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Howard will cover many risk exposures photographers face like:


  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability (errors & omissions
  • Failure to Deliver Photographic Products Liability
  • Loss of Business Income
  • Equipment Coverage (actual cash value vs. replacement cost value)
  • Data Extraction Coverage
  • Mechanical Breakdown Coverage



Howard Burkholz is an Allstate Business Insurance Specialist & Agency Owner

Howard has been with Allstate for over 21 years and specializes in business insurance for photographers. His tenure and insurance experience combined with his personal interest in photography has allowed him to not only understand the ins-and-outs of insurance, but also apply this expertise to the photography industry. Howard is also a Allstate National Advisory Board Founding Member and currently on the board.


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 deadline from 6/30 to 9/30, providing an extra 3 months of membership to current members at no charge.

PPSCV Image Competition, June 17th 7PM - Register here
Image submission deadline: Midnight PST Tuesday, June 16th 
Image Competition is a great way to improve how you see images.
Click on Image Competition in the menu above for entry details.

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

The recent Image Competition on April 29th included a wide variety of images, with 55 images judged and scored.

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 is proud to welcome Jeff Dachowski for a live online tutorial on exactly that.
Register on to get the Zoom link and see what he can teach us.

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

2020 April Image Competition Merit Images


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   --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 -
self guided travel photography with John Gayler

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Psychology of Pricing & Sales
with Bry Cox

Professional Photographers of California
Bayphoto Lab