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June 2017

PPSDC Presents: The Business of Headshots, with Gary Hughes

June 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
University of San Diego, Hahn University Center
San Diego, CA 92110 United States
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The PPSDC June General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13th at the West Coast School venue at the University of San Diego! Gary Hughes will present an informative program on headshot photography, focusing on the business aspect of headshots. The discussion will cover marketing, pricing, and booking of corporate headshots. Location: Hahn University Center, Forum B, University of San Diego Parking: Mission Parking Structure, cost is $1.50/hour until 7:00pm Cost: Free for PPSDC Members and West Coast School…

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Headshot Workshop with Gary Hughes

June 14 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join PPSDC and Gary Hughes for an all-day headshot workshop The Business of Headshots This will be an all-day, hands-on lighting and posing course for actor and model headshots, as well as professional portraits. Join one of the foremost headshot photographers in the industry as he shares the secrets of how he and his wife and partner, Julie, have created a thriving photography business by standing in the shallow end of the pool and working an under-served market. Learn marketing…

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Night Safari with Oliver Asis

June 24 @ 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Borrego Springs Resort Golf and Spa, 1112 Tilting T Dr
Borrego Springs, CA 92004 United States
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PPSDC's own Oliver Asis will be leading a unique nighttime landscape photo session in the Anza-Borrego desert. Come learn about shooting the clear night sky with the Milky Way as the star (har har) subject! Please meet Oliver at the Borrego Springs Resort at 8:00pm sharp on Saturday, June 24th, to begin your night of adventure!

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PPSDC Image Comp Workshop with Sean Capshaw

June 27 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Outside the Lens, 2750 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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Are you new to Image Competition? Would you like to create merit-worthy images? For PPSDC Members interested in learning about preparing for Image Competition, former PPSDC President Sean Capshaw will be presenting a four-hour, hands-on workshop. He'll discuss what to enter, how to edit, and how to prepare your images for judging. Please bring a laptop with photo editing software, plus at least five images to work on. Click Here to view an informational flyer. This workshop is for PPSDC…

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July 2017

PPSDC Installation and Awards Dinner 2017

July 11 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hacienda De Vega, 2608 S Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025 United States
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SAVE THE DATE - Tuesday, July 11th. Join PPSDC for a festive night of celebration as we say goodbye to the outgoing 2016-2017 board and present the photographer of the year awards! Come and make fun of the new 2017-2018 board, led by incoming president, Janet Bark. Fill out the form below to register.

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August 2017

PPSDC General Meeting – August 2017

August 8 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
George’s Camera, 7475 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111 United States
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The first PPSDC general meeting of the 2017-2018 fiscal year will feature the fantastic San Francisco-based portrait photographer, Alexis Cuarezma, who will be giving a talk titled Awaken Your Creative Vision. Networking begins at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6:30pm.     Program Description: Go inside a portrait session with this five time Portrait Photographer of the Year and see what is essential to creating images on-assignment with impact and emotion. Learn how to quickly connect with your subject…

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PPSDC Photo Safari with Janet Bark – August 27, 2017

August 27 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 921010
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PPSDC's own Janet Bark will be leading a Finding the Light photo safari at Balboa Park on Sunday, August 27th.   Event Description: Are you tired of your images looking flat? Do the judges always say, There’s no directional light on the face? Join us as we explore Balboa Park looking for the best natural light to use for your portrait sessions. This is a guided Photo Safari where we’ll work together with models (and each other) to find the…

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September 2017

Image Competition – September 12, 2017

September 12 @ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn, 3805 Murphy Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92123 United States
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The first image competition of the 2017-2018 season will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Join us for networking starting at 5:30pm. Images must be submitted on or before Tuesday, September 5th at MIDNIGHT. IMPORTANT: Please review the new image competition rules before entering - there have been changes from last season.

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Lightroom Workshop with David J. Crewe

September 30 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
George’s Camera, 7475 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111 United States
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Join PPSDC for an afternoon of enhancing your workflow in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. This overview will cover everything from creating catalogs, importing, organizing, and backing up your photos, as well as a detailed review of how to use the powerful image editing tools in Lightroom, as well as going back and forth with Photoshop. David will cover these Lightroom topics: Customize Plates in LR Importing and Catalog Management Date/Time/Client sorting Copyright / Meta Data Filters to find photos Custom Renaming…

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October 2017

PPSDC General Meeting – October 2017

October 10 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn, 3805 Murphy Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92123 United States
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Award-winning San Diego landscape photographer Evgeny Yorobe will be giving a talk on Creating Fine Art Landscapes. Networking begins at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6:30pm.     Program Description: Evgeny will discuss the ins and outs of landscape photography, including how to plan around the weather and tides, and how to leverage available tools and information. His talk will cover the gear he uses to capture iconic, award-winning images of the San Diego region. He'll also touch on…

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