Upcoming Austin PPA events

    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    We have moved to a virtual platform in order to keep our members safe.  When we get closer to the date of the meeting we will send out the link on how to join in.  Thanks for your flexibility! 

    Travel with Terry

    Terry will share with you tips on how he plans his trips, where he locates deals and perks on hotels, transportation, and best photo spots, especially when you travel overseas. 

    Terry Ip is the first Chinese Master Photographer and Certified Professional Photographer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area granted by the Professional Photographers of America. He has been a member of the TPPA , FWPPA for over twenty years, also a member of the Rotary International and has the honor to be chosen as the 2014 Rotarian of the Year by the North Arlington Rotary Club.   Terry captures families, high school seniors especially high school orchestras portraits, business portraits, and events like the Annual Miss Cinderella Charity Ball and Margarita Ball in Arlington, Texas. 

    Terry loves to travel around the world in his spare time and capture the beauty of different cultures, places and landscapes, especially interested in UNESCO world heritage sites

    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    Registration and additional information coming soon!  

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    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    Building Relationships with Clients & Vendors in the Photography Business

    Fonzie and Tami will share their experiences and best practices and tried and true ways to build the best relationships with your clients and vendors and just about everyone you meet.

    Relationships are the foundation of each of their businesses. After years of working in the photography Tami and Fonzie met and realized they had the same business foundations and have worked together on many projects. At the end of the day relationships are what its all about.

    Tami is a Certified Professional Photographer and award winning PPA photographer. She has had several of her images displayed at Imaging USA for last several years. She runs a boutique studio in the heart of downtown historical district in Hempstead, Texas where she specializes in Newborn, Maternity, Seniors and Weddings.

    Fonzie is a Master Craftsman Photographer from Corpus Christi, Texas where he specializes in Portraits, Weddings and Corporate and Event Photography. He has photographed everyone from a three day old newborn to US Supreme Court Justice.

    • 18 Oct 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Jester King Brewery 13187 FITZHUGH RD AUSTIN, TX 78736 512-467-7676

    Taking the Fear Out of Group Photography

    While most of the photographic industry has gravitated towards headshots and mini-sessions, Bert has focused on groups of all kinds. His studio, located in the Chicago suburbs, is known for their family group photography as well as corporate and event groups. From a group of only two to his largest family group of 83, Bert can show you how to easily and efficiently get groups organized and photographed in a short time which keeps the clients happy. This is a working workshop so be prepared to ask questions and get your group posing hat on!

    The day will start with a discussion on how he works with groups to not only organize, but communicate and sell while he is shooting. He will walk you through his easy to use "Eight Levels of Group Posing" and his use of chairs, stools, benches, and posing blocks to make things flow. He will talk lighting and posing for both fun, casual groups and traditional or corporate groups.

    There will be various models/groups used to demonstrate the techniques and styles. Attendees will be encouraged to get involved and get hands on while Bert mentors and assists you in getting it better.

    There will be a 45 minute break at 5pm for pizza and refreshments at this great location provided as a part of your workshop fee. Then we will continue to work until sunset at 8pm and after. Bert and his crew will stick around afterwards for anybody who wants to continue the conversation, or enjoy a cold brew after a great day of learning!


    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    Shoot, Sell, Print

    What does it take to survive in the cutthroat world of shoot and burn? It takes a focused business plan and creating a loyal client base. Come join Bert as he tells how his sixty-year old business, in its third generation, photographs, sells and creates products that his clients not only buy, but display proudly in their homes. He will take you through the process of creating a need to have wall portraits and albums that tell a family’s story. See how his techniques of couples and group posing create great images and large sales. In 90 minutes, he will show how you can create images that sell!


    Bert Behnke, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr.CPP, is a second-generation photographer based out of the Chicago suburbs. Working alongside his wife Cindy and son Al, they cover a variety of types of portraiture from families to couples, women to maternity and events to headshots. His career has seen him recognized for both his photography and service to the photographic profession. Bert is a past president of PPA and an internationally recognized educator who has presented all over the USA as well as Europe and Asia. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Portrait Photographer of the Year from the World Photographic Council, a branch of the United Nations. But his proudest accomplishment is establishing PPA Charities, that raised almost $1.5 million to help children and families in need, all raised through the photographic industry.

    • 15 Nov 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)
    • TBD

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What is Austin Professional Photographers Association?

Austin Professional Photographers Association, previously PPGA, is a non-profit organization that was established in 1950 by a small group of local working photographers who were also members of the Professional Photographers of America

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Our members are among the most skilled, talented, and professional photographers in the Austin and Central Texas area.

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