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Welcome to the Kansas Professional Photographers Association

KPPA is an association of photographers and those working within the photography industry. Supporting photography as a profession and an art is one of the primary goals of this organization. Thus we provide mentors, training, KPPA Shutter Expos, and guidance to help members improve their skills. Technical skill, creative artistry, and business management are the essentials of a successful photographer. Association with others in the photography yields growth and experience you cannot gain on your own. Members gain skills from Zoom Coffee and Conversations, Creative Crew Events, merited f:stops, and KPPA Shutter Expos offered every year. Some of those events are even free to members. Technical training from some of the industries best photographers is only part of what we offer. We invite everyone, Members, and NON-members to participate in Our Annual KPPA Shutter Expo State Image Competition and Awards Banquet. We also offer an exclusive benefit to our members of an annual Image Critique event as well as an annual Image Review event to help in preparation for our upcoming State Competition. Members receive accolades for support of the organization and national participation through Our KPPA Fellowship Program.

Upcoming Educational Events

Photographing Large Family Groups

Creative Crew Event

July 21st 3:30-6:30pm

Conway Springs, Kansas

Photographing families is an art that captures the essence of their unique bonds, candid interactions, and shared moments of joy. It involves balancing technical skills with a sensitivity to emotion and connection, ensuring each image reflects the family's authentic story. Please Join us as we discuss the challenges & solutions that will arise when photographing large family groupings. Join Susan Doherty and Jamie Lange as they share their knowledge at our Creative Crew Event.

Planning, Designing & Executing Themed Sessions

KPPA merited f:stop

August 11th 10 - 5 pm

Hutchinson, Kansas

Offering themed sessions is a fun way to create works of whimsy and illustrative art, grow your volume-based business model, or fill a time gap in your calendar and photograph something that brings you joy. And, it doesn’t need to be stressful. We will discuss overall goal setting, planning the details, designing the set, and executing your session with ease.

Kansas Professional Photographers School presents

Don’t Gamble with Your Certification:

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

August 21-24th, 2024

In difficult and uncertain economic times what is there to separate you from your competition? It might be time to invest in yourself and work toward becoming a Certified Professional Photographer. This in-depth study of the technical side of photography will help you gain the knowledge that is equivalent to a semester of college. Students will cover lenses, lighting, light ratios, histograms and color theory, as well as a multitude of other topics. This class is likely to be the most intense photographic learning experience students will ever encounter.

KPPA 2-Day Fall Shutter Expo


October 12 & 13 - 2024

4th of July Sale $99

July 4th thru the 8th

After July 8th Regular Price $129

Salina, KS 67401

Full Registration includes 2 days of hands-on educational learning, KPPA Image Critique and evening hospitality. Attendees will also earn 1 PPA Merit.

Kansas Professional Photographers Association is proud to offer you PPA Continuing Education System courses in which you will be awarded 1- PPA Merit for your attendance at the KPPA 2-Day Fall Shutter Expo PPA MERIT Course. We look forward to seeing you!



At KPPA we hope to help inspire our members to create new and exciting art! Professional development for the serious photographer starts with the creative process. Join us in our many different educational opportunities to inspire your creative mind!


Education is at the core of our photography organization, as we believe in empowering individuals to hone their skills and expand their knowledge in the art of photography. Through a variety of collaborative learning events and experiences, we aim to cultivate a community of informed and skilled photographers who continuously evolve in their craft. We offer a variety of learning opportunities from Zoom Coffee and Conversations, Creative Crew Events, merited f:stops, and KPPA Shutter Expos offered every year.


At KPPA we understand the importance of connections and shared experiences among photographers. We foster a supportive environment where members can exchange ideas, provide feedback, and build lasting relationships. Whether online or in person, our community thrives on the mutual passion for photography that brings us together. Our community runs deep and there is always someone to help answer questions when you're stumped.


Family is a fundamental value that is the groundwork our organization, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among our members. We view our organization as an extended family where individuals are not only colleagues but also friends who share a common love for photography. We prioritize creating a welcoming atmosphere where everyone feels valued and supported. Every year our members gather multiple times to shoot, share and socialize, making us more of a family than an organization. Just like family, we're always here for each other.

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Ready To Join?

If you’re ready to take your photography to the next level, a membership with Kansas Professional Photographers Association is a great place to start! We’re not only a professional organization, but a family of photographers you can count on whenever you need something.

There’s something for everyone!

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Stay in the loop by signing up.

If you want to stay in the loop about all the educational opportunities KPPA has to offer, simply give us your information and we’ll notify you of upcoming Zoom Coffee and Conversations, Creative Crew Events, merited f:stops, KPPA Shutter Expos, Image Competition, and more.

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