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PPSCV Image Competition, June 17th 7PM - Register here


Carl’s Critique Corner, June 9th 7PM


Join us on Zoom on Tuesday June 9 at 7pm for an evening of learning and camaraderie

Have your images critiqued by an international judge and master photographer!

His goal for this program is to make you a better photographer!

Carl will discuss the artistic elements of portraiture both physically and physiologically in concept. He will then do an open critique from members’ work. Carl strongly believes in learning from each other and this is a wonderful way to do it.  

Audience participation is expected and encouraged as we work together to make us all better behind the camera and in front of the computer.


Images from members can be comp images, but Carl would prefer everyday work.  No names are revealed unless the maker does so during the program.


Some highlights include:


- Lighting - Composition

- Emotional appeal and story telling - Posing

- Color Harmony - Technical advice

- Simple Photoshop tools and techniques - Custom Printing


About Carl

Carl Caylor PPA Certified, MPhotog.Cr, F-ASP, IPC Juror, Kodak-Alaris Mentor, and is sponsored by WHCC


Carl is a down-to-earth, portrait photographer and photographic instructor. He is a Kodak-Alaris mentor and has been involved with professional photography for over 25 years. He started his photographic career in the darkroom as a custom printer and technician. He is PPA certified, a master photographer, a craftsman with Professional Photographers of America and an international judge. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 29 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.


Carl is the author of the book “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to natural light portraits and is one of the most sought-after instructors in the country because of his "hands-on" coaching approach. Don't plan on simply watching in his workshop class—Carl will challenge you to become a better photographer than you already are! His photographic skills are just part of what will help each student. His greatest strength is his ability to see what skills others already possess and then break things down in simple terms to help enhance those skills to reach a new level.


Carl prides himself on working hard to be prepared. He stays current on new concepts but is not afraid to look back to the old. He diligently studies photography and art to give his guests and his students the best service he can.


To Register go to our calendar page here.

Please submit images to 
that meet these guidelines:

Save the image file with the following image format:

  1. File Type: JPEG highest quality (88 or more is adequate for quality high viewing).
  2. Dimensions: No more than 4000 pixels on the longest dimension
  3. File size: The final file size of an image should be less than 5MB.
    Image file size can be reduced by reducing JPEG quality when saving

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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