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Unlocking the power of Photoshop Brushes

Richard Sturdevant is a leading expert in photographic artistry and creative composites. His award winning work, style, and techniques have earned him high praise in the photographic industry. Richard is known for an impressive track record in PPA print competition – receiving 17 prints with a perfect 100 point score in both state, regional and district competitions. 

Sturdevant’s fluid combination of photography with fine art skills stems from his original artistic roots. He specializes in fine art composites, seniors, families, wedding, and commercial photography. With over 20 years of experience as a creative artist, Richard brings a unique eye to the world of photographic education. Sharing his knowledge and experience with others in the industry is something that he enjoys. As part of his commitment to helping others learn and succeed, he has launched his own brand of educational materials to photographers, graphic designers, and artists nationwide. Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary will continue to be Richard’s goal in his personal photographic journey and as a platform for his teachings. 

Richard is unlocking even more ways Dallas PPA members can use Photoshop brushes in their toolbox to create mind-blowing detail in their composites. He’ll speak to students at all levels, not just those ultra-advanced in Photoshop skills. His teaching will help students’ images reach that exquisite level of stunning impact that photographers and clients seek!

July 13 - Meeting


Slate at ll Creeks,

2701 Custer Parkway

#905 Richardson, TX 75080

Whether you are experienced, aspiring, or studying to become professional photographer, there is a membership option for you!

Dallas PPA will offer education, growth, opportunities, support and friendship through networking with other professionals.


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Online Exams Available


February 5 - February 19
April 2 -  April 16
June 4 - June 18
August 6 - August 20

October 1 - October 15


Gene Duprey
Daniel Fermaint

Guy T. Phillips

Harini Chokshi

Ron Barbosa

Stevie Clements

Tina Caron



Early Deadline - March 15

Late Deadline - March 28

Judging - March 31


Entry Deadline - March 26 

 Judging - March 26-27


Early Deadline - April 14

Late Deadline - April 29

Judging - May 9 -14


 Entry Opens - July 6

Early Deadline - August 17

Late Deadline - August 31

Judging - September 12-17

Dallas PPA Affiliates

Dallas PPA is celebrating "67 years" as an organization serving the Dallas photography community. We are currently an active guild with over 200 members representing all levels of professional experience and photographic interests. 

Our aim is to foster an environment where our members can Connect, Inspire and Grow

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If you are an active or aspiring photographer in Dallas, consider joining Dallas PPA.

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