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Strategies to Help Your Studio Come Out of the Pandemic

Monica has earned the prestigious Craftsman and Master’s Degrees from the Professional Photographers of America, was named Kodak’s Photographer to Watch in 2007 and is currently serving as a Creator-in-Residence for Sony.

Monica is a popular speaker and travels to speak to professional photographers around the country. She has earned the reputation for providing entertaining programs that focus on marketing and building your brand; energizing seasoned studio owners and inspiring new photographers alike.

It’s been a helluva a year and we are all ready for a fresh start!  As we face an uncertain 2021, the only thing we can be sure of is that we will need to adapt.  How do we best do that and come out on the other side better than ever?  With the street cred to talk knowledgeably on this topic and the photographic degrees to back it up, join Monica Sigmon (of Sigmon Taylor Photography) as she presents ideas and inspiration to propel us forward.  From belt-tightening our businesses, to marketing strategies and ideas to help keep and earn clients, she’ll share her experience of building a sound and successful studio for the past two decades.  Sigmon Taylor isn’t going anywhere…they’re here to stay.

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


~ Monica Sigmon Taylor - February

~ Sarah Ferrara Edmunds - March

~ Cris Duncan - June

~ Roberto Valenzuela - August (Little Red School House)

~ Jessica Drossin - October

~ Tim Walden - November


    • ~ Roberto Valenzuela - January
    • ~ Monica Sigmon Taylor - February
    • ~ Sarah Ferrara Edmunds - March
    • ~ Leon Johnson - April
    • ~ Dani Miller - May
    • ~ Cris Duncan - June
    • ~ Richard Sturdevant - July
    • ~ Roberto Valenzuela - August
    • ~ Ann George - September
    • ~ Jessica Drossin - October
    • ~ Tim Walden - November
    • ~ Mary Fisk-Taylor - December

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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Dallas PPA appreciates and recognizes their contributions to our success.



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



Entry Deadline - March 24

 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 "66 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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