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

Education

Upcoming events

    • July 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044
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    Join us for a special Day of Education with 

    Jenni Knezovich, M.Photog., CPP!

    Work/Life Balance:

    "Learn about balancing work, home, family and all the other duties!"

    Tuesday, July 24th, 10:00am - 5:30pm


    PPA Members who attend 6.5 hours of instruction will receive 1 PPA merit!

    Learn how to balance a high volume boutique studio! Jenni has been operating her full time store front studio since 2004.  She has learned the art of balance being a single mom, state print chair, and business owner.  With photography as her main source of income, time efficiency and the importance of diversity have kept her studio thriving.  Join us for a day of learning with Jenni!

    Lunch provided by Jenni's Sponsor, ACI - American Color Imaging 


    Special pricing for MDPPA, PPA, and PPA Affiliate Members!


    Upcoming Programs:

    July 16 - Collaborative Work Day! 9-5 - come for all or just some of the day!

    July 24 - Jenni Kneivoch, Work/Life Balance (A PPA Continuing Education Class!)

    July 25 - 1pm start time! Print Competition!

    August 6 - IPC Streaming Party!  9-5 - come for all or just some of the day!

    August 18 - Member Family Picnic 

    September 17 - Collaborative Work Day - 9-5- come for some or all!

    September 26 - 1pm-9:30pm with Kay Eskridge, "Empow-her" (A PPA Continuing Education Class!)

    October 23 - 9:30-5pm with Michael and Tina Timmons (A PPA Continuing Education Class!)

    October 24 - 10am-4pm(end time TBD) Print Competition followed by "Light Painting" with Adrian Henson (6pm start time expected but to be confirmed)

    November 14 - 7-9:30pm Chris Spielmann - Interior Architecture

    December 12- evening - Holiday Social!

    2019: Convention! January 30-February 2! Save the Dates!


    • July 25, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044
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    July 2018 Print Competition

    Judges: 


    Mary Fisk-Taylor, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API


    Jamie Hayes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API, F-ASP


    Eric Stoner, M.Photog.Cr.

    Our print competition event is open to non-members to attend as our guest. To enter the print competition, please go to printcompetition.com website as instructed below.

    Please be sure to read the current Print Competition Rules document, as there have been a few small changes.  Links can also be found under our Print Competition tab on this website.

    Date: July 25, 2018

    Time: 1:00 p.m.  - PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME AND EARLIER DEADLINES!

    Print Entry Deadlines:

    • Early – July 15th at 11:00 p.m.  
    • Late – July 18th at 11:00 p.m. 

    Print Entry Fees:

    • Member – Early: $10 each up to 10 images; Late: $15 each up to 10 images
    • Non-Member – Early: $15 each up to 10 images; Late:  $20 each up to 10 images
    • Maximum of 5 entries per category per maker

    Non-members may enter for score only and are also welcome to attend the judging for free.

    Note: Due to the timing of PPA’s IPC judging, makers entering images into IPC may enter those same images in accordance with MDPPA’s rules.  If your image merited at SEPPA this year it is no longer eligible for any further MDPPA competition.

    To enter the print competition, please go to printcompetition.com as instructed below:

    We are using Printcompetition.com for our image submission and print competition facilitation.  If you haven't already, please take a minute to become a new member on their website.

    1 - go to Printcompetition.com
    2 - click on "Register"
    3 - enter your email and password...
    4 - Select MDPPA
    5 - Scroll down to click "Register"
    6 - Create your profile

    There are two levels of printcompetition.com membership. The $8/year membership will be necessary in order to participate in the print competitions. The $12/quarter membership will provide you with access to thousands of images from around the U.S. You will be able to see the judges scores of your own images as well as all entries and hear any challenges. This is a great learning opportunity. Please read the descriptions to decide which membership is best for you. Feel free to look around and become familiar with this website. 

    Christina Martin and Julie Kim

    Co-Print Chairs


    • August 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House
    Register


    Join Us For Our Second Collaborative Work Day: August 6, 2018

    We will also have an area where the PPA International Print Competition will be streaming live!

    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 Monday July 16th, Monday August 6th, and Monday September 17th, and from 9am-5pm we will have an open house work environment - stay a little while, or the whole day!  Bring your computer, files, paperwork, binders, coffee, lunch, whatever you need to have with you to get your work done.

    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!






    • August 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Pearlstone Retreat Center, 5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD
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    Save the Date for our Member Family Picnic!

    Saturday, August 18th 

    1pm-7pm

    Pearlstone Retreat Center

    basketball - pool - corn hole - campfire - food - music - fun! 

    5425 Mount Gilead Rd

    Reisterstown, MD 21136

    https://www.pearlstonecenter.org/


    We have reserved a large pavilion, so our picnic is rain or shine!

    {families warmly welcomed, but not required!}

    Catering by Santoni's Marketplace and Catering:

    Main Course: Pit Beef, Pit Turkey, Bbq Pork, with Rolls

    Sides: Redskin Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob, Chips

    Drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Water

    We will also have available: watermelon, s'mores/cookies/desserts!

    Early Bird: $15 per person now through July 26

    Late Registration: $30 per person July 27 - August 11

    kids 6 and under are free! please register everyone in your party, as we must have an accurate head count! 

    Due to arrangements, we are unable to accept registrations after August 11th. Please plan to join us and sign up as early as you can!

    registration: http://www.marylandppa.com


    • September 17, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House
    Register


    Join Us For Our Third Collaborative Work Day: September 17, 2018!

    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 Monday July 16th, Monday August 6th, and Monday September 17th, and from 9am-5pm we will have an open house work environment - stay a little while, or the whole day!  Bring your computer, files, paperwork, binders, coffee, lunch, whatever you need to have with you to get your work done.

    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!






    • September 26, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044
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    We hope you will join us for a program with 

    Kay Eskridge!

    Wednesday, September 26th

    1:00pm-9:30pm


    This is a PPA Continuing Education Merit Class! PPA members attending 6.5 instructional hours will receive a PPA service merit!


    Empow-her: Learn How to Create Empowering Images of Executive Women 

    and

    Terrific Tween Photography

    All Day Program!

    Details Coming Soon!


    • October 23, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044
    Register

    We hope you will join us for our FALL FEST

    Michael and Tina Timmons

    Tuesday, October 23rd

    All Day Program!   9:30am-5:00pm


    This is a PPA Continuing Education Class! PPA Members 

    attending 6.5 hours of  instruction will receive a PPA service merit.

    {Day 2 of Fall Fest is our October Print Competition!}


    Program 1:  Artistic Inspiration

    In our very hectic society it can be difficult to stay positive. Our industry has changed so dramatically, that keeping up with the expectations of the average customer can really push photographers to their ultimate limits. Working harder for less has become the norm. Come to this program to recharge your creative battery.  Explore numerous ways to keep a smile on your face each and every day.  Learn to make time for yourself, no matter what.  Join me for a brief recess from this chaotic existence we know as life.

    Program 2: Drone Photography 

    Michael E. Timmons, M.Photog, Hon. M.Photog., M.Artist, Cr., CPP, F-ASP

    Ever wonder what it would be like to fly? Have you been curious about becoming a Drone pilot and adding a new product line to your existing business or maybe starting a new business altogether? Join Michael, an F.A.A. licensed, sUAS pilot, as we navigate this exciting new adventure together. There are many things to consider in this new opportunity to photographers and entrepreneurs alike. Is it right for you? Let Michael help you determine that before you invest many hours and dollars into this venture. 

    This two hour program will give you the basic information that you need to make the decision on whether to purchase a drone for your business or hire out the services of a licensed pilot. There really is more to it than just buying a drone.

    Tina and Michael Timmons

          

    Michael and Tina have both been involved in photography since 1983 and joined forces in 2000, after owning individual studios. They own The Portrait Gallery and Gallery 143 in Michigan. The portrait studio specializes in family, children, high school senior portraits, and events. Gallery 143 offers customizable Fine Art Interior Décor, and services clients such as NASCAR, Hendricks Motor Sports, Drury Inns, McDonalds Restaurants, in addition to banks, hotels, doctors offices, individual businesses and private collectors. Competition printing is another service provided, with over 40 Photographers of The Year as clients.  

    Both are Master, Craftsman, CPP and Award of Excellence Degree holders through PPA, and have been named Photographer of the Year within the state multiple times. They have received awards such as Kodak, Fuji, Best of Show, Judges Choice, Top Ten (both state and regional), Four for Four, ASP State and Regional Elite Award, Michigan Service Award, numerous Loan collection images and PPA Photographer of The Year Pins.  Michael has had four loan prints in 2003, 2008, and 2010 and Tina achieved that status in 2009.  Michael has exhibited in The International Hall of Fame, Photokina in Cologne Germany, Epcot in Walt Disney, has been The MES Photographer of the Year three times, and has had four prints score 100. He has received the National Award and is a published poet and writer. In addition Michael was named a Fellow by the American Society of Photographers in 2010. Tina has been awarded the National Award, the MES Illustrative Award three times, The LexJet Award twice and was published in The New York Times Magazine.  

    Michael and Tina have lectured across the United States at local, state, regional, and international conventions in addition to numerous week long schools and personal workshops. They travel all over the world sharing their experiences, while continually photographing each location to add to their fine art library.  Both are International Jurors through PPA, while Michael is a Jury Chairman.  They traveled to Korea in 2009 to judge the PPK International Regional Print Competition, and just returned from France representing PPA at the WPC 2015 Event, in which Tina was a judge. Both have held numerous board positions and stay involved in every level.  Michael currently serves on the PPA Executive Board of Directors as President and is also involved in two committees within. Tina is currently serving as President of PPA Charities, is the President of the Mid Michigan Professional Photographers Association, Past President of the Professional Photographers of Michigan, and is the American Society of Photographers State Representative. Sharing their knowledge with a large circle of photography friends has become a huge part of their life.  


    • October 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044
    Register

    Fall Fest: October 2018 Print Competition

    Register here to let us know you will be attending our autumn MDPPA monthly print competition!  Our print competition event is open to non-members to attend as our guest. To enter the print competition, please go to printcompetition.com as instructed below.

    Please be sure to read the current Print Competition Rules document, as there have been a few small changes.  Links can also be found under our Print Competition tab on this website.

    Date: October 24, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am - this is an earlier start time than usual, as we are holding an evening program with Adrian Henson, "Light Painting," following the print competition!

    Deadlines:

    • Early  October 14th at 11:00 p.m.  
    • Late – October 17th at 11:00 p.m. 

    Entry Fees:

    • Member     Early: $10 each up to 10 images; Late:  $15 each up to 10 images
    • Non-Member    Early: $15 each up to 10 images; Late:  $20 each up to 10 images
    • Maximum of 5 entries per category per maker

    Non-members may enter for score only and are also welcome to attend the judging for free.

    To enter the print competition, please go to printcompetition.com as instructed below:

    We are using Printcompetition.com for our image submission and print competition facilitation.  If you haven't already, please take a minute to become a new member on their website.

    1 - go to Printcompetition.com
    2 - click on "Register"
    3 - enter your email and password...
    4 - Select MDPPA
    5 - Scroll down to click "Register"
    6 - Create your profile

    There are two levels of printcompetition.com membership. The $8/year membership will be necessary in order to participate in the print competitions. The $12/quarter membership will provide you with access to thousands of images from around the U.S. You will be able to see the judges scores of your own images as well as all entries and hear any challenges. This is a great learning opportunity. Please read the descriptions to decide which membership is best for you. Feel free to look around and become familiar with this website. 

    Christina Martin and Julie Kim

    Co-Print Chairs

    • October 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia MD 21044
    Register

    Fall Fest! Day 2!

    Evening Program: Light Painting with Adrian Henson

    Wednesday, October 24th, 6-9:30pm

    This program will follow the day's Print Competition, and is expected to start at 6pm

    Free for MDPPA members and included for everyone who registers for Fall Fest's Tuesday Program with the Timmons!

    Join us as we follow Adrian Henson's process for Light Painting through a presentation and demonstration!

    More Program Details to Come!



    Adrian Henson's Bio:

    Adrian Henson and his wife Heather operate their studio in New Bern NC. They began their journey into photography in 2001 and never looked back. While their studio covers the usual range of clients, the heart of their business is High School Seniors, dance students and Commercial clients.  Adrian's images have received many awards from State, Regional and International competitions including a photographer of the year awards in 2011, 2012 and the Diamond award in 2013.  Adrian has earned his Master of Photography, master of Electronic Imaging, and Craftsman Degrees and now has enough loan collection images to receive the coveted Image Excellence award. Adrian has also earned his Masters from SWPP UK. 

    Adrian has a degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design and utilized those
    skills as a project manager for the first eight years of his professional
    life. In 2001(after many years of not having any creative outlet), Adrian
    discovered his love for photography. While the change from project manager
    to photographer was huge, the skills and talents learned in his design
    training proved useful in both careers.

    He is a self-described "hobbyist" and is always on the lookout for new and
    exciting hobbies to explore. From aquariums to metal detecting, and from
    cave exploring to sailing, he's been involved in almost too many hobbies to
    count! While photography began as a hobby, it was the "one" that stuck with
    him and rocked him to the core. Many of his hobbies came and went, but
    photography quickly evolved into much more, it became a core passion that
    will define him forever. Every hobby now seems to revolve around and come
    back to photography, and Adrian always finds a way to combine new hobbies
    with his love of photography.

    Today, Adrian is heavily involved with his state organization (Professional
    Photographers of North Carolina) as well as being a PPA Councilor. He
    regularly travels while teaching and speaking and is an International
    Photographic Competition Juror in Training. He is very committed to
    photographic competition and has been honored with the Diamond, Platinum,
    Gold and Bronze awards as well as North Carolina's Photographer of the Year
    award two years in a row and SEPPA's Best in Show, just to name a few.
    Adrian considers competition the greatest informal education around and owes
    the bulk of his photographic success to it.

    Adrian is also devoted to making photography better. He encourages sharing
    and openness among professionals and believes that "the rising tide lifts
    all ships." He believes that through education, we can return confidence
    back to the photography profession.




    • December 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044
    Register

    It's That Time of Year for the MDPPA Annual Holiday Social!

    We hope you will join us to celebrate our year together. Invite your special someone and mark your calendar for an evening of fun, food, great conversation, and friends!   

    This year we will gather at our usual meeting place, Oliver's Carriage House, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  

    Food arrangements are currently underway...MDPPA will be providing the main dish - fried chicken! and non-alcoholic drinks. BYOB!   To sign up to bring a side dish or dessert to share, check back for a link!

    If you would like to participate in the $10 gift exchange game, please remember to bring a wrapped $10 gift!

    Please register here so that we know to expect you!

    Happy Holidays :)

Past events

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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Maryland Professional Photographers Association, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 266, Simpsonville, MD, 21150

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