Welcome to PPOC
Professional Photographers of Orange County is an organization that is dedicated to the continued Education of new and Professional Photographers. We achieve this by hosting Monthly Meetings, Workshops, Image Competitions Safaris, and Networking Events.
Our members are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in our industry.
Dear Friends and Members:
To say that the last couple of years have been unprecedented is about as much of an understatement as ever. Covid-19 simply changed the world forever. The world has changed in terms of safety, economy, politics, family values, and respect towards other people. These changes have impacted each and every one of us differently, including the Professional Photographers of Orange County (PPOC) as an organization.
This change is unsettling for most of us. Many people would like to go back to the time before Covid-19 or are waiting for the ‘Ok things are normal again’ sign. Here is my belief, there is no going back to the ‘way things were’. However, there are things we can most definitely do now to uplift and improve our circumstances, and then, there are things we can do by ‘play by ear’. The choice is ours. There is also a tremendous amount of good that has been sprung upon us.
First, many of us have seen more of our families over the past 2.5 years. Many of us have seen clients returning to our studios. These clients are valuing the work we produce for them more than ever! How do I know this? On a personal note, more and more of my customers at ‘Great American Portraits’ are seeking my advice on how and where to more artistically and professionally display their portraits – wall art – in their home remodeling projects. They want to make sure their portraits are distinctly captured and hung in the correct fashion for all to enjoy. Additionally, Millers Labs recently notified its account holders that 2021, despite all of its challenges, was a record year for them in terms of sales, delivery times and innovations. This validates how customers do value our work as photographers. Many of us are beginning to travel again, so, if you plan to attend Imaging USA 2022, please say ‘Hi’ to me.