Membership Information

The South Dakota Professional Photographers Association (SDPPA) is an organization of professional photographers whose purpose is to help its members achieve their photographic and business goals by offering the continuous exchange of information and friendship with fellow South Dakota photographers. Membership benefits include:

  • Opportunities to receive education from speakers from around the country.
  • Spring Seminar -2 day event hosted annually in Sioux Falls
  • Workshops – 1 day event hosted 1-2 times per year
  • Hangouts/Shootouts – Network with other SDPPA members on various topics
  • Yearly Print Competition and Critiques with some of the nations finest and most qualified print judges
  • Membership Directory listing and website links
  • Fellowship Degree Opportunities
  • Support Group

There are many benefits to being a SDPPA member. Attend useful seminars that will help you master your craft as well as improve skills where you need it most. Learn about lighting, production, creativity, posing or marketing, as well as getting inside information on how other photographers from around the country have made it big! Send in your membership today!


All Inclusive Membership $199

Includes admission to all Workshops and to Spring Seminar.

Associate Membership $99

An employee of an Active member. Or, a person retired, nearly retired, or semi-active in the profession of photography or related fields who wishes to maintain membership in the SDPPA, but on a less active basis.

Includes admission to all Workshops and to Spring Seminar.

Aspiring Membership $99

An individual preparing for a career in photography, who is considering an Active membership. This level is limited to first year members only.

Includes admission to all Workshops and to Spring Seminar.