Maine Professional Photographers Association
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2018 Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention

Join us for 3 days of fun, education, and networking! Our annual convention is always the 3rd weekend of March. Be sure to mark your calendar and register today! Our members enjoy a discounted convention pass. Join the MPPA and enjoy the many benefits of membership!

Are you planning to stay for the weekend (or just a night) at our 69th Annual MPPA Convention? 
Call the Clarion Portland Hotel at 207-774-5611 and mention that you are with the Maine Professional Photographers Association to reserve your room today! We'll see you there!

Image Competition

Why participate? You’re good at what you do, and we know it. Don’t wait for others to realize it on their own - go for it!

Participating in MPPA’s annual image competition gives you the opportunity to show your work. It also provides an opportunity to get better at what you do. After all, the critiques that are given offer ways to improve your images. You’ll walk away filled with ideas and inspiration to fuel your creative soul. Below are some helpful links to help you get started.

The 2018 MPPA Photographic Image Competition is now open! Submit your images @
  • Any professional photographer may enter the competition for image judging and scoring.
  • Dues must be paid in full by March 1, 2018 to be considered for member awards.
  • Entries must be registered and uploaded NO LATER THAN 11:00PM EST on Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • There is a $15 fee per entry. Up to 7 entries are allowed per person. Albums count as one entry, allowed up to 2 albums.
Review the complete 2018 Rules here. JUDGING WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

Download the Convention book here!

Register today for the 2018 Convention!

    • March 16, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 18, 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Clarion Portland Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME

    THREE DAYS of classes, games and giveaways, and an image competition that will inspire you in your own work!


    9 am - Finish | Image Competition

    12 pm - 1 pm | Lunch on your own

    6 pm - 9 pm | Bryan Welsh 

    “Using Print Competition in Your Everyday Work”

    9 pm - 11 pm | Hospitality Suite, Sponsored by H&H 


    9 am - 12 pm | Jim LaSala 

    “Road to Better Black & White”

    12 pm | Lunch on your own

    1 pm - 4 pm | Linda Long

    “Photographing Children”

    5:30 pm | Group Photo

    6 pm | MPPA Awards Banquet

    8 pm - 11 pm | Hospitality Suite, Sponsored by ACI


    9 am - 12 pm - Brooke Shaden

    “Storytelling Portraits” Sponsored by Sony

    12 pm - 4 pm | Trade Show & Lunch

    4 pm | Dinner on your own

    5 pm - 8 pm | Brooke Shaden, cont.

    And don't forget to register for the Bonus Day with Brooke Shaden on Monday, March 19!
    • March 19, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME
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    This intensive one-day class will dive into many different shooting setups that will lead to seamless composited images. From shooting on a plain backdrop and moving the subject somewhere else entirely, to drastically enhancing a scene that we set ourselves, we will learn how to take an image from boring to extraordinary through the use of creative shooting techniques and Photoshop. Everyone will have the chance to edit along and will receive an hour-long image editing tutorial at the end of the class to take home. Finally, we will talk about how to brand, market, and sell your images in the fine art world and beyond. You will learn:

    1. How to move subjects to a different background.

    2. How to add more images to your original to create an enhanced photograph.

    3. How to manipulate light and color in Photoshop.

    4. How to license your images and sell them through galleries.

    5. How to print, edition, and choose paper for your prints.

    6. How to brand and market your work. 

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