Maine Professional Photographers Association
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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 photographers can gain support from their peers and grow in their craft. We offer monthly programs 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 with professional image 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.

Hybrid Education
Each year, the MPPA invites nationally recognized, industry experts, who are leaders in their field, to conduct in person workshops and online lectures for our members in the wedding, portrait and commercial communities. Here's our event page with upcoming and past events. The MPPA also hosts an annual 3 day (plus 1 bonus day) in person convention that is included in your membership rate.

Networking
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.

Marketing
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 and a link to their photography website. Additionally, the MPPA website offers potential clients the ability to search for photographers by name, or by specialty, further increasing the chances they will be found. Check out our member directory

Professional Credentials
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. You can also earn MPPA awards and recognition for attending events, competing in image competition, teaching and volunteering. 

Scholarship Opportunities 

Members can apply for quarterly scholarships towards any photography based training - even outside of PPA affiliates (excludes memberships).

Benefits & Discounts

  • Commission free shopping at a local camera store 
  • Free small business advisor
  • Special rate to styled shoots/content days in Maine
  • Discount on gear rentals
  • Discounted entry fee for MPPA image competition 
  • Door prizes at most events

We invite you to attend your first monthly meeting for free and hope to welcome you soon!

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