Helping photographers exceed their dreams
through education, validation and community.
At TPPA, our focus is on you! Join TPPA Texas Professional Photographers Association


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.

Introducing: The New TPPA Texcellence Award Challenge Coin

The 2021 TPPA Photographic Competition Awards Presentation will debut its new Texcellence Award for images which were judged,  “the best of the best” in Texas.  The designation will be commemorated with the new Texcellence Award Challenge Coin.  Beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted, this coin will hold a very special place in your awards collection.  The Awards Presentation takes place on Saturday, April 24 at 8PM at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel at 15201 Dallas Parkway in Addison, TX.

Registration for  the Texas School of Professional Photography
Is Now Open

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Texas School is six days of the BEST photographic education in the world. But wait! There’s MORE! Along with first-class instructors in a small class size, you get to hang out with over 1000 other photographers, unwind in the evenings with legendary FUN and FREE evening events, entertainment and meals! PLUS you get access to an impressive Trade Show with over 70 vendors offering the BEST prices on equipment anywhere! You will NOT be disappointed!

OH, did I mention that the whole week is only $595 for TPPA members and $695 for non-members?

Texas School will inspire and invigorate you and your photography. You will leave full of new ideas, new friends, new vision, and will anxiously await Texas School NEXT year! Come join us at the unrivaled Texas School of Professional Photography: The BEST photographic education at the best price…and SO much more! Learn more.

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You want to be a photographer
but don't know where to start.
You have come to the right place! Join TPPA

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.


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April 25 – 30, 2021

Your online library of educational
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Oct. 15-17, 2021


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Spotlight Pics:  Featuring Images from our Members