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Whether you are a Professional Photographer or just interested in photography


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


You Won't Want to Miss Our 

2019 Annual Photography Convention

FEBRUARY 15 - 18, 2019


Book your Room for our 2019 VPPA Convention 

book your discounted rate hotel by JAN. 24th to include parking & wifi!

Register for Pre-Con, Gary Hughes, 


VPPA Members Benefit: 
Convention Registration is included at no charge - but you MUST REGISTER!

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Upcoming events

    • Thu, February 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center, Newport News, VA 23606

    "Success with Commercial Portraits"*

     with Gary Hughes, M.Photog., Cr, CPP

    *Limited Seats - Register Now! 

    There is an entire world of professional photography outside of families, babies and weddings that most photographers completely ignore.

    Millions of people from aspiring models and actors to interior designers need professional images that will help them succeed in business, that’s where commercial portrait photographers thrive.

    Learn the methods to create compelling and dynamic commercial portraits that can open up new avenues for your photography business from a full time, professional with 13 years experience in the industry, Gary Hughes.

    Here’s what you will learn:

    • How to create dynamic images for models, actors and professionals with a minimal amount of equipment. 
    • How to build killer lighting setups one light at a time
    • Creating images for commercial use in ways that marketing directors will love
    • Lighting and posing techniques that work every time
    • Creating a portable lighting setup for almost any situation 
    • How to communicate with commercial clients and book those jobs

    Whether you are a veteran of the photography industry or an avid enthusiast, this program will equip you with valuable insights that can help you create more dynamic images and open up new avenues for success in the photography business. 

    PPA Members receive a PPA Merit for Attending this Workshop!


    • Fri, February 15, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mon, February 18, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 740 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606

    • Fri, August 09, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sun, August 11, 2019
    • 12:30 PM

Past events

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
Thu, November 08, 2018 Mandatory Board Training
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
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 Mandatory Board of Director Meeting
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 MANDATORY 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
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
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
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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