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Education

West Coast School

West Coast School is a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Affiliate School founded in 1956 and is considered to be one of the top photographic institutions in the country! West Coast School School is a non-profit organization operated by the Professional Photographers of California and offers an amazing week of hands-on Professional Imaging Creativity, Photography Business Development and Fun. Instructors are Internationally recognized and share the same goal of helping you with the growth of your photography business.

Each year, nationally acclaimed working professionals celebrate the craft of photography by sharing their knowledge and expertise with their students. Hands-on participation is emphasized, as students learn the latest techniques from a successful professional. Our commitment has been to teach attendees practical, real-world skills that can be used to build a satisfying and prosperous career in professional photography.

West Coast School

Image Competition

PPC’s image competition provides an invaluable opportunity to put your skills to the test, and earn merit points toward your degree! 

Image Competition

Image Judging Academy

In an effort to significantly improve the quality and consistency of image judging at the affiliate level, a series of workshops, sponsored by PPC, will be conducted throughout the state by Tim Mathiesen (M.Photog.Cr. F-ASP, PPA National Jury Chairman). Even if you don’t plan to be a judge but want to learn more about the image competition, you are encouraged to attend. Learn more about the

Image Judging Academy

Camp Certification

The PPC Camp Certification is a 1 and 1/2 day program designed to help you get ready for Certification testing and take the test if you wish.  Day one you will spend the day in study and review, and day two you will take the Certification test.

Camp Certification