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Photo Video West - 7th Annual Expo - SATURDAY at Del Mar Fairgrounds

7th Annual Photo Video West
O’Brien Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds

What is Photo Video West?

It is the go-to event for photography enthusiasts on the West Coast, previously known as Photo Expo West. Photo Video West is a photography and video expo featuring two-action packed days filled with: seminars led by photography pros, live interactive demos, product specials, photo contests, portfolio reviews, raffle prizes and more! Thousands of photographers from all levels will gather to learn, share, network and expand their photographic abilities.

Photography Seminars: Expand your photographic abilities by attending seminars led by celebrated photographers, local industry experts, renowned videographers, and other truly amazing talents.

Portfolio Review Sessions: For an additional fee, attendees can sign up for portfolio review sessions to have their work viewed by a trained professionals.

ENTRANCE FEE PER PERSON: Tickets range from $12 for a one-day pass to $20 for a weekend pass. A portion of all ticket sales benefits the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). High School Students with valid school I.D. & younger children get in FREE.Our members will receive an exclusive $5 discount off of a 2-day pass to the Photo Video West Event. In order to access this discount and to purchase your 2-day pass visit, TICKETS and type in the following promotional code "SDPC5".

Here are a few helpful links:
To learn more about the professionals scheduled to teach the seminars: The Pros
To view seminar schedules: The Various Schedules

Photo Contest: Enter your work into the World Cup of Photography photo contest for a chance to win cash and prizes.

World Cup of Photography Photo Contest Hosted by Werner Publishing
January 15, 2013 – March 31, 2013

Photography professionals and amateurs alike are invited to participate in Photo Video West’s World Cup of Photography Photo Contest, benefitting San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). Participants have the option to compete in either the professional or amateur division in nine categories for upwards of $15,000 in cash and prizes. Categories include children, portrait, wedding, wildlife, landscape, still life, artistic, silhouette, and underwater.

The Grand Prize winner will take home $1,000 cash; a Tamron[masked]mm PZD lens; and Adobe's Creative Suite Master Collection. First place winners in each category will receive their choice of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop CS.

Take advantage of Early Bird entry fees at $25 (Professional) or $20 (Amateur) per single photograph. After March 1, 2013, entry fees are raised to $35 (Professional) or $30 (Amateur) per single photograph. There are no restrictions to the number of photographs participants can submit.

To enter the contest, participants must click onto this link, and then locate the “Enter Contest” button, complete & submit the Online Entry Form plus Accept the Official Rules and Regulations. To be eligible, each online entry must be received no later than midnight (PST) on March 31, 2013. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age in order to qualify.

DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5, exit Via de la Valle and head West. Turn left at Jimmy Durante Blvd. and head onto the fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds will be on your right. Photo Video West is located inside the O'Brien Hall.

PARKING: Available on-site in the parking lots off Jimmy Durante Blvd. Enter through the Main Gate and park in Main Parking Lot (A) close to the O'Brien Gate. There is a $10 per vehicle fee, so carpooling is recommended to help pay for the fuel & parking fees.

The official web site is
You might like to subscribe onto their social media channels and email list for the most up-to-date information about the event. For the latest news, contests and promotions, like on Facebook at and follow on Twitter @photoexpowest .

If you have any questions you may contact Jessica Gago via email.


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  • William

    Great crowd! Too bad Nikon and Canon didn't have a presence, but the Sony people LOVED that. It's always fun to browse the latest toy...I mean TOOLS of the trade..!

    April 30, 2013

  • Ken C.

    Saturday only!

    1 · February 13, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Awaiting Ken's report :)

      April 28, 2013

  • Rocio

    So many little time, I wish i could bilocate and be able to attend all the conferences:D

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Sheila Newbery Redheaded P.


    April 27, 2013

  • Roy A.

    Going to shoot the big RenFaire up in Irwandale today.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Sheila Newbery Redheaded P.

    Working at the Expo in the Sony Theatre all day today. Packed house at the Sony Theatre for Crazy Stupid Lights. Wow and some people think they put their crap on a chair for the entire event claiming someone is coming to sit there. REALLY for over an hour while folks are standing. SHAME SHAME SHAME!

    April 27, 2013

  • Rocio

    Anyone from National City surroundings want to car pool on Saturday?

    April 22, 2013

  • Vanessa C.

    How much it it to get your portfolio reviewed?

    March 21, 2013

  • Dan C.

    I will be one of the media photographers at Stagecoach out in the Coachella Valley all weekend, so unfortunately won't be able to get to this event. Please take some pics there and post so we can see what we missed.

    April 21, 2013

  • Debbie

    I'll be going Sunday sometime

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • William

    I'll be at the ASMP-SD booth for the first half of the day - stop by and say Hi!

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Maxine H.

    For some reason I thought we were having a booth which needed to be "manned", is that true ?
    Also, anyone want to carpool from Encinitas or so ?

    March 21, 2013

    • Dan C.

      Not our group, if that's what you meant.

      March 21, 2013

  • Richard V.

    I'd like to attend.
    R. Vogel

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Tiffany H.

    Already bought my weekend pass!

    1 · February 13, 2013

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