What we're about
The Georgia Professional Photographers Association ( http://gppa.com ) is Georgia oldest Professional Photography Group, we will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2019! We are proud to be the state affiliate of Professional Photographers of America ( PPA ).
GPPA is the resource for all professional and aspiring pro photographers in the state! We hold meetings throughout Georgia to network and learn. Our origination is focused on helping each other succeed and raising the standard of the business and craft of photography.
Since our charter in 1959, GPPA continually provides a platform for photographers to interact, exchange ideas, develop critical skills, adhere to an industry standard code of ethics, provide artistic inspiration, challenge creativity through competition and provide all the resources necessary to achieve success in your business.
If you are (or hope to be) a professional photographer, then GPPA is for you!
• All area meetings, we host at least 1 per quarter in each of the 4 areas ( NE, NW, Se & SW)
• Professional lab/gear discounts, contracts & various business templates, group insurance discounts & access to mentorship programs.
• Exposed - our annual 3 day convention with incredible instructors from around the country, and an annual awards banquet.
• We host a state level annual photo competition which is broadcast live through printcompetition.com, with a panel of 6 PPA approved judges. Images entered and meriting at the state level can easily be entered into PPA district & IPC competitions.
• Opportunities to earn education & service merits for state & PPA to help with your Master Artist, Master Craftsman, Fellowship & Certified Professional Photographer degrees
• Discount Tuition for our 5 day annual Photoworks educational program
Visit any of our area meetings as a non-member for free for your 1st meeting then $25 for any additional. If you like us and decide to join GPPA, any of our directors would be happy to sign you up!
Membership Levels ( https://www.gppa.com/membership )
Active Membership fee annually is $200 or $17.50 monthly.
Associate membership fee annually is $125 or $11.25 monthly and is for additional members from the same studio / family
Current Photography Students receive free membership with valid student id / instructor recommendation