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Save time and frustration by learning some of my favorite tips and tricks when crafting a headshot with impact! In this short and energetic presentation, photographer and educator Chris Wooley will show you some of his favorite techniques for crafting a headshot with purpose that your clients will love.  Walk away with practical strategies for personalizing your session, balancing lighting and style, and being efficient in your process.

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Chris Wooley Bio:


Chris Wooley is a photographer and educator with a retail portrait studio in Spokane, Washington where he specializes in Vintage Inspired Portraits and Commercial Business Portraits.
He holds the Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman degrees and Certified Professional Photographer status from the Professional Photographers of America, where he also serves as a counselor, advocating for photographer rights. He is a past-President of the Professional Photographers of Washington. Chris has won numerous print awards, including multiple Fuji Masterpieces, ACI’s Image Excellence, and various state “best of” awards. He is a recipient of the prestigious “PPA National Award” for his contributions towards the photographic industry. Chris helps photographers learn and hone their craft by presenting at workshops, conferences, and meet-ups across the US.

 PPSCV Image Competition - November 2020 
Register to join us us for our next Image Competition incorporating digital image submissions. Registrants receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link
November 19th Image Competition (Moved from October 22nd)

To avoid a conflict with the 3rd presidential debate and to maximize participation we have postponed the October Image Competition by one month to November 19th.

Entries submitted to date will be automatically included. October registrants will not need to re-register.
When: Thursday November 19th 7:00PM chat and Q&A, 7:30PM competition starts, ends approximately 9:30PM

Now through midnight PST Sunday November 15th.

 Who: Entries accepted from PPSCV Members (up to 5) and non-members (up to 2). Each image is given a judge's critique.

Cost: There is no charge for members or non-members to enter images or view this event

Metal Print Prizes provided by Bay Photo Labs (only PPSCV members eligible)

Questions? Contact


Imaging USA 2021 to become a “Virtual Experience like no other”

ATLANTA, August 26, 2020 – Professional Photographers of America today announced plans to move Imaging USA 2021 into a virtual conference space.  More details Click here

PPSCV Membership 3-month extension: In recognition of the financial strain that Covid-19 has brought to the general economy and professional photographers in particular, PPSCV has extended the 2020 membership dues period to provide an extra 3 months of membership to current members at no charge.

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) Liaison

PPSCV now has a PPA CPP liaison for those interested in becoming certified by PPA. John Gayler will serve in this position for 2020.

The PPA Certified Professional Photographer program, or CPP, includes a written exam and practical photography submission designed to certify a level of technical knowledge and photographic competence increasing confidence in clients.  Learn more here. Contact CPP Liaison

PPSCV Image Competition results and awards for August

The recent Image Competition on August 27th included a wide variety of images, with 69 images judged.

See the awards and high scoring images listed here:

Thanks to all the competitors who submitted images, and those who joined us to watch and learn.
We received some useful feedback encouraging us to do it again.
Watch out for the next competition date to be announced.

If you want to improve image competition entries, PPSCV hosted Jeff Dachowski for a live online tutorial on exactly that. To view the recording for free Register here, create an account and use the dashboard search for "PPSCV", the video is named "PPSCV Photographic Competition Call". Contact Jeff if there are issues accessing this content. 

If you are interested in becoming a PPSCV member, see more details Membership

2020 August Image Competition Members


PPSCV Photography and More - Social Hour 
4-5 PM Friday. Click for details:
PPSCV Photography and More - Social Hour - 11/12/2020

5 tips for surviving an economic slump :


   --Free Music Licensing Gift from PPA & Triple Scoop Music ($60 value) visit - for PPA members - 
Event ID: TripleScoopLove
         Gift Code: Z63F4GGZ
         Expiration Date: December 31, 2020

Photo Safaris
: (Dates / locations postponed)

     Pinnacles National Park       (Condors ... )
     Point Lobos State Reserve   
     Bean Hollow Beach               
     Pinnacles National Park       (Tarantulas t)
     Moss Landing State Wildlife Area-Elkhorn Slough Preserve

Galapagos Tour by Mark Butler

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