About Us

Gold Coast Professional Photographers Association is committed to advancing photographic excellence and maintaining the highest standards of ethical practices and conduct. GCPPA membership represents full-time and part-time studio owners, independent commercial and industrial photographers, students, educators and individuals or firms servicing the industry. GCPPA is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of California and the Professional Photographers of America. As a local non-profit association, GCPPA supplies the professional photographer the tools, contacts, information and resources to help them advance and succeed in this growing profession.

GCPPA membership represents full-time and part-time studio owners, independent commercial and industrial photographers, students, educators and individuals or firms servicing the industry. GCPPA is affiliated with the Professional Photographers of California and the Professional Photographers of America.

As a local association, GCPPA supplies the professional photographer the tools, contacts, information and resources to help them advance and succeed in this growing profession. 

We hold monthly meetings, workshops, and seminars offering continuing education material, marketing information, print competition and informal interactions among members.

Interested in joining Gold Coast Professional Photographers Association?
GCPPA 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, commercial photography. GCPPA offers print competitions, networking opportunities, Photographers’ Library, West Coast School Scholarship, mentoring and more. Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of the month.

Mailing Address:
GCPPA
1191 Pellham Dr.
Lompoc, CA 93436