20 anniversary
celebrating 20 years of educational excellence
May 1 - May 6, 2016
Join us for an extraordinary five day workshop
beginning Sunday, May 1, and ending on Friday, May 6.
Sign up now to attend what has been proclaimed
"one of the top five photographic schools in the country".
Why M.A.R.S.?
MARS is a PPA Affiliate School, offering five days of intense training in photography, in an intimate, boutique environment. Our goal is to provide students with an outstanding experience in education and friendship, where small class size provides relatively personal instruction. Where else can you see, up-close and personal, the instructor teach and create sessions, but also the opportunity to perform and get instant feedback?

The unique experience provided by a multi-day program with one instructor is incomparable, and the end result is unlike any other event. At MARS, you'll learn in an environment that fosters friendships with other photographers, just as passionate as you, who want to take their image-making and business skills to the next level. And the friendly atmosphere allows everyone to feel unintimidated to ask questions. The experience gained at MARS will allow you to take what you've learned and implement techniques and ideas into your own practices.

The school is held for in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey, an historic landmark with miles of beautiful beaches, Victorian homes, and other gorgeous photo-op locations. And since Cape May is located on the peninsula at the southern-most tip of New Jersey, you get the rare opportunity to photograph both sunrise and sunset (conditions permitting).

Students and instructors stay at the full-service Grand Hotel, located directly across from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The atmosphere is casual, comfortable and friendly and promotes making new friends and networking with others. Students come from all over the country, and each person brings their interests and backgrounds to create an eclectic group of like-minded individuals.

Classes are also held in the hotel and have limited enrollment, so you are assured an intimate learning experience . Talking one-on-one with your instructor, and getting to know your classmates, is incomparable.

Some of the world's most respected photographers and instructors will convene to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of MARS. The industry's best photographers will share life experiences and lessons learned during this weeklong symposium that will leave attendees inspired and ready to put their newfound knowledge to use.

Turn up your volume and view the impressive lineup of 2016 instructors in the trailer below.
It's going to be an amazing event you won't want to miss

then mark your calendar NOW and block out time for
MAY 7-12.

Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Affiliate school for continuing education in all aspects of photography