Professional Photographers of America

Created and led by professional photographers, PPA is a non-profit international photography association that helps those serious about photography live their dreams profitably. 

To do that PPA...

  • Leads the way in educating photographer son business and technical skills to help them grow and succeed beyond what they believed possible.
  • Connect more than 29,000 photographers with other great minds in the industry via online and live classes, consultations and conventions- to spread best practices, new ideas and strong network of support.
  • Protect more than 29,000 photographers' livelihoods with benefits, such as copyright advocacy, malpractice protection and equipment insurance.
Over 29,000 professional photographers rely on PPA now, and we are always looking for and investing in new ways to provide the resources and support they need.

PPA Affiliate

TCPPA is an affiliate with Professional Photographers of America.  As an affiliate of PPA we can offer merits towards PPA degrees.


Certified Professional Photographer

The certified Professional Photographer (CPP) program from PPA assures others of a photographer's knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. It is a declaration of your professional competence!

Being a CPP is like quality assurance because certification is a credential consumers and businesses understand. More importantly, it provides you with a tool for telling the world-and all those potential clients-why they should call you rather than a competitor down the street.


Contact any of your MN CPP Liaisons for Questions and More Information

David Grupa - 1994 Duluth St - Maplewood, MN 55109 - DavidGrupaPortrait@q.com - 651.748.8779
Tom Hanly - 1364 Ridge Lane - Shakopee, MN 55379 - tom@posersphoto.com - 612.518.2156
Keri Michael - 11000 Viking Drive - Eden Prairie, MN 55344 - kmichael@lifetouch.com - 612.267.7292


"Twin Cities Professional Photography Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Copyright 2017 TCPPA all rights reserved.

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