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

    • January 28, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 506 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092

    What awards have Rob Smith not won? Rob has reached as high as Diamond Photographer Of The Year at IPC(plus platinum and bronze showings), Maine Photographer Of The Year via MPPA print comp, graced the cover of PPA magazine twice, and far too many more things to count. He will be moderating this evening of learning and image critique.  We will start off with a short presentation about the 12 elements of a merit image before getting into reviewing the submitted images. Please follow the guidelines as outlined in the graphic in order to participate! Some of our board will be acting as jurors with Rob moderating discussions about the images. Join us and learn from some of the best in print competition!

    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!

    • February 28, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 220 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106

    Instead of having a trade show at this year's annual convention, Hunt's will be hosting one on a seperate date in their South Portland store! This will give a better opportunity for attendants to have access to more equipment, as well as special "trade show only" discounts! As more information is available, we will update! 

    This is of course a free event and all are welcome and encouraged to stop in!

    • March 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 22, 2020
    • 11:00 PM
    • The Clarion Portland Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME

    THREE DAYS of classes, games and giveaways, and an image competition that will inspire you in your own work!


    8am - 12pm | Image Competition

    12pm - 1pm | Lunch on your own

    1pm - Finish | Image Competition

    3pm - 4:45pm | Trish Logan and Ken Wilson "Stop Leaving Money on the Table" sponsored by ACI

    4:45pm - 7pm | Dinner on your own

    7pm - 9pm | Ed Pedi "Tried & True Blueprint for Successful & Profitable Family Portraits"

    9pm - 11pm | Hospitality Suite sponsored by H & H


    8am - 9am | Judges Image Critique

    9:15am - 11:45am | Jeff Dachowski "Selling For Success"

    11:45 - 1:15pm | Lunch on your own

    1:15pm - 3:45pm | Ron Rosenstock "Fine Art Photography from Stieglitz to the Present"

    4pm - 6:30pm | Thom Rouse "Art & Photoshop" sponsored by ACI

    6:30pm - 9pm | Dinner on your own

    9pm - 11pm | Hospitality Suite sponsored by ACI


    9am -11:30am | Nicole Chan "Level up your business. Earn more. Work Less. Sleep"

    11:30am | Annual Member Meeting

    11:30am - 1pm | Pizza Party

    1pm - 4pm | Corey Potter "SEO For Photographers"
    5:30 pm | Group Photo

    6pm - 8pm | MPPA Awards Banquet*

    9pm - 11pm | Hospitality Suite sponsored by MPPA

    *Banquet tickets sold separately

    • March 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Clarion Portland Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME

    This ticket is for BANQUET DINNER ONLY. 
    Please make sure you have registered for the full convention too - it's included in your Active Membership Dues!


    5:30 pm | Group Photo

    6pm - 8pm | MPPA Awards Banquet

    9pm - 11pm | Hospitality Suite

    And don't forget to register for the Bonus Day with Corey Potter on Monday, March 23!

    • March 23, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME

    When it comes to SEO it is important to focus on the few things that really matter and stop wasting time on things that wont help you get more clients. In this class, we’ll talk about the most important things you can do in 2020 to improve your presence in major search engines like Google.

    Before starting a photography business with his wife Ashley, Corey helped small local businesses with websites and SEO. Using the things he had learned, he was able to grow the photography business quickly and stay booked solid for years, photographing over 250 weddings.

    As the family started growing (currently 3 kids under 6), Corey decided to go back to his SEO roots and help other photographers get more clients using the internet. In 2015, Corey founded Fuel Your Photos, a website and online community designed to help photographers get the most out of their online presence.

    Corey Potter is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves the internet and website development.

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