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Register Here   to join us for our PPSCV Image Competition on August 27th 2020 at 7PM

Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting link in their confirmation email.
Check out the Image Competition tab above for details and rules


Bryan will cover the following topics:

- How a CRM can help with your professionalism with:
- Automated replies to inquiries
- Sophisticated workflow so nothing falls between the cracks
- Scheduling
- Payments and Contracts

- How a CRM can help with sales, even during a pandemic
- Galleries and remote IPS (sales)

- How a CRM can help with marketing even during a pandemic
- Email marketing

Register Here For Best Business Practices

Register Here For PPSCV Image Competition

Journey to the “End of the World”, a tour of Patagonia 

Join PPSCV  member travel presentation on his adventures in Patagonia.

Tour the southern tip of South America.  Hike mountain paths in Patagonia, zodiac to glaciers, sail the Strait of Magellan, follow the footsteps of Darwin in Terra del Fuego, attempt to land at the very dangerous Cape Horn. 

Must see for nature lovers and in my top 2 places in the world to tour. 

Bonus, a few days in Buenos Aires (Paris of South America).  Besides my trip photos, the presentation will include trip prep and photography tips. 

Mark Butler is a board member of PPSCV.  He volunteers as an American Red Cross event photographer and teaches photography at Sunnyvale Community Center where he has also given several travel presentations.  He also does portrait photography as well as 1 on 1 photography lessons. 

Register Here For Patagonia Member Presentation

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 June

The recent Image Competition on June 17th included a wide variety of images, with 48 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 June Image Competition Members


   --5 tips for surviving an economic slump :


   --Free Music Licensing Gift from PPA & Triple Scoop Music ($60 value) visit - for PPA members - 
Event ID: TripleScoopLove
         Gift Code: Z63F4GGZ
         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
     City at Night

Galapagos Tour by Mark Butler

Bay Photo Specials

Previous Programs


Preparing Images for Competition with Jeff Dachowski

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Icelandic Adventure -
Travel photography with John Gayler

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Psychology of Pricing & Sales
with Bry Cox