and the creative process that brought his vision to life and, ultimately, a Grand Imaging Award. Join us for a chance to see the Award itself up close and meet Gary's mother, the heart and soul of the portrait!

    Don't miss this chance to be part of a memorable evening filled with inspiration, connection, and delicious treats.

    Registration for this event will open on March 1, 2024.


    Gary D. Jones CPP

    With a 40-year legacy of capturing moments, Gary Jones is a seasoned Certified Professional Photographer driven by translating emotions into impactful, lasting images. Dedicated to his craft, he has been a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) member for 19 years and has actively honed his skills through Image Competitions since 2018. This dedication culminated in the prestigious 2024 Grand Imaging Award, a testament to his passion and expertise.

    • June 27, 2024
    • National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC
    Register

    Gallery Day Out Series

    Join Anne Looney and your Colleagues on ______________

    at the National Portrait Gallery

    to View the Exhibition:

    Star Power: Photographs from
    Hollywood’s Golden Age 
    by George Hurrell


    Organized by MDPPA Member Anne Looney in the Gallery Day Out series, as an opportunity to get out together and enjoy art and work on exhibition!

    The Details:

    All are welcome! You do not need to be an MDPPA member to join us. 
    We will meet in the atrium that connects the Portrait Gallery with the American Art Gallery, and go to the exhibition together. This is a self-guided tour. (working on scheduling a tour)

    National Portrait Gallery
    8th and G Streets, NW
    Washington, DC
    Hours: 11:30am-7:00pm every day.

    Entrance and Parking:
    Entrance is FREE. Parking is available on the street or in nearby garages.

    Please register for this event so that we can keep you in the loop about any updates!

    Anne can be reached at annekelleystudio@gmail.com if you have any questions.

    • July 08, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

    This month's CWD will be held on Monday, July 8th

    We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
     Hosted by Anne Looney

    Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Zoom Info:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339609050?pwd=VmdTSnh5YmNhUHRIU2dEWS9hZ2Q3dz09


    Meeting ID: 823 3960 9050

    Passcode: 802733

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    • July 24, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom

    MDPPA Summer Image Competition!

    Date:  July 24th, 2024

    Time: 1:00 p.m

    Location: Online


    Join us via Zoom to view and hear the judging live. Zoom details are provided after registering for the event. The event will be recorded and shared with all those who register. Viewing the event is free to everyone!  


    Entry Details:

    • You may enter up to a maximum of ten entries in any one category.
    • Digital entries only via PrintCompetion.com. We will provide an update when the portal is open for submissions. The deadline for entry is: 7/21/24 at 11 p.m. EST.

    • Zoom information for the event will be provided after registration. Registration on this site will open on 4/1/24!


    Entry fees:

    Members $12 

    Nonmembers $20 


      Remember: If your image has already merited at a MDPPA image competition, MIR or IPC, it is no longer eligible for any further MDPPA competition.


      Our Summer Image Competition judges are: 

      Bryan Welsh

      Toni Harriman

      Jessica Robertson

      Jeff Johnson

      Joe Giitter (JIT)

      If you have any questions, please contact Lidia Miller at lidiamillerphotography@gmail.com or Ellen Zangla at ellen@ellenzanglaphotography.com.

      • August 12, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom
      Register


      Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

      This month's CWD will be held on Monday, August 12th

      We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
       Hosted by Anne Looney

      Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

      We look forward to seeing you!

      Zoom Info:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339609050?pwd=VmdTSnh5YmNhUHRIU2dEWS9hZ2Q3dz09


      Meeting ID: 823 3960 9050

      Passcode: 802733

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      • September 09, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom
      Register


      Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

      This month's CWD will be held on Monday, September 9th

      We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
       Hosted by Anne Looney
      (We may plan an in person CWD, stay tuned)

      Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

      We look forward to seeing you!

      Zoom Info:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339609050?pwd=VmdTSnh5YmNhUHRIU2dEWS9hZ2Q3dz09


      Meeting ID: 823 3960 9050

      Passcode: 802733

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      • October 14, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom
      Register


      Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

      This month's CWD will be held on Monday, October 14th

      We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
       Hosted by Anne Looney
      (We may plan an in person CWD, stay tuned)

      Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

      We look forward to seeing you!

      Zoom Info:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82339609050?pwd=VmdTSnh5YmNhUHRIU2dEWS9hZ2Q3dz09


      Meeting ID: 823 3960 9050

      Passcode: 802733

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      • October 23, 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
      • Zoom

      2024 ANNUAL IMAGE COMPETITION!


      Join as an entrant or observer to learn and enhance your skills by hearing the judges' conversations, seeing the scores, and listening to challenges!

      Virtual Session on October 23, 2024

      Judging starts at 10:00 AM Eastern

      Join via Zoom to view and hear the judging live. Zoom details are provided after registering for the event. The event will be recorded and shared with all those who register. Viewing the event is Free to everyone!

      Entry Details:

      • You may enter up to a maximum of ten entries in any one category
      • Digital entries only via PrintCompetion.com. The portal is now open for submission. The deadline for entry is: 10/20/24 at 11 p.m. EST.

      • Zoom information for the event will be provided after registration. Event Registration on this site will be opened on 7/1/24. 


      Entry fees:

      Members $12 

      Nonmembers $20 

       

      Judging panel: TBA!


      Our ANNUAL COMPETITION is different than our quarterly competitions, so please be sure to carefully review our Image Competition page for the updated rules.

      Remember: If your image has merited at an MDPPA Annual Competition, it is no longer eligible to be entered in any future MDPPA competitions (except for score only). 

      If you have any questions, please contact Lidia Miller at lidiamillerphotography@gmail.com or Ellen Zangla at ellen@ellenzanglaphotography.com.

      • November 11, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom
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      Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

      This month's CWD will be held on Monday, November 11th

      We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
       Hosted by Anne Looney
      (We may plan an in person CWD, stay tuned)

      Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

      We look forward to seeing you!

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      • December 09, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom
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      Join Us For Our Monthly Collaborative Work Day

      This month's CWD will be held on Monday, December 9th

      We will meet by Zoom from 12-1:30pm. Join us!
       Hosted by Anne Looney
      (We may plan an in person CWD, stay tuned)

      Join your peers 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 us. We appreciate your  registration, but we also welcome you to join us without registering. Arrive when you can, and leave when you need to!

      We look forward to seeing you!

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