All Valley Professional Photographers | About

A message from Arthur Argote...

As president of AVPP, it is my privilege to welcome you to join us! There is so much going on with our growing group and we are growing by leaps and bounds in 2016!


A few of the benefits...

Monthly AVPP Programs

7 dynamic guest speakers during its calendar year designed to educate and help grow your business. Educational topics include, portraiture, lighting techniques, posing techniques, Photoshop, Lightroom, business, marketing and sales, fine art and commercial photography.

4 digital print competitions with a select panel of three esteemed judges and open to AVPP members and non members alike.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. held at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive La Canada, CA 91011, Phone: (818)790-0611.

Admission to the monthly general meetings is free for members. Dinner ($29.50) at the club is optional and includes tip, tax and service charge.

Admission for non-member guests is free on the first visit and $20.00 thereafter.

Out and About Town

In addition to our Monthly Programs, we also offer seminars, workshops and camera outings to provide continuing education and informal interaction among members. They are offered periodically throughout the year and may involve an additional fee. Your AVPP membership entitles you to substantial discounts on these programs.

In Focus Meetings

Network with AVPP's leading photographers.

Make new friends and gain support to achieve your own professional goals.

Offered to members only, our In Focus Meetings are held in a local studio where members can gather informally to discuss photographic, digital, software concerns or other important concerns of our members.

Print Competition

When you participate in AVPP’s Print Competition, you can't help but improve your photographic skills. Four of our monthly meetings each year are devoted to print competition. We select three experienced judges to critique your images. Award possibilities include Best of Show, Second Place, and Third Place. We award our AVPP Photographer of the Year from among our quarterly winners. (You must read AVPP print comp rules prior to submitting your images.)

West Coast School Certificate

Each year, AVPP gives away a West Coast School Certificate which provides a worthy AVPP member (who also belongs to the Professional Photographers of California) with a $500 credit toward this valuable week of education. Applications for the scholarship are available at the end of each calendar year and submitted for review by the Board of Directors.


Are you new to photography? Our membership consists of experienced and successful photographers as well as new and aspiring photographers. All our members realize the importance of helping and sharing our photographic knowledge because in teaching, we learn. Our mentoring not only helps with photography and business skills, but also meets the standard of professionalism in our industry.


AVPP offers a friendly and informative website for both members and potential clients. Our Calendar of Events page is updated with classes, workshops, seminars as well as our Out and About Town Meetings and our In Focus Meetings. We even have an App for those iPhone users who want the convenience of knowing what's going on at AVPP at their fingertips. It's a happening place!