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. In 2020, the dates are currently set for March 20-23, and admission is now FREE for members!

We hope to welcome you at our next event!

Upcoming monthly programs & events

    • September 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 15 Holly St, Suite 201B, Scarborough, ME
    • 20
    Register


    This is a PPA Continuing Education Course. PPA members who attend will receive 1 Merit! 

    Have you ever wondered if adding a drone to your current work would be worth your investment? Is offering your clients a new perspective of photography worth the headache? This class will help you answer all those questions and more. We will cover:

    • what it takes to add drone work into your current photography business

    • when and where it is safe to fly

    • FAA rules and regulations for flying

    • Reading aeronautical maps

    • air space

    • what it takes to prepare for the Part 107 exam

    • how weather effects flying conditions

    • drone apps and communications

    • liability and FAA waivers

    • processing your photographs

    • how to market and add drone work to your current business.

    • If weather permits, we will be flying.

    Lisa is Certified Professional Photographer in Dartmouth, MA. She is a FAA licensed Drone Pilot and holds PPA’s Drone Certificate. Her aerial photographs have been incorporated into her wedding and commercial imagery.


     

    • October 08, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 506 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092
    Register

    Jen Hargrove (M. Photog., Cr., CPP) will be visiting us all the way from Wyoming to share with us about how to run profitable mini sessions! Then on Thursday, October 10th, she will be doing a hands on workshop titled "Paws & Tots", that will include marketing, sales, portraits, posing, & lighting! Be sure to keep an eye out for details on that as they become available. 

    We'll begin with a cocktail/social hour from 5-6pm before the program begins at 6pm. Please join us for networking and catching up with friends during the social hour, or just show up in time for the class. Look forward to seeing you all there!


    • October 10, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 144 Fore Street, Unit C Portland, ME 04101
    • 18
    Register


    Paws & Tots Workshop - Jen Hargrove (M. Photog., CR., CPP)

    (Marketing, sales, portraits, posing, lighting)

    Pets and children are by far the most beloved members of most families, but capturing their personalities is often more difficult than just a click of the shutter. Instructor Jen Hargrove’s photographs are often defined by her simple classic compositions and authentic moments of pets and children. Now you can join Jen as she shows you the basics of how she gets animals and children comfortable with the camera. After this class, you’ll be able to capture great images of pets and children AND how to sell simple classic images like fine art. You will also learn how Jen has found success with image competition using client work and has used that success to build a highly profitable business.

    Be sure to bring your camera if you would like to join in on the shooting! This is a Hands on workshop! 

    • November 07, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 506 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092
    Register


    "You love photography but you know that the future of your business must include some level of video. So where do you start? Join Matt Stagliano, owner of Firelance Media and Stonetree Creative, for a crash course in shooting videos that will wow your clients. Learn the basics about the equipment you need, formats, frame rates, lighting, editing, and audio for any situation. Whether you’re a beginning vlogger or just want to make better promo videos with your DSLR, come learn the techniques that will help you make sense of it all. "

    We'll begin with a cocktail/social hour from 5-6pm before the program begins at 6pm. Please join us for networking and catching up with friends during the social hour, or just show up in time for the class. Look forward to seeing you all there!


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