Maine Professional Photographers Association
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2019 Maine Photographic Exposition
& Convention

March 15-17 at The Clarion Portland Hotel
Join us for 3 days of fun, education, and networking! 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 70th 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 2019 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, 2019 to be considered for member awards.
  • Entries must be registered and uploaded NO LATER THAN 11:00PM EST on Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • UNLIMITED entries are allowed per person. Albums count as one entry, allowed up to 2 albums. 

    Entry Fee's per image/album
    $12 members
    $15 students
    $20 non-member/out of state
Review the complete 2019 Rules here. JUDGING WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 8:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

Full Convention Booklet coming soon here!

Registration Open!

    • March 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 17, 2019
    • 9:00 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!


    8am - Finish | Image Competition

    12pm - 1pm | Lunch on your own

    3pm - 4:30pm | Dana Berenson "Getting into a Fine Art Gallery"
    6pm-9pm | Marisa Balletti-Lavoie "Sassy Guide to the Hustle"

    9pm - 11pm | Hospitality Suite, Sponsored by ACI


    9am-11:30am | Bailey Fox

    “Don't Wake the Baby! Newborn Photography”

    11:30-2:30pm | Trade Show & Pizza

    2:30pm - 5pm | Tim Cameron

    “Family Portraits on Location”

    6:30-9pm | Adam Nyhan
    "Protecting Your Photography Business: A Legal Crash Course"

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


    9am-11:30am - Woody Walters
    Sponsored by ACI

    11:30pm-1pm | Lunch on your own
    1pm-4pm - Woody Walters continued

    5:30 pm | Group Photo

    6pm - 8pm | MPPA Awards Banquet*
    *Banquet tickets sold separately

    And don't forget to register for the Bonus Day with Woody Walters on Monday, March 18!
    • March 17, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Clarion Portland Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME

    This ticket is for BANQUET ONLY. 
    Please make sure you have registered for the full convention too - it's included in your Active Membership Dues!


    5:30 pm | Group Photo

    6pm - 8pm | MPPA Awards Banquet*
    *Banquet tickets sold separately

    And don't forget to register for the Bonus Day with Woody Walters on Monday, March 18!
    • March 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME
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    Inspired by Men and Marvel Movie Effects, Woody Walters was one of the first photographers and digital image makers to bring this look to the portrait market. Woody created special effect brushes that enhance any image with incredible effects in just a few clicks or spend hours and create high end composite images that will blow your clients away.

    Want to learn how to shatter your subjects?

    Want to learn how to make them break into a million particles, or to dissolve into smoke, or crash into lightning?

    Want to create a fire in your football composites, or add pretty floral or watercolor effects to your dance portraits?

    Want to creat the most amazing and easiest to sell sports art composites of your life?

    This is the class for you!

    Woody developed a series of tools in his ever evolving collection and will teach you the ropes. His techniques are fast and profitable. You can make them as complex or as simple as you want. This class is for all levels of Photoshop and Woody is the man to teach you with 25 years of teaching experience to photographers.

    His program is high energy and fun and one that will change your perspective on life and photography. You won't want to miss it. During Mondays one on one program, you will need to bring your laptops and you will work hands on to apply these custom brushes to your images.

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