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Upcoming events

    • Tue, June 02, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online - watch for email with ZOOM Link on June 2nd
    Register

    Tune in for Social/Business hour at 6:30 pm and Cris's program will begin at 7:00 pm

                                                                                                     


    • Tue, June 16, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online - watch for email with ZOOM Link on June 16th
    Register

    Tune in for Social/Business hour at 6:30 pm and Richard's program will begin at 7:00 pm

                                                                                                     

    Richard Sturdevant Bio

    Richard Sturdevant is a leading expert in photographic artistry and creative composites.  His award winning work, style, and techniques have earned him high praise in the photographic industry. Richard is known for an impressive track record in PPA print competition - receiving 17 prints with a perfect 100 point score in both state, regional and district competitions. He also made history with PPA at SWPPA District competition in September 2010 for the highest print case ever scored in the USA, Receiving a 100 print score on all four of his prints. He is the Overall Grand Imaging Award (GIA) Winner for 2011 and 2012 with best print in PPA. In 2013 he received 1st and second place in the GIA Awards for best Master artist Image and 3rd Place in Portrait. In 2014 he was Named as a finalist in the First World Cup and Also won Grand Imaging Awards 1 st Place in Illustrative and Second Place in Master Artist held At Imaging USA in Phoenix, Arizona. Richard is the only Photographer in PPA History to go Double Diamond four times 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 He’s has been awarded Diamond Photographer of the year 11 times with Diamond and Platinum awarded at Imaging USA 2011 and 2014. In 2013 Richard also became a PPA international Juror.

    Sturdevant’s fluid combination of photography with fine art skills stems from his original artistic roots. Prior to becoming a photographer, Richard made his living as a classic and award-winning artist and also was a national art instructor and a published subject matter expert. Using airbrush and oil, his unique but photorealistic style made for a natural transition to photography. Today his passion for painting comes alive in his creations of photographic art.

    As a photographic artist, Richard received the prestigious title of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Southwest Photographer of the Year with SWPPA, 2009, 2010 and 2012 Texas Photographer of the Year with TPPA and 2008-2010 Dallas Photographer of the Year with DPPA. He also achieved International Gold and International Platinum Photographer of the Year with PPA in 2007, 2008, then went double Platinum Photographer of the year for Photographic Open and Electronic Imaging in 2010. From 2005 to 2011, he received 15 Kodak Gallery Awards as well as 16 Fuji Masterpiece Awards. He also received 1 st place in the portrait & Group category in the 2010 and 2011 WPPI 16x20 print competition.

    Richard owns and operates Sturdevant Studio - a thriving portrait studio in Garland, Texas. He specializes in fine art composites, seniors, families, wedding, and commercial photography. He was featured on the cover of Professional Photographer in Dec 2012 with his Award winning image Time Traveler, He was I featured Rangefinder magazine August 2006 where his image “Durrel’s Run” was featured on the cover. Richard is a member of PPA, ASP, WPPI, TPPA, DPPA and is PPA Master of Photography, Master Artist of Photography and Photographic Craftsman.

    With over 20 years of experience as a creative artist, Richard brings a unique eye to the world of photographic education. Sharing his knowledge and experience with others in the industry is something that he enjoys. As part of his commitment to helping others learn and succeed, he has launched his own brand of educational materials to photographers, graphic designers, and artists nationwide. He believes that these materials, known as the “Sturdavinci Art Tools”, will help fellow professionals, as well as aspiring students, achieve their creative potentials and improve their workflow.

    Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary will continue to be Richard’s goal in his personal photographic journey and as a platform for his teachings.

     

    • Mon, July 06, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online - watch for email with ZOOM Link on July 6th
    Register

    Tune in for Social/Business hour at 6:30 pm and Cris's program will begin at 7:00 pm


                                                                                                     


    • Mon, September 14, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kay's Photography & Printing, 500 Stuart St, Lynchburg, VA 24501
    Register


    • Tue, September 15, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Real Life Studios, 8612 Julian Rd, Richmond, VA 23229
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    • Wed, September 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Studio C Photography, 142 N. Main St, Culpeper, VA 22701
    Register


    • Thu, September 17, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hobbs Studio, 857 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
    Register


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

Thu, May 21, 2020 Northern District Thursday Evening Happy Hour / iPhone Image Competition
Thu, May 21, 2020 May BOD Online Meeting
Mon, May 18, 2020 Northern District Monday Morning Coffee with Cris Duncan / iPhone Image Competition
Thu, May 14, 2020 Gena Tussey - Capital District - "Feeling Your Passion while Feeding Your Piggy Bank"
Wed, May 13, 2020 Gena Tussey - Blue Ridge District - "Feeling Your Passion while Feeding Your Piggy Bank"
Tue, May 12, 2020 Gena Tussey - Tidewater District - "Feeling Your Passion While Feeding Your Piggy Bank"
Mon, May 11, 2020 Gena Tussey - Northern District - "Feeling Your Passion while Feeding Your Piggy Bank"
Mon, May 11, 2020 Northern District Monday Morning Coffee with Jeff Dachowski
Thu, May 07, 2020 Northern District Thursday Evening Happy Hour with Kevin Jordan
Tue, May 05, 2020 Kira Derryberry - Adobe Spark
Mon, May 04, 2020 Northern District Monday Morning Coffee w/Bev Walden
Thu, April 30, 2020 BOD Online Meeting 04/30/20
Tue, April 21, 2020 Capital District - Zoom Meeting - Charitable Marketing
Thu, April 09, 2020 VPPA Tidewater District April Meeting
Thu, April 02, 2020 Capital District April Meeting
Sat, March 21, 2020 CANCELLED Board Reports due to Dropbox
Mon, March 16, 2020 CANCELLED Agenda Due to Board
Mon, March 09, 2020 CANCELLED BOD Agenda Items Due
Mon, February 24, 2020 VPPA BOD Meeting 02/24/20
Thu, February 20, 2020 Tim Walden - Images That Speak
Thu, February 20, 2020 2020 Cabaret Annual Convention
Wed, February 19, 2020 VPPA BOD Meeting 02/19/20
Mon, January 27, 2020 Tidewater District January Meeting
Thu, January 16, 2020 2020 VPPA Image Competition Registration
Mon, January 13, 2020 BOD Meeting 01/13/20
Sun, January 12, 2020 Northern - Annual Competition Print Critique
Fri, January 10, 2020 ProShare with Jessica Robertson - "From Passion to Profit"
Mon, December 16, 2019 Tidewater District Christmas Party
Sun, December 15, 2019 2020 VPPA Image Competition Registration EARLY BIRD
Tue, December 10, 2019 Capital District - Holiday Party
Sun, December 08, 2019 Northern District Holiday Gala
Mon, November 18, 2019 Tidewater District Print Critique E-n-E Photography
Mon, November 11, 2019 ALL MEMBERS! Image Competition Webinar - Jamie Hayes & Andee Moore
Thu, November 07, 2019 VPPA BOD Meeting
Mon, November 04, 2019 Northern District - Creative Process of Photo Art Compositing
Tue, October 22, 2019 ProShare with Michael Patch - Architecture Photography
Mon, October 21, 2019 Tidewater District: Anne Companion - A Visit with Santa
Thu, October 17, 2019 ProShare with Marjorie Stallard - Corel Painter
Mon, October 14, 2019 Capital District - Kelly Schneider - "Fine Art Portraiture"
Sun, October 13, 2019 Presented by Capital District: 2-Day Portraiture Workshop - Kelly Schneider
Fri, October 11, 2019 ProShare with Don Aittama - Landscape; Using Filters
Mon, September 16, 2019 Tidewater District - Craig Shaffer
Mon, September 16, 2019 Capital District - Taylor Moore - "Test to Success (Google, SEO, Informative Program)"
Thu, September 12, 2019 Blue Ridge - Craig Shaffer
Sun, September 08, 2019 Northern District Summer Picnic
Sun, August 11, 2019 Richard Sturdevant - Extra Day for Extra Pay
Fri, August 09, 2019 2019 Moonshine Summer Seminar
Fri, August 09, 2019 Board Meeting
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 Image Comp Judging
Fri, February 16, 2018 2018 Sweet Dreams & Steam-Powered Machines Photography Convention
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

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