Maine Professional Photographers Association
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All of our monthly programs are FREE for MPPA members. 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!

We hope to welcome you at our next event!

Upcoming monthly programs & events

    • March 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Online
    Register


    The 2024 Maine PPA Photographic 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. 

    Submit your images at printcompetition.com.

    • Any photographer may enter the competition for image judging and scoring.
    • Dues must be paid in full by Monday, March 11th, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern to be considered for member awards.
    • Entries must be registered and uploaded NO LATER THAN 2:00 PM Eastern Thursday, March 14th, 2024.
    • UNLIMITED entries are allowed per person. Albums count as one entry, allowed up to 2 albums. 
    • Entries for the Creative Challenge category are free for members and can be submitted by emailing them to info@maineppa.com with the subject “Creative Challenge 2024”. Entries are due by 08:00 AM Eastern on Saturday, March 9th. 
    • Creative Challenge prompt for 2024 is: "Warmth"
    Entry Fees per image/album:
    $12 MPPA members

    $15 non-member

    Review the complete 2024 Rules here.


     JUDGING WILL BE DONE REMOTELY AND WILL BEGIN AT 10:00 A.M. EASTERN ON SATURDAY, March 16th, 2024 


     Stream the competition on the Print Competition Game Day app:

    http://printcompetition.com/event/gameday


    Please contact Allen Small at allen@flutterfocus.com with any questions.

    • April 19, 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • April 21, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Brunswick Hotel, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011
    • 68
    Register

    Join us for 3 days (and 1 BONUS day) of fun, education, and networking!

    Registration includes classes (except Bonus day) and welcome/after parties. Attendees earn 1 PPA Merit

    ROOM BLOCK OPEN

    Book by phone only (207) 837-6565 by March 22

    Only $179/Night for 2 Queens or 1 King Room

    Welcome & After Hours Parties on-site at Hotel Suite 206


    FRIDAY, APRIL 19

    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Jeff Carpenter

    Level Up Your Lighting and Capture Headshots Like A Pro

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Dinner on your own

    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Welcome Party at Hotel Suite 206


    SATURDAY, APRIL 20

    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    MPPA Annual Meeting

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Esteban Gil

    Couples Photos in Any Lighting

    12:00 - 2:00 pm

    Lunch on your own

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Guided Shoot Out with Couples

    6:00 pm

    Convention & Speakers Group Photo

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Award Ceremony & Banquet with DJ Rob Burnell

    $75 TBA

    10:00 pm - 11:00 pm 

    After Party at Hotel Suite 206


    SUNDAY, APRIL 21

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Bryan Rowe

    Introduction to Product Photography

    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Lunch on your own

    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Vanessa Joy

    Luxury Wedding Market

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Dinner on your own

    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    After Party at Hotel Suite 206

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    BONUS DAY

    MONDAY, APRIL 22

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Bryan Rowe

    Dynamic Product Photography

    MPPA $149 / PPA $199 / PUBLIC $299

    (PPA Merit Class)

    Lunch Buffet Included

    REGISTER HERE:  https://maineppa.com/event-5634132

    • April 22, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Brunswick Hotel, 4 Noble St, Brunswick, ME
    • 1
    Register


    Learn from one of industry's best product photographers (Coca-Cola, Chanel, Nike to name a few). This class is a continuation of Intro to Product Photography on Sunday. Monday Bonus Day will review advanced practices that the pros use with movement, lighting, hands on shooting portion and editing workflow.

    Only 15 spots available!

    This is a PPA Merit Class!

    Lunch Buffet Included


    About Brian:

    I absolutely love what I do! The immense fulfillment I get from sculpting light to bring out the inner beauty of every product or subject I photograph is what keeps me constantly excited about photography.

    I'm a massive fan of detail, color and simple compositions (if you couldn't already tell) and I specialize in product, liquids, and portraiture.

    In a very saturated market, I believe it's this passion of wanting to go the extra mile to get the very best out of what I'm shooting that sets me apart...but hopefully that's undeniably apparent in my work.

    I was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. I grew up skateboarding, surfing and later found a passion for snowboarding which brought me to the incredible state of Colorado.

    I enjoy a good laugh and a tasty craft beer after a long day of work (beer on short days too). I also thoroughly enjoy working with clients that are creative, enjoy their job as much as I do, and connect with my aesthetic. I live in Boulder, Colorado with my wife and our cat. I love dogs too but our cat is still taking it under consideration.

Past events

February 15, 2024 Annual Image Critique
November 25, 2023 Photographer Holiday Meet & Greet - Augusta Area
November 10, 2023 Workshop - Layered: Dissecting the Art of Composite Photography with Shannon Squires
October 09, 2023 Workshop - Wedding Lighting, Start to Finish
September 24, 2023 Creative Elements for Composition 101
August 10, 2023 Wedding Timeline Building
July 20, 2023 MPPA Membership & You!
June 25, 2023 Photographer Meet & Greet + Axe Throwing - Bangor Area
May 01, 2023 Bonus Day | Shawn Black: The Business of Boudoir
April 29, 2023 Awards Banquet & Party
April 28, 2023 73rd Annual Maine Photographic Convention
April 04, 2023 Taking Off With Drone Photography
March 31, 2023 74th Maine PPA Photographic Image Competition
March 09, 2023 Live Music Photography
February 23, 2023 Annual Image Critique
February 18, 2023 Food Styling & Photography Workshop
November 30, 2022 Wedding Photography 101 with Chris Arson
November 22, 2022 Intro to Photoshop - Just the Basics
October 16, 2022 Equine Photography Workshop & Content Day
October 06, 2022 Advanced Composition
September 18, 2022 Fine Art Canine Portrait Course
August 21, 2022 Alphabet Photo Walk + Meet & Greet
July 26, 2022 Monthly Meeting - Master Your Digital Marketing with Chris Wooley
July 21, 2022 Workshop - Family Documentary Photography with Sarah Truman
June 23, 2022 Photo Gear Yard Sale + Meet & Greet
May 02, 2022 Bonus Day | Kimberly Smith: Finding Your Creative Vision
May 01, 2022 Awards Banquet & Masquerade Party
April 29, 2022 72nd Annual Maine Photographic Convention
March 04, 2022 MPPA Monthly Program - Image Critique Night
February 17, 2022 MPPA Monthly Program - Making Your Business Legal with Attorney, Brandon Mazer
February 06, 2022 Workshop - Roaring 20s Wedding Style Shoot with OCF Training
January 06, 2022 MPPA Monthly Program - Armando Flores - Lets Go Into The Darkness
December 09, 2021 MPPA Monthly Program - Sean Bagshaw - Next Level Landscape Image Developing With Photoshop
December 03, 2021 POSTPONED - The Mirrorless Camera with Noah from Hunts
November 16, 2021 MPPA Monthly Program - Reuben Bell: Real Maine Weddings - Get Published!
November 07, 2021 Photographer Meet & Greet - Bangor Area
September 09, 2021 1 Day Workshop - Josh Hanna - Unconventional Senior Portraits
August 17, 2021 MPPA Monthly Program - David Byrd - Discovering Creativity Through Storytelling
July 15, 2021 MPPA Monthly Program - Luciana Calvin - Set Yourself Up for Success - Get Certified!
June 29, 2021 Photographer Meet & Greet - Augusta Area
May 16, 2021 MPPA Monthly Program - Dean Bugaj - A Photo Walk Through the Land of Hobbits and Waterfalls
April 29, 2021 "People 101" with Dr. Megan Marsh of Pencil Events
March 28, 2021 MPPA Virtual Banquet - Awards Recognition
March 22, 2021 MPPA Bonus Program - Mark Mann - The Essence of a Portrait
March 19, 2021 71st Annual Maine Photographic Convention - VIRTUAL
January 28, 2021 MPPA Monthly Program - Chris Keeley - How to do In Person Sales – Virtually!
January 12, 2021 MPPA Image Critique - Rob Smith Moderator
November 12, 2020 MPPA Monthly Meeting: Judy Reinford Digital Painting: Animal Portraits
October 21, 2020 MPPA Monthly Meeting: Portrait Lighting with Nathan Tsukroff
September 24, 2020 MPPA Monthly - Josh Hanna's Modern Senior Marketing & Workflow
September 02, 2020 MPPA Monthly Meeting: Color Management- Monitors, Profiles, Color Spaces, and More! Hosted by HUNT's!
August 18, 2020 MPPA Monthly Meeting - Sports Compositing 101
July 22, 2020 MPPA Monthly Meeting - Painting with Photoshop the Sandra Way!
July 13, 2020 MPPA - Virtual Meet & Greet
June 18, 2020 MPPA Monthly Meeting - Creative Bird Photography with Ray Hennessy
May 13, 2020 MPPA Monthly Meeting - Color Grading & Light Shaping in Photoshop with Betty Wiley
May 07, 2020 MPPA Annual Meeting & Image Competition Awards
April 30, 2020 MPPA Annual Image Competition
February 28, 2020 Hunt's Annual Trade Show
January 28, 2020 MPPA Image Critique with Rob Smith
November 07, 2019 "Video 101" with Matt Stagliano of Stonetree Creative and Firelance Media
October 10, 2019 "Paws & Tot's" Workshop with Jen Hargrove
October 08, 2019 "Profitable Mini Sessions" with Jen Hargrove
September 29, 2019 Reaching New Heights with Aerial Photography by Lisa King
September 05, 2019 "Exploring the World of Possibilities within Photoshop" with Ella Carlson
August 01, 2019 "People 101" with Dr. Megan Marsh of Pencil Events
July 11, 2019 "Increase Your Wedding Sales" with Chris Keeley
June 06, 2019 "Crafting the Perfect Blog Post for SEO" with Maria Northcott
May 02, 2019 Food Photography - "Daylight Food in the Night Studio" With Mark Rockwood
April 03, 2019 Member Round-Table - Monthly Meeting
March 18, 2019 Bonus Day | Woody Walters
March 17, 2019 Awards Banquet - Banquet Only
March 15, 2019 70th Annual Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention
February 07, 2019 The Power of Prints, In Person Sales with Thomas Morelli - Monthly Meeting
January 17, 2019 Annual Print Competition Preparation - Monthly Meeting
December 06, 2018 Maternity Photography with Erin Moore - Monthly Meeting
November 08, 2018 Wedding Photography with Stephen Sedman - Monthly Meeting
October 21, 2018 Headshots & Portraits - Photo Walk-about
October 11, 2018 Astrophotography with Dean Bugaj - Monthly Meeting
September 18, 2018 Family Portraits with Kristina O'Brien - Monthly Meeting
July 19, 2018 Street Photography - Photo Walk-about
July 12, 2018 Landscape with Charlie Widdis - Monthly Meeting
June 21, 2018 Fireworks & Friends - Photo Walk-about
June 07, 2018 Senior Portraits with Jen of Darling Photography
May 22, 2018 Editing 101 with Sandra Miner
May 15, 2018 Business Bootcamp with Brittany Bugaj
May 03, 2018 On Location, Off-Camera Lighting with James Flachsbart - Monthly Meeting
April 28, 2018 Branding w/ Trish Logan
April 22, 2018 Print Competition with Lauren DelVecchio
April 22, 2018 Styling for Marketing & Instagram w/Patty Takacs
April 05, 2018 Member Meet & Greet - Monthly Meeting
April 02, 2018 Studio Lighting 101 with Robert Akers
March 19, 2018 Bonus Day | Fine Art Compositing and Business with Brooke Shaden
March 16, 2018 69th Annual Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention
February 22, 2018 Rock-Solid Lightroom Workflow
January 25, 2018 Annual Print Competition Preparation Meeting
December 13, 2017 Printing For Success
November 21, 2017 Booking - The Anti-Sales Approach
September 20, 2017 A Night of Education and Fun - Mini sessions & Non-traditional studio ideas!
September 17, 2017 Concept, from Start to Finish with Lauren DelVecchio
August 16, 2017 Email Marketing with Nicole Boucher
August 06, 2017 Headshot Day
July 19, 2017 Night Photography with Dean Bugaj
July 09, 2017 Steampunk and Parachutes with Ray Peeples
July 06, 2017 Thirsty Thursday
June 08, 2017 Thirsty Thursday
June 04, 2017 Food Photography with Jenn Bakos
May 30, 2017 Creative Portraits & Natural Light with Jen Dean
May 20, 2017 Monhegan Island Photo Adventure
May 17, 2017 Marketing to Millennials with Beth Fitzgerald
May 07, 2017 Maine Mentors | Lightroom & Photoshop with Lauren DelVecchio
May 02, 2017 Maine Mentors | Business Basics with Brittany Bugaj
April 19, 2017 Branding with Tiffany Farley
April 10, 2017 Jump Start Your Business | 3 Session Series with Trish Logan
April 09, 2017 Maine Mentors | Portfolios & Degrees with Patricia Takacs
March 28, 2017 Maine Mentors | Studio and On Location Lighting with Robert Akers
March 17, 2017 68th Annual Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention
March 16, 2017 Pre-Con | Styled Wedding Shoot with Jordan Brittley
February 16, 2017 Hitcher's Guide to Web and Social Media with Ray Peeples
January 22, 2017 Image Critique and Image Competition Preparation
December 01, 2016 Holiday Pinup with Robert Akers
November 17, 2016 Pricing Your Services with Maria Northcott
October 20, 2016 Photojournalism & Editorial Photography with Dave Dostie
September 15, 2016 Fine Art with Nylora Bruleigh
August 18, 2016 Creative Process with Jay Philbrick
July 14, 2016 Photographer’s Yardsale & BBQ
June 16, 2016 Concept Photography with Lauren DelVecchio
May 22, 2016 Maine Mentor Mini Programs
March 21, 2016 Bonus Workshop with Lou Freeman
March 18, 2016 67th Annual MPPA Convention
February 18, 2016 February 18 | Preparing Your Prints for Competition: Part II
January 21, 2016 Preparing Your Prints for Competition: Part I
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