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, aspiring professionals, and those that want their work to meet the standards of a professional.  We are 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 of which offer attendees an opportunity to create their own images.
  • Spring, Summer, and Annual Image competitions. Have your work reviewed and scored by Award Winning Photographers, Master Photographers and Certified Print Judges. A Print Competition Critique program is held in January.
  • Our Annual Convention. Three days of intense training and education from some of the industry's leading professionals, included in your membership!
  • Opportunities for PPA members to earn PPA Continuing Education Merits during MDPPA daylong programs.
  • Opportunities to earn an MDPPA Associate Fellow or Fellow Degree.
  • A wonderful community of photographers who are fantastic resources for idea sharing, support, mentorship, and collaboration!
  • An End of the Year Celebration in December- 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

Image Competition

score only

Social Events

Annual Convention 

Member-Price for Extended Day Programs and Extra Meetings

Eligible for MDPPA Merits and Degrees


Vote in Association Elections


Run for a Board Position


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

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