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Professional Photographers of the Sacramento Valley is a non-profit organization for photographers serving the Greater Sacramento Valley area and beyond. We foster a fun and welcoming environment for serious photographers. We strive to develop an environment of learning, community, and comradery that helps the photographer within us grow! Topics, speakers, and locations of our monthly meetings can be found in the Events Calendar.

PPSV Member Value...

  • Valuable workshops put on by industry experts and other unique education opportunities to help members improve their photography skills and sustain a profitable business
  • Formal (PPA*-style) image competitions to provide constructive, educational feedback to improve our members' craft as image makers
  • Mentoring by existing PPSV members – help with creative, photography, and business advice
  • Opportunities to shoot with professionals – 2nd shooter, job sharing, help when we run into issues
  • Social gatherings for photographers to network and build friendships and valuable business contacts
  • Certified Professional Photographer study group – For those looking to become a certified professional photographer, we’ll be hosting study groups to help you get ready for the exam
  • We're the local Community Network Partner (Formerly Affiliate) for the Professional Photographers of America*, and Professional Photographers of California. PPA and PPC members can gain even more by also being members of PPSV


To promote growth and excellence for professional and aspiring photographers.


To provide our members the opportunity to grow business, technical, and artistic skills through inspiration, education, fellowship, and mentoring.


If you’re a professional or aspiring photographer in the greater Sacramento Valley,  we invite you to join us and take your photography skills to the next level.

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Thank you to our sponsors.

Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley Est. 1953

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