Robin Janson, TPPA President

The Texas Professional Photographers Association is coming off another successful year at Texas School. Hundreds of photographers are already creating better images, applying new skills, and making more money – all because they invested in themselves by attending Texas School.

When you stop and think about it, you realize it takes thousands of hours of planning and preparation to put on an event of this magnitude. There are so many moving parts, it almost seems impossible that it could ever happen in the first place. Yet, Don Dickson and his team of Trustees, TPPA Officers, Instructors, Wranglers, Vendors, models, and hotel staff are always ready to go when the doors open. Make your plans now to attend Texas School in 2023. It takes place April 23-28 and as always, registration opens at 11pm on January 3rd.

In the meantime, join TPPA in Red River, New Mexico on August 1-3 for three days of photography, fellowship, and some fresh mountain air. This event is suitable for your entire family, and all are welcome to attend. Learn more at

Make plans to attend the iHeart Photography Conference and Expo at the Grapevine Convention Center on October 14-16, 2022. This event provides three days of education, photo-walks, excursions, and a trade show. Details are still under wraps but look for announcements and registration to open in July.

Finally, I want to congratulate everyone who entered the TPPA Annual Photographic Competition. The awards were announced at the awards presentation before the start of Texas School. The committee that puts on this celebration went above and beyond to make everyone feel special and it was wonderful to be able to acknowledge all of the PPA Degree recipients, CPP and TPPA Fellowship recipients in addition to the photographic awards. Kudos to everyone who helped make this night so special.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the PPA National Award to Trey Homan. It is certainly fitting that Trey was selected to be recognized for his service to TPPA on so many levels. From serving as a TPPA President to his time working on committees, teaching alongside his wife, Elizabeth, and his service to Texas School Charities, Trey unselfishly gives of his time and talent to make TPPA and the industry a whole lot better. Well done, Trey Homan!

Best regards,

Robin Janson, TPPA President