About PPSV

PPSV, The Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley is a non-profit trade association of professional photographers, suppliers and others allied to the profession.
Our mission is “To promote the highest standards of artistic, technical, and business excellence.  To provide professional photographers the opportunity to grow through inspiration, education, fellowship and mentoring.”
Professional membership is open to any individual engaged  in the business of photography, full-time or part-time or who provides good and services to professional photographers. 
Associate membership is open to anyone who is considering stepping-up to becoming a professional photographer and wishes to prepares him/herself for business. Perfect for the aspiring photographer who hopes to go pro. 
 Membership applications are available at our regular meetings. 

 Here’s a Taste of What PPSV Membership has to Offer: 

  • Monthly meetings including our “Image and Gear Talk” segment where you can see and touch the latest gear and see what the other “pros” use and do to make their business successful; and a two hour presentation by our guest speaker. Speaker topics have included, pin-up, maternity and newborn, commercial, pets, sports, traveling, landscapes, wedding, family portraits and senior portraits. 
  • Quarterly digital image competition.  How will your images stack up against other local professionals? Receive image critiques from professional members to help you improve your photographic skills
  • Workshops – All-day workshops designed to bring the latest and greatest concepts and techniques to our members. 
  • CPP study group – For those looking to sit for the CPP exam, we’ll be hosting study groups to help you get ready for the exam.  
  • Field Trips/Group Outing – Are you into macro, landscape or wildlife photography?  We’re planning a couple of group outings where you can refine your skills with fellow photographers.  Not to be left out, there will be a field trip or two for the portrait and wedding photographer.
  • Model Palooza – a fantastic full day of learning and shooting and fun. PPSV members receive a discounted rate for attendance.