Texas Professional Photographers Association

At TPPA, Our Focus is on Photographers!

Our mission at TPPA 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. The fact is, there are as many ways that one can experience a lifetime love for photography as there are photographers with cameras.

It is Time to Join TPPA!

Are you looking for outstanding photographic education, a supportive network of encouraging colleagues and a place for inspiration to become a better photographer or a successful entrepreneur? Then you have come to the right place!

Welcome to TPPA! We are a non-profit association for all professional photographers and serious enthusiasts who are looking for opportunities to do more with their photography.

You love photography. What would you like to do with it?

TPPA is a Leader in Education

We go above and beyond to provide innovative and inspiring opportunities for photographers to improve their photographic skills. We welcome working pros, serious enthusiasts, students enrolled in the study of photography and casual amateurs. From intensive classes at our Texas School of Professional Photography to our open arms concept with the I Heart Photography Conference and Expo to our year-round programs that make up our TPPA Events, TPPA has something for photographers of all skill levels.

TPPA is Fun

One thing is for sure, TPPA events are fun. From the comradery created on our photo outings to the legendary parties at Texas School, TPPA members have a great time. It is building friendships, breakthrough conversations that take place in small groups and building those important connections with vendor partners that are at the heart of a TPPA Event. Ask any member who has been to a TPPA event and they will tell you that those are why they continue year after year.

TPPA is Affiliated

The Texas Professional Photographers Association is the largest state affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America.  Our membership includes 1200 top photographers in Texas and over 40 other states. Our affiliation with PPA helps us bring in speakers from all over the US and opportunities for us to provide our members with PPA Merits that are earned toward the various PPA degrees.

TPPA is Value

With so much live and hands-on education and strategic networking opportunities along with a subscription to The Photographer magazine, you might think that is more than enough for your $95 a year membership. But at TPPA, we go above and beyond to create added value to your membership. We introduced our partnership with Office Depot and Office Max which generated wonderful savings for TPPA Members.

TPPA Premier Events

The Texas School of Professional Photography is six days of the BEST photographic education in the world. Spend the entire week studying with one of our 36 world-class instructors in a small class size!  Evenings are filled with legendary FUN, entertainment and meals!  PLUS you get access to an impressive Trade Show with over 70 vendors offering the BEST prices on equipment anywhere!  Make this is your year to attend Texas School.

The I Heart Photography Conference features three days of programming for photographers with a wide range of interests.  Our Inspiration Track of classes featuring a variety of programs to foster creativity and inspiration.  Our Pro Track of programs designed to address the needs and expand the success of professional photographers. Our “Tools & Tech Track” offers programs that take an insiders look at specialty fields in the photographic industry.