Member Benefits


The Texas Professional Photographers Association is the largest state affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America with hundreds of top photographers in Texas as well as other states around the country.

Founded in 1898, TPPA has served as the voice of professional photographers and photographic enthusiasts and has set the standards for photographic education for generations. TPPA members also receive an award-winning, bi-monthly magazine, The Photographer, with informative articles to keep them on the cutting edge of today’s technology and to keep you informed of the latest techniques and marketing ideas.

tppai_home_txschoolThe Texas School of Professional Photography is a week-long event held each year at the end of April with dozens of classes taught by top instructors from around the country, with classes from beginner to advanced. It is the largest and MOST FUN of any school of its type. The 2018 edition of Texas School is April 22-27. Registration begins at exactly 11PM on January 3rd.

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TPPA Summerfest is an annual event held every summer near the end of June. This is a very family-friendly event featuring outstanding educational classes and workshops, the Annual TPPA Image Competition, and our “Family Fun Night” picnic. This exciting event is held at the La Torretta Resort on Lake Conroe which features a water park, 24-hour putt-putt, an 11,000 sq./ft. spa and a magnificent golf course on property. Our next Summerfest is June 24-27, 2018.

Photogenesis is our annual regional photographic extravaganza with workshops, a trade show and lots of hands-on opportunities for photographing and trying out the latest in photographic gear. Photographers come from across the south to to attend this exciting expo. It will be held in the Fall of 2018.

BannerThe “Texas 10” is a series of hands-on workshops held throughout the state and beyond. TPPA members host and teach workshops on a variety of topics and for all skill levels.

The Photographer is our award-winning magazine which reaches photographers across the southwest. It is loaded with how-to articles, color photographs and information on upcoming events and important topics of interest to photographers.

The magazine comes out six times a year and is yours FREE with your membership in TPPA.

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The TPPA Fellowship program honors those who actively participate in TPPA opportunities and provided service back to fellow photographers by sharing knowledge with other photographers. Service to the association is what makes TPPA so vibrant as so many choose to work behind the scenes to make our events so successful. The TPPA Fellowship program recognizes those who give back. Start earning points for your Fellowship degree as soon as you join TPPA.

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Where can you download a free set of posing cards, get inspired by Arthur Rainville, watch videos on sport posing and download free studio forms? All this and more is in TPPA 365 and is FREE to all TPPA Members.

“TPPA 365” is a library of resources, downloads, studio forms, templates, Photoshop Actions, articles, videos and more created by TPPA members and speakers and supporters.

Best of all, it is all part of your TPPA membership.  Simply log and go to the “Members” tab that appears after you have logged in.

When you join TPPA, you have exclusive access to discounts, services and benefits available only to members.  These are just a few of the deals available in the TPPA Marketplace.  To take advantage of these and other special member discounts, log in and go to “TPPA Marketplace” under the “Members” tab.

marketThe TPPA Marketplace features TPPA Logo merchandise as well as products and services from fellow TPPA Members and TPPA vendors and supporters.

You also gain access to huge savings on hotels with our new Hotel Storm discounts.

When you join TPPA, you get your business listed on our TPPA Member website. Your profile can be set to feature your contact information, sample images and a link to your website. Not only is this a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd by showing your professional affiliation, it is also a great way for folks looking for a photographer in your area to find you. Join TPPA today!

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