Affiliates and Links

Here are some other educational resources you may want to investigate. NOTE: PPGBA does not recommend or warranty the products/services of any other organization, vendor, supplier, or manufacturer.


PPA Professional Photographers of America

Professional Photographers of California

Advertising Photographers of America (APA) San Francisco Chapter

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Northern California Chapter

San José Photoshop User Group dan (at) is the contact

PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER WEBSITES Professional Photographer Magazine includes the latest and hottest photographic and digital imaging equipment, company updates, and business management information. Profiles of noteworthy photographers are frequently featured, as well as upcoming industry special events. is an online community for photographers to connect and discuss photography, explore galleries, share photographs, and learn more about the art of photography. was created for fine art photographers, however it’s useful to anyone interested in selling artwork. is a free directory and portal service dedicated to providing easy access to as many photographic resources as possible. is the Robert Farber Interactive Photography Workshop offers photographers a unique three-dimensional environment in which to learn, participate, and share ideas.

RENTAL DARKROOMS – Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco
BW and Color Darkrooms rentals at an hourly rate. Studio full or half day rentals. Digital scanners rentals and high quality digital prints. – PhotoCentral, Hayward
A program of the Hayward Area Recreation District, Photocentral offers classes in photography for amateur photographers and on darkroom techniques at their facility in Hayward. They also have a rental darkroom and gallery exhibiting photographic works. Most courses are held in the evenings.


Other groups in the northern California, listed below are affiliates of the Professional Photographers of America and/or Professional Photographers of California that have programs similar to PPGBA.

Affiliate Name City, State Phone Website
Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley – PPSCV San Jose, CA 408-321-2100
Professional Photographers of North Valley – PPNV Redding, CA 530-276-8404
Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley – PPSV Sacramento, CA 916-359-7543