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.
Print of the Month
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.
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
Share Your Work!
Members and guests are invited to bring samples of their work for display at each meeting. Prints, albums, and any other items you'd like to share are welcome! G. Nasreen Aboobaker is coordinating the display each month. Please contact her with any questions you may have. It has been a great starting point for dialogue between members!
NEXT PHOTO SAFARI
The next Photo Safari will be announced soon.
What to bring:
Tripod, camera, flash (optional), remote trigger (cable, etc.), warm clothing and comfortable shoes.
Photo safaris are lots of fun and a great way of improving night-shooting skills, and maybe picking up some valuable pointers. For more info, contact Roberto Gonzalez at email@example.com. Tel: 408-460-7549.
Join us for print critique!
Members and guests are invited to bring images of their work for critique by PPA certified judges. This is an informal way to get professional feedback on images you have worked on.
This critique will take place from 7:00 - 7:30 at each General Meeting.
A special shout-out to all the Meet-Up guests who showed up to our February meeting! It was great to see you there and we are happy that you enjoyed our guest speaker. We hope that you can come to future meetings and learn from our wonderful array of speakers. You are always welcome!
Alexis Cuarezma demonstrates how to take your photography to a new level with his innovative approach to portraiture. A must see event!
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