Joining PPLA was one of the best decisions I ever made as a photographer. The people I have met have become like family. They are the first ones I turn to for answers to a question, honest critique of my images, and help when I need it on a job or adventure! I have benefited from the many educational opportunities with some of the best photographers in the world. Our print competitions and workshops have helped me improve the quality of my work. PPLA is here to help you become what you want to be. Whether it is through mentoring, workshops, or networking with other photographers. We all learn and grow together.

Resources for Photographers of Any Level

  • Organized educational events throughout the year, including in-person and virtual events.
  • The largest photographic image competition in Louisiana
  • Merit program, whereby you can earn state degrees and awards by participating in image competitions, serving on committees, attending educational events, and teaching programs.
  • PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) study groups and mentors.
  • Volunteer to work on a committee and learn firsthand what it takes to make PPLA work. Gain leadership skills while having fun!
  • Directory listing on the PPLA website.
  • Access to PPLA’s private Facebook page, “The Professional Photographers of Louisiana”.
  • A member’s only archive of past educational event recordings.
  • A community of photography mentors and peers, willing to share their knowledge and time.

Our programs for this year are in response to our member’s input. We have strived to provide fun, and creative learningexperiences. Our calendar is full! Go to to see all that is in store for you as a member of PPLA. I look forward to meeting you soon! Please feel free to reach out to me.



Joel Treadwell, Cr.Photog., CPP

2023-2024 PPLA President