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We hope you will consider joining the Maine Professional Photographers Association and become involved in Maine’s largest organized group of professional photographers!
The MPPA provides a place where Maine professional photographers can gain support from their peers and grow in their craft. We offer monthly meetings taught by top industry professionals, a series of Maine Mentor Workshops taught by some of Maine’s best photographers on a variety of topics, an annual convention and exposition with professional print competition, and most especially, the opportunity to earn professional credentials in the field of photography that are recognized nationally and will help set you apart.
The MPPA offers an opportunity to network with fellow professionals, and receive and give information that is critical to the success of a photographic business, in any economy. Our network also provides a forum to meet new people, exchange ideas and share our common love of photography.
Each year, the MPPA invites nationally recognized, industry experts, who are leaders in their field, to conduct workshops and lectures for our members in the wedding, portrait and commercial communities. Previous speakers have included David Beckstead, Hanson Fong and Eddie Tapp.
The MPPA helps to market their members and put them in touch with clients who are seeking professional photographers. Every MPPA member has a profile on our website that includes their contact info, a link to their photography website and sample portfolio images. Additionally, the MPPA website offers potential clients the ability to search for photographers by name, or by speciality, further increasing the chances you will be found.
The MPPA offers its members the unique opportunity to earn professional credits and merits within the Professional Photographers of America. Merits can be earned through service, education, and by demonstrating photographic skill through print competition. Many merits earned in the MPPA, can help contribute to national recognition and honors from the Professional Photographers of America, including Master of Photography, and Photographic Craftsmen.
We invite you to attend your first monthly meeting for free and hope to welcome you soon!
To become a member of the MPPA or renew your membership, please submit your MPPA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION online here.
MAINE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS:
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP | $150
Shall be extended to all professional photographers of ethical standard, who reside in Maine for a minimum of six (6) months per calendar year, who operate or work for a photographic studio holding a Maine Sales Tax Number.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP | $50
Will be extended to any student who is either a resident of Maine or attending a photographic school within the State of Maine and is in good standing. Student members will not have power to vote or hold office.
SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP | $150
Shall be extended to owners, managers or sales people of stock houses and representatives of photographic manufactures. Sustaining members will note have the power to vote, nor be allowed exhibition privileges, nor be allowed to hold office.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP | $50
shall be extended to non photographers, such as a spouse, significant other, receptionist, etc. Associate members will not have the power to vote, nor be allowed exhibition privileges, nor be allowed to hold office.
NON-RESIDENT MEMBERSHIP | $150
Shall be extended to all professional photographers who do not reside in the State of Maine. Non-Resident members shall not have the right to vote or hold office. They may compete for awards as stated under non-resident exhibition rules.
RETIRED MEMBERSHIP | $50
Shall be extended to active members in good standing no longer actively working within the field of professional photography that have attained the age of 70 and have maintained 15 years of consecutive membership to the Association. Retired members shall enjoy all the privileges of active membership.
Shall be extended to distinguished professional photographers and others, who by reason of their service to the Association or to the field of photography, the Association wishes to reward. Honorary members shall enjoy all the privileges of active membership excluding the right to vote or hold office.
Shall be extended to distinguished professional photographers for their continued service to the Association. Lifetime achievement members shall enjoy all the privileges of active membership and convention benefits with the exclusion of exhibition and banquet fees.
Thank you for choosing the Maine Professional Photographers Association.