Professional Photographers of San Diego County | Inspiring the leaders of professional photography in San Diego County Professional Photographers of San Diego County

  • West Coast School

    June 11-16, 2017

    West Coast School
  • January 2017 Best of Show

    Life On The Edge by Monica Royal

    January 2017 Best of Show
  • November 2016 Best of Show

    Stout by Kim Kuhlman

    November 2016 Best of Show
  • September 2016 Best of Show

    Old West Meets Near East by Ivy Gordon

    September 2016 Best of Show
"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

Feb
26
Sun
9:00 am PPC Presents: State Image Compe... @ Tri Community Photography School
PPC Presents: State Image Compe... @ Tri Community Photography School
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am
Registration for the Professional Photographers of California State Photographic Image Competition is now open. The first registration deadline is February 10, 2017. For information and rules, please visit: www.printcompetition.com
Feb
27
Mon
5:00 pm PPSDC Presents: Preparing for Im... @ Outside The Lens
PPSDC Presents: Preparing for Im... @ Outside The Lens
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you want to enter image competition, but are intimidated by the rules? Are you entering competition and less than thrilled with your results? If so, this workshop by our very own Certified Professional Photographer, Kim Kuhlman, is for you! Join us to learn about the Twelve Elements of a Merit Image and the different levels of competition within PPA. You’ll also learn how to select and prepare images for competition. If you’d like to share one image for constructive critique, please upload it to this Google Drive folder. Watch the video below to learn about the evolution of Kim’s PPA Merit Image titled Standing Tall: Space is limited and reservations are required, so please register for this workshop here:
Mar
5
Sun
10:00 am PPC Presents: California Funday...
PPC Presents: California Funday...
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
PPC Presents:  California Funday with Luci Dumas
Professional Photographers of California presents a California Funday double-header with Luci Dumas: Part One – Go Towards the Light Part Two – Define your Brand Click/tap the image below to register:
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 Safaris
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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