Benefits of Membership
Included in your membership is our Annual Convention (aka FOCUS) held in the late summer each year. Simply PRE-REGISTER to save your spot! The three day convention is held in Orlando and features up to a dozen speakers. The purpose is to provide its membership with the most exciting educational opportunity possible. A Trade Show, Image Competition, Awards Presentation, Parties, and Fellowship all culminate in bringing together like-minded photographers and studio owners to learn from each other and share their knowledge in helping to elevate the industry we all love.
The Florida School of Photography
The Florida School of Photography is held each June in Daytona Beach, hosted by Daytona State College. It is a PPA Affiliated School, providing 26 hours of intense hands-on instruction over four days with one talented instructor of your choice. You will spend the entire time with your choice of one of six to ten nationally known instructors covering everything from lighting and posing to marketing and sales, to business, Photoshop, and workflow tricks.
Spring and Fall Seminars
Twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall, the FPP sponsors a full day seminar, centrally located within the state, at incredibly low prices for its membership.
Each year during the Convention, the FPP hosts one of the state's largest Trade Shows of photographic equipment, supplies, and vendors. You can count on finding your next lab, frame supplier, or equipment supplier to keep your business rolling.
The FPP Annual Competition is hosted during the convention, providing its members with an educational opportunity like no other. If you want your imagery to improve, submit your images for scoring and critque, and earn the creditials you deserve. Visit our Gallery of Merited Images from the 2014 Competition.
The FPP's degree program allows members to earn merits towards designations and degrees that are easily marketed to your clientele. The Florida Service Award recognizes service to the industry; the Florida Education Degree recognizes your commitment to furthering your education; and the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence and the Florida Degree of Artistic Excellence reward members for quality imagery through our annual image competition.
The Florida Photographer Magazine
The Florida Photographer has consistently been recognized as one of the country's best photographic publications, earning numerous first place awards and placing in the top three year after year. A digital magazine, published four times a year, will bring you news and articles that will prove to be invaluable in the success of your business.
Every year, the FPP awards numerous scholarships to its members to attend the annual Florida School of Photography. Most of these are announced during the Florida Awards at the convention, and reward those who get involved and assist the FPP in becoming the country's best state photographic organization.
SEPPA Membership and Convention
If you are a member of the FPP, you are also automatically a member of the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association. SEPPA is our regional affiliate and hosts the District Judging for PPA's image competition. SEPPA holds a convention every odd numbered year and members of SEPPA may attend the SEPPA convention for at no charge. That means your dues for the FPP buys you membership in TWO organizations and gets you into THREE conventions every two years at no additional charge!