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 March 9, 2020. Each class will be available for the $99 rate through August 2, 2020.
  • Spring 2020 registration cancellations made by August 2, 2020 before 5:00pm 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.

CourseInstructorLocationDate
 
Nature Safari Waterfalls to Wildlife #1Sean Christopher Simmons, M.Photog. MDAugust 2, 2020
Lighting Techniques for Print Competition SuccessRuben Mills, Cr.Photog., CPP PAAugust 3, 2020
Newborn Posing and Safety for BeginnersJessica Doffing TXAugust 3, 2020
CPP PrepKelly Cook, CPP OHAugust 3, 2020
Photography Basics - Shooting Your Way to Great Pictures!Amy L. Peterson, CPP IDAugust 3, 2020
Editing and Post-production WorkflowRobert S DiTommaso, ESQ., CPP MIAugust 3, 2020
Photoshop for BeginnersDella M Watters, CPP PAAugust 3, 2020
Creative Lighting: Inspiration from the Fashion WorldRich Cirminello, CPP TXAugust 3, 2020
Posing for Bridal and BoudoirJennifer Lynn Beene TXAugust 3, 2020
Keeping Your Business AliveKathy Drake-Dabbs, CPP TXAugust 3, 2020
Wedding Day WorkflowCindy L Strupp, CPP PAAugust 3, 2020
Portrait LightingKatherine Baker, Kevin E Baker, M.Photog. NYAugust 3, 2020
In-Person Sales Equals ProfitSean N True, CPP, Carly Poole Fogleman, Cr.Photog. NCAugust 3, 2020
Photography 101 - The BasicsCindy Shaver, M.Photog.Cr., CPP ALAugust 3, 2020
Lighting 101Lisa R Jones, CPP ALAugust 3, 2020
Personal BrandingMarisa E Balletti-Lavoie, Cr.Photog. CTAugust 3, 2020
Visual Storytelling and Print CompetitionAly C Elliott, M.Photog., CPP INAugust 3, 2020
Intro to PhotoshopTerry Larson, Catherine Larson MNAugust 3, 2020
Professional Drone Photography in 2020Rodney M Loesch MOAugust 3, 2020
Lightroom: Efficient Workflow and editingMariana Martinis August 3, 2020
Equines in a Non Show EnvironmentEdwin Conner, M.Photog., CPP WVAugust 3, 2020
The Real Senior SessionCindy Dover, M.Photog., CPP, Stephanie Lynn Petersen, CPP KYAugust 3, 2020
How to Create & Keep Corporate ClienteleMisty Hoyt TXAugust 4, 2020
Social Media MarketingDaniel B Phillips, Cr.Photog., CPP IAAugust 4, 2020
Intermediate PhotoshopDella M Watters, CPP PAAugust 4, 2020
Studio Lighting for EveryoneCorey McDonald, CPP ALAugust 4, 2020
Couples Photos from Shoot to SaleMakayla Jade Harris NYAugust 4, 2020
Advanced Lighting for WeddingsSean N True, CPP, Carly Poole Fogleman, Cr.Photog. NCAugust 4, 2020
Story Marketing - Building a BrandBrenda R Pottinger OHAugust 4, 2020
Adobe Lightroom - Workflow and Post ProductionAubrey L. Hord, Cr.Photog., CPP HIAugust 4, 2020
Studio Lighting TechniquesRuben Mills, Cr.Photog., CPP PAAugust 5, 2020
Spending a Day On Your Business Not In ItRodney M Loesch MOAugust 5, 2020
Basic Studio PortraitureCharleen S. Kennedy, CPP VAAugust 5, 2020
Back to Business Basics and Basic LightingJennifer L Dunn, CPP INAugust 5, 2020
Making Better Images Assessing the 12 ElementsLisa Cuchara, M.Photog.Cr. CTAugust 5, 2020
Wedding Photography SuccessMaurice DeLage, CPP CTAugust 5, 2020
Photographing Canterbury Shaker VillageJane Walsh, M.Photog., CPP NHAugust 5, 2020
Studio and Location Lighting for the Creative PhotographerGeorge P. Joell, III, Cr.Photog., Dajuan M Jones, Cr.Photog. NCAugust 5, 2020
Secrets to a Successful Styled ShootNikki Schuler, CPP MIAugust 5, 2020
Introduction to Photographic RestorationChris Paulis, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, Carol Anne Davis, CPP MDAugust 5, 2020
Lighting WorkshopFabian Ubay WAAugust 5, 2020
Studio Portraits and EditingCharleen S. Kennedy, CPP VAAugust 6, 2020
Nature Safari Waterfalls to Wildlife #2Sean Christopher Simmons, M.Photog. MDAugust 7, 2020
The Power of MINIJen Hargrove, M.Photog.Cr., CPP WYAugust 7, 2020
Building Connection in Your PortraitsStephen Russell Johnson, CPP VAAugust 7, 2020
Compositing, Blending and Masking with PhotoshopDeborah Ruth Eckroat OKAugust 7, 2020
Get a Handle on Your Numbers and Business Health with SuccessWareIrene Abdou MDAugust 7, 2020
Workflow - From Beginning to EndHarry W Spillman, M.Photog., CPP, Debra H Spillman, M.Photog. KYAugust 7, 2020
Extended and High Dynamic RangeLisa Cuchara, M.Photog.Cr. CTAugust 7, 2020
The Business of Senior PortraitsAmber H Bounds, M.Photog. GAAugust 7, 2020
Back to Basics with PhotoshopAbby Sullivan, CPP, Karen A. McCall, M.Photog.M.Artist., CPP MAAugust 7, 2020
Introduction to ExposureChad B Naujoks, CPP VAAugust 8, 2020
Low Volume, High Profit SeniorsJen Hargrove, M.Photog.Cr., CPP WYAugust 8, 2020
Achieving Studio Lighting: Indoors and OutKevin Floyd, M.Photog.Cr., CPP FLAugust 8, 2020
Camera Essentials and Beginning PhotographyTony Gatlin, CPP ARAugust 8, 2020
Get Ready for your CertificationAnand Jayaraman, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VAAugust 8, 2020
Newborn Photography - Posing and Lighting NewbornsAlicia N Irvin, CPP NCAugust 8, 2020
Studio Lighting EssentialsChris Wooley, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Mike Busby, CPP WAAugust 8, 2020
An Introduction to the World of Fashion and Beauty Photography August 8, 2020
Basic Lighting and PosingJeffrey W. Hedgecock, M.Photog., CPP WVAugust 8, 2020
Sports Action 101Rick E. Dawson, Cr.Photog., CPP VAAugust 8, 2020
Print Competition Basics along with The Importance of Customer Service & EducationMark W. McCall, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, Mandy D Womack TXAugust 8, 2020
Photography Workflow Made EasyMalaina Hudson TXAugust 8, 2020
The Santa ExperienceStephanie Cunningham, Cr.Photog., CPP NYAugust 8, 2020
Creating a Promotional Video on your iPhone!Danny Douglas, Cr.Photog., CPP MDAugust 8, 2020
Using Natural Light with Still Life PhotographyMichael Pucciarelli MDAugust 8, 2020
Greyscale ConversionsBill Cole KYAugust 8, 2020
Pet Photography: From the Consultation to the Finished Art Piece - The ShootLisa A Francescon, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Jim Pierce, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP ILAugust 8, 2020
All About Using FlashJames Adams, Cr.Photog., CPP CAAugust 8, 2020
Photography at Mystic SeaportTom Cuchara CTAugust 8, 2020
The Art of Senior PortraitureAmber H Bounds, M.Photog. GAAugust 8, 2020
Basic Framing for BeginnersDeborah P Turner, M.Artist. SCAugust 8, 2020
Residential Real Estate Photography for BeginnersConnie Sanders, M.Photog., CPP KYAugust 8, 2020
Creating Portraits & Skin RetouchingMarcy Johnson NVAugust 8, 2020
Painting with LightJohn J Ellis, M.Photog.M.Artist., CPP, Mary C. Hartless AZAugust 8, 2020
On Assignment: Architectural Photography of Commercial InteriorsChristopher J Spielmann DCAugust 9, 2020
Advance Your Image Making with PS & LRKevin Floyd, M.Photog.Cr., CPP FLAugust 9, 2020
Off-Camera Flash EssentialsChris Wooley, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Mike Busby, CPP WAAugust 9, 2020
Macro Photography WorkshopSamantha S. Marshall, CPP VAAugust 9, 2020
Matting and Finishing PrintsTina L. Caron, CPP TXAugust 9, 2020
The Basics of Off Camera FlashMelissa D. Vaughan, CPP, Kristina McCaleb, CPP TXAugust 9, 2020
Promoting and Marketing Your Photography BusinessKen Clough NYAugust 9, 2020
Environmental PortraitureJoseph G. Giitter, M.Photog., CPP, Vance Wagener, CPP NEAugust 9, 2020
Pet Photography: From the Consultation to the Finished Art Piece - The Post WorkLisa A Francescon, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Jim Pierce, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP ILAugust 9, 2020
CPP Prep and TestLeslie McDonald Evans, CPP FLAugust 9, 2020
Macro and Rust and High Dynamic Range (HDR)Tom Cuchara CTAugust 9, 2020
Nature & Wildlife PhotographyAaron Beale, Cr.Photog., CPP PAAugust 10, 2020
Jump Start Your Wedding BusinessJulie Marchese, CPP INAugust 10, 2020
Maternity PosingAlicia N Irvin, CPP NCAugust 10, 2020
The Next Generation of Photographers: A Guide to Teaching Kids Camps and WorkshopsAllison McGrail, M.Photog., CPP, Marsha A VanderMey, M.Photog. NHAugust 10, 2020
Creating Abstract ImageryCindy L Strupp, CPP PAAugust 10, 2020
High Key LightingCornell T McGhee, CPP TXAugust 10, 2020
Posing for Bridal and Boudoir llJennifer Lynn Beene TXAugust 10, 2020
Fundamentals of PhotographyFernando Ordonez NCAugust 10, 2020
Landscapes for the Advanced PhotographerMichael J. Lee, M.Photog., CPP ILAugust 10, 2020
Studio Photography: Inside and Out!Leann Hill, CPP, Patti L Ford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP ALAugust 10, 2020
More Clients/More Money - How to Fill Your Calendar and Bank Account, for Wedding and Portrait PhotographersLuci Dumas, M.Photog.Cr. CAAugust 10, 2020
Beginning Artificial Lighting for In Studio and On LocationAly C Elliott, M.Photog., CPP INAugust 10, 2020
Magmod ManiaSarah Crail, CPP INAugust 10, 2020
From Camera to CompetitionLela K. Whiddon, CPP LAAugust 10, 2020
Off Camera Lighting and Efficiency in Your Work FlowElaine E Goepfert, CPP MNAugust 10, 2020
Mom-tography - Growing Kids and your BusinessDebra L Lawrence, Cr.Photog. MOAugust 10, 2020
Basic Framing for BeginnersDeborah P Turner, M.Artist. SCAugust 10, 2020
Year One Can be Fun!Bonnie Matassa LAAugust 11, 2020
The Perfect Wedding DayJulie Marchese, CPP INAugust 11, 2020
Newborns from Start to FinishErin D Young, CPP MNAugust 11, 2020
From Flowers to FloralPaul D. Biederman, M.Photog.Cr. MDAugust 11, 2020
Thinking Outside the Box, Using Everyday Items to Create Art!Jennifer L Dunn, CPP INAugust 11, 2020
The Complete Wedding ProcessDaniel B Phillips, Cr.Photog., CPP IAAugust 11, 2020
Getting Off of Auto ModeSkye L. Fassett, M.Photog., CPP IDAugust 11, 2020
6 Ways to Use Your Authenticity to Create a Successful Photography BusinessRinat Halon Neal, Cr.Photog., CPP FLAugust 11, 2020
CPP Prep Class: An Intensive Workshop to Get You Ready!Erin M Langford, CPP, Paul Wayman, CPP UTAugust 12, 2020
Wedding Photography from A to ZDajuan M Jones, Cr.Photog., George P. Joell, III, Cr.Photog. NCAugust 12, 2020
Painting in PhotoshopPaul D. Biederman, M.Photog.Cr. MDAugust 12, 2020
See the Light - at Home and Away!Nathan Tsukroff MEAugust 12, 2020
Light is RightTeresa Anderson, Erin L Denny KYAugust 12, 2020
Stay Inspired and Stay Creative by Shooting Personal ProjectsMaurice DeLage, CPP CTAugust 12, 2020
Relationship Building with Clients and VendorsTami Karisch, CPP, Fonzie Munoz, M.Photog.Cr. TXAugust 13, 2020
Newborn Lighting, Posing and WrappingAnne Companion, M.Photog., CPP VAAugust 13, 2020
In Person Sales/LightingElizabeth A. Bailey, Kate J Mitchem VAAugust 13, 2020
Nature & Wildlife PhotographyAaron Beale, Cr.Photog., CPP PAAugust 14, 2020
Branding & Headshots, Photographing Professional WomenOlivia M. Ginn FLAugust 14, 2020
Off Camera Flash On Location Straight Out of the CameraFonzie Munoz, M.Photog.Cr., Tami Karisch, CPP TXAugust 14, 2020
Small Town Home Sudio - Fine Art Portrait PhotographyBrooke Danielle Mendenhall TXAugust 14, 2020
Getting Serious about Real Estate and ArchitectureAlex Arnett GAAugust 14, 2020
Certification - Is it Right for You? An Overview to the Certification ProcessMichelle L. Thomas, CPP OHAugust 14, 2020
The Basics of LightroomCarol Anne Davis, CPP MDAugust 14, 2020
The Creative Shoot - From Planning to Post ProductionFlorina D Romoser, M.Artist., CPP LAAugust 14, 2020
Lightroom Classic, Level UpAmy Wurdock, CPP MNAugust 14, 2020
Branding & Headshots, Photographing Professional Women FLAugust 15, 2020
Preparing for the CPP CertificationSkip Barber, CPP, Gregory T. Avant, CPP VAAugust 15, 2020
Composite Sports PhotographyTony Gatlin, CPP ARAugust 15, 2020
So You Want to Have a Photography Business?Robert R Harper, JR, M.Photog.Cr., CPP VAAugust 15, 2020
Introduction to Drone PhotographyRon Wheelehan, CPP CAAugust 15, 2020
Efficient Digital Workflow for 2020Scott Head, CPP, Shauna Raduske ARAugust 15, 2020
Creating the Ultimate Studio - 9 Success Strategies in a “I Just Want the Digitals” Kind of World!Bruce Hudson, M.Photog.Cr., Josh Hudson WAAugust 15, 2020
Fine Art of the Human Body NudeJeffrey W. Hedgecock, M.Photog., CPP WVAugust 15, 2020
Introduction to ExposureChad B Naujoks, CPP VAAugust 15, 2020
Pricing for ProfitMalaina Hudson TXAugust 15, 2020
Off Camera Techniques to Add or “UnAdd” LightMichelle L. Thomas, CPP OHAugust 15, 2020
An Introduction to Seeing, Making and Controlling LightJohn Stork, M.Photog.Cr., CPP OHAugust 15, 2020
CPP - Get CertifiedJoey Winn Hansen, CPP, Melissa K Clapper NEAugust 15, 2020
Embrace the LightKristy A. Steeves, M.Photog.Cr., CPP OHAugust 15, 2020
Boudoir Photography: The EssentialsDARBY Lee SADLER NCAugust 15, 2020
Infrared Photography and FiltersChristine M Richman, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, Thomas P. McCabe, M.Photog., CPP NCAugust 15, 2020
Natural Light to Off Camera Flash for Wedding PhotographersAndrew Joseph MOAugust 15, 2020
Adventure with Underwater ModelsWayne S. Tarr, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Melvin E. Guante, Cr.Photog., CPP MAAugust 15, 2020
Photography with Flash - Extending Beyond the BasicsJames Adams, Cr.Photog., CPP CAAugust 15, 2020
Intro to Studio LightingConnie Sanders, M.Photog., CPP KYAugust 15, 2020
Hands On Studio Lighting and Posing ClassYogi Patel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP CAAugust 15, 2020
Macro Photography WorkshopSamantha S. Marshall, CPP VAAugust 16, 2020
Selling and Pricing Strategies that Rock!Vance Wagener, CPP, Joseph G. Giitter, M.Photog., CPP NEAugust 16, 2020
The Art of Storytelling in PhotographyKristy A. Steeves, M.Photog.Cr., CPP OHAugust 16, 2020
Achieving Better Results With Social MediaLeslie McDonald Evans, CPP FLAugust 16, 2020
Photoshop Basics and a Touch of Lightroom FlowMandy D Womack OKAugust 16, 2020
Portrait Retouching Using Adobe Lightroom, Bridge, and PhotoshopTina L. Caron, CPP TXAugust 16, 2020
Hands On Post Production in Lightroom and PhotoshopYogi Patel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP CAAugust 16, 2020
Photography 101Kristina McCaleb, CPP, Melissa D. Vaughan, CPP TXAugust 16, 2020
Illuminated - It Doesn’t Mean Well LitMark A Turner, CPP GAAugust 17, 2020
be. - Finding Your PathRenee C. Gage, M.Photog. VAAugust 17, 2020
Essentials of Wedding PosingJenny Gegg, CPP NEAugust 17, 2020
Compositing, Blending and Masking with PhotoshopDeborah Ruth Eckroat OKAugust 17, 2020
Back to Basics- Photography 101Sarah E. Sykes TNAugust 17, 2020
Beauty, Boudoir & MenStephanie C Olsen, Cr.Photog., CPP MAAugust 17, 2020
Practice, Play, PerfectStephanie Lynn Petersen, CPP, Cindy Dover, M.Photog., CPP KYAugust 17, 2020
Photography Refresher & Studio LightingJosh Cuppek, CPP NJSeptember 11, 2020
Forget the Clients & Focus on the Fun of PhotographyJulia Alicia Acosta, CPP, Heidi L Mixon, CPP AZSeptember 12, 2020
Inspiration from the Old Masters for Portrait PhotographyAngel M Kruzel, CPP ILSeptember 12, 2020
Modern Family PortraitureJessica Vallia COSeptember 13, 2020
Hands on Editing in Lightroom and PhotoshopHeidi L Mixon, CPP, Julia Alicia Acosta, CPP AZSeptember 13, 2020
Lighting the WayStephanie Garr, M.Photog., CPP VASeptember 14, 2020
Light Up The Emotion!Tree WoodSmith, Jos WoodSmith ORSeptember 15, 2020
Inkjet Printing Like a ProPeter Dant NJSeptember 15, 2020
Waterfalls and LanscapesLouise St. Romain, CPP NCSeptember 17, 2020
Fashion PhotographyAnand Jayaraman, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Sridevi Anand VASeptember 19, 2020
Do You Sublimate?Kory Ann Bumgardner COSeptember 19, 2020
Panoramas: Build them Quickly and FlawlesslyJoe Motola, CPP GASeptember 20, 2020
Taking on New HeightsLisa A King, CPP MASeptember 21, 2020
Infrared Photography and FiltersChristine M Richman, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, Thomas P. McCabe, M.Photog., CPP NCSeptember 21, 2020