Professional Photographers Association of
Serving Serious Photographers Both Professional and Aspiring
Photo Credit: MOPPA Member Angela Hughes - #1 Master Photographer of the Year - 2022
Develop Your Photography
what we do
We are a community, a photography family, helping & learning, sharing & caring to better the industry, the art form, and business practices.
Photo Credit: MOPPA Member - Aloha Kelly
Join a thriving community of photographer's. MOPPA is always looking for photographer's who are committed to empower other's in the field.
Photo Credit: MOPPA Member - Karen Thaemert
Develop is the annual 3-day educational conference & image competition, hosted by the MOPPA. Sign up Today!
Photo Credit: MOPPA Member - Irene Kinghorn
Image Competition is, by far, the most intense photographic education you can get. We welcome everyone to participate in image competition.
Three days of dedicated photography education.
July 14-16, 2023
Hollywood Casino, St. Louis.
Develop MOPPA is the annual photography conference the Missouri Professional Photographers Association hosts. This year it is in St Louis, MO. Learn new skills, shoot alongside top-notch photographers, compete in image competition, connect with fellow attendees, and be inspired.
Check out what is happening for 2023.
July 18-21, 2024
Courtyard, Jefferson City
Develop MOPPA is the annual photography conference the Missouri Professional Photographers Association hosts. Our next conference will be in Jefferson City, MO at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Subscribe to stay informed.
We hope you will consider joining the Missouri Professional Photographers Association (MOPPA) and becoming involved in Missouri’s largest organized group of professional photographers!
Welcome to the Missouri PPA! We affiliate with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), North America's largest organized body of professional photographers. We are dedicated to promoting and supporting the professional photography industry in Missouri through education, networking, professional credentialing, and the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and artistry.
We hope you will consider joining the Missouri Professional Photographers Association and becoming involved in Missouri's largest organized group for photographers.
Photo Credit: MOPPA Member Carly Sullens
#1 Non-Master Photographer of the Year - 2022
Check out our upcoming classes, gatherings and events
Photo Credit: MOPPA Member - Angelica Page
Here's what MOPPA can do for you.
We offer monthly programs taught by top industry professionals, a series of workshops taught by some of Missouri’s best photographers on various topics, and an annual conference with a professional image competition.
The goal of the Mentorship program is to enhance the photographic business skills of each member through small group mentoring sessions.
MOPPA offers an opportunity to network with fellow professionals to receive and give information critical to a photographic business's success in any economy. Our network also provides a forum to meet new people, exchange ideas and share our common love of photography.
Image Competition is by far, the most intense photographic education you can get. We welcome everyone to participate in image competition. Newcomer or seasoned veteran, we all have something to offer...and something to learn.
MOPPA offers its members the unique opportunity to earn professional credits and merits in both the state organization and the Professional Photographers of America. National merits and state fellowship points can be earned through service and education.
The MOPPA helps market their members and puts them in touch with clients seeking professional photographers. Every MOPPA member has a profile on our website that includes their contact info and a link to their photography website.