The Professional Photographers of Oklahoma (PPOK) offers you the opportunity to learn from some of best talented professionals in the photography profession in our state and from around the world. We learn and share the newest in technology, creative excellence and business strengths while developing long lasting friendships.
If you are a dues paying member of Professional Photographers of Oklahoma, Inc, you are automatically a member of the Southwest PPA District. Southwest Professional Photographers Association is an eight state district which holds an annual print competition. It includes Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. You can earn print merits toward your Masters Degree awarded by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) by competing at the district or national competitions.
Membership to PPOK does not require that you be a member of PPA, or any other organization.
Each year, PPOK hosts a three to four day event called PhotoEXPOSITION. Nationally known professional photographers and speakers are brought in to share their expertise on numerous subjects affiliated with photography and related topics. At this event, our PhotoEXPO is a trade show that enables you to see photographic equipment and manufacturers, professional color labs, album suppliers, props, backgrounds and photographic suppliers all in one place.
PhotoEXHIBIT, our annual Print Competition offers you a chance to see how your best work stacks up against that of your peers and gives you the opportunity to gain honor and awards for your achievements. You can win trophies and ribbons for your entries.
PhotoEXPOSE is a one day event in January that is sponsored by our Past Presidents. You may attend this event for FREE if you have renewed your membership for the new year.
PhotoEXPAND is our annual 2 1/2 day Spring Seminar. Again, nationally known speakers attend this event to present workshops and seminars for the attendees.
All of our events provide a wonderful opportunity to make new friends in the photographic industry. Visiting with other photographers, listening to how problems are solved on a daily basis and finding out what makes each one uniquely successful can be very educational.