Professional Photographers of California (PPC) is pleased to offer California Sunday programs in both spring and fall of each year. This is a unique educational opportunity for PPC members, as well as non-PPC members, to attend small hands-on classes & workshops, in their own hometown, with professionals offering their expertise and first hand experience.
California Sundays are one-day classes, on subjects ranging from pet photography, using Quickbooks, senior portraiture, sports photography, Photoshop techniques and more! If you are a PPC member enrolled in the PPC degree program, your class time may be credited towards your Business & Arts Degree or California Masters.
During each session, instructors provide a minimum 5 hour learning experience in different fields of photography and students provide their own brown bag lunch, transportation to and from the class and must bring along any necessary equipment as directed by the instructor (details of which will be emailed after you register for your class).
Registration fees go towards programs that the Professional Photographers of California offer to help aspiring and professional photographers continue their education in the business of photography.
$49 for PPC Members
$69 for Non-PPC Members
Premium Professional membership includes 1 free Registration
Register now for an upcoming class and expand your business potential.
Upcoming classes, dates and instructors
High School Seniors
04-21-13 (Sunday) — Lompoc — Beginner to Advanced
This program is designed to take the student from marketing through to photographing a senior in studio and on location. If time permits we will cover retouching as well.
Form, Design & Pose of the Human Body
04-21-13 (Sunday) — Igo — Beginner to Advanced
This beginning to intermediate class will discuss and show the basics of posing clients with simple yet very effective techniques used by sculptors and painters for centuries to create higher impact images.
Making Lightroom Work For You
04-21-13 (Sunday) — Los Angeles — Novice to Advanced
Bob Young will show you how to use Lightroom when shooting on location, how to show and produce finished prints on location (same day). This not only impresses your clients but it is a tremendous way to differentiate your business as a truly professional operation. Some working knowledge of LR is required for this class.
Sales and Use Tax from A to Z and How to Manage it in QuickBooks
04-28-13 (Sunday) — La Canada — Beginner to Advanced
Learn everything you need to know about Sales & Use Tax and how it pertains to Professional Photographers. We will cover:
How to get a Seller’s Permit
What is and is not taxable
What is Use tax
How to manage Sales Tax in QuickBooks
How to file a Sales Tax Return
Students should bring a computer loaded with QuickBooks; however, if they just want to learn about Sales & Use Tax and not how to manage it in QuickBooks, then no computer is necessary.
Beginning Social Media Marketing
05-19-13 (Sunday) — Redlands – Intermediate to Advanced (Class 2 of 2)
Social Media is here to stay, but the rules keep changing! Learn how to track the most recent changes in the primary social media players & how to modify your social media use to stay on top of your game. We’ll also discuss new social media sites and gain valuable insight on what makes each site unique so you can determine if it will suit your marketing needs.
Attendees from the 4/7/13 class are encouraged to attend this follow up class to learn how to use the tracking information provided by social media sites to improve their marketing efforts. Previous attendance is not required -make this your first social media marketing class and learn how to improve your message and refine your target audience.
Class size is limited to 12 attendees. 9am to 3pm.
Because this class will focus on your specific marketing needs, please bring information you would like used to market your business, including image files and marketing calendars. Please bring your laptop or tablet with power source. We will order delivered lunch from our local deli, prices range from $5-10 or feel free to brown bag. Water, coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.