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Between the mid-1850s and the early twentieth century, photography, as we think of it today, was coming of age in England. This fascinating, inventive, and prolific generation of photographers uniquely connect to both of the worlds of Art & Science. Because it was more common in those days for students to receive formal training in drawing and painting, many of the late 19th century authors on photography leaned on the concepts they first learned.

The popular centerpiece was an 1837 book called "The Sketcher's Manual" by Frank Howard. Its subtitle reads, "The Whole Art of Picture Making Reduced To The Simplest Principles By Which Amateurs May Instruct Themselves Without The Aid Of A Master."

Repeatedly, innovators of yesterday converse about using "Principles" as a guide for photographers and industry experiencing rapid growing pains. Won’t you join us as we explore their ideas and enjoy a DPPA family conversation about how these "Principles" might still relate to us today?

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Welcome to the Dallas Professional Photographers Association (DPPA)

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Dallas PPA is celebrating "65 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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