We Are TPPA

Texas Professional Photographers Association is a non-profit association for all professional photographers who want grow their photography business.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide all photographers with an opportunity for success regardless of their professional aspirations, creative desires or personal interest in the craft of photography.

What We Do

We provide our members an outstanding experience and help them become better photographers, better small businesses and better connected.

Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss!

Hosted by Guy T Phillips, Cr. Photog, CPP

Did you know that Adobe updates Lightroom every other month?

Join Guy T Phillips as he helps you navigate these updates and improvements in his program, “What’s New in Lightroom?”

Every other month, Guy T will take you through the newest releases of Lightroom Classic and both the desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom.  He will also take your questions on all aspects of Lightroom.

The next episode is June 16 and continues on the 3rd Wednesday of  August, October, & December, from 7 to 8 PM Central.

Best of all, it is Free for TPPA Members.

Program Dates (All times 7 to 8 PM Central)
2021
August 18
October 20
December 15

Do you have a Lightroom question for Guy T?  Ask it here.

August 2-4, 2021
Explore the Enchantment of Northern New Mexico

Registration

TPPA Member Registration $149
Non-Member Registration $199
“Join and Go” Registration $244

Join Steve and Jacqueline Kozak as they host this unique road trip to Red River in northern New Mexico.

Part workshop, part photo walk and part vacation, this trip promises to be an experience of fun for photographers and families.  TPPA has partnered with the Professional Photographers Association of New Mexico to bring you this very special event.

Red River is a mountain town located in the lush Carson National Forest about 30 minutes north of Taos. The summer temps are glorious and the location is perfect for any number of day trips for exploring the history and scenic beauty of New Mexico.

Our itinerary is full of opportunities to photograph in this diverse region.  From mountain forest to desert landscapes and from exploring historic Taos on foot to high mountain vistas by train, this adventure has more than enough to keep you photographing at every turn.

Image by Janet Thetford.

Monday – We will spend most of the day in and around Red River photographing the sights around town. You will find beautiful images of the flowers, humming birds, architecture and the river.  We will also gather nearby for some natural light portrait tips and a short program to help you get more out of your camera.

Time permitting, we will also photograph the beautiful Palisades and tour the Vietnam War Memorial.

After dinner, we will visit the Wild Rivers Scenic Area for some edgy photographs (pun intended).

©Steve Kozak

Tuesday – We will make a short drive over to Taos to experience the Taos Pueblo. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. You will also see the San Geronimo Chapel which was completed in 1850.  Enjoy a little shopping or getting a tasty treat at any of the quaint little shops located in the Pueblo.

Adult admission: $16 per person
Students (11 and up, includes college with ID): $14 per person
Children 10 and under: Free

Then, it is off to downtown Taos for lunch and a walking tour for photographs of its beautiful architecture. We will also take a short drive to the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge and visit the historic San Francisco De Asis Church.

©Bill Hedrick

Wednesday – We get up bright an early for a drive to Antonito where we will board the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad.  This memorable trip takes you through a diverse landscape with some of the most beautiful views of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

Once on the train, you can make your way to the open air car and photograph from either side of the train.  You will enjoy listening to the docents explain the history and the stories of the landscapes.  The train arrives in Osier, CO where you will enjoy a wonderful lunch with all the trimmings plus dessert, before you board the train to complete the trip back to Antonito.

Click here to watch a feature story on this great adventure from CBS News.

This is such a wonderful experience and will be fun for the entire family.

There are a variety of trips and options to choose from.  Our group trip will be:

Antonito All Aboard

Depart Antonito Depot at 10:00 am – Lunch at Osier Station – Arrive back to Antonito Depot at 4:40 pm

Ticket prices for the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad Using our code, TPPA
*CLASSIC COACH CAR: ADULT: $95.50
CHILD: $47.52 (ages 2-12)

Lodging
Our headquarters hotel, Lifts West, has already sold out. But don’t worry, Red River has a lot of lodging options. Here is a link to some of the properties you might enjoy. There are also campgrounds and several VRBO properties.

Registration

TPPA Member Registration $149
Non-Member Registration $199
“Join and Go” Registration $244

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Want to be a Better Photographer?

We have a Class for You!

What do you want to learn?

TPPA provides outstanding photographic education with photography classes and workshops for all skill levels.

Want to Grow Your Photography Business?

Photography is a lot more fun when you are making money.

We offer Business and Marketing Classes

TPPA is a non-profit association for all professional photographers who want to grow their photography business.

Want to Get Connected?

Photography is a lot more fun with friends!

Network with other Pros and Vendors

Membership in TPPA provides photographers with the opportunity to build a supportive network of colleagues.

Click here to read Phyllis’ story.


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TEXAS SCHOOL
April 25 – 30, 2021



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I HEART PHOTO CONFERENCE & EXPO
Oct. 15-17, 2021

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