As a new member to TPPA, you will want to get plugged into our TPPA Events and save the dates for those events that appeal the most to you.
TPPA produces two premium events each year to provide members with an outstanding educational experience and powerful networking opportunities.
The Texas School of Professional Photography is our largest event attracting over a thousand photographers and industry leaders from 44 states and several other countries.
For 2023, Texas School will be April 23-28 in Addison, Texas – just north of Dallas. (It always takes place at the end of April.)
Texas School offers 33 classes covering a wide range of photographic interests. It is open to professional photographers as well as enthusiast.
Participants select a single class and spend the entire week with one instructor giving them an in-depth educational experience.
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There is also a trade show where industry reps come in and show the latest gear and answer your questions. They also happen to offer the best prices you will see on gear that you want to purchase!
Texas School includes all evening meals and wonderful evening entertainment. The Tuesday night costume party is a highlight event you will not want to miss!
Registration always opens on January 3rd at 11PM and remains open until classes fill up. You can check out this years line up at
The iHeart Photography Conference and Expo
This event takes place in October in Grapevine, Texas located between Dallas and Fort Worth. Programs feature topics of interest to professionals as well as enthusiast. It also offers hands-on excursions where participants go out on location with a host presenter who will help you find the best images using the best techniques. It is a great way to get out and photograph with a coach who will guide you through the experience.
The iHeart Photography Conference also features a trade show for you to check out the newest gear from industry leaders.
TPPA Events
TPPA Events is our year-round series of classes, workshops, photo walks and more! Programs are offered on a variety of topics that we know you will enjoy. These events are hosted throughout the state and are usually lead by TPPA Members who are sharing their time and expertise.
This year, we are looking forward to our TPPA Road Trip to Red River, New Mexico in August. Highlights of this trip included a walking tour of Taos, a visit to the Taos Indian Pueblo and a day trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.
To learn more about all of the upcoming TPPA Events, visit the TPPA Events Page.
TPPA Annual Photographic Competition
TPPA holds an annual image competition for photographers to get important feedback on their images leading into the PPA competition season. The competition is open to everyone and is a valuable learning experience as you watch the judging take place live and hear the judge’s comments and critiques. Check out details about our competition on March 21.
TPPA Members get to shine as we recognize the best image makers with awards and recognition for their work. The 2023.Awards Presentation will take place on Sunday, April 23 at 8:30PM at Texas School.
That’s it for now. Watch for my next email explaining how our members are at the heart of who we are.