• Five monthly guest speakers
  • Five image competitions
  • Educational workshops
  • Photo Walks

Social Events

July installation dinner and award ceremony. December holiday party and print exchange. Sporadic Photo Walks.


Network with San Diego’s leading photographers. Make new friends and gain support in achieving your professional goals.


Our membership consists of both experienced and successful photographers as well as new and emerging photographers. Our members new and old realize the importance of helping each other and sharing their photographic knowledge. This type of mentorship not only helps with your photography and business skills, but also helps sets ethical standards of professionalism in the industry.


We offer a user-friendly and informative website for both members and potential clients. Those searching for photographers, may use the Membership Directory to contact our members. Our Online Calendar is continually updated with classes, workshops, seminars as well as photography conferences and expos. Our Facebook page is another way to keep informed and to communicate with your photography friends.
FOCUS Magazine is our bi-monthly publication with articles, photography tips, competition results and more. PPSDC also communicates through MailChimp e-mail updates.

Image Competition

One of the most exciting and educational parts of being a member of Professional Photographers of San Diego County is our bi-monthly digital Image Competition. We offer five competitions per year with a maximum entry of four images per competition. Image competition was designed to improve and perfect your photography skills. Our panel of judges will critique and score your images according to Professional Photographers of America’s (PPA) competition standards. A new set of judges is selected for each competition. Image Competition at the local level prepares you for state and regional competition as well as PPA international competition. Many of our members are striving for their Master of Photography degree. Offered through PPA, this degree is awarded by earning print and service merits.

PPSDC now offers lower-cost membership levels suitable for students and new members. Tap the button below for more information.



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