During the week of February 23rd, The Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA) held its annual convention in Portsmouth, VA. Members from throughout the state came together to perfect their craft and share the latest tips and techniques in the industry. A number of photographers conducted seminars, such as Louis & Joseph Simone, Janel Pahl, Shannon Turner, and John Woodward. The annual print & album competition was a success, with more than 400 images entered from photographers state-wide. All of the blue and red ribbon prints were proudly displayed for a couple of days at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. Although I did not enter this year, I'm looking forward to next year's convention in Richmond VA.