The Texas Professional Photographers Association is the largest state affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America with over 1200 top photographers in Texas and over 40 other states around the country.

Founded in 1898, TPPA has served as the voice of professional photographers and photographic enthusiasts and has set the standards for photographic education for generations.

TPPA members receive the TPPA Membership Card, Member Decal, a frame-able TPPA Member Placard and the TPPA Logo which can be used on your website, social media, business cards and printed materials. Members also stay in touch with our “Contact Sheets” monthly updates as well as our award-winning, bi-monthly magazine, The Photographer‘. Members also have access to members only savings with our Vendors Row discounts from our advertisers.

tppai_home_txschoolThe Texas School of Professional Photography is a week-long event held each year at the end of April with dozens of classes taught by top instructors from around the country, with classes from beginner to advanced. It is the largest and MOST FUN of any school of its type. The 2020 edition of Texas School is April 26-May 1. Registration begins at exactly 11PM on January 3rd, 2020.

The I Heart Photography Conference and Expo is our annual regional photographic extravaganza with workshops, a trade show and lots of hands-on opportunities for photographing and trying out the latest in photographic gear. Photographers come from across the south to attend this exciting event. It will be held at the Grapevine Convention Center, October 16-18, 2020 in Grapevine, Texas.

Banner “TPPA Events” is a 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.

We also feature member only webinars, road trips and hosted events throughout the year.

The Photographer is our award-winning magazine which reaches photographers across the southwest. It is loaded with how-to articles, color photographs and information on upcoming events and important topics of interest to photographers. Informative articles will keep you on the cutting edge of today’s technology as well has keep you informed of the latest techniques and marketing ideas.

The magazine comes out six times a year and is yours FREE with your membership in TPPA.


The TPPA Fellowship program honors those who actively participate in TPPA opportunities and provided service back to fellow photographers by sharing knowledge with other photographers. Service to the association is what makes TPPA so vibrant as so many choose to work behind the scenes to make our events so successful. The TPPA Fellowship program recognizes those who give back. Start earning points for your Fellowship degree as soon as you join TPPA.


Where can you download a free set of posing cards, get inspired by Arthur Rainville, watch videos on sport posing and download free studio forms? All this and more is in TPPA 365 and is FREE to all TPPA Members.

The “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.

Our new Store Discount Cards from Arlington Camera and Precision Camera provide exclusive savings to TPPA Members with 20% off on camera bags, tripods and many other accessories. (See stores for details.) Simply shop with your Store Discount Card and your valid TPPA Membership Card.

TPPA Store Purchasing Card from Office Depot and Office Max
This card provides great saving on copy and print services and office products that you use every day. Save up to 80% off preferred products. Savings available online and in store!

Vendors Row features exclusive savings to TPPA Members from our Magazine Vendor Partners. You will also find other products and services from fellow TPPA Members, speakers and supporters.

You also gain access to huge savings on hotels with our new Hotel Storm discounts.

When you join TPPA, you get your business listed on the “Find a Photographer” page on the TPPA Member website. Your profile can be set to feature your contact information, sample images and a link to your website. Not only is this a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd by showing your professional affiliation, it is also a great way for folks looking for a photographer in your area to find you. Join TPPA today!

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