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

2024 Programming Calendar

 Month        Location     
Organizer / Speaker (s) 
Title Type
 January 24, 2024    Zoom   MDPPA Judging Panel  Image Comp... the Backstage Pass  Critique 
 January 28, 2024  ImagingUSA  James Corbett & Chris Marcinek - Organizers

 Imaging USA 2024 Meetup!

 Meet up
 March 10, 2024   Washington, DC  Anne Looney - Organizer  Dorothea Lange National Gallery of Art  Meet up
 March 13, 2024  Zoom  James Corbett  Making Travel Magic: Iceland and Beyond.  Educational
 March 27, 2024


 Judging Panel Chris Wooley, Joan Genest, 

 Kristy Steeves, Dennis Hammon, and

 David Foltz

 MDPPA Spring Image Competition  Image Comp
 April 11, 2024  Columbia, MD

 Kesha Lambert, George Mitchell,

 Brandon Hunter, and Kia Bondurant

 Annual Convention 2024
 April 28, 2024  Annapolis, MD   Web Wright - Organizer  Annapolis Photo Walk  Meet up
 May 17, 2024  Berlin, MD  Jay Cathell - Organizer (3-Day Event)  Assateague Federal Park Excursion  Meet up 
 May 19, 2024  Poolesville, MD   Phil Fabrizio - Organizer  Potomac Hunt Races  Meet up 
 May 22, 2024  Ellicott City, MD  Dr. Kara Elam  Re-ignite Your Passion!  Educational
 June 7, 2024  Spruce Knob Lake, WV  James Corbett - Organizer (4-Day Event)  Mountaintop Stargazing Adventure  Meet up
 June 19, 2024  Columbia MD  Gary Jones  Evolution of an image, 2024 GIA Winner!  Educational
 June 27, 2024  Washington, DC  Anne Looney - Organizer  Star Power National Portrait Gallery  Meet up 
 July 8, 2024  Zoom Image Competition Committee Image Competition AI Enhanced Category Q&A Informational
 July 19, 2024  NOVA   David "Buck" Buckwalter  D-I-Why!  Educational
 July 24, 2024  Zoom   Bryan Welsh, Toni Harriman, Jessica Robertson, 

 Jeff Johnson, and Joe Getter (JIT)

 MDPPA Summer Image Competition  Image Comp
 August 28, 2024  Ellicott City, MD  Danny Douglas Bombshell Beauty: A Guide to Pin Up Portraiture  Educational

 September 22, 2024

 Annapolis, MD  Laura Ames - Organizer  MDPPA Annual Picnic  Social
 October 23, 2024  Zoom  Judges to be announced soon  2024 Annual Image Competition  Image Comp
 November 13, 2024  Ellicott City, MD  MDPPA Board  Annual Business Meeting  Social


  • Critique: Feedback provided by a judge or panel on your submitted image to help guide artistic development. 
  • Convention: Annual multi-day event with various lectures, workshops, and hand-on opportunities for education and inspiration.
  • Educational: Seminar or presentation that is focused on providing specific knowledge and skills regarding some aspect of photography or related topic.  
  • Image Comp: A structured Image Competition with a set rules and guidelines, judged by a panel of PPA approved Judges or a PPA Judge in Training.
  • Meet up: Member lead outings to local points of interest. 
  • Social: Meetings that serve a social purpose for the group to network and foster connections (Parties, Picnics, Awards Ceremony)
  • Workshop: Special educational sessions that give detailed training on specific topic related to photography.

Monthly Collaborative Work Day

Join your peers to catch up, collaborate, discuss what's on your mind, projects you are working on, techniques and tricks. You do not need to be an MDPPA member to join us! Click on the links below to learn more and register!

January   February  March      April

May June July August

September October November December

July 19, 2024:  D-I-Why! David “Buck” Buckwalter. Presented in collaboration with VPPA!

Are you ready to break free from the ordinary and explore the world of DIY photography? Develop your problem-solving skills and discover innovative ways to express your unique vision. David (Buck) Buckwalter's captivating class, "D-I-Why?", will revolutionize your approach and ignite your imagination. 

To learn more and register: Click Here!

July 24th, 2024 MDPPA Summer Image Competition!

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! 

To learn more and register: Click Here!

August 28th, 2024 Bombshell Beauty: A Guide to Pin Up Portraiture presented by Danny Douglas

This class will focus on capturing the essence of vintage glamor in your images. Whether you are an experienced photographer or just starting out, this class promises to be an exciting and memorable experience, full of laughter, creativity, and gorgeous images to add to your portfolio. This in-person workshop will cover the basics of pin up photography including: History of pin up photography, lighting, composition, posing, wardrobe and props.

PPA attendees will receive one merit for attending this course.

To learn more and register: Click Here!

August 28th, 2024 Bombshell Beauty: A Guide to Pin Up Portraiture presented by Danny Douglas

Join us as we head back to Quiet Waters State Park in Annapolis, MD. This time to the larger Sassafras Pavilion! Come socialize with some of your favorite people and make some new friends along the way, bring your camera to get a hands on intro to intentional camera movement and enjoy a session on event photographer. Did we mention the Gear Swap? That's right, bring your older gear and your wallet. You're bound to need something, right?

To learn more and register: Click Here!

Looking Back!

Past events

June 10, 2024 June Collaborative Work Day
June 07, 2024 Mountaintop Stargazing Adventure
May 22, 2024 Re-ignite Your Passion! Dr. Kara Elam
May 20, 2024 May Collaborative Work Day
May 19, 2024 MDPP-A - Day at the Races, and Tailgate
May 17, 2024 Assateague Federal Park Excursion
April 28, 2024 Step Back in Time: A Photography-Focused Walking Tour of Historic Annapolis!
April 11, 2024 Annual Convention 2024
April 08, 2024 April Collaborative Work Day
March 27, 2024 MDPPA Spring Image Competition
March 13, 2024 Making Travel Magic: Iceland and Beyond.
March 11, 2024 March Collaborative Work Day
March 10, 2024 National Gallery of Art Exhibition: Dorothea Lange - Seeing People
February 12, 2024 February Collaborative Work Day
January 28, 2024 Imaging USA 2024 Meetup!
January 24, 2024 Image Comp... the Backstage Pass
January 08, 2024 January Collaborative Work Day
December 28, 2023 Sailing Through The Winter Solstice Outing
December 18, 2023 December Collaborative Work Day
December 03, 2023 Holiday Party and Annual Image Competition Awards
December 02, 2023 Old Bedford Village Outing
November 20, 2023 November Collaborative Work Day
November 15, 2023 After the Shutter Closes! Presented by Bill Stover M.Printer, U.S. Army M.Photographer.
October 17, 2023 Animal Metamorphosis by Judy Reinford
October 16, 2023 October Collaborative Work Day
October 11, 2023 Annual Image Competition
September 18, 2023 September Collaborative Work Day
September 10, 2023 MDPPA Annual Picnic
August 29, 2023 Beginner Digital Painting Class
August 21, 2023 August Collaborative Work Day
July 26, 2023 MDPPA July Image Competition
July 17, 2023 July Collaborative Work Day
July 12, 2023 Presentation and Matting for Image Competition
June 28, 2023 Workshop in Photo Restoration
June 19, 2023 June Collaborative Work Day
May 24, 2023 What They Did NOT Teach Me in My MBA
May 15, 2023 How the Merit Image Review (MIR) can Benefit You!
May 15, 2023 May Collaborative Work Day
February 28, 2023 Image Comp Town Hall Meeting
February 18, 2023 Techniques for Photographing and Editing Architectural Interiors
February 13, 2023 February Collaborative Work Day
January 18, 2023 Image Competition Stories: How Competition Helped to Grow MDPPA Masters
January 09, 2023 Collaborative Work Day
December 12, 2022 Collaborative Work Day
December 06, 2022 MDPPA Holiday Party
November 16, 2022 How to Create an Authentic Themed Photo Session
November 16, 2022 Photoshop: Tips and Tricks with Carol Davis
November 14, 2022 Collaborative Work Day
October 26, 2022 Fall Fest! Styled Wedding Shoot and Print Competition
October 17, 2022 Print Competition Round Table
October 10, 2022 Collaborative Work Day
September 28, 2022 How to Get Started in Real Estate Photography
September 17, 2022 Mathew Brady Memorial Dedication
September 12, 2022 Collaborative Work Day
August 24, 2022 High Key Florals and Mastering Color with Lori Lankford
August 15, 2022 Collaborative Work Day
August 13, 2022 MDPPA Annual Picnic!
July 27, 2022 MDPPA July Quarterly Print Competition
July 20, 2022 Let's Go To The (national) Zoo!
July 11, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: July 11, 2022
June 22, 2022 Alison Carlino: Senior Portraits - The Practice and Business
June 13, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: June 13, 2022
May 25, 2022 Member Share: Macro Photography and Focus Stacking
May 09, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: May 9, 2022
April 11, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: April 11, 2022
April 08, 2022 MDPPA 2022 Annual Awards Banquet
April 07, 2022 MDPPA Annual Convention 2022
March 23, 2022 Annual Print Competition 2022
March 14, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: March 14, 2022
March 03, 2022 Image Competition Information Session
February 23, 2022 NFT! How to Make Non-fungible Tokens Fun!
February 14, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: February 14, 2022
January 26, 2022 Print Competition Critique Day
January 12, 2022 Q+A with Print Chairs about Print Critique Day
January 11, 2022 Q+A with Danny Douglas about MDPPA Booth at Imaging USA
January 10, 2022 Collaborative Work Day: January 10, 2022

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