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Serving the Bay Area Community of Professional Photographers since 1949

Providing Education, Certification, Image Critique and Competition, and Peer-to-Peer Networking

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Click here to register for the next event: PPSCV November Image Competition

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PPSCV Member Lounge

The Member Lounge is our private Facebook group where PPSCV members discuss both photography and related business topics, share tips and techniques, get equipment recommendations, post images and ask for constructive suggestions, offer equipment for sale, seek assistance for shoots, and connect with other members.

The PPSCV Board also participates, so you can ask questions or make suggestions to them for future events.

Click PPSCV Member Lounge to join.  Not a PPSCV member? Click the Join Us tab at


We welcome volunteers! Join one of our committees and learn new skills and experience, connect with other photographers, while serving the Bay Area photography community. We always need help, consider these committees:

Web Development, Image Competition, Educational Programs, Marketing, and Social Events

For more info, e-mail


Here are a few behind-the-scene images from our March members-only shoot. (Thanks to Alicia Piva and Dorman Louie.)

Register now for our August BBQ, Potluck and Photoshoot.


Congratulations to winners of the recent image competition!

Some of the images are shown here.

The top line shows the image category.
The bottom row is the maker's name and the image title.

You can see more images in our member lounge.


Learn why a CPP certification is important for clients

PPSCV Bay Area CPP Study Group  #MemberBenefit

PPSCV has a CPP liaison for those interested in becoming certified by PPA. John Gayler will serve in this position for 2023.

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 at PPA, or email our PPSCV CPP Liaison.

Join our CPP Study Group - Check the PPSCV Calendar and register for the next CPP Study Group meeting.

Not a PPA member yet? Join here.

PPSCV members who are Certified Professional Photographers:

 Armando Lay  Roberto Gonzalez  Rikke Truelsen  John Gayler
 Alicia Piva  Katie Scott  Mark Butler  

Note: to maintain your CPP status you need to be a current member of PPA, and recertify every 3 years by maintaining a number of continuing education credits. Join our study group to see what qualifies.