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Journey to Borneo: Amazing Wildlife in a Tropical Paradise
- Travel Photography by PPSCV Member Jim Skintauy 

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PPSCV Image Competition - October 2020
Click Register to join us us for our next Image Competition incorporating digital image submissions. Registrants receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link

When: Thursday October 22nd 7:00PM chat and Q&A, 7:30PM competition starts, ends approximately 9:30PM

Now through midnight PST Sunday October 18th.

Where: During the COVID-19 lockdown we will be hosting the competition online in a Zoom meeting
Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link.

Who: Entries accepted from PPSCV Members (up to 5) and non-members (up to 2). Each image is given a judge's critique.

Cost: There is no charge for members or non-members to enter images or view this event

Questions? Contact

Imaging USA 2021 to become a “Virtual Experience like no other”

ATLANTA, August 26, 2020 – Professional Photographers of America today announced plans to move Imaging USA 2021 into a virtual conference space.  More details Click here

PPSCV Membership 3-month extension: In recognition of the financial strain that Covid-19 has brought to the general economy and professional photographers in particular, PPSCV has extended the 2020 membership dues period to provide an extra 3 months of membership to current members at no charge.

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) Liaison

PPSCV now has a PPA CPP liaison for those interested in becoming certified by PPA. John Gayler will serve in this position for 2020.

The PPA Certified Professional Photographer program, or CPP, includes a written exam and practical photography submission designed to certify a level of technical knowledge and photographic competence increasing confidence in clients.  Learn more here. Contact CPP Liaison

PPSCV Image Competition results and awards for August

The recent Image Competition on August 27th included a wide variety of images, with 69 images judged.

See the awards and high scoring images listed here:

Thanks to all the competitors who submitted images, and those who joined us to watch and learn.
We received some useful feedback encouraging us to do it again.
Watch out for the next competition date to be announced.

If you want to improve image competition entries, PPSCV hosted Jeff Dachowski for a live online tutorial on exactly that. To view the recording for free Register here, create an account and use the dashboard search for "PPSCV", the video is named "PPSCV Photographic Competition Call". Contact Jeff if there are issues accessing this content. 

If you are interested in becoming a PPSCV member, see more details Membership

2020 August Image Competition Members


PPSCV Photography and More - Social Hour 
4-5 PM Friday. Click for details:
Photography and More - Social Hour - 9/18/2020

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   --Free Music Licensing Gift from PPA & Triple Scoop Music ($60 value) visit - for PPA members - 
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         Expiration Date: December 31, 2020

Photo Safaris
: (Dates / locations postponed)

     Pinnacles National Park       (Condors ... )
     Point Lobos State Reserve   
     Bean Hollow Beach               
     Pinnacles National Park       (Tarantulas t)
     Moss Landing State Wildlife Area-Elkhorn Slough Preserve

Galapagos Tour by Mark Butler

Bay Photo Specials

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Preparing Images for Competition with Jeff Dachowski

Icelandic Adventure -
Travel photography with John Gayler

Tuesday, May 26, 2020