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Photo Video West Professionals

Photo Video West, the largest photo show on the West Coast, returns in 2015 for two-action packed days featuring seminars led by industry pros, live interactive demos, product specials, photo contests, portfolio reviews, raffle prizes and more! Thousands of photographers from all levels will gather to learn, share, network and expand their photographic abilities.

2013 Sponsors

2013 Sponsors

2013 Cross Promotional Partners

2013 Featured Brands Arizona Highway Photo Workshops
C & H Photo
Calumet Photographic
Couture Book
Delkin Devices
George's Camera
Graphic Authority
KEH Camera
LEE Filters
M+M Photo Tours, Inc.
Museum of Photographic Arts
Nelson Photo
QNAP, Inc.
Sigma Corp
REMAG / Resource Magazine
Scan Diego
SKB Corporation
Sony Electronics
Tamron U.S.A.
Tuttle Cameras
Video Gear

Portfolio Readings

Have your portfolio reviewed on the spot by museum curators and trained photography pros. Each review session lasts 15 minutes and you may purchase your review in 3-session blocks. Once you have made your purchase, a member of our Photo Video West team will be in contact with you to schedule your Reviewers and times.

Portfolio Review Guidelines
Arrival Time – Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your Review session and check-in at the Portfolio Review Registration Table.

Timing – Each Review lasts a maximum of 15 minutes. Please be mindful of this time limit, as there will be someone waiting for your Reviewer after your session.

Your Portfolio – Make sure to bring your portfolio with you! Whether this is a flat printed portfolio or a digital presentation, no reviewer will be able to comment on your work with out it in front of them. *If you bring a digital presentation, it should be on your own battery-powered device. There will be no other devices or power sources available for you to use, so make sure your device has enough battery power for all 3 reviews. Your presentation should be set up prior to the start of your review. No WiFi connection will be available.

Cancellation Policy – No refunds will be given for cancellation.

Disclaimer - We reserve the right to add or remove Portfolio Reviewers and Review times at our discretion. Individual sessions are given on a first come, first serve basis.

Tips for Your Review

• Research the reviewers available to you. See if your work is relevant to any of the professionals or their field.
• Arrive to your Review with questions in mind. You only have 15 minutes and you don't want to waste time by thinking of questions on the spot!
• Bring the portfolio you would want to show to prospective clients. These Reviewers are not there just to give you feedback; they have the potential to become a contact you may use in the future.
• Be prepared to receive constructive criticism. Reviews are a wonderful opportunity to learn, improve upon your skills and receive some creative guidance.

All questions regarding the Portfolio Reviews may be directed to Elizabeth Pun at pun@fastforwardevents.com or 619-312-1212.

Hours, Directions & Parking

Coming Soon!

2013 Photo Galleries

2013 World Cup of Photography Winners Gallery

After much anticipation, the list of winners from the 2013 World Cup of Photography photo contest are here!

Click here to download the 2013 Winners List. (PDF Format)


Looking for a fun and exciting way to meet some of the most influential people in San Diego's growing photo and video industry? Volunteer for Photo Video West! A large part of the event's success is due to the participation of community volunteers. Some intern credit may apply.

Tasks include pre-event setup, attendee registration, seminar and portfolio review aid and post-event cleanup/tear down.

Elizabeth Pun
FAX 619-312-1211


Make the most out of your visit to Photo Video West.

Click on the link below to download a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don't find your answer, contact Event Management.

2015 Photo Video West FAQ - Coming Soon!

Disclaimers & Privacy Policy

All tickets are non-refundable. Program subject to change without notice. Please reserve early, as limited space is available.

All tickets are subject to service fees. Our tickets are processed through a third party, which charges a convenience fee per ticket to offset operational and product costs.

Please refer Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy below.

These terms and conditions contain legal obligations. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site.

You expressly understand and agree that: (a) this site and any of the services are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and that this site makes no warranties, representations or conditions (as used in this section "warranties") of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement and that any such warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed, and (b) this site specifically makes no warranties that a it or any of its services, including any content, information, products or services obtained from or through the use of this site or any of the services, will be provided on an uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free basis or that such services or the results derived therefrom will meet your requirements or expectations.

Orders are processed only after a billing address, and other billing information, has been verified. Occasionally, we receive incorrect billing or credit card account information for a ticket order that can delay processing and delivery. In these cases, Customer Service will attempt to contact you, using the information provided at the time of purchase. If Customer Service is unable to reach you after its initial attempt, Customer Service may cancel your order and may sell your tickets to another customer without further notice.

If the amount you pay for a ticket is incorrect regardless of whether because of an error in a price posted on this website or otherwise communicated to you, or you are able to order a ticket before its scheduled on-sale or presale date or you are able to order a ticket that was not supposed to have been released for sale, then: The Promoter will have the right to cancel that ticket (or the order for that ticket) and refund to you the amount that you paid. This will apply regardless of whether because of human error or a transactional malfunction of this website.

Unlawful resale of tickets (or attempted resale) is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. A ticket shall not be used for advertising, promotions, contests or sweepstakes, unless formal written authorization is given by the Event Promoter, provided that even if such consent is obtained, any use of Event Promoter's trademarks and other intellectual property is subject to the Event Promoter's consent.

Occasionally, events are canceled or postponed by the promoter, team, band or venue. Should this occur, we will attempt to contact you to inform you of refund or exchange procedures for that event. For exact instructions on any canceled or postponed event, please check the event information online or contact us. If a refund is issued, then the Promoter will most likely give you a refund by issuing a credit to the credit card that you used to purchase that ticket, and the holder of the ticket will not be able to physically present it for a refund.

Customer Service typically only offers refunds and/or exchanges based on the promoter's, team's or venue's instructions. Customer Service is not obligated to issue a refund except to the extent that the promoter, team or venue responsible for bringing you the event (1) instructs us to issue a refund, and (2) provides us with the ticket funds necessary to issue refunds. In order to receive a refund or an exchange that may be offered, you will have to comply with the promoter's, team's or venue's instructions or deadlines, which, along with the decision about whether or not to issue a refund or an exchange, may be at the promoter's, team's or venue's discretion.

You expressly understand and agree that in no event shall this site, including its affiliates and licensors, be liable for any damages whatsoever, including any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, and any damages for loss of profits, savings, goodwill or other intangible losses, regardless of whether this site had been advised of or could have foreseen the possibility of such damages, arising out of or in connection with: (a) the use, inability to use or performance of any of the services of this site, or (b) any unauthorized access to or modification to any of your content or transmissions, or (c) any other matter relating to this site or any of the services.


We take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using our web site. This Privacy Policy deals with personally identifiable information (referred to as "Data" below) that may be collected by us on our site. This Policy does not apply to other entities that we do not own or control or persons that are not our employees, agents or within our control.

Attendee authorizes the Event (Photo Video West) and anyone authorized by them, to retouch or alter any photographs taken of the event Participant and use it, in whole or in part, with or without the Participant's name, signature, and/or other identification of any other fictitious or real person, in any and all media, for advertising or commercial purpose, and to claim and register its copyright in same; and further, release the Event, and their respective employees, directors, officers, agents, successors, and assigns from any and all liability arising from the use of the participant's photograph and from any blurring, distortion or optical illusion which may occur or be produced, as well as from the use of the Participant's name, signature, and/or information; and further relinquish all right, title and interest in and to the negatives and prints and their reproduction, including the right to approve their final form, context and use.

Please take note that your user name, e-mail address, or other submissions that you make on this site may contain your real name or other personally identifiable information and, as a result, may appear on this site. Like many web sites, we may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on this site (if at all) is set forth below.

We may use Data to customize and improve your user experience on this site. We will make efforts so that your Data will not be provided to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) we obtain your consent, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out to the sharing of Data; (iii) a service provided on our site requires the interaction with or is provided by a third party, by way of example an Application Service Provider; (iv) pursuant to legal process or law enforcement; (v) we find that your use of this site violates our this Policy, Terms of Service, other usage guidelines or as deemed reasonably necessary by us to protect our legal rights and/or property; (vi) or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party whereby that third party will be able to use the Data in the same manner as we can as set forth in this Policy. In the event you choose to use links that appear on our site to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies that appear on those sites.

Like many web sites, we may set and use cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on our web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer and is subject to the privacy policy of those parties providing the advertisement. However, the companies serving the advertising do not have access to our cookies. These companies usually use non-personally identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to our site.

Editing or Deleting Your Account Information
We provide you with the ability to edit the information in your user account information that you provided to us in registration by using your personal page configuration area. You may request deletion of your user account by contacting us. Content or other data that you may have provided to us and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within our forums, may continue to remain on our site at our discretion even though your user account is deleted.

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of substantial changes to this Policy either by posting a prominent announcement on our site and/or by sending a message to the e-mail address you have provided to us that is contained within your user settings.

While this Privacy Policy states our standards for maintenance of Data and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.

Event Management

Photo Video West Fueled by:

San Diego Photo Video West Photo Expo Fast Forward Event Productions Event Agengy Fast Forward Event Productions
1399 North Cuyamaca Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
Fax: 619-312-1211

For Ticket Inquires Call Event Headquarters at 619-312-1212.

Michelle Metter
Event Producer / Owner

Ken Loyst
Event Producer / Owner

Joyce Agagas
Senior Event Manager / Ext. 104

Jessica Gago
Marketing Manager / Ext. 106

Haley Messner
Marketing Coordinator / Ext. 107

Elizabeth Pun
Event Coordinator / Ext. 114

Caitlin Purkey
Event Assistant / Ext. 105

Chelsy Clark
Account Executive / Ext. 103

Chris Finn
Account Executive / Ext. 112

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