We are an association of professional photographers, dedicated to raising the level of our photography skills through on going education with a commitment to professionalism, and higher business standards.
The TCPPA is an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
If you are here as a consumer you can find a photographer who will best fit your needs in our "Find a Photographer" under the Membership tab.
If you are a photographer this is an association where you can continue to learn new techniques, and network with your peers in a noncompetitive manner. If you have any questions, please contact any one of our board members in "About TCPPA", They will be more than happy to answer any of your questions about joining or what our group can offer. Ask about attending a meeting. Thanks for taking time to visit our page.
We hope you have all been enjoying the first quarter of 2017! The Board of Directors is working hard on some new ideas and events for the rest of the year. We’re going to kick off one new opportunity this month, just before our April 10 Member’s Meeting. We will meet at 3:00pm to have a “roundtable” discussion and we’d love for you to come! April meeting will discuss marketing – what has worked, what hasn’t, what are you struggling with, etc. This is a great chance to follow up on what you’ve done since hearing Teri Fode in March, as well as a great way to get to know some of your co-members.
Another exciting announcement is a new monthly social event, dubbed Get to Know Your Board, where each board member will be hosting a strictly social get-together at their studio or another location. We want to focus on camaraderie this year among members and the board. The first such event will be at Nate Peterson's studio in New Richmond, WI on Friday, May 5. To make things more convenient and valuable, Nate will also be a TCPPA members only Plus Event earlier that same day. We encourage you to be a part of this new idea.
Now the tricky part… with all the great ideas the board has, we REALLY need help to make them come to life and provide you with additional opportunities and benefits. Please offer some help, even if it’s a small task. Can you write an article for the newsletter? Can you help greet members at the meetings and clean up afterwards? Can you facilitate an upcoming roundtable? Can you plan a TCPPA Plus event? Do you have connections to someone you think would be a great speaker for the organization? Can you make phone calls to potential members?
Anything YOU can do to help the organization is good for everyone. Keeping TCPPA active and growing will allow more opportunities to bring in additional speakers (such as Tim Walden last year) and great print competition judges. We rely on volunteers to keep the organization going. Do you have an extra hour you can spare? Please email me to offer – I would LOVE your help! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Asp, M. Photog., Cr., CPP