This edition of our December update has a lot of exciting news and ways for you to get involved in TPPA.  Check it out! 
Would you like to win Free Registration to Imaging USA?
TPPA has one FREE registration to give away to one lucky winner. All you have to do is tell us why you love TPPA. You must be a TPPA member and be current on your TPPA dues. To enter, fill out this short survey by 5PM on December 22nd. We will put all the submissions into a drawing and one lucky person will get free IUSA registration.  Enter Here.
Registration for Texas School is Jan. 3rd
What has 36 classes and attracts over 1000 photographers?

Of course, you know it is Texas School! Mark your calendar for January 3rd at 11PM CST for the opening of registration for the 2018 edition of Texas School!

BREAKING NEWS!  We have just added a 37th class!  Sandy Puc brings her expertise to help you to master the various elements that are essential to creating a thriving studio. You will gain valuable insights into comprehensive marketing from foundation to success! 
She will walk you through the pitfalls and priorities in developing your own marketing plan-creating marketing that doesn't get lost in the crowd.  
Check out the amazing line up of speakers!
"Texas 10" Sneak Preview
The "Texas 10" is a series of photographic workshops that will be held throughout the state between late February and late March.

Workshops are taught by volunteer TPPA Members who are willing to share and promote the success of all photographers throughout Texas (and beyond). These one-day workshops are offered locally to photographers of all skill levels.  You do not have to be a member of TPPA to register for Texas 10 workshops.

Because many of the workshops are hosted in the photographer's own studio, most of the workshops have a very limited capacity which also ensures everyone has an opportunity to work with the instructor and to ask questions.
Take one workshop or take them all! 

Check out our Sneak Preview of "Texas 10" Workshops.
The "Texas 10" workshops are proud to be a part of the PPA Continuing Education System.  PPA Members attending "Texas 10" workshops will earn one education merit for each workshop completed. 
2018 Membership Dues are Due
We are in the middle of our largest period of member renewals. 

Please watch your email for those renewals, or better yet, go online to the TPPA Member Service site and renew today.  That way, it won't get lost in the holiday rush.

Log in at your TPPA Member Services site to update your profile with new addresses and add your PPA Number and your areas of specialty.

You listing is used by those looking for a photographer so be sure to keep it current.  You may also opt out of the directory if you so choose.
Taking the Ordinary to Extraordinary
Kimberly Smith has a knack for seeing what others might miss.  She says:

"Learning to have vision has been something that has continually worked in my favor and can do the same for you if you can learn to look past the ordinary, the mundane, the unimpressive to see the possibility of the beautiful, extraordinary outcome. Sometimes we must  look past the flaws and the distractions and capture the beauty before the moment passes."

We are excited to have her at Texas School sharing how to get your creativity flowing and where to look for inspiration.

Learn more about Kimberly's work from The Photographer Magazine.
Important Dates for 2018

February - April, 2018                                  April 22 - 27, 2018
Locations Throughout Texas                Intercontinental Hotel, Addison  
June 24 - 27, 2018                                    October 12-14, 2018 
La Torretta Resort, Conroe                   Grapevine Convention Center