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

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We would love for you to join us!  MDPPA is the state's largest organization for professional photographers and a go-to resource for everything you need to know to grow your knowledge and your business.

MDPPA offers three levels of membership to fit any photographer:   Active, Studio, and Student. Most of our Members hold Active Memberships, while some are associates of Active Member's studios and therefore hold Studio MembershipsStudent Membership is available to Maryland residents who are current, full-time students at a bona fide and accredited high school or college offering photographic training.  

There are some variations in the benefits of each membership level; please see below.  Our Membership Year begins on the date you join and is renewable each year.

MDPPA Membership Benefits Include:

  • All evening monthly meetings, including seminars, print competitions, and social events.  We offer extended-day programs throughout the year at a special member price, some which offer attendees an opportunity to create their own images.
  • Three monthly digital print competitions to have your work reviewed and critiqued by Award Winning Photographers, most of whom are Master Photographers and many Certified Print Judges.
  • Our Annual Print Competition and Convention: March 1-4, 2017 - save the date!  Three days of intense training and education from some of the industry's leading professionals.
  • Membership in SEPPA (South Eastern Professional Photographers Association), a PPA Regional Affiliate, which includes an annual print competition, with free attendance to MDPPA members.
  • Opportunities for PPA members to earn PPA Continuing Education Merits during MDPPA daylong programs.
  • REFLECTIONS, our digital newsletter.
  • A wonderful community of photographers who are fantastic resources for idea sharing, support, mentorship, and collaboration!
  • An End of the Year Celebration - time to unwind after a long year of serving our clients.

Maryland Professional Photographers Membership Benefits:

Included Membership Benefits

Active Member

Studio Member

Student Member

Evening Seminars

Print Competition

Score Only

Social Events

Annual Convention 

Fee-Based

Member-Price for Extended Day Programs and Extra Meetings

Eligible for MDPPA Merits and Degrees

x

Vote in Association Elections

x

Run for a Board Position

x

Serve on Committees

Renewable Annually

For up to 4 Years

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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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