The Texas School Experience


It Will Change Your Life!
by Don Dickson

The 2023 Texas School of Professional Photography will once again be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Addison, Texas. Classes will be held April 23-28, 2023. Over 1,000 photographers attend Texas School each year and we look forward to another great year in 2023. The hotel, located north of Dallas, just off the North Dallas Toll Road, is the setting for this event.

The 523 room Renaissance Hotel has agreed to a room rate of only $140, so more people will be able to
stay at the host hotel. More information is available on the Texas School website at You might want to go ahead and book your room because they will sell out fast. Online registration for the 2023 Texas School begins at 11pm CST on January 3, 2023. In previous years, the first-class books in just seconds with several others booking within a couple of minutes! Please keep this in mind.

If you’ve never experienced Texas School, you’ve missed out on one of the best learning experiences available to photographers in the world. There will be at least 31 classes covering every topic imaginable and all are designed to help your business grow and be successful. There will also be several Pre-Con Classes on Saturday, April 22, before the school begins.

Along with classroom instruction, there is a fun and exciting social life at Texas School with parties, meal events, entertainment and an impressive trade show. Another good reason to attend is that all evening meals will be FREE, thanks to our many sponsors. Mark your calendar now for April 23-28, 2023, and come see for yourself what the “Texas School Experience” is all about.

Scholarships Available
Texas School of Professional Photography

Each year the Texas Professional Photographers Association grants a number of scholarships to the Texas School of Professional Photography to be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Addison, Texas. These scholarships are available to newcomers to the profession as well as photographers who have been in photography for several years and meet certain requirements. You may qualify!

Two types of scholarships are available. The first is a classroom scholarship that pays the week’s tuition to a class. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a member of Texas PPA by July 1, 2022, and you must renew your 2023 membership prior to attending the 2023 Texas School. In addition, you must not have received a Texas School scholarship during the previous ten years. Also, you must not have been in photography for more than five years, or if you have been in photography for more than five years, you must have earned a minimum of 20 Fellowship Points from TPPA. The final requirement is that only one application per studio or firm will be accepted.

The second type of scholarship is a “Wrangler Scholarship.” To be eligible, you must be a current (2023) member of Texas PPA, have attended the Texas School in the past, willing to work, able to get along well with people, able to take directions well, must have a car, must have satisfactory computer skills, and must be available by 9 am on April 23, 2023, through 2 pm on Friday, April 28, 2023.

If you want to be a part of a very elite, fabulous, hard working group of people who are a very important part of the success of Texas School, and would like to be considered as a wrangler, then apply online today at To apply for the classroom scholarship, go to

If you have any questions, ask any of the trustees, talk to someone who has been a wrangler in the past, or contact Cindy Romaguera, at 504-799-9729 or email her at Remember, a Wrangler Scholarship is a “working scholarship.” When you are a wrangler, you get very close to your instructor, classmates, other wranglers, and the Texas School staff.

You can apply for these scholarships online at, so sign up now and check the website and this magazine for further Texas School information and updates.