About the STLPA
A resource for both professional and amateur photographers, we at the St. Louis Photo Authority® welcome all who are interested in the photographic arts. We are a 501c3 non profit dedicated to building community through photography.
Facilities & Session Support
We operate 4 roomy, fully equipped photography/video studios centrally located by St. Louis' Delmar Loop and available for rent on an hourly, daily, or monthly basis to photographers and videographers of all levels. We also supply technical assistance and tutoring when needed.
Photographers looking for a great base for business need look no farther; We offer several space sharing plans on a monthly basis.
Call us for a free tour: 314-202-8054
Join one of our groups!
The St. Louis Photo Authority® supports the following 3 meetup groups:
Excursions, classes and photography fun with fellow enthusiasts. Open to photographers of all skill levels.
Every Thursday night (almost) we do studio photography. Learn about light and practice your skills in a friendly environment.
Film photographers, rejoice! We have not forgotten you! We've got classes, a shared darkroom and scanning facilities. Membership by the month or year.
Help with our programs
All contributions are tax-deductible, whether equipment or monetary. You can help us fund our youth programs through the donation of new and old photographic equipment and accessories and by making a direct donation to the St. Louis Photo Authority®. Help us build community in St. Louis!
Edward Crim, long time photographer and teacher, is the director of the St. Louis Photo Authority® and our primary photo instructor. Prior to devoting himself full time to our mission of building community through photography, Edward devoted over 4 years to developing and teaching the photography program for a major St. Louis photo institution, was a freelance event and studio photographer for ten years and managed a full service photo lab for 12 years before that.