Upcoming events

    • November 09, 2021

    Image Competition Series:

    Online: Print Competition 

    Education for Starting & Improving In Professional Photography Competition.

    Presented by:


    This event is hosted by DPPA and is open to all photographers.

    Registration fees: 

    Members (DPPA, MAPP, MTPPA, & PPM must register as DPPA members):

    $10 per image (unlimited) for those registered by November 07, 2021 at 11 p.m. ET

    $15 per image (unlimited) for those registered after November 07, 2021.

    Non-Members:

    $15 per image (unlimited) for those registered by November 07, 2021 at 11 p.m. ET

    $20 per image (unlimited) for those registered after November 07, 2021

    No submissions will be accepted after  November 8, 2020.

    Files must be sized so the longest dimension is 4000 pixels. Each file must contain an embedded color profile of either sRGB or Adobe RGB1998 and be saved at a JPEG quality setting of 10. In most cases, the total file size should not exceed 3.5 MB. Larger files will be accepted when necessary, so long as they are JPG/10.

    Files are to be named by their title. No underscores or special characters. Makers name may not appear in the title or on the image itself. 

    Click here for the Competition Rules

    Click here to register Print Competition

    Click here for Zoom Audio during the print competition.

    Image Competition Series:

    Online: Print Competition 

    Education for Starting & Improving In Professional Photography Competition.

    Presented by:


    This event is hosted by DPPA and is open to all photographers.

    Registration fees: 

    Members (DPPA, MAPP, MTPPA, & PPM must register as DPPA members):

    $10 per image (unlimited) for those registered by November 07, 2021 at 11 p.m. ET

    $15 per image (unlimited) for those registered after November 07, 2021.

    Non-Members:

    $15 per image (unlimited) for those registered by November 07, 2021 at 11 p.m. ET

    $20 per image (unlimited) for those registered after November 07, 2021

    No submissions will be accepted after  November 8, 2020.

    Files must be sized so the longest dimension is 4000 pixels. Each file must contain an embedded color profile of either sRGB or Adobe RGB1998 and be saved at a JPEG quality setting of 10. In most cases, the total file size should not exceed 3.5 MB. Larger files will be accepted when necessary, so long as they are JPG/10.

    Files are to be named by their title. No underscores or special characters. Makers name may not appear in the title or on the image itself. 

    Click here for the Competition Rules

    Click here to register Print Competition

    Click here for Zoom Audio during the print competition.

    Click here for Zoom Audio during the print competition.
    • December 14, 2021
    • 6:30 PM

    Details coming soon!

    • January 25, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    Evening Presentation:

    World Photography - Off the Beaten Path with Ron Conigliaro

    Ron is an avid award-winning professional photographer based in Detroit, who will take you on an amazing journey to exotic far away places and share his breathtaking images, stories and photography tips. His street portraiture, wildlife, and general travel location images will reignite your creativity, inspire you to travel and to explore the less known destination. In Ron’s images you can feel the chilling tension in the mountain lion’s eye, aroma of a street diner in Thailand, experience the sunrise vistas of Kyrgyzstan, or the dimly lit smile of Vietnamese merchant. Come spend an evening with us and you will learn how Ron joins Nat Geo photographers on exotic assignments, enters International Photography Competitions, and packs his camera gear.


    ABOUT RON CONIGLIARO

    Ron Conigliaro is an award-winning professional Photographer and Producer based in Detroit, Michigan. He has been masterfully capturing extraordinary moments in time and stunning, unique places in nature due to his extensive travels, adventurous spirit and true passion for photography.  Ron prides himself on being a versatile photographer studying and shooting genres of many types.  Also a professional Businessman and Musician, some may consider him a jack of all trades and master of every project he puts his mind to. At the start of his career, Ron fearlessly took the path less traveled, choosing not to go to college but instead learning to code on his own. His aptitude and hard work in teaching himself proved incredibly useful, as he was eventually able to establish his own software development business— Quantum Information System Solutions, Inc., where he currently serves as President and CEO.

    Over the years, Ron has found success in this tech-based business venture, expanding it so now Quantum offices reach beyond the borders of the United States. This software business has allowed him to visit offices located all over the world. Due to his business travels, he was introduced to the beauties of the Earth and the varying cultures, foods and attractions to be discovered outside of his Michigan bubble. Ron’s exposure to the stunning landscapes and exotic wonders outside of the U.S. would fuel his motivation to embark on a career in photography.

    Ron founded and is the current Owner and Operator of Zoom Room Studio and Ron Conigliaro Photography. His photography businesses allow him to capture every breathtaking moment of his travels. His skillful attention to detail, focus and perspective bring to life every image recorded through his lenses. His photos have been displayed in exhibits around the world, and published in numerous print and digital publications.  Yet Ron remains humble and appreciative of his life’s journey and accomplishments. For every experience you would like to keep close to your heart, with a physical reminder to look back on through the years, Ron’s Zoom Room Studio will ensure you have that opportunity with expertly taken and brilliantly sublime photos to last a lifetime. Ron has seen the world, and Zoom Room Studio can show you the world you want to see through beautiful, personalized photos you will cherish forever.

    • February 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Details coming soon!

    • March 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM

    Details coming soon!

    • April 19, 2022
    • 7:00 PM

    Details coming soon!

    • May 17, 2022

    On Location: Photography Workshop Around in Motown

    Join Edelyn and friends on a visual historic tour of the great city of Detroit, where we will visit some of their favorite places to photograph. This will be a very interactive and "hands on" afternoon so bring your gear. We will have lighting and posing demonstrations, collaboration with other attendees to create portraits, and time to photograph on your own.

    • June 21, 2022
    • 6:30 PM

    Annual Awards Ceremony

Past events

October 19, 2021 Evening Presentation: Before After... How to Get There with Carl Caylor
October 19, 2021 PPA Merit Class: On Location Workshop with Carl Caylor
October 18, 2021 Evening Online Event: Image Critique & Portfolio Review
September 21, 2021 Evening Presentation: Architecture and Interiors with Randy Van Duinen
September 21, 2021 PPA Merit Class: Architectural Photography, Post-Processing and More with Randy Van Duinen
June 15, 2021 Annual Awards Ceremony
May 18, 2021 On Location: Photography Workshop
April 20, 2021 Evening Online Class: Portrait Lighting and Posing with Adam Carroll, M.Photog., Cr., CPP
March 16, 2021 Evening Online Class: Workflow and Marketing with Real Estate Photographer Karen Thaemert, Cr. Photog, CPP
March 16, 2021 PPA Merit Class: The Real Scoop on Real Estate Photography with Karen Thaemert, Cr. Photog, CPP
February 16, 2021 Evening Online Class: Photoshop TNT - Get Blown Away by Some of the Deep Dark Secrets of Photoshop with Ed Westwood, M Photog.
January 26, 2021 Evening Online Class: Tax Training for Photographers with the Michigan Department of Treasury - Part 2
December 15, 2020 Online: Holiday Party
November 17, 2020 Online: Photographic Competition
October 20, 2020 Online: Image Critiques
September 15, 2020 Evening Online Class: A Tale of Two Wedding Styles with Sam Sarkis and Ray Anthony Iavasile
June 16, 2020 Annual Awards Ceremony
May 28, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
May 21, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
May 19, 2020 Online Class: The Portrait Sales Presentation with Ron Nichols
May 14, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
May 07, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
April 30, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
April 29, 2020 Online Class: Making More Profit Designing Wedding Albums with Sam Sarkis
April 23, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
April 21, 2020 Online Class: The Tale of Two Products with Carl Caylor
April 17, 2020 Online Class: Workflow for Competition Prints with Kelly Dobson
April 16, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
April 09, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
March 17, 2020 Cancelled / Evening Presentation: The Senior Model Program They'll Pay You For with Jenn Lewis
March 17, 2020 Cancelled / PPA Merit Class: Create a Full Service Experience and Get Paid for It with Jenn Lewis
March 06, 2020 Image Competition Series: Great Lakes PhotoMax & Image Competition
February 18, 2020 Evening Presentaton: Tax Training for Photograpers with the Michigan Department of Treasury
January 28, 2020 Evening Presentation: Lights, Camera, Action, 1-2-3! Creative Lighting Workshop with Claude Jodoin
December 10, 2019 Holiday Networking Event
November 12, 2019 Image Competition Series: Local Image Competition
November 04, 2019 Image Competition Series: Image Critique & Portfolio Review
October 15, 2019 Evening Presentation: Modern Headshot with Emma Burcusel
September 16, 2019 Evening Presentation: Shooting On Location with Fuzzy Duenkel
September 16, 2019 PPA Merit Class: On Location Workshop & Evening Presentation with Fuzzy Duenkel
September 11, 2019 Image Competition Series: New to Competition (Webinar with Carl Caylor)
June 18, 2019 Annual Awards Banquet
May 21, 2019 Outdoor Flash Photography at Edsel Ford House
April 16, 2019 Marketing and Social Media for Photographers / Album and Folio Print Competition
March 19, 2019 Exploring Mirrorless Cameras
February 19, 2019 Tips on How to Go Pro
January 15, 2019 Portfolio Building Shoot Out
December 11, 2018 Holiday Networking Event
November 20, 2018 Print Competition
November 13, 2018 Sam Sarkis-Lighting and Posing
October 16, 2018 Senior Sports and Composites--Mike Osborne
September 18, 2018 Justin Haugen-Mastering MagMod, Getting Big Results Out of Your Small Kit
June 19, 2018 2018 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
May 15, 2018 Lisa Langell - Stop Documenting, Start creating Beautiful Images of Nature
May 14, 2018 Lisa Langell - Stop Documenting, Start creating Beautiful Images of Nature
April 17, 2018 Mike Price -
March 20, 2018 Marisa Miller
February 20, 2018 Kelly Dobson - Rethinking creativity as a skill
January 23, 2018 Robert Hall - Lighting Under pressure
December 13, 2017 Holiday Networking Event
November 21, 2017 DPPA Print Competition
October 17, 2017 James Schmelzer
September 19, 2017 Sherry Hagerman - Light It Up ~ The Road to Epic Weddings
June 20, 2017 2017 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
May 16, 2017 Kathy Falls - Old Masters Techniques are Still Revelant & Album Competition
April 18, 2017 David Humphrey - Posing for Profit - Seniors - All Day
March 21, 2017 David M Deutsch - Post Production Print Effects & Tips
February 21, 2017 Trish Logan - Bringing the Big Guns to your Business with School Photography & Folio Competition
January 17, 2017 Amber Henry - The Inspired Wedding
December 03, 2016 Detroit Parade Company Photo Walk
November 15, 2016 DPPA Print Competition
October 11, 2016 Melanie Anderson - The Senior Experience - ALL DAY
September 20, 2016 Claude Jodoin - Lighting for Fun and Profit
August 23, 2016 Amy Feick - Competition Basics
July 19, 2016 Outdoor Model Shoot
June 21, 2016 Awards Ceremony
May 17, 2016 Album Competition and Angela Plackowski Lawson - "Pet Photography 101"
April 19, 2016 Mark Zucker "From Mildly Successful to Wildly Successful"
March 15, 2016 Folio Competition, Kirk Voclain - Coolest studio in Town with Senior Portraits
March 15, 2016 Camera Cleaning
February 16, 2016 All Day Workshop "Photography - Soup To Nuts" with David Duetch
January 19, 2016 WOW Workshop with Sam Sarkis - "Perfect Posing and Lighting Techniques for Wedding Photographers"
December 15, 2015 Holiday Social Party / Print Critique
November 17, 2015 Print Competition
October 20, 2015 Anna Venhaus
September 15, 2015 Michael Mowbray
August 18, 2015 Workshop - Hands on
July 19, 2015 100th Year Anniversay / Social Picnic
June 16, 2015 2015 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
May 19, 2015 Lindsay Adler - Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding/Creative Retouching
April 21, 2015 Lora Yeater - Follow Your Heart
March 17, 2015 Landon Day - Get In The Fast Lane - With Speed Lighting
February 17, 2015 Mary Bortz - Distinctive Black and White Character Portraits
January 20, 2015 Rick Trummer - "You May not Want to Hear This"
November 18, 2014 Print Competition
October 21, 2014 David Hakamaki - Running a Successful Home Based Photography Studio.
September 16, 2014 Ken Sklute \ Canon Explorer of Light