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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

    • May 11, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • 111 N Main St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012

    Hands On Headshots!

    Workshop held at Curtis Sprague's Studio in Broken Arrow.

    (This month's meeting will not be held via Zoom.)

    Are you desperately in need of a new headshot?  Are you interested in perfecting your headshot photography technique?

    Come visit us this month as we have a slightly more social meeting where we can help out in either scenario.
    If you wish to have your headshot taken, arrive wearing a solid shirt with minimal texture and patterns.  Also bring your camera and memory card so you can edit your headshots later.

    If you would like help with photoshop editing tips, also bring your laptop with Photoshop installed.

    For questions or assistance with directions, reach out to Curtis Sprague or Jennifer Biddle.   Looking forward to seeing you there!

    • May 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • 8172 E 68th St, Tulsa, OK 74133
    • 13

    Steve Ellinger, CPP

    Agency Testing and Fashion Photography

    $75 for INPPA / MPPA / PPA Members to attend 

    $99 for non-members, includes INPPA membership for the

    remainder of the year.

    Continuing Education:  Service Merit awarded to PPA members.

    Workshop will be held at Bedford Camera and Video, Tulsa, OK at 71st and Memorial.  

    This program is an in-depth presentation on how to do agency testing, what is agency testing, working with agencies, and the basics of fashion photography.  The morning portion of the program will be lecture based, with a very entertaining presentation followed by an afternoon of shooting a professional agency model.  Lighting, equipment and techniques are all discussed.

    Steve Ellinger, CPP, based in Abilene, Texas is a practicing architect (FAIA), educator, speaker, and published fashion photographer.  His work has been instrumental in getting models signed to well-known national modeling agencies across America.  He is also a frequent lecturer and instructor for fashion photography.  Steve is one of the best-known agency testing photographers in Texas, working with the most well-known agencies around.  His work has been featured in countless publications and magazine covers.  In addition to working with full-time professional agency models, he has been instrumental in getting many new models signed and placed with agencies. 

    Steve began his love for photography more than 40 years ago, while he was an architecture student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas; numerous examples of his work were featured in several local and national publications during that time.

Past events

April 13, 2021 Nichole Manner: Photoshop Tips and Tricks
March 09, 2021 Johnny & Carrie Holland: Athletic Photography ...Oh, what to do
February 09, 2021 Gary Box: Mastering In-Person Sales
December 08, 2020 December Awards Banquet and Officer Voting
November 10, 2020 November, 2020 - Photographic Competition
September 08, 2020 Tony Hebert: Astro-Landscape Photography
August 11, 2020 Robert Trawick: One Light Street Shooting - HANDS ON EVENT
July 18, 2020 PPA Continuing Education: Brad Barton - Post Modern Pinup
July 14, 2020 Mandy Corbell: Retouching for Real
June 09, 2020 Zoom Meeting! Angela Hughes: Modern Senior
May 12, 2020 Zoom Meeting! Newborn Safety Photography by Judy Bukowski
March 10, 2020 March 2020 - Dawn Muncy: Do What You Love AND Get Paid For It!
February 11, 2020 February 2020 - Photographic Critique
January 14, 2020 Johnny Holland: The Art of Creative and Landscape Photography
December 10, 2019 December Meeting - Holiday Party
November 12, 2019 Open Discussion (Mentor Meeting)
October 27, 2019 Find the Light - Get it Right (MPPA)
October 08, 2019 Posing & Lighting With A Purpose
September 10, 2019 Understanding Practical Creativity
August 13, 2019 Composite Sports Photography: Beyond the Possible
July 09, 2019 July - Photographic Competition
June 23, 2019 CPP - Lets get certified
June 11, 2019 June - Photograpic Critique
May 14, 2019 May Meeting • Hand on Posing Ted E Lane
April 09, 2019 April Meeting • Studio Tour of a Shared Space
March 23, 2019 Photo EXPAND - Spring Seminar (PPOK)
March 16, 2019 Distinguish Yourself - PPA Continuing Education - Steve Ervin
March 12, 2019 Easy Framing. Easy Money (March Meeting)
February 12, 2019 “If you don’t know where you are going any road can get you there.” - Laurie Biby
February 03, 2019 Super Bowl of Lighting (PPOK)
January 08, 2019 Let's Talk Headshots (January Meeting)
December 11, 2018 December Meeting - Holiday Party
November 13, 2018 Adobe Creation (Nov. Meeting)
November 03, 2018 Fall Portraits (Black&White)
October 09, 2018 Setting the Stage for Luxury Portrait Sales (October meeting)
September 11, 2018 Creativity not Conformity (Sept. Meeting)
August 14, 2018 August Meeting
August 11, 2018 PhotoEXPO and PhotoEXHIBIT 2018
July 21, 2018 Little lights, big look - getting a studio look on location with off camera flash with Sean Capshaw
July 10, 2018 July - Photographic Competition
June 23, 2018 PPA Continuing education - Pet Photography is more than a Squeaky Toy and a Good Camera with Margaret Bryant
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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