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Who We Are: We are professional and aspiring professional portrait and general photographers who gather from across eastern Oklahoma for education, fellowship and public service. INPPA is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma. Through these and local programs our members further their education and abilities to serve their public and their business.

What We Do: We meet 10 times a year for professional development speakers, once a year for print competition and once a year for a holiday party. Periodically we sponsor extra speakers from across the United States. Several times a year we host fundraising and social events. We offer scholarships to members for the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma Spring Seminar and Fall Convention. We volunteer for community charity efforts as selected by our board of directors.

When We Meet: We meet at the My Photo Studio, 7902 E. 50th street south (Fontana Shopping Center), Tulsa, OK, at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

How You Can Join: Membership is open to professional and aspiring photographers, their staff and spouses. Levels of membership and dues vary. Dues are collected each January. Each new member must agree to and sign a code of ethics.

Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to attend one meeting at no charge. After one complimentary meeting, you can either join INPPA for $65 or continue to attend meetings as a non member for a charge of $15 per meeting.

Upcoming events

My Photo Studio

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Upcoming events

    • June 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • My Photo Studio
    • 6

    Margaret Bryant is an award winning pet photographer who is in her 20th
    year of business. Margaret has specialized in pet photography from the
    very beginning. She is known for her ability to capture the personality of
    a dog and the relationship with with owners. Humorous and whimsical images
    are her favorites.

    Margaret also teaches other photographers about pet photography, including
    dog behavior, dog handling, dog posing, lighting, business and retouching
    specific to dogs and pets. The author of "Dog Photography: Capturing the
    Love, Fun and Whimsy of Man's Best Friend", Margaret is also a PPA Master
    Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and CPP.

    Lunch will be on your own. Some may choose to join a group and dine together.

    • July 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • My Photo Studio

    Entries will be judged by a panel of qualified photographic experts. Submissions are judged against a standard of excellence using PPA’s 12 elements of a merit image. The 12 elements are Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Center of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Technique, and Story Telling. 

    The point system is used with scores ranging from 100 to 0 as follows: Exceptional 100-95, superior 94-90, Excellent 89-85, Deserving of Merit 84-80, Above Average 79-76, Average 75-74, Acceptable 73-70, and Unacceptable 69-0. The final score shall be the official score on these and on any challenged Image. 

    Entries will be disqualified if the photographer’s name, studio name or title appears on the image entry. No two images shall be of the same subject (i.e., same model, models, subject, etc.) Each entry must be distinctly different. This includes the same model in different clothing or in separate sittings. All entries must be titled to be eligible. 

    General and Masters Exhibitions will be judged at the same time, but will be separated for awards and trophies. Work done under the supervision of an instructor or mentor is not eligible. Entries previously entered in an INPPA Exhibition are not eligible.  Judges may discuss any Image entered; however there will be a two (2) minute time limit placed on each print. If a score is challenged, the print will be given an additional two (2) minutes. Judges may leave the judging table to view the image closer. Members and guests may attend the judging but must remain silent. If for any reason a judge disqualifies himself, an alternate judge will sit in for the judging of that image only. The print chairman will have final ruling in the interpretation of the competition rules.

    To see the full list of rules click here (you must be logged into the INPPA website and have dues current).

    • August 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • August 13, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Catoosa

    PhotoEXPO and PhotoEXHIBIT 2018

    Hosted By Professional Photographers of Oklahoma

    Please follow link for more information.

    • August 14, 2018
    • 6:30 PM

    Exciting Details TBA!!

    • September 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM

    Exciting Details TBA!!

    • October 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM

    Exciting Details TBA!!

    • November 13, 2018
    • 6:30 PM

    Exciting Details TBA!!

Past events

June 12, 2018 June - Photograpic Critique
May 08, 2018 May Meeting - Tiny Studios, Tiny People, Big Memories - Elise Breeding CPP
April 10, 2018 April Meeting - Sherry Stinston - Pet Photography
April 07, 2018 PhotoEXPAND Spring Seminar
March 13, 2018 March - Artistic Elements of Photography – How Photographic Competition Helps You Become a Better Photographer - Leslie Hoyt
February 13, 2018 Feb Meeting - Robert Trawick - Social Media is not SOCIAL
January 09, 2018 January Meeting 2018
December 12, 2017 December Meeting - Holiday Party
November 14, 2017 November Meeting - Cary Garrison • Light Painting
October 15, 2017 Continuing Education - Controlling the Light • Dawn Muncy Cr., CPP
October 10, 2017 October Meeting - "Ten Ways to Use the Same Softbox" (Also known as Think Differently). -Tony Corbell
September 12, 2017 September Meeting - Randy Taylor
August 08, 2017 August Meeting: Window Lighting - Les Petersen
June 13, 2017 Print Critique
May 09, 2017 May Meeting: PPA Benchmark Program - Stephen Thetford
April 23, 2017 Jump Starting Photoshop by Kent Shirley
April 11, 2017 April Meeting - From Camera to Competition, Dawn Muncy
March 14, 2017 March Meeting - Photographing Action
January 10, 2017 January Meeting - INPPA & MyStudio Open House
December 13, 2016 December - INPPA HOLIDAY PARTY
November 08, 2016 November Meeting - Leslie Hoyt Relationship Portraiture
October 11, 2016 October Meeting - Panel of Experts
September 13, 2016 Printing photos: resolution, color space & calibration. - Bedford Camera
August 14, 2016 INPPA Gear Sale
August 09, 2016 August Meeting - Speaker Ron Jackson
July 12, 2016 Print Competition
June 25, 2016 The Art of Post Processing - Dwaine Horton
June 14, 2016 Print Critique
May 10, 2016 How to Increase Profitability through In Person Sales (Using Projection and ProSelect) - Kathy Norwood
April 12, 2016 Becoming the Hero, how to execute great events and photoshoots. - Chrystina Straughan
March 19, 2016 March 19th - Posing Class with Kari Douma (PPA Continuing Education)
March 08, 2016 Newborn Photography - Safety First, Rebecca Eubanks
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