Events / Photography Workshops / Find a Workshop Near You

For two weeks in May and September, dozens of studios across the country will invite attendees to join daily workshops featuring portrait and wedding photography, posing and lighting, digital retouching and workflow, and sales and marketing strategies. It's a chance you won't want to miss—a full day of photography education brought to you by fellow professional photographers.

  • Online registration will open on March 8, 2021. Each class will be available for the $99 rate through May 2, 2021.
  • Registration cancellations made by May 2, 2021, before 5:00 pm ET will receive a refund minus a $25 administration fee. There are no refunds after that date. There is a $20 service fee for all returned checks.

Remember, PPA members receive one service merit for each class they attend.
PPA Membership is not required to participate.

Portrait Studio LightingJim O. Schwarz, M.Photog., Jeffrey Tadlock OHMay 2, 2021
All About AlbumsAdam L. Carroll, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Lori Carroll MIMay 3, 2021
Branding & Headshots - Photographing Professional WomenOlivia M. Ginn FLMay 3, 2021
Creating The Unforgettable Wedding Client ExperienceCindy L Strupp, CPP VirtualMay 3, 2021
Tips and Tricks For Fun and Creative Photoshop WorkflowJudy Reinford, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP VirtualMay 3, 2021
The Eight Parts of Proper Portrait PricingJim B. Landers VirtualMay 3, 2021
Headshots and Executive Portraits, Lighting and PosingMalinda M. Julien, M.Photog.Cr., CPP TXMay 3, 2021
Photoshop Elements for the Photographer -VirtualElody R Crimi VirtualMay 3, 2021
Email Marketing WorkshopAbbie S. Miller, CPP VirtualMay 3, 2021
Creating for Marketing Impact (Part 1)Maria Sampaio, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP SCMay 3, 2021
Studio Lighting Techniques for OutdoorsRuben Mills, Cr.Photog., CPP PAMay 3, 2021
Six Degrees of Bridal Show BlissJennifer P Stitt PAMay 3, 2021
Weddings My WayJohn J Pacetti, Cr.Photog., CPP NJMay 3, 2021
Studio High Key LightingBradley Paul Cornell, CPP MNMay 3, 2021
Fundamentals of Portrait Photography (Indoors & On Location)James J Whigham, Cr.Photog., CPP LAMay 3, 2021
Senior Photography BasicsCynthia Hovda, CPP MAMay 3, 2021
Photoshop for Dummies IAbby Sullivan, CPP, Karen A. McCall, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP VirtualMay 3, 2021
Selective Editing Using Layers and MasksLisa Cuchara, M.Photog.Cr. VirtualMay 3, 2021
Seeing the Light and Making the Image!Kalina Schneider, M.Photog.Cr., Kelly Schneider, M.Photog.Cr., CPP FLMay 3, 2021
Off Camera Lighting & WorkflowElaine E Goepfert, CPP MNMay 3, 2021
Model Photography - UnderwaterWayne S. Tarr, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VTMay 3, 2021
Intro to PhotographyKristin Merck, M.Photog., CPP PAMay 4, 2021
Client Sales ProcessJim B. Landers VirtualMay 4, 2021
Marketing to Bring in Dollars (PART 2)Maria Sampaio, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP SCMay 4, 2021
Resiliency - Making Your Business Last Through A Difficult TimeSusan J. Roche NJMay 4, 2021
A High School Senior SessionStephanie Lynn Petersen, CPP KYMay 4, 2021
Photoshop for Dummies IIKaren A. McCall, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, Abby Sullivan, CPP VirtualMay 4, 2021
Intermediate Photoshop and LightroomMiss Adriana Lopez VirtualMay 4, 2021
Studio Lighting Techniques for OutdoorsRuben Mills, Cr.Photog., CPP PAMay 5, 2021
Getting Started with Off-Camera FlashHeather J Lahtinen OHMay 5, 2021
Location, Location, LocationKelly Cook, M.Photog., CPP OHMay 5, 2021
How To Sell Travel Photos On Stock AgenciesSandra Foyt, CPP VirtualMay 5, 2021
They’re Only Doing This Once: How Not to Blow ItJenny Gegg, CPP NEMay 5, 2021
Lighting Headshots for ImpactLarry Fry, Bob Rider, CPP IDMay 5, 2021
One Light PortraitsLeslie McDonald, Cr.Photog., CPP FLMay 5, 2021
What Makes A Great Website: From Starting to MarketingJeremy Hyler VirtualMay 5, 2021
Back to Our Roots - Creativity, Art and AnalogueMichael Boatright, CPP GAMay 6, 2021
High School Seniors Portraits, In Studio or On LocationJohn A Mazzeo, M.Photog. NJMay 6, 2021
CPP Test SimulatorCharlie Routh, Cr.Photog., CPP GAMay 6, 2021
Birds for BeginnersKory Ann Bumgardner COMay 6, 2021
Better Photos of your ChildrenKristin Merck, M.Photog., CPP PAMay 7, 2021
See Better, Shoot Better!Arthur Rush VirtualMay 7, 2021
Basic Portrait Lighting and PosingJen Hargrove, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Kent L. Shelton, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VirtualMay 7, 2021
Certification PreparationAaron Ryman Beale, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VirtualMay 7, 2021
Getting Started with Lightroom & PhotoshopHeather J Lahtinen VirtualMay 7, 2021
Intro to Wedding Photography: Beyond the CameraKaren Doody NCMay 7, 2021
Make More Profit With Business Tools and Automations - Lets Simplify the ProcessTom F Davis VirtualMay 7, 2021
Basic Framing for BeginnersDeborah P Turner, M.Artist. SCMay 7, 2021
Introduction to Family/Children PhotographyCarol DeAnda, CPP ILMay 7, 2021
Studio LightingKevin Floyd, M.Photog.Cr., CPP FLMay 8, 2021
Dynamic Lighting, Posing & Composition for SeniorsKellie Randolph, Cr.Photog., CPP TXMay 8, 2021
The Building Blocks of BusinessLisa Deaton, CPP VirtualMay 8, 2021
LR and PS Editing for Pet PhotographersDanica Barreau, M.Photog.M.Artist., CPP VirtualMay 8, 2021
Exploring Certification and How to Get There!Michele C Hutchinson, CPP VirtualMay 8, 2021
Prepare for the CPP ExamSkip Barber, CPP VAMay 8, 2021
Headshots for Groups - An Exciting Way To Expand Your BusinessFred S. Morton, CPP VAMay 8, 2021
Posing, Lighting and Fashion Model WorkshopEdward Jason Nader, CPP VAMay 8, 2021
FLASH and Off-Camera LightingMike Busby, M.Photog., CPP, Chris Wooley, M.Photog.Cr., CPP WAMay 8, 2021
Lighting and Posing for Album SalesKatherine McClure, M.Photog., CPP, Allison Russell, M.Photog., CPP IAMay 8, 2021
On-Location Photo SessionsMichelle L. Thomas, CPP OHMay 8, 2021
Daniel Boone HomesteadRoger Lee Dwyer, SR., CPP PAMay 8, 2021
Intro to Natural Light PhotographyAustin G Pace VirtualMay 8, 2021
Headshots and Portraits - 101James Adams, Cr.Photog., CPP CAMay 8, 2021
Fashion PortraitureRosalind Guder CAMay 8, 2021
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Landscape PhotographyTom Cuchara CTMay 8, 2021
Developing an Educational Program for Professional or Amateur PhotographersLisa A Francescon, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VirtualMay 8, 2021
Boudoir BasicsAngel M Kruzel, CPP ILMay 8, 2021
Be Different- How to Stand Out from the CrowdJoel C Treadwell, Cr.Photog., CPP LAMay 8, 2021
Dramatic Light PaintingMichael Pucciarelli, Cr.Photog. MDMay 8, 2021
Get Creative with Macro and Closeup PhotographyKaren Doody NCMay 8, 2021
From Darkness Into the LightPatrick Shrader, John W. Chandler, M.Photog.Cr., CPP NCMay 8, 2021
BIG GAINS: Growing with In Person SalesLori Unruh Poole, M.Photog.Cr., Jeff Poole, M.Photog.Cr. VirtualMay 8, 2021
Strobes Made Easy! Let the OCF begin!Andrew Joseph MOMay 8, 2021
Intro to Studio LightingConnie Sanders, M.Photog., CPP KYMay 8, 2021
Shoot for the ProductJessica Vallia, CPP COMay 8, 2021
Using Photoshop and LightroomKevin Floyd, M.Photog.Cr., CPP FLMay 9, 2021
Migrating Spring WarblersLorianne Simon VTMay 9, 2021
Macro Workshop Using Natural and Artificial LightingEdward Jason Nader, CPP VAMay 9, 2021
Dynamic Seniors - Pricing & In-Person SalesKellie Randolph, Cr.Photog., CPP, Tim Edmond TXMay 9, 2021
Go Viral: Social Media and Marketing in 2021Jeff Poole, M.Photog.Cr., Lori Unruh Poole, M.Photog.Cr. VirtualMay 9, 2021
Perfecting PINUPJohn W. Chandler, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Patrick Shrader NCMay 9, 2021
Unique Sets and Props Using FOAM!Melissa K Clapper NEMay 9, 2021
Photography from ZeroAndres Santana VirtualMay 9, 2021
Cloud stacking, Long exposure, HDR, and Landscape Photography at Gillette CastleTom Cuchara CTMay 9, 2021
Studio Lighting - All Your Questions AnsweredGregory Geiger, Cr.Photog. CTMay 9, 2021
Fundamentos de la iluminación fuera de cámaraRoberto Gonzalez, CPP CAMay 9, 2021
Fashion PortraitureRosalind Guder CAMay 9, 2021
Action Sports PhotographyTony Gatlin, CPP ARMay 9, 2021
Leaving a Lasting ImprintSara A Frances, M.Photog.Cr., API VirtualMay 10, 2021
Creative Studio and Location LightingDodie Huffman NCMay 10, 2021
Family PortraitureDon MacGregor, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API BC CanadaMay 10, 2021
Creating the Unforgettable Wedding Client ExperienceCindy L Strupp, CPP PAMay 10, 2021
Nature & Wildlife PhotographyAaron Ryman Beale, M.Photog.Cr., CPP PAMay 10, 2021
Digital Photography A-ZPatricia Guard TXMay 10, 2021
How to Rock Your Mini SessionsLuciana Calvin, CPP VirtualMay 10, 2021
Landscape Panoramas - HandheldJoey Carman CAMay 10, 2021
Posing for Newborn PhotographyColleen Hight GAMay 10, 2021
D.A.M. - Where Did I Put That Image?Philip J. Fabrizio, CPP VirtualMay 10, 2021
The Main EventBruce E Landis, Cr.Photog. NYMay 11, 2021
Light It Up- Inside and OutBobbi Jo Beaver, CPP, Jenny Gegg, CPP NEMay 11, 2021
Portraits of EarthMichael J. Lee, M.Photog., CPP ILMay 11, 2021
The World of Commercial PhotographyElaine E Goepfert, CPP MNMay 11, 2021
Real Estate Photography for BeginnersConnie Sanders, M.Photog., CPP KYMay 11, 2021
Intermediate Studio LightingElizabeth A. Bailey, Cr.Photog. VAMay 11, 2021
Fashion PhotographyTracie Maglosky OHMay 12, 2021
From Bridal to Send OffGeorge P. Joell, III, Cr.Photog., Dajuan M Jones, Cr.Photog. NCMay 12, 2021
Lighting is EverythingCharleen S. Kennedy, CPP VAMay 13, 2021
Practice Shooting that Inspires CreativityAngela M Seats, CPP TNMay 13, 2021
Studio BasicsChristina L Marotto, CPP NYMay 13, 2021
Infrared in BW Landscape PhotographyMelvin E. Guante, Cr.Photog., CPP MAMay 13, 2021
Shoot for the WallLisa R. Jones, CPP ALMay 13, 2021
Lighting and Posing for Album SalesAllison Russell, M.Photog., CPP, Katherine McClure, M.Photog., CPP SDMay 14, 2021
Food, Product and Tabletop Photography BasicsKristina McCaleb, CPP, Melissa D. Vaughan, Cr.Photog., CPP TXMay 14, 2021
Pricing and Selling 101Christina L Marotto, CPP VirtualMay 14, 2021
Intro to PPA Print CompetitionDanica Barreau, M.Photog.M.Artist., CPP VirtualMay 14, 2021
Executive PortraitsDebra H Spillman, M.Photog., Harry W Spillman, M.Photog., CPP KYMay 14, 2021
Photography Basics - Shooting Your Way to Great Pictures!Kiah M. Mays, Amy L. Peterson, CPP IDMay 14, 2021
Create a Free WordPress Website or BlogArmetrice Cabine, CPP VirtualMay 14, 2021
Cake Smash and One Year Milestone SessionsAlicia N Irvin, CPP NCMay 15, 2021
Posing from the Ground Up!Leslie-Margaret Bohle, M.Photog., CPP MTMay 15, 2021
Night Sky PhotographySue Beauchamp, CPP VirtualMay 15, 2021
Maximize Your Home Studio SpaceAngela Navarette, M.Photog., CPP TXMay 15, 2021
Build Your Own Wordpress SiteLeslie F. Cervantez, CPP VirtualMay 15, 2021
Macro Photography: Getting StartedMike Busby, M.Photog., CPP, Chris Wooley, M.Photog.Cr., CPP WAMay 15, 2021
The Portrait StudioJen Hargrove, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VirtualMay 15, 2021
Fashion and Boudoir Low Light Studio CourseSamantha S. Marshall, CPP VAMay 15, 2021
Moving Away from HomeSally Strollo Lumpkin, CPP NCMay 15, 2021
Mastering the Inverse-Square LawLyndon Johnson, CPP NCMay 15, 2021
Lightroom Classic Editing BasicsKiah M. Mays, Amy L. Peterson, CPP IDMay 15, 2021
Outdoor Portraiture - Elegant and SimpleJames Adams, Cr.Photog., CPP CAMay 15, 2021
Creating An Iconic Hollywood PortraitColin Brian Murray, CPP AZMay 15, 2021
Birds for BeginnersKory Ann Bumgardner COMay 15, 2021
The Ins-and-Outs of Travel PhotographyMiss Rebecca B Li, M.Photog., CPP, John E. Powers, M.Photog., CPP VirtualMay 15, 2021
Portrait Posing and LightingAna Montgomery, CPP CAMay 15, 2021
CPP Test SimulatorCharlie Routh, Cr.Photog., CPP GAMay 15, 2021
Wedding Photography SuccessMaurice DeLage, Cr.Photog., CPP CTMay 15, 2021
It is More Than a BackgroundLinda J Carroll GAMay 15, 2021
Basic Framing for BeginnersDeborah P Turner, M.Artist. SCMay 15, 2021
Photographing Objects at Night: Nightscapes and AstrophotographySteven E Labkoff VirtualMay 15, 2021
Clicking Together - How to Run a Photo Business With Your SpouseTravis Stitt, Jennifer P Stitt PAMay 16, 2021
Graphic Design for PhotographersSusan Gertz, M.Photog.M.Artist., CPP VirtualMay 16, 2021
Shooting that Inspires CreativityAngela M Seats, CPP TNMay 16, 2021
Learn to Shoot on ManualRobin Thompson, Cr.Photog., CPP TXMay 16, 2021
Dive Into BusinessMelissa D. Vaughan, Cr.Photog., CPP, Kristina McCaleb, CPP TXMay 16, 2021
Creating Boudoir and Fine art ImagesLisa Hedgecock, Jeffrey W. Hedgecock, M.Photog., CPP WVMay 16, 2021
Simple Lighting for Dramatic PortraitsKim M. Kiely, CPP VAMay 16, 2021
The 5 Minute Headshot: Posing and LightingSamantha S. Marshall, CPP VAMay 16, 2021
Bombshell Boudoir and Burlesque EditionDana L Nordlund, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Stephanie Cunningham, Cr.Photog., CPP NYMay 16, 2021
Editing Portraits for Photographic Competition and ClientsKristy A. Steeves, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VirtualMay 16, 2021
Image Selection & EditingAna Montgomery, CPP CAMay 16, 2021
Off Camera Lighting FundamentalsRoberto Gonzalez, CPP CAMay 16, 2021
HIGHER Sales Made SimpleCasey D Dittmer COMay 16, 2021
Stay Inspired and Stay Creative by Shooting Personal ProjectsMaurice DeLage, Cr.Photog., CPP CTMay 16, 2021
Lighting Your Way to Stronger PortraitsAlisha P. Cline, Cr.Photog., CPP, Joshua Cline GAMay 16, 2021
Celebrating Curves! Posing Curvy WomenAngel M Kruzel, CPP ILMay 16, 2021
Learn Mistakes that Hold You BackRoger A. Williams, CPP ILMay 16, 2021
Simple Transitional Posing for Maternity PortraitsAlicia N Irvin, CPP NCMay 16, 2021
Composite Sports PhotographyTony Gatlin, CPP ARMay 16, 2021
Lightroom Classic EssentialsKimberly S. Olker, Cr.Photog., CPP VirtualMay 16, 2021
Dancers as ModelsWayne S. Tarr, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Jonathan Adams, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VTMay 16, 2021
Sports Car PhotographyMichael Haritan, Cr.Photog. PAMay 16, 2021
Embracing Certification (CPP)Charleen S. Kennedy, CPP VirtualMay 17, 2021
Fab CollabsRenee C. Gage, M.Photog. KYMay 17, 2021
Social Media MarketingTania Hossain VAMay 17, 2021
Lighting for Wedding PhotographyArfan Ahmed TXMay 17, 2021
Let’s Get That Print MeritGlenda Ritchick, M.Photog.M.Artist., CPP PAMay 17, 2021
Wedding Photojournalism VS Interactive PhotojournalismMatthew Sowa NYMay 17, 2021
Everything You Want to Know About Photographic CompetitionKristy A. Steeves, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VirtualMay 17, 2021
Everything Drone for 2021Rodney M. Loesch, Cr.Photog. MOMay 17, 2021
How to Prepare for Your CPPMelvin E. Guante, Cr.Photog., CPP, Luciana Calvin, CPP VirtualMay 17, 2021
Creative Landscape PhotographyDavid R. Petrick, CPP IAMay 17, 2021