You want to be a better photographer but don’t know where to begin!


You want to be a better photographer but trying to learn on your own is unproductive and improvement does not come fast enough.

Trying to learn from videos without the ability to ask questions or get immediate feedback is frustrating.

No one seems to want to help you get better at your craft.  When you are a self-taught photographer, we know how hard it is to find someone who can help you get better because we were once right where you are.

The good news is you don’t have to learn it all by yourself! 

You deserve to be part of a community that can help you
become the best photographer you can be!

TPPA has helped 1000’s of photographers just like you, take control of their craft by supporting one another.  As the nation’s largest PPA Affiliate, we have the tools and the community to help you become a confident photographer who can capture stunning images in any situation.  Here is how we do it:

  • Get connected to a network of over 1200 photographers who are ready to help you
  • Get instant access to member resources including training and tools to grow your craft
  • Study with some of the top photographic instructors in the country and start seeing immediate results


At TPPA, Our Focus is on Photographers!


Take the First Step on Your Pathway to Success!

Don’t put your success off any longer! Join TPPA and:

  • Take advantage of year-round live classes and workshops
  • Get instant access to our digital library, TPPA365
  • Start receiving The Photographer Magazine
  • Save money with our Vendor Partners Programs
  • Get discounted registration to the Texas School of Professional Photography

Membership in TPPA is only $120 a year with our annual membership, or $12 per month with our monthly plan.


Don’t spend another minute trying to figure things out on your own!

TPPA helps you improve your craft in a community that cares.

TPPA Events

Year-round classes and workshops throughout the state.

Year-round Classes and Workshops

“TPPA Events” is our series of year-round, 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.

Texas School of Professional Photography

Learn for some of the best photographers in the world.

April 28 - May 3, 2024

At the Texas School of Professional Photography, our classes educate, inspire creativity and invigorate your photo business.   That is why we provide first-class instructors in a small class size.

iHeart Photography Conference and Expo

Join us in October at the Grapevine Convention Center.

October 13-15, 2023 in Grapevine, Texas

The I Heart Photography Conference and Expo is our annual regional photographic extravaganza with workshops, a trade show and lots of hands-on opportunities.

The Photographer Magazine

It is loaded with how-to articles, color photographs and information on upcoming events and important topics of interest to photographers.

Free Subscription with Membership.

The Photographer is our award-winning magazine. It features informative articles to keep you on the cutting edge of today’s technology and informed of the latest techniques and marketing ideas.


Where can you download a free set of posing cards, get inspired by top photographic educators, watch videos on sport posing and download free studio forms?

TPPA365 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.  All this and more is in TPPA 365

The TPPA Fellowship

The TPPA Fellowship program recognizes those who give back. TPPA is member-run and member-led. It is this service to otherswhich makes TPPA such a vibrant community.

Start Earning Points Just for Joining!

The TPPA Fellowship program honors those who actively participate in TPPA opportunities and provide service back to fellow photographers by sharing knowledge with other photographers and participating in TPPA events.


You don’t have t0 spend another minute trying to figure things out on your own!

TPPA helps you improve your craft in a community that cares.