Maryland's only Professional Trade Association Committed to the Artistic, Technical, Personal, and Business Success of the Professional Photographer
The Maryland Professional Photographers Association, the official Maryland state affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), is committed to the artistic, technical, personal, and business success of the serious photographer. Whether you are a seasoned professional, just starting your photography career, or enjoy photography as a hobby, we are here for you! We provide relevant and current education in a wide variety of disciplines from the most skilled photographers and artists in the industry. Join us for a meeting and let us help you to take your skills to the next level!
Why join MDPPA?
Let's Get Together!
The Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA) is dedicated to encouraging growth through education, inspiration, and elevation of its members. We offer a variety of programs and events that help photographers learn new skills, stay inspired, and connect with other professionals in the industry.
Collaborative Work Days
MDPPA is part of the Community Network of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). We are a separate membership organization, yet we are mutually beneficial.
There are many benefits to being a member of both MDPPA and PPA. Some of our programs offer Continuing Education Merits for PPA member attendees, and PPA Member Speakers for our programs are eligible to receive speaker merits from PPA. Our image competition program is in association with PPA guidelines. Many MDPPA members are also PPA members and will be happy to answer your questions about either organization. Our PPA Councilors for the state of Maryland, Steve Clark, Anne Looney, and George Singleton, would also be happy to talk with you. They can be reached through our membership directory.
You will find that MDPPA offers a wonderful community of colleagues, who share camaraderie, collaboration, ideas and resources, education and experience. We look forward to welcoming you with our hospitality!