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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! 

for 
"Sweet Dreams & Steam Powered Machines"
A Photography Convention with a
Steampunk Themed Twist

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how you can attend for free!

February 16th-19th, 2018 at the
Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel,
Portsmouth, Virginia


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The Virginia Professional Photographers Association is the premier association serving professional photographers in the state of Virginia.  Our state and individual districts are regular hosts to some of the best speakers in the nation.  Click the "Join Us"  button below for more info...

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Upcoming events

    • Sat, December 16, 2017
    • Thu, January 18, 2018


    • Sun, January 14, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tue, January 16, 2018
    • 10:00 PM
    • Nashville, TN

    Honky-Tonk Highway!!!

    PPA Imaging USA will be in Nashville TN in 2018.  

    PreCon Classes 01/11-01/13

    Conference begins 01/14-01/16

    If you are a PPA member and have never been, you are missing out.  If you are thinking about joining, this whirlwind experience will seal the deal!

    To learn more about it:   http://www.imagingusa.org


    • Fri, January 19, 2018
    • Wed, February 14, 2018


    • Mon, January 22, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Culpeper County Library 271 Southgate Shopping Center Culpeper, VA 22701
    Register

    “Competition is like exercise. You don’t jog to jog; you jog to get healthier and stronger.”   ~ Tim Walden

    Print critiques are a great opportunity to receive constructive comments that can help to strengthen your competition images. Bring up to six images sized so that the longest dimension is 4000 pixels at 200 ppi, color profile of sRGB, saved at a JPEG quality setting of 10  (Lightroom quality setting of 80). 

    For all who are new to competition, you will come away with a wealth of information and inspiration to become involved in competition.  

    Come earlier for lunch. We are gathering at 11:00 at the Copper Fish (next to It’s About Thyme), 128 E. Davis Street in downtown Culpeper. 

    • Wed, February 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thu, February 15, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 425 Water St. Portsmouth, Virginia
    Register


    PPA Continuing Education Workshop: 

    TWO DAYS TO A PROFITABLE STUDIO

    with Jeff Dachowski, M.Photog., CR, CPP


    THIS INTENSE 2-DAY WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE: 

    • Studio Lighting
    • Outdoor Lighting
    • Off Camera Flash
    • Window Lighting
    • Posing Singles, Couples, & Groups
    • Posing to SELL Wall Art
    • Pricing
    • Price List Creation 
    • Marketing
    • In Person Sales Strategies
    • Business Techniques
    • Profitable Workflow
    • Packaging & Presentation
    • Building Client Rapport & SO MUCH MORE!!
    TESTIMONIALS: 

     “Consistently one of North Americas 
    most profitable studios”
      ~Scott Kurkian  CFO,  PPA

    "This class transformed my business and confidence.  
    It gave me the skills to hit the sales targets 
    I always wanted while helping me to free the time
     I wanted for my family.”

    ~Mary Hebert Photography
     

    VPPA is thrilled to host Jeff in Virginia  
     These workshops fill up FAST in his home state of New Hampshire!

    Jeff is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, a member of PPA’s BOD, PPA Approved  Juror, CPP Judge  & Society of XXV President. 

     He & his wife, Carolle, have run their very profitable studio in 
    Bedford, NH for over 15 years. 
    His workshops in NH sell out fast & we get him for a fraction of the cost!

    If you have questions about the workshop - 
    contact Jeff directly  at  603.488.1850 or contact via email: Jeff@dachowskiphotography.com 

    REGISTER NOW , GO TO: 
    VPPA & PPA Members - $395
    NON-MEMBERS - $425

    PPA Members receive an education merit with attendance. 

    FEBRUARY 14-15th - 9-5pm each day 
    at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
    425 Waters St. Portsmouth, VA. 
    For Hotel Accommodations - call: (757) 673-3000 - mention: VPPA for discount.



    • Fri, February 16, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

     

    • Fri, February 16, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Mon, February 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth, Virginia
    Register


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    • Fri, February 16, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    • Fri, February 16, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    • Fri, February 16, 2018
    • 5:00 PM

     

    • Fri, February 16, 2018
    • 7:00 PM


    • Sat, February 17, 2018


    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM


    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 11:00 AM


    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 12:00 PM


    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 5:45 PM


    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM


    • Sat, February 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM


    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

     

    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM


    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 12:00 PM

     

    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 12:00 PM


    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM


    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM


    • Sun, February 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM


    • Mon, February 19, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    • Mon, February 19, 2018
    • 12:30 PM


    • Mon, March 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    A Practical Approach to Wedding Lighting

    • Tue, March 13, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    The Lost Art of Posing

    • Wed, March 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Robert Good Photography, 12517 Spotswood Trail (Route 33), Elkton VA 22827
    Register

    The Architecture of Imagery

     

    • Thu, March 15, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    The Art of Wow!

    • Sat, March 17, 2018
    • 5:15 PM


    • Mon, April 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register
    MACRO Photography
    • Tue, April 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Strategies for Newborn Sessions

    • Wed, April 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
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    MACRO Photography

    • Thu, April 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
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    Strategies for Newborn Sessions
    • Mon, May 14, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
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    High End Sports Images, Avoid Paying Commissions

    • Tue, May 15, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
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    High End Sports Images, Avoid Paying Commissions
    • Wed, May 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
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    High End Sports Images, Avoid Paying Commissions

    • Thu, May 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
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    High End Sports Images, Avoid Paying Commissions
    • Mon, June 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register
    Owning and Operating a Profitable PreSchool Business
    • Tue, June 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Owning and Operating a Profitable PreSchool Business

    • Wed, June 13, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
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    Owning and Operating a Profitable PreSchool Business
    • Thu, June 14, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Owning and Operating a Profitable PreSchool Business

    • Mon, July 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register
    Certification Education
    • Tue, July 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register
    Certification Education
    • Wed, July 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register
    Certification Education
    • Thu, July 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register
    Certification Education
    • Fri, February 22, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mon, February 25, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 740 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606

    Dates have been set for our 2019 Annual Convention at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. 

    Keep watching as more information will follow.

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2017 Convention Image Competition.

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