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Creating Magical Images: You Already Have Everything You Need!

Jessica Drossin is a fine art portrait photographer with a powerful penchant for capturing compelling images in unstructured settings—on the fly with only what she has at hand, in natural light. She is a self-taught portraitist, obsessed with telling stories via images, and with teaching others how to look into a scene and see something different than everyone else sees. ‘Improv Photographer’ might be the most accurate title.Her work is published internationally in magazines, books and in the entertainment industry, including clients like Lucas Arts. Jessica even worked for video game companies like Universal Interactive, and Blizzard Entertainment. Wedding Nouveau and Practical Photography magazines have featured her work.

Jessica Drossin has won several awards, including 2013 Emerging Professional Fine Art Photographer (from Digital Photo Pro Magazine). She documented a scoring session for the film, “Red Tails” in Prague an has created book cover art worldwide.

Her go-to camera is her Canon 5DSR, and she creates tutorials, actions, presents, textures and overlays to help other photographers bring their creative visions to life.

October 12 & 13


 *Due to rise in COVID-19 cases again - this meeting will be ONLINE only 

Whether you are experienced, aspiring, or studying to become professional photographer, there is a membership option for you!

Dallas PPA will offer education, growth, opportunities, support and friendship through networking with other professionals.


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Online Exams Available


February 5 - February 19
April 2 -  April 16
June 4 - June 18
August 6 - August 20

October 1 - October 15


Gene Duprey
Daniel Fermaint

Guy T. Phillips

Harini Chokshi

Ron Barbosa

Stevie Clements

Tina Caron



Early Deadline - March 15

Late Deadline - March 28

Judging - March 31


Entry Deadline - March 26 

 Judging - March 26-27


Early Deadline - April 14

Late Deadline - April 29

Judging - May 9 -14


 Entry Opens - July 6

Early Deadline - August 17

Late Deadline - August 31

Judging - September 12-17

Dallas PPA Affiliates

Dallas PPA is celebrating "67 years" as an organization serving the Dallas photography community. We are currently an active guild with over 200 members representing all levels of professional experience and photographic interests. 

Our aim is to foster an environment where our members can Connect, Inspire and Grow

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If you are an active or aspiring photographer in Dallas, consider joining Dallas PPA.

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