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BECOME A VPPA PROFESSIONAL OR ASPIRING* MEMBER

Whether you are a Professional Photographer or just interested in photography

VPPA WELCOMES ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!

*both require approval, Aspiring encompasses all who are Non-professional, hobbyists, retired, students & aspiring photographers 



VPPA Members Benefit: 
Monthly Virginia Reel Meetings and Summer Seminar Registration is included at no charge - but you MUST REGISTER!

Coming to a District near you...

Our events couldn't happen without the help of our sponsors! Please thank them by giving them your business...

Diamond Sponsors

Richmond Pro Lab

American Color Imaging


3XM

DURY'S

WHCC



Gold Sponsors

Magnolia Frame & Moulding

GW Moulding


CANON



Silver Sponsors



Upcoming events

    • Fri, August 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Fredericksburg Hospitality House, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA
    Register


    • Fri, August 09, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sun, August 11, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Fredericksburg Hospitality House, 2810 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Va
    Register

     

     

     

       
    • Sun, August 11, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Mon, August 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Fredericksburg Hospitality House, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA
    Register



         

    Richard Sturdevant –VPPA Day Program

    Master Photog; Master Artist; CR

    11-time Diamond winner

    4-time Double Diamond Loanwinner

    2 time GIA overall Winner

    Top10 finalist for GIA’s every year since creation

    First to score 400 print case

    19-100 print scores

    4 -Time Image Excellence Award

    “Crushing the Box! Finishing the Print.”

    Advanced Composites,for those who truly want to go to the next

    level.1 day program

    Join Richard Sturdevant, newly crowned 4-Time PPA IPC Double Diamond Loan winner for a trip into the artistic soul.  Creating an exceptional fine art composite consists of many things, but the two that separate good from great are conception and finish.  Conception and the ability to dream up a visual idea or to tell visual story that is original and unique to your vision is priceless.  Equally important is the ability to bring it all together is such a way that it is beautiful and meaningful to the viewer. The finish of the art should keep the viewer engaged in the content and not the technique. Everything in between this journey is trained execution.

    In this program he will share like never before on this process, known for his style, concepts and the way he finishes up an image. He will share how to create concepts that reflect who you are and how to execute them and most of all finish them in such a beautiful way. He is good at what he does and you will leave this workshop better for it.

    Content to cover:

    Conception

    Resource gathering

    Light creation and lighting to fit the scene

    Using the right angle of view

    Extraction

    Composition

    Color theory and Harmony

    Illustration techniques that can be used on any image

    Plug-in techniques

    PS Painting techniques

    Proven finishing techniques and presentation

    Corel Painting Techniques


    • Thu, February 20, 2020
    • Mon, February 24, 2020

    Stay tuned for more information:

    Speakers:

    Kristi Elias - Creative/Portrait Program

    Audrey Wancket - PPA President - PPA Program

    Carl Caylor - Lighting

    Larry Lourcey - Image Competition - Seniors or Sales

    Time Walden - Black & White - Business

    Ken Bovat - Street Photography, Photojournalist or Storytelling with Color

    Ella Carson - Creative/Photoshop

    Jurors:

    Wancket - Approved Juror

    Caylor - Approved Juror

    Lourcey - Approved Juror

    Walden - Approved Juror

    Bovat - JIT

    Carson - JIT

    • Thu, February 18, 2021
    • Mon, February 22, 2021


Past events

Thu, July 18, 2019 Carly Fogleman - Blue Ridge District - "Take the Mystery Out of the Squares"
Wed, July 17, 2019 Carly Fogleman - Capital District - "Take the Mystery Out of the Squares"
Tue, July 16, 2019 Carly Fogleman - Northern District - "Take the Mystery Out of the Squares"
Mon, July 15, 2019 Carly Fogleman - Tidewater District - "Take the Mystery Out of the Squares"
Tue, June 18, 2019 Board Meeting
Thu, June 06, 2019 Rinat Halon Neal - Northern District - "How to Get Published - and Get Paid for It"
Wed, June 05, 2019 Rinat Halon Neal - Blue Ridge District - "How to Get Published - and Get Paid for It"
Tue, June 04, 2019 Rinat Halon Neal - Capital District - "How to Get Published - and Get Paid for It"
Mon, June 03, 2019 Rinat Halon Neal - Tidewater District - "How to Get Published - and Get Paid for It"
Thu, May 09, 2019 Christi Williams - Tidewater District - "Pinups: Finding the Beauty in Everyone"
Wed, May 08, 2019 Christi Williams - Northern District - "Pinups: Finding the Beauty in Everyone"
Tue, May 07, 2019 Christi Williams - Blue Ridge District - "Pinups: Finding the Beauty in Everyone"
Mon, May 06, 2019 Christi Williams - Capital District - "Pinups: Finding the Beauty in Everyone"
Thu, April 11, 2019 Marnie Clagett - Tidewater District - "Secrets to Running a Studio in a Small (or no!) Space"
Wed, April 10, 2019 Marnie Clagett - Northern District - "Secrets to Running a Studio in a Small (or no!) Space"
Tue, April 09, 2019 Marnie Clagett - Blue Ridge District - "Secrets to Running a Studio in a Small (or no!) Space"
Mon, April 08, 2019 Marnie Clagett - Capital District - "Secrets to Running a Studio in a Small (or no!) Space"
Fri, April 05, 2019 BOD Meeting
Thu, March 07, 2019 John Chandler - Blue Ridge District - "Creating Your Spare Room Studio"
Wed, March 06, 2019 John Chandler - Northern District - "Creating Your Spare Room Studio"
Tue, March 05, 2019 John Chandler - Capital District Dinner&Meeting - "Creating Your Spare Room Studio"
Mon, March 04, 2019 John Chandler - Tidewater District - "Creating Your Spare Room Studio"
Mon, February 18, 2019 2019 February Post Convention BOD Meeting
Fri, February 15, 2019 2019 Annual Convention
Thu, February 14, 2019 Pre Con - Gary Hughes "Success with Commercial Portraits"
Wed, February 13, 2019 2019 February Pre-Convention BOD Meeting
Thu, February 07, 2019 VPPA Image Competition Submission Closed
Thu, January 17, 2019 VPPA Annual Image Competition Deadline (without Late Fee)
Mon, January 14, 2019 Northern District - Competition Image Critique
Mon, January 14, 2019 BOD Meeting
Sat, December 15, 2018 VPPA Annual Image Comp Submission Opens
Tue, December 11, 2018 Capital District - Holiday Party
Mon, November 12, 2018 Facebook Live - Image Competition New Rules, etc
Mon, November 12, 2018 Tidewater Meeting - Image Critique
Mon, November 12, 2018 Northern District - Doug Mattice: Bring Your Business Plan To Life
Thu, November 08, 2018 BOD Meeting 11/08
Mon, October 22, 2018 Northern District October Program - "Glen McClure: Unpopulated Landscapes and Street Portraits"
Mon, October 15, 2018 Tidewater October Meeting - Maximum Success at Trade Shows
Mon, September 24, 2018 Capital District September Meeting - "Marketing Mania"
Mon, September 17, 2018 Tidewater Meeting - Maternity, Newborn, Family Photography
Sun, August 12, 2018 Extra Class with Tony Corbell - "Crafting the Light"
Fri, August 10, 2018 Boot Scootin' Summer Seminar - Fredericksburg, VA
Fri, August 10, 2018 VPPA BoD Meeting 08/10
Fri, August 10, 2018 Summer Seminar Image Critique Submission Closes @ 9:00 a.m.
Thu, July 19, 2018 Angela Lawson - Tidewater District "Keys to Creating a Successful Pet Portrait Session"
Wed, July 18, 2018 Angela Lawson - Capital District "Keys to Creating a Successful Pet Portrait Session"
Tue, July 17, 2018 Angela Lawson - Blue Ridge District "Keys to Creating a Successful Pet Portrait Session"
Mon, July 16, 2018 Angela Lawson - Northern District "Keys to Creating a Successful Pet Portrait Session"
Thu, June 14, 2018 Jennifer & Robin Janson - Capital District "The Bada Boom Bada Bings of Volume Photography"
Wed, June 13, 2018 Jennifer & Robin Janson - Blue Ridge District "The Bada Boom Bada Bings of Volume Photography"
Tue, June 12, 2018 Jennifer & Robin Janson - Northern District "The Bada Boom Bada Bings of Volume Photography"
Mon, June 11, 2018 Jennifer & Robin Janson - Tidewater District "The Bada Boom Bada Bings of Volume Photography"
Fri, June 01, 2018 Summer Seminar Image Critique Submission Opens
Sun, May 27, 2018 Extra Day for Extra Pay August 2019
Thu, May 24, 2018 Board of Director Meeting 5/24
Thu, May 24, 2018 District Governor Summer Seminar Meeting
Thu, May 17, 2018 Bailey Fox, "Creating a Recognizable Brand That Will Speak to Your Ideal Client" Blue Ridge District
Wed, May 16, 2018 Bailey Fox, "Creating a Recognizable Brand That Will Speak to Your Ideal Client" Capital District
Tue, May 15, 2018 Bailey Fox, "Creating a Recognizable Brand That Will Speak to Your Ideal Client" Tidewater District
Mon, May 14, 2018 Bailey Fox, "Creating a Recognizable Brand That Will Speak to Your Ideal Client" - Northern District
Thu, April 19, 2018 Aurora DeLuca - Tidewater District "Stay Flexible: Strategies for Newborn Sessions"
Wed, April 18, 2018 Aurora DeLuca - Capital District "Macro Photography: The Aliens in the Backyard"
Tue, April 17, 2018 Aurora DeLuca - Northern District "Stay Flexible: Strategies for Newborn Sessions"
Mon, April 16, 2018 Aurora DeLuca - Blue Ridge District "Macro Photography: The Aliens in the Backyard"
Wed, March 28, 2018 VPPA BOD 03/28 Meeting
Thu, March 15, 2018 Ted Linczak - Blue Ridge District "The Art of Wow"
Wed, March 14, 2018 Ted Linczak - Northern District "The Architecture of Imagery"
Tue, March 13, 2018 Ted Linczak - Tidewater District "The Lost Art of Posing"
Mon, March 12, 2018 Ted Linczak - Capital District "A Practical Approach to Wedding Lighting"
Fri, February 23, 2018 People's Choice Steampunk ENTRIES
Mon, February 19, 2018 Grand Prize Drawing - End of Convention
Mon, February 19, 2018 PPA President Robert Behm
Mon, February 19, 2018 Post Convention Meeting - February 19
Sun, February 18, 2018 Annual Awards Banquet
Sun, February 18, 2018 VPPA Group Photo
Sun, February 18, 2018 Christie Newell
Sun, February 18, 2018 CPP Luncheon (Must be CPP to Attend)
Sun, February 18, 2018 Learning Lab: Charles Hartman - Introduction to ProSelect
Sun, February 18, 2018 Learning Lab: Ty Swartz - Adobe Lightroom to Photoshop
Sun, February 18, 2018 Trade Show - OPEN TO PUBLIC
Sun, February 18, 2018 Gregory Daniel
Sun, February 18, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting
Sat, February 17, 2018 Steam Punk All Convention Party
Sat, February 17, 2018 Green Screen Demo with Kevin Hurley
Sat, February 17, 2018 Leadership Training
Sat, February 17, 2018 New Member Orientation
Sat, February 17, 2018 Amy Feick
Sat, February 17, 2018 PS Retouching with Becky Clark
Sat, February 17, 2018 Print Critiques
Sat, February 17, 2018 Elizabeth Homan
Sat, February 17, 2018 Shooting Bays Open
Fri, February 16, 2018 People's Choice Steampunk Contest - Kickoff - Shooting Bays w/Models with Lisa Carter
Fri, February 16, 2018 Past VPPA Presidents Dinner
Fri, February 16, 2018 Rumpus Room
Fri, February 16, 2018 2018 Sweet Dreams & Steam-Powered Machines Photography Convention
Fri, February 16, 2018 2018 Image Comp Judging
Thu, February 15, 2018 February Pre-Convention Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, February 14, 2018 TWO DAYS TO A PROFITABLE STUDIO with JEFF DACHOWSKI, M.Photog., CR., CPP
Fri, February 09, 2018 2018 Image Competition - Last Day for Entries
Mon, January 22, 2018 Northern - Annual Competition Print Critique
Sat, January 20, 2018 2018 VPPA Image Competition Entries - Late Fees In Effect
Mon, January 15, 2018 Tidewater - Glen McClure
Mon, January 15, 2018 IUSA - PPA Council Meeting
Sun, January 14, 2018 Northern January Print Critique
Sun, January 14, 2018 Imaging USA - PPA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN
Thu, January 11, 2018 VPPA Board Of Directors Meeeting
Sat, December 16, 2017 2018 VPPA Image Competition Entries Now Being Accepted
Wed, December 06, 2017 Capital - Holiday Dinner & Tacky Gift Exchange
Tue, December 05, 2017 Tidewater - Holiday Social
Sun, December 03, 2017 Northern - Ms Claus Nancy Sander Hosts Holiday Gala
Thu, November 16, 2017 Northern - The Booming Business in Real Estate Photography, Videography and Droning!
Mon, November 13, 2017 Tidewater - Annual Image Critique
Wed, November 08, 2017 Capital District - Pet Photography
Mon, November 06, 2017 VPPA Board Meeting
Fri, October 27, 2017 Tidewater - Mona Sadler "You Call the Shots" - Fee Required
Mon, October 23, 2017 Capital - The Profitable Business of Photo Organizing and Preservation
Sun, October 22, 2017 Capital - "Get Down to Business" Marketing 2-Day Seminar, Fee Required
Mon, October 16, 2017 Tidewater District - Newborn Photography
Mon, October 16, 2017 Tidewater - Newborn Photography Session - Posing for the Infant
Mon, October 16, 2017 Northern - Photographing Pets & People
Thu, September 28, 2017 Blue Ridge - JT Blenker
Wed, September 27, 2017 Capital - JT Blenker
Tue, September 26, 2017 Northern - JT Blenker
Mon, September 25, 2017 Tidewater - JT Blenker

Please enjoy our member's Blue Ribbon Award Winning images from our
2018 Convention Image Competition.

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