In 2011, Ma Yaping started photography while setting up a personal photography blog on Sina Blog. In September 2012, he joined the Shanghai Art Photography Association, and began to publish photography works and photography articles in Xinmin Evening News, Shanghai Elderly News and other newspapers. So far, more than 80 photography works and photography articles have been published.
In March 2016, he enrolled in the Shanghai Branch of Beijing Photography Correspondence College and joined the Shanghai Photographers Association in November 2016.
Since 2018, he has participated in various international competitions through Shangtuf. In 2018, he published a photography article titled Observation of Composition, Light and Shadow in Art Photography in the journal Qunwen World.
Since 2019, his photos have won awards in international photography competitions. Among them are 160 awards including 83 gold medals, more than 1000 were acceptance, and exhibition in more than 50 countries.