Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley Advancing Photography as an Art and a Profession







Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley is an organization whose objectives and purposes include the advancement of photography in all its branches, both as an art and as a profession. PPSCV creates and fosters cordial relations and interchange of thoughts and ideas among its members. We promote and educate the consumer to the advantages of hiring a professional photographer.


PPSCV is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and with the Professional Photographers of California (PPC).


If you’re already a professional photographer, or an aspiring one, in the greater San Jose area and are interested in joining or learning more about PPSCV please contact any of the Board members and consider attending one of our monthly meetings.

PPSCV Welcomes you!

Print of the Month

February 2014





Next General Meeting

Wednesday, September 10th


7:00PM to 9:00PM


Announcements and Coming Events



Beyond The Lights








Go inside a portrait session with five time portrait photographer of the year Alexis Cuarezma and see

what is essential to create images with impact & emotion during an assignment. Learn how to quickly

connect with your subject to have a harmonious relationship during the shoot. Furthermore, he will go

over lighting setups, theories & concepts to help you recognize & create images with impact. He will

show you results from a 39 second photo shoot with a world class athlete and how he simultaneously

executed 2 separate lighting setup during an assignment for Sports Illustrated to give the editors what

they wanted while still creating images for himself.


Speaker Bio:


Alexis Cuarezma is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and

in-studio portraiture. A passion for bold visuals has colored his whole life, and his childhood interest

was nurtured at CSUEB, where he studied art, graphic design and photography.

He's an Alumnus of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm XXIV), has been

commissioned for assignments by Sports Illustrated, the LA Times, the New York Times, HBO and a

number of international publications. His touch has graced the cover of boxing’s “Bible,” the esteemed

Ring Magazine, and that of Undisputed Fight Magazine; covers of UK boxing mags SEEN, Fighting

Fit, and Boxing News round out Alexis’ fight resume. His vibrant aesthetic is often sought out for

editorial, commercial, and private commissions.

Distinctions include the PPGBA’s Photographer of the Year 2013, 2012, Portrait Photographer of the

Year for five consecutive years (2009-2013), Ted Gurney Portrait of the Year 2012, 2013 and Print of

the Year in 2011.

Sponsors: Bayphoto Lab, Philip Mauer Photomount, Borrowed Lenses, Triple Scoop Music


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