MAY 4-9, 2025
Don't miss it!

I LOVE the smaller size of the school,
the new friends, the all-in-one price,
and the quick formation of community.
I wanted it to last two weeks!
~ Michael P., VA

MARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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. Proceeds go towards supporting MARS' mission of providing a quality educational environment to professional and aspiring photographers in a facility within the Mid-Atlantic region. So when you attend and/or contribute to a MARS event, you make a direct impact in our goal!

The overall MARS experience is unique, and the end result is unlike any other event. At MARS, you'll learn in an environment of other photographers just as passionate as you, who want to take their image-making and business skills to the next level. The atmosphere is casual, comfortable and friendly, allowing everyone to feel unintimidated to ask questions. And making new friends is easy. Students come from all over the country, and each person brings their interests and backgrounds to create an eclectic group of like-minded individuals. 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 in Dewey Beach, a seaside resort in Delaware. Students and instructors will stay at the full-service Hyatt Place. This modern and new property is located right on Rehoboth Bay, and only steps from the Atlantic Ocean. The area boasts miles of beautiful beaches, and other local photo-ops just waiting to happen. To add to the adventure, Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk, historic Lewes, and the 5000 acre Cape Henlopen State Park, are only minutes away. And for the ultimate adventure, an hour excursion south provides the rare opportunity to photograph the wild horses of Assateague Island!
And lastly, since Dewey Beach is on a barrier island only 2 blocks wide, you get the rare opportunity to photograph both sunrise and sunset (conditions permitting) without having to go far!

Classes are also held in the hotel and have limited enrollment, so you are assured an exceptional learning experience at this price. 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 come to teach at MARS. They'll share life experiences and lessons learned during this weeklong symposium that will leave attendees inspired and ready to put their newfound knowledge to use.


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