Welcome to the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston

Founded in 1950,  PPGH is an Affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America and is one of the most active guilds in the country with over 200 members representing all levels of professional photography experience and photographic interest.  Our purpose is to provide a dynamic atmosphere where members can network with other members, learn from visiting speakers and learn the latest trends in the photography industry. We meet once a month to host a guest speaker program, have an image competition and network over a meal.  

PPGH has an All Star Lineup of speakers for 2019 as well monthly workshops.  Whatever your level of photography is currently, you will walk away from each speaker and workshop  with knowledge to help you improve your skills, business or meet a new friend. If you are an active photographer looking to advance your photography skills consider joining PPGH.

Our Next Monthly Program

 Dennis KellEy, CPP

 The Sport of Lighting

Light is the paint on our canvas. Controlling, shaping, and building light tells the story in our images!

Dennis will go over lighting setups used everyday to generate an athletic look to his sports images.

Key topics to include:

  • Three light setup for dramatic full length images
  • Double-Main lighting for headshots with depth
  • Eye-lighter concepts for a unique closeups
  • Lens Selection
  • Athletic Camera Angles
  • Lighting tricks for cutouts
  • And a few extra tips along the way

Join us for an evening of lighting discussion and how you can apply these techniques in your images!

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall St

Houston, TX 77029

Random images from our 2018 Image Competitions Winners
& Honorable Mentions

Image Competition

A part of growing as a photographer is challenging yourself. Image competition is a great way to learn how to improve your images and take it to new levels.

PPGH hosts a monthly image competition where you can enter up to two images a month and have Master Photographers provide you with feedback on your image(s). Many photographers who want to test out an image before submitting it to TPPA or IPC image contests, start here.

Remember that you are also earning PPGH Fellowship points with any image with an 80 or higher score! Who knows, you could be our next master photographer and judging PPGH image competitions. 

Click here to read more about our monthly Image Competition. 

Considering Membership?

PPGH offers a membership level to all levels of photographers! Whether a hobbyist, aspiring professional, student, or a seasoned professional photographer, we can meet your educational and networking needs. Come visit us and meet a vibrant, energetic group that enjoys learning and elevating our group to be better photographers.

Join Today: Membership Application

May 2019

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