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 2020 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

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Riding The Penumbra

In the afternoon, Gabriel will explore with us the definition of the Fine Art Portrait. He will also explain why we might consider black and white media, what constitutes an environmental portrait, and how to light for depth and emotion. Gabriel will provide a hands-on demonstration that will help us to visualize some of the concepts.

In the evening, Gabriel will shift gears with "What is IR photography?" He will explain to us how to decide whether to use filters vs converting a camera create infrared images. He will tell us about cameras that can be converted to IR, the best weather conditions to create IR images and much, much more.

Gabriel Alonso offers a vast breadth of experience and skill and he is one of today’s premier portrait artists. His talent and expertise combined with his immense insight, exceptional artistic composition and heightened sensitivity to the client’s desires allow him to capture their essence in images to cherish for generations. His exceptional work has been selected for the PPA Loan Collection and has been exhibited at the Eastman Kodak pavilion of Disney’s Epcot Center. But more importantly, his images grace the walls of satisfied clients throughout the world.

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Random images from our 2019 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.

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