Maine Professional Photographers Association
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All of our monthly programs are FREE for MPPA members. If you have never attended an MPPA class or convention before, ask a current member about bringing you as their guest for free! All other non-members are asked to contribute $35 to attend. Simply register online or pay at the door. Join the MPPA and enjoy the many benefits of membership!

Our Annual Convention is always the 3rd weekend of March! Our members enjoy a discounted convention pass. Register for the 2017 convention today!

Click here to view this year's full calendar (subject to change - check back below for the latest event updates!)

We hope to welcome you at our next event!

Upcoming monthly programs & events

    • May 30, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 90 Bridge St. Westbrook, ME
    • 20

    This is a PPA Continuing Education Course. PPA members who attend will receive 1 Merit! Learn more about photographing with Natural Light and making creative portraits by some hands on learning with models!  Bring your camera to shoot.  


    • June 04, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Toroso's & The Wedding Barn, 149 Port Rd, Kennebunk, ME


    • June 24, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 15 Holly St, Suite 201B, Scarborough, ME
    • 24

    It seems like in this day and age, anyone with a camera thinks they are a professional photographer.  As legitimate professional photographers, we need to set ourselves apart and give our client something more. Christie will show you how to cater to your client and a new approach to baby photography. Let’s dream a little like our clients, the babies.


    Newborn photography is beyond just a cute fluffy blanket with a baby sleeping. Christie creates an art piece for her clients. She will show how to take your portraits and make them into personalized products your clients have never seen before. 

    In the morning, Christie will walk you through the process of catering to your client from the beginning to end. Also including a hands on portion photographing a newborn session to show different techniques in posing, lighting and composition.  

    In the afternoon, Christie will be covering print competition. Why should you enter print competition? She will show you why it is important and how it has changed not only her everyday work but personally. Going over the 12 elements that make a merit image, what the judges are looking for and what you gain from it. Including a little critique session. 


    What to bring : A camera to do some shooting during the hands on portion, computer and card reader if you want to work on images as Christie does and images on a thumb drive or physical prints for some critiquing.

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