What is the Columbia Photography Association?

Columbia Photography Association (CPA) is a group of student photographers focused on professional portrait and event photography. We serve the Columbia and NYC community by offering high quality photo services at affordable rates.

a campus presence       

Many of the beautiful photos displayed on campus and online were produced by our team. We cover 150+ jobs per semester including headshots, campus life events, graduation ceremonies, formal season, and more. 

A professional springboard

CPA is the perfect way to make the transition from hobbyist to professional. After building their portfolios within CPA, our members have gone on to shoot in professional situations such as weddings, music videos, performing arts venues, and corporate events.

an educational resource

We host workshops, photo critiques, and editing hangouts open to the entire student body. Collectively, our board members share over 30 years of photography experience. We have expertise with DSLRs & Mirrorless cameras, lighting equipment, and software such as Photoshop and Lightroom.