July 19-21

Pre-con: July 18


Learn new skills, shoot alongside top-notch photographers, compete in image competition (more info below), connect with fellow attendees, and be inspired.


Take advantage of early bird pricing. Register for the conference and book your room now!

  • Super Early Bird: $179 October 15-22, 2023

  • Early Bird: $199 October 23-January 31, 2024

  • Member Regular Price: $245 February 1-July 19, 2024

  • Non-Member Price: $349

Moppa members only:

How to register for discount pricing

MOPPA Members: This is how to register to get your discount pricing.

  1. Access the Members portal at Members.MOPPA.com

  2. Select "1-Year Membership"

  3. Select "Develop MOPPA Conference & Pre-conference registration links"

  4. The links for conference and hotel registration are provided there.

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If you are not a member of MOPPA....

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However, if you join MOPPA now you can take advantage of early registration, access to MOPPA's past classes, and even attend future webinars for FREE. Click the link above to learn more.


We here at MOPPA or working to bring you industry leading speakers who not only inform but motivate and inspire.

Stay tuned, bookmark, subscribe, follow us on Facebook, to stay informed. But go ahead and register; you won't regret it.

Develop 2024 Schedule

Monday, July 8

9:00 am - Image Competition (zoom)

Thursday, July 18

9:30 am – 4:30 pm PRECON – David & Whitney Scott

Friday, July 19


8:30 am – 12:30 pm - VOLUME FOR SCHOOLS AND SPORTS – Jeff Edwards | Sponsored by H & H

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm - LUNCH

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm - COLOR THEORY – Blake Rudis

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm - DINNER



Saturday, July 20


8:30 am – 11:30 am - PHOTOGRAPHING BIRDS - Gary Schaver

11:30 am – 2:00 pm - VENDOR TIME (11:30 Vendor Chats)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - LUNCH

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm - BOUDOIR – Aloha Kelly | Sponsored by Diversified Lab

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm - BLENDING VOLUME SPORTS WITH ACTION SHOTS – Debbie DeClue

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm - HORS D’OEUVRES

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm EVENING BANQUET MEAL & AWARDS | Formal Attire


Sunday, July 21


8:30 am – 12:30 pm - SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING – Mena Darre

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm - VOTERS MEETING & LUNCH

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm - CLEAN UP followed by BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING

Monday July 8

Image Competition

Monday, July 8, 2024 is our Image Competition day. Check it out below, and SUBMIT! Registration opens April 1 and closes July 1. Then come and join us on July 8 via Zoom and watch and listen to the live judging.

thursday july 18


David & Whitney Scott

Six Steps to Success

During our first two years as full-time photographers, our income was below the national poverty level. We sold one of our cars. We handmade all our Christmas gifts. Our grocery budget for a family of four was $50/week. Now, this may not be what you want to hear from someone teaching a class about success, except for the fact that, after years of learning through trial and error, mentoring, and education, our studio now brings in multiple six figures a year, while we work less then 20 hours a week. You will find no better person to teach you about success than one who has come up from failure. No matter what level you are at in this business, we have been there... and we know what to do to make you more successful.

In this class, you will learn six specific steps we took in our business that increased our number of bookings, connected us with our ideal clients, raised our portrait order averages from $500 to now over $6000, and transformed our business into one that supports a balanced lifestyle we love.

Friday & Saturday July 19 & 20

Speakers, Vendors, Awards, Formal Banquet

Our 2024 Develop Speakers

Tone & Color Theory: The Essentials

Blake Rudis

Our Keynote speaker this year is Blake Rudis from F64 Academy and he will also be teaching a class called Tone & Color Theory: The Essentials. This course will service every level of photographer from beginning to advanced and Blake says when you have this foundational knowledge, you will take your images to incredible heights.

Boudoir: Leading with Love

Aloha Kelly

We will dive into the heart of human connection, where empathy and understanding are the most powerful tools in your camera bag.

This is for photographers seeking to deepen their connection with clients, maintain client relationships and creating an unforgettable empowering experience.

Social Media Marketing

Mena Darre

Class description coming soon.

Bird Photography - From Wetlands to Wall Art

Gary Shaver

Step into the captivating world of wildlife bird photography through the lens of renowned Florida photographer, Gary Shaver. In this class, participants will explore the fundamental tools and techniques essential for achieving stunning results in the field. From understanding camera settings to mastering composition, Gary will impart his expertise garnered from years of capturing the beauty of Florida's avian inhabitants. Moreover, attendees will be introduced into the art of transforming ordinary photographs into extraordinary pieces of Fine Art Photography suitable for prominent wall displays.

Up Your Game with Hybrid Sports Photography

Debbie Declue

In this class we will talk about blending action sports photography with volume/league photogs and individual teams.  We will talk about equipment, processes, working with team moms/dads, coaches, the players and much more.  In the 17 years I Have been photographing sports, I have learned a lot of tricks and tips on what works, what doesn't and I can help you work smarter, not harder!

Volume Photography

Jeff Edwards

The school and sports photography markets are very lucrative, but are they for you?

This presentation will HONESTLY outline the market and income potential it can provide.
Learn what the decision makers and end consumers expect.

Technology has changed the way to do business. We will discuss the various business models and technology but most importantly talk about the effects on your business model.
How to find and sign business.

Workflow options for the volume business that will speed handling, reduce work, and help you keep your sanity.

Plus many other tips for success in the volume business.

Sunday July 21

Deep-dive session

Sunday is typically a morning session with a speaker going into a deep-dive.


You have questions, we try to answer.

If you have a specific question, contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

My membership lapsed. How do I renew and get the discounted price?

Simple! Go ahead and click here and select "Conference + Membership". Complete the membership portion. You will then have acess to the Members Portal and the "1-year membership" product. The link for the discounted pricing is found there.

I'm not a member but want the discount pricing.

To take advantage of our best rates, become a member of MOPPA. You then get our best rates, and access to our past classes and free upcoming webinars. Click here and select "Conference + Membership".

Can I bring a guest for meals and/or banquet?

Yes! We offer separate rates for a guest who wants to participate with you for meals and maybe even the formal banquet. Pricing will be available later.

Photo Credit: MOPPA Member - Patty Cline

Image Competition

Image Competition is the most intense photographic education you can get. Through this process, you will learn to see and view your work more objectively while developing a more refined skill set that carries over into your everyday work. We welcome everyone to participate in image competition; beginners or seasoned veterans, we all have something to offer and something to learn.

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