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    Life On The Edge by Monica Royal

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"Inspiring the leaders of professional photography in San Diego County"

Professional Photographers of San Diego County

Professional Photographers of San Diego County is an association that provides its membership, made up of professional photographers, and those who aspire to be such, with educational programs focused on the craft, science and business of photography.

As an association, we strive to promote technical excellence, standards of professionalism, expression of creativity and passion for the art of photography.

In conjunction with our parent organization Professional Photographers of America and our state affiliate Professional Photographers of California, we support achieving professional goals, challenge members to strive for photographic excellence, and set professional, ethical, and business standards so that our members become leaders in the field of professional photography.


Upcoming Events

Jan
21
Sat
9:00 am PPSDC Presents: Going Legit: Wh... @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn)
PPSDC Presents: Going Legit: Wh... @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn)
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
PPSDC Presents:  Going Legit: What to do when turning Pro - with Robin Swanson @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn) | San Diego | California | United States
Are you ready to turn your hobby into your business? Or do you already have a business and need some help getting it all dialed in? Well, we’ve got the workshop for you! Certified Professional Photographer and Certified Public Accountant Robin Swanson will cover all the nuts-and-bolts of setting up a legitimate photography business, including applying for your business license and seller’s permit (yes, you do need one), deciding what business structure serves you best, setting up your business accounting studio management software, opening a business checking account, getting your tax system in order, contracts, and much more. If you are earning money with your photography – even part-time – you need to attend this one-day workshop and get your professional house in order. Robin will also be going over the new FAA Drone rules and getting FAA approval. Join PPSDC on Saturday, January 21, 2017 for an all-day workshop with Master Photographer Robin Swanson. Time/Date: Saturday, January 21st, 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm Cost:  $99 for PPSDC members, $119 for Affiliate members, $129 for general public Lunch is included. About The Presenter: Register Here:
Feb
7
Tue
6:00 pm PPSDC Board Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn)
PPSDC Board Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn)
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Feb
14
Tue
6:30 pm PPSDC Presents: How to be a Soc... @ George's Camera
PPSDC Presents: How to be a Soc... @ George's Camera
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The next PPSDC General Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 14th. Mark Mikelat will talk about the ins and outs of improving your all-important social media presence. Pre-Meeting Networking: 5:30pm-6:30pm Register Here:
Mar
7
Tue
6:00 pm PPSDC Board Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn)
PPSDC Board Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn)
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Mar
14
Tue
6:30 pm Image Competition @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn)
Image Competition @ Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Holiday Inn)
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE – The fourth image competition of the 2016-2017 season will be held Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. Images must be submitted on or before Tuesday, March 7th at MIDNIGHT.

From the President

We, as the PPSDC Board, are going to provide our members with a Business Track this coming year. We will have meetings with speakers who are Certified Professional Photographers and workshops to help our members get their business licenses, insurance, and other legal necessities in order, as well as marketing and self-promotion with websites and social media. We’ll explore opportunities in commercial photography, too, to include landscape, real estate, art, food, and product photography, as well as photojournalism. And we’ll have some of the more traditional workshops with posing, lighting and other portrait types of work.

We are a completely volunteer organization and we cannot achieve all we hope to do without your help. As members, you can share your personal interests with the board and/or committee members to help shape our programming and Safari outings this coming year.

My hope is that our current members and everyone who joins us this year will learn something new and have most, if not all, of their expectations met. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Diana Aeria

Diana Aeria, president@ppsdc.com

Our Mission Statement –
The Professional Photographers of San Diego County exists to assist its members in achieving their professional and artistic goals, to promote public awareness of the profession and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

Image Competition
PPSDC holds 5 Image competitions a year and can be one of the best learning experiences you’ll get!

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Guest Speakers
PPSDC Has 5 General Meetings with guest speakers to further your education in photography as well as business skills, free to members.

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Photo Safari’s
Every month PPSDC members get together to just have fun shooting and learning from each other. Each month is a different location and a different theme. Outdoors or perhaps at someone’s studio. Free to all members!

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