The Premier Photographic Education, Social, and Networking Center for Photography Enthusiasts in Orange County.
Whether you love landscape, portrait, storytelling, event, or travel photography, we are a network of fellow photographers where you can connect, learn, communicate, and share knowledge with other people who have the same photography interests as you do.
We host in-person open forums on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and guest speakers from the Professional Photographers of Orange County (PPOC) on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Speakers have included Vincent Versace, Matthew Jordan-Smith, Jerry Ghionis, Roberto Valenzuela, and Joel Grimes, Richard Sturdivant, just to name a few. Meetings are small, personal, and social – we want your questions, your comments, and your discussion.
Our classes cover everything from lighting to posing to post-processing and more! Not sure what you want to learn next? Maybe image competition is for you! We host 4 PPA (professional Photographers of America) style image competitions per year; let this be your proving grounds to find out where you excel, learn what you can improve, or move on to competing at the PPA level or at the OC Fair.
A 16×20 luster print of one of your pieces by our in-house printer. Valued at $60.
Come to one photo walk of your choice, free! Valued at $69. For 2020, choose from:
As a member, you receive our How to Exhibit Your Photography: From Camera to Competition class! Get your photos ready to compete at places like the OC Fair. Valued at $149.
You will also receive our Fine Art of Digital Printing class with Eric Joseph! Go from screen to paper and learn all of the ins and outs of creating fine art prints from your work. Valued at $149.
You will also receive one Refer-a-Friend gift certificate for our Digital Photography for Beginners 1: The Basics class. Valued at $129.
Join our Open Photo Talks with your fellow photographers! Participate in talks about composition, color harmony, balance, and more! Meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month, from 6:30-8:30. As member, you receive a free critique during the critique session of the Open Photo Talks.
Members of CCDA receive a complimentary membership in PPOC.
Members are able to attend PPOC guest speaker lectures for free! Upcoming lectures include:
Join us for members-only receptions before every DTSA Artwalk – meet and chat with the featured artist for an hour of wine and cheese every 1st Saturday of the month!