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Inspiring the leaders of professional photography in San Diego County

The Professional Photographers of San Diego County exists to assist its members in achieving their professional and artistic goals, to promote public awareness of the profession and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

Professional Photographers of San Diego County is an association that provides its membership, made up of professional photographers, and those who aspire to be such, with educational programs focused on the craft, science and business of photography.

As an association, we strive to promote technical excellence, standards of professionalism, expression of creativity and passion for the art of photography.

In conjunction with our parent organization Professional Photographers of America and our state affiliate Professional Photographers of California, we support achieving professional goals, challenge members to strive for photographic excellence, and set professional, ethical, and business standards so that our members become leaders in the field of professional photography.

Upcoming Events

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Image Competition – November 12

Get ready for the second image competition of the 2019-2020 season!

Holiday Banquet – December 3

Save The Date – the annual PPSDC Holiday Banquet will be held Tuesday, December 3rd.

From the President

You have many choices when it comes to photography groups in San Diego, so what makes PPSDC different?

Ours is a safe, encouraging community where anyone with an interest in photography is welcome, and whether you are a seasoned professional, are just starting out on your business path, or are an avid enthusiast, we are here to provide educational programming to further your professional growth. All our events are tailored to help make you a better craftsman, business owner, creator, and professional.

My vision for the upcoming year at PPSDC is to continue to build a community of photographic support here in San Diego. By working together, we can build this industry back up to a level of value and expertise. By bringing in the best educators we have at our disposal, we can work towards becoming the top photographers in San Diego and beyond. By going on photo walks together we practice what we’ve learned and build our professional and personal relationships. By entering Image Competition, we continue to improve our craft from the critiques of both our own images and those of our fellow entrants.

Our association welcomes diverse voices. Ultimately, we are all artists. When we work together to help each other improve, and to grow our businesses along with our creative vision, we all win. San Diego can only benefit from a strong, progressive community of professional photographers. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to meeting you, and helping you on your journey forward!


Janet Bark, president@ppsdc.com

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