What we're about

Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley (PPSCV) is a non-profit organization whose objectives and purposes include the advancement of photography as an art and as a profession.

If you’re already a professional photographer, or an aspiring one, and are in the greater San Jose area please consider attending one of our monthly meetings. You'll meet great people who share your passion for photography. We are an association of professional photographers with a variety of experience and interest in the field. We have a guest speaker each month, speaking on many different aspects of this profession. You'll learn how to take great photos, as well as how to actually make a living as a photographer. We look forward to meeting you at our next meeting. After you've attended a meeting, you'll see the benefit of membership.

We'd love for you to become a member of PPSCV and get involved in the association. We have lots of opportunities for you to make a difference, both in your business and in the profession as a whole. See you soon.

If you have questions about PPSCV, please feel free to email.


We look forward to meeting you!

There is a $25 guest fee for PPSCV monthly meetings for non-members. Save $5 if you pay in advance vial PayPal. Please see the payment link on each meeting announcement.

Monthly meetings are always free for PPSCV members.

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American Cancer Society's Courageous Kids Day - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

ACS's Courageous Kids Day is celebrating its 31st year this coming October. Last year's event was cancelled for obvious reasons, but this year's event is on. For those who've done this in the past, note that it's in October, on a Saturday, the 16th. This day was started as a "day off from cancer" for children with cancer and their families. Great America has hosted this wonderful event every year, providing the event space, free tickets, lunch, staff, and so much more to the families of[masked] children each year. The event is mostly staffed by about 200 volunteers, many of whom have been volunteering for many many years. There are lots of fun activities happening for the kids and their families, including celebrities, sand castle building, games, music, arts & crafts, face painting, quilt production, food, fun, and.... and this is where we come in.... FAMILY PORTRAITS!

We need your help. We need about 20 photographers to volunteer for this incredible event. Most will be in teams doing professional family portraits, and a few will be doing candid photographs around the event venue. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a beginner, this is a very rewarding event. If you're new to the profession please feel free to volunteer. We'll be grouping less experienced photographers with more experienced, so everyone will be able to participate and learn.

Each attending family will be entitled to a free professional family portrait. In many cases, this is the only portrait this family has, or may ever have. It means so much to the families, and you'll feel their love and appreciation all day.

In order to participate, you'll need to RSVP. I'll get back to you with questions and to confirm your participation. Do NOT show up unless you've been confirmed, as you will not be admitted.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please only volunteer if you are really committed to being there. This is a big event and we need everyone there who says they'll be there. Thank you. Once you RSVP, you'll get a message with a questionnaire. You'll be confirmed once I get the answers to my questions.

If you have questions, please feel free to email me by clicking on the ORGANZER link on the left side of this page.

Thanks for volunteering.

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