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People's Choice Steampunk Contest!

CONVENTION REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! 

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


HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
Portsmouth Renaissance-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Call the hotel direct, Phone: (757) 673-3000
 

All rooms are subject to city and state taxes. 

 When making your reservations, please indicate that you are a VPPA MEMBER in order to receive the reduced rate and make sure that VPPA gets the appropriate credit. The association receives special rates based on member occupancy and this helps keep our Convention costs under control.

The Portsmouth Renaissance accepts Marriott Points that will count towards VPPA’s minimums.

Become a member of the VPPA today.

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

    • Mon, March 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Raintree Swim & Racquet Club, 1703 Raintree Dr., Richmond, VA 23238
    Register

     

    • Tue, March 13, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaiser Custom Images, 401 Waters St., Chesapeake, VA 23322
    Register


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

     

    • Thu, March 15, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Raleigh Court Branch Library, 2112 Grandin Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
    Register


    • Mon, April 16, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Raleigh Court Branch Library, 2112 Grandin Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
    Register
    • Tue, April 17, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA 22701
    Register


    • Wed, April 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Dan Butler Studios, 4600 Millridge Pkwy., Midlothian, VA 23113
    Register

    • Thu, April 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Anne Companion Photography, 112 Kings Way, Hampton, VA 23669
    Register
    • Mon, May 14, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA 22701
    Register


    • Tue, May 15, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Bob Harper Photography, 120 Queens Way, Suite 101, Hampton, VA 23669
    Register

    • Wed, May 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wendell Powell Studios, 906 N. Parham Road, #101, Richmond, VA 23229
    Register


    • Thu, May 17, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Raleigh Court Branch Library, 2112 Grandin Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
    Register
    • Mon, June 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • E-n-E Photography, 1777 London Bridge Rd., Suite 202, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    Register
    • Tue, June 12, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Windsong Portraits, 73 Hoovler Lane, Stafford, VA
    Register


    • Wed, June 13, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Raleigh Court Branch Library, 2112 Grandin Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
    Register

    • Thu, June 14, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Real Life Studios, Midlothian, VA 23114
    Register


    • Mon, July 16, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA 22701
    Register
    • Tue, July 17, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Raleigh Court Branch Library, 2112 Grandin Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
    Register

    • Wed, July 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jessica Robertson Photographic Artistry, 307 England Street, Ashland, VA 23005
    Register
    • Thu, July 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hobbs Studio, 857 Battlefield Blvd., South, Chesapeake, VA 23323
    Register
    • Fri, August 10, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mon, August 13, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • Fredericksburg Hospitality House, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

    More information to come:

    Our Rock Star, Tony Corbell will be coming to Virginia to give a program.  Keep watching for more information as he will also be giving a full day program prior to seminar along the lines of "Mastering Light".

    Dorie Howell and Rachel Boer (IPS Mastermind Group) will give two programs. 

    There will be our semi annual image competition which give you a chance to try out some of your images prior to our annual convention. 

    Other local personalities might just show up.

    • 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.

Past events

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 ENTRIES
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 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
2017 Convention Image Competition.

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