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!



Next General Meeting

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


7:00PM to 9:00PM



"Ryan Bates on Workflow"

















    Is your workflow a black hole from which you can’t escape? Do you find that you have to reinvent the wheel each time you start a new job? Join us on February 11th to learn how to make your workflow process a well-oiled machine, day in and day out! Ryan Bates will teach you that your workflow is a series of steps that you do for every job, every time.


    When you have it as fine-tuned as he does, workflow is what will allow you to sleep at night and take control of your production! Together, Ryan will walk you through every step you need to take – importing and backing up via Lightroom. Explore how you cull, process and prepare images for client viewing and printing. Discuss how to sell and prepare images for a slideshow like Sticky Albums or Animoto. Ryan will even show you the basic retouches he does each time, every time.Come and learn from 2012 Professional Photographers of California Platform Speaker Ryan Bates about how he can run a successful full time retail studio with NO employees. How you may wonder does he do that? WORKFLOW! Set it up, follow it religiously and you will reap the benefits every day."






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