What we're about

Welcome to the Charlottesville Photography Initiative!

The CPI’s mission is to foster an open, friendly and professional environment in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas, providing an educational forum and building a community for amateur and professional photographers.

The CPI's vision is to be the nexus for all things photography related in the Charlottesville and surrounding areas. In support of its mission and vision, The CPI:

Provides a forum to bring local photographers together
Creates a sense of fellowship among photographers
Gives back to the community through non-profit photography
Delivers advanced photographic education
Increases collaboration and resource-sharing between members
Promotes professional growth
Provides artistic enrichment
Advocates for local photographers

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join us!

Upcoming events (1)

It’s Spring! Environmental Portraits etc…(casual)

Booker T. Washington Park,

Let’s meet for some socializing and photo taking at Booker T. Washington park. If weather permits we can enjoy a variety of what this park has to offer(play areas for children, picnic tables, basketball court, walking…) bring a friend or family too. Shenandoah Joe coffee across the street is open till 3:00 Sundays for a snack.

Let’s enjoy taking environmental portraits. A setting such as Washington Park is great for many opportunities to see what we each do(not right or wrong) when we want to take a photo of a subject in likely mixed lighting and much more.

Use a phone camera, dedicated camera, show us your favorite reflector, flash unit…The emphasis is for us to meet and have some fun. In a scenario like that we are sure to get some great shots.

Happy Spring!


Past events (501)

Share photos taken with a cell phone!

Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters