Log in

Save the date!

Saturday - 7-9-2022

Monday - 7-11-2022

Location: Jefferson City, MO - Courtyard 610 Bolivar St Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

We invite you to attend Develop's annual conference. Learn new skills, shoot alongside top-notch photographers, compete in image competition, connect with fellow attendees, and be inspired.

Check-out what is happening for 2022.

Missouri State Penitentiary Photo Tour

This year, as part of the develop Conference, we will have a private photography tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary. It will be open only to our conference. 


The conference will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott in Jefferson City, MO. Book your room early to secure a conference room rate.

Clink on this reservation link to secure our room rate at $139/night:

Courtyard By Marriott Develop Reservations   

Image Competition

Image Competition is by far, the most intense photographic education you can get. Through this process, you will learn to see and view your work in a more objective way, all the while developing a more refined skill set which carries over into your everyday work. We welcome everyone to participate in image competition. Newcomer or seasoned veteran, we all have something to offer and something to learn.

Image competition through our State Affiliate, MOPPA, is based on the 12 Elements of a Merit Image, as established by the Professional Photographers of America. 

This is a DIGITAL ONLY competition.

All images MUST be pre-registered and uploaded to PrintCompetition.com

Click on the link to enter your photos into MOPPA's Image competition:

MOPPA Image Competition

Develop is our annual educational conference that has taken place since 1940 (with the exception of one year for war, as stated in our history). It has had different names over the years but has always had the same goal: to educate, encourage, and honor Missouri photographers. This year it takes place in Jefferson City, Missouri. 

PPA members in good standing will receive one education merit from PPA for attending three days of Develop. 

Get to know our Vendors

Enjoy, personally, getting to know our vendors and discover vendor specials and their expertise at the conference. 

© MOPPA and its members | Missouri Professional Photographers Association is a non-profit organization. All MOPPA financial statements are available to its members upon request.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software