Maine Professional Photographers Association
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2017 Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention

Join us for 3 days of fun, education, and networking! Our annual convention is always the 3rd weekend of March. Be sure to mark your calendar and register today! Our members enjoy a discounted convention pass. Join the MPPA and enjoy the many benefits of membership!

Are you planning to stay for the weekend (or just a night) at our 68th Annual MPPA Convention? 
Call the Clarion Portland Hotel at 207-774-5611 and mention that you are with the Maine Professional Photographers Association to reserve your room today! We'll see you there!

Image Competition

Why participate? You’re good at what you do, and we know it. Don’t wait for others to realize it on their own - go for it!

Participating in MPPA’s annual image competition gives you the opportunity to show your work. It also provides an opportunity to get better at what you do. After all, the critiques that are given offer ways to improve your images. You’ll walk away filled with ideas and inspiration to fuel your creative soul. Below are some helpful links to help you get started.

Enter your images in the 2017 MPPA Photographic Image Competition! Image judging will be held at Convention on March 18, 2017. The first 100 entries will be printed for display at Convention, courtesy of American Color Imaging.

Deadline for entry submissions is March 10, 2017. This is earlier than last year so be sure to plan ahead! View the 2017 Photographic Image Competition Rules here.

Convention Buddy Pass

Want to bring a friend to convention? ALL MPPA members have UNLIMITED Buddy Passes available! Have your friend register for convention below and select the Buddy Pass option. Rules and restrictions apply.

Click here to view the full convention book!
Thank you to H&H Color Lab for printing our convention
books again this year!

Register today for the 2017 Convention!

    • March 16, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cliff House, 591 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME
    • 15

    This additional hands-on workshop will be a full day of inspiration shooting and instruction.

    • Hands-on experience that wedding photographers need to shoot their best work
    • For new photographers AND experienced photographers
    • Work with the group on finding their photographic voice
    • Show them how I pose, style, and approach each scene
    • Teach styling basics so that they will be able to tackle any bridal details + mishaps
    • Work with new photographers on naturally lighting the scene
    Open to the first 20 registrants only! Register today!


    • March 17, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 19, 2017
    • 10:00 PM
    • The Clarion Portland Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME
    Friday, March 17
    9 AM - 12 PM | Kay Eskridge - The Business of Boudoir, Sponsored by PPA Charities
    1 - 4PM | Jordan Brittley - Online Marketing that Doesn’t Stink!
    6 - 9 PM | Richard Hydren - Real Estate Photography
    9 - 11 PM | St. Patrick's Day Party in Hospitality Suite, Sponsored by H&H Color Lab

    Saturday, March 18 | FREE Day!
    8 AM - Finish | Image Competition Judging, Join the fun in Club 79!
    10 AM - 2 PM | Trade Show (lunch available for purchase)
    4 - 6 PM | Ken Sklute - Pre-Visualization, Sponsored by Canon Explorers of Light
    6 - 8 PM | Live Auction & Pizza Party
    , Sponsored by ACI

    Sunday, March 19
    8 - 9 AM | Image Critique & Judges Q&A
    9 AM - 4 PM | Kirk Voclain - Become the Coolest Studio in Town with Senior Portraits, Sponsored by H&H Color Lab
    12 PM | Membership Meeting
    12 - 1 PM | Lunch on your own
    6 PM - Annual Awards Banquet

Enjoy a $5 discount if convention registration fee is paid via check or cash. Download & print the registration form here.

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