Are you ready to own the photography business you deserve?
Are you ready to take your artwork to the next level?
Are you ready to network, learn and socialize with like-minded creatives?
If you answered yes, then you belong HERE!
VPPA is a non-profit group that hosts monthly meet-up sessions, and two all-star statewide events with top of the line educators, artists and fellow creatives.
VPPA is the best resource in Virginia for photographers to collaborate and learn.
If you are ready to level up, then you belong HERE.
Continued Education is the success to any business owner. You will not only have an opportunity to learn and grow from your peers, but you will also be able to earn credits toward VPPA degrees.
If you love being a photographer, you will feel the energy that comes from being surrounded by professionals just as passionate about your craft as you are. You may frequently work alone in your business, getting involved in VPPA allows you to share with your peers joy, the pains and everything in between that makes our field so unique!
What Makes Us Unique?
We have watched technology evolve and move into today’s market, which promises to continue to produce products and equipment that improve exponentially. From the Kodak first Brownie Camera to GE Flash Bulbs, Polaroid Film, Konica’s first Point and Shoot, Canon’s first digital Electronic Still Camera, Pixar’s Digital Imaging Processor, to the 21st Century with extreme technology and products emerging weekly. VPPA will celebrate 125 years of continuous service to the photographic community in Virginia and surrounding states in 2023.
Convention, Seminars, Monthly Meetings and Networking
Opportunity to practice and refine skills
Test and improve knowledge through image competitions
Become a Master Photographer, a Certified Professional Photographer, Fellow of Photography (FP) or Service of Photography (SP) check out VPPA Degree programs
Membership Incentive Awards
Enjoy Member discounts and offers by VPPA Sponsors
Volunteer and learn more about your craft
Attract new clients through VPPA’s "Find a Photographer" directory
Scholarship Eligibility for photography schools and conferences
Listed on VPPA.org website's Find A Photographer page
Access to Members Only VPPA website section, access to the entire VPPA membership contact list and the VPPA handbook.
Join our private Facebook page for additional discussions, networking and equipment exchange opportunities.
Members may display the logo of the Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA) to inform consumers of your dedication to excellence in your craft.
If you’re serious about improving your photography or growing your business, then Virginia’s premiere professional photography association can help you reach your goals. Investing in your craft goes far beyond watching videos online. The networking, camaraderie and support you’ll receive from a local organization like VPPA will help you in ways that YouTube videos alone are simply not capable of doing.
Whether you’re a professional or aspiring photographer, we have monthly payment options available to fit any budget. Students are welcome! If you still have questions about VPPA, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you’re ready to take the next step in your photography journey, join us today!
Whether you’re a professional or aspiring photographer, we have monthly payment options available to fit any budget. Students are welcome!
***Non-Virginia Residents: An individual actively engaged in the image making profession but who neither resides in or routinely works in the state of Virginia, but who wishes to affiliate with the VPPA is eligible for this membership. It is strongly encouraged that the applicant also applies for membership in the state in which they reside. Privileges: Convention/Seminars Registrations, Monthly Meetings, Image Competition, Eligible for on Out of State Award, Eligible for Degree Program, Use Professional Logos, Door Prizes)