Phone: (714) 875-3030
For over 30 years Jim has been “telling the story” of creative people through the art of photography. He has gained a reputation for working closely with his clients to supply high quality photography that differentiates the client from their competition. His specialities include architectural, commercial & scenic photography. He and his team are regularly published both domestically and internationally.
In 2006, as a way of giving back to the community and to pass on to the next generation some of what he has learned over the years, Jim started teaching at Rancho Santiago College and conducting photography & business seminars again.
In 2007 Jim rejoined PPA and PPOC to meet other photographers in the area and found himself getting involved.
“the PPOC organization offered me a fresh view on what I have been doing for many years, and being asked to serve as president in 2009 & 2010 and continue the educational programs was a real honor for me. I would encourage everyone one to get involved at whatever level you can. You will meet great people and it will certainly broaden your view”.
2013 finds Jim’s photography & teaching businesses continuing to grow and he has been elected to the board of the Professional Photographers of California and will serve as 2nd Vice President.
Chairman of the Board
Phone: (310) 322-2917
Photography has always been an alluring profession for Marcy Dugan. The opportunity to work with different people on a regular basis keeps the job interesting and exciting!
Marcy specializes in High School Seniors, Families, Children, and Sports photography. She has been greatly involved in her community as a volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce and at various city events.
As a Certified Member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of California, and Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County, you can be assured that Marcy takes great pride in making sure her clients’ photographic experiences are memorable ones!
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Phone: (805) 551-1363
Dr. Steven Roosa has been behind the camera for over 36 years, including 28 of them as a professional. When he first picked one up at the age of 15, he instantly knew he was in love (or in trouble, depending on the size of his bank account at any given time). Over the years, his love and passion for the art of photography has only grown, as evidenced by the international recognition received for his many photographs, magazine covers, posters, and articles. Steven’s most recent awards include being one of PPA’s 2012 Photographers of the Year, along with being twice awarded one of PPC’s Top 10 Photographers (2008 and 2010). Steven opened his first studio in 1985 in Torrance, CA, before moving it to Thousand Oaks, CA, in 2005. He is both a current and past president of the Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association (CIPPA). He also served for 3 years as the editor for PPC’s award winning magazine, ProPhotoWest. He frequently judges and teaches photography throughout California, at both the pro and amateur levels. Steven currently lives with his writer wife, their son, and two dogs.
Phone: (818) 790-6333
Robin Swanson is a professional photographer and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who realized that her accounting and business skills could be combined with her photography skills to create a successful photography business.
Robin has always loved photography, and several years ago decided to become a professional photographer. She is a member of San Fernando Valley Professional Photographers (SFVPP), Professional Photographers of California (PPC), and Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and attends every photography convention, seminar, and class that she can fit into her already busy schedule.
Robin has easily adapted her business and accounting skills to her growing photography business. During these past few years she learned a lot about photography from her peers, but also noticed that some of them could benefit from her accounting and business knowledge. As a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor, Robin is helping other professional photographers use QuickBooks software to accurately account for their finances. In March 2007, Robin made her first QuickBooks presentation to Gold Coast Professional Photographers Association.
In addition to professional photography, Robin works full time as the CFO for a small aerospace related business in the San Fernando Valley.
Robin photographs anything that gets in front of her camera – from people to pets to cars to nature. Robin is never a stranger for long, her engaging and lively personality make her a welcome photographer at any event. She photographs weddings, class reunions, family reunions, sporting events, car shows, dog shows, graduations and school events. Robin’s great rapport with adults, children, and even pets creates an environment conducive to capturing beautiful images. Several of Robin’s photographs have earned merits in regional print competitions and in PPA’s International Print Competition.
Sharon Lobel is a landscape, nature and wildlife photographer. Don’t let her city girl looks fool you because she had rather pitch a tent and hang out on the side of a mountain than go shopping any day.
Sharon is a self taught photographer and has traveled extensively around the world. She has experienced a wide range of adventures throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and United States.
Sharon is a multiple award winner with PPLAC – Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County. In 2009 she served as the affiliate Secretary, then from 2010 thru 2013 served as Treasurer and for 2014 she is the lst Vice-President. In 2011 she was named Nature & Landscape Photographer of the Year and the 2011 Photographer of the Year at PPLAC.
She is also a multiple award winner at PPC – Professional Photographers of California and serves on the State Board as Secretary and is also a qualified Photographic Judge.
Sharon is also a member of PPA – Professional Photographers of America and
Sharon was named a Silver Medalist winner during PPA’s 2013 International Photographic Competition.
Her favorite quote is from George Bernard Shaw…
“LIFE isn’t about finding yourself….LIFE is about creating yourself!”