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“Art Vs Analysis: Using left-brain tools to accomplish right-brain beauty”

Honest portraits with a fine art flair! When subjects step in front of Leon Johnson’s lens, they quickly know they’re in for something very kind, very sincere. What they may not know is Leon is an Army man, who borrows a bit of ‘Old Masters’ painting style, and mixes modern light and creative vision to create incredible beauty. Leon is anxious to show Dallas PPA how he goes from inspiration to print—the artistic journey from imagination to reality. He thinks of his camera as his tool to romance the image. He’s always been a prolific photographer, always shooting whether or not he is being paid for the resulting images. This keeps his mind’s eye fresh and always in motion, plus it assures he is learning something new with every shoot. You may notice in his work, he likes varying degrees of surreal style in his images—not so tack sharp, but full of depth and dimension to lure the viewer in, and to help his subjects see themselves in ways they never imagined!

Due to COVID-19, the April meeting will be online.

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


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

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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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