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Education is the key to PPW!  

We have several events yearly that offer incredible speakers on various topics to help the professional photographer.

The Spring Educational Conference is around April and provides the association's members an event to come together to enjoy old and new friends. The day before this event our Annual Image Competition takes place. Hired judges are brought in to judge and critique our images with the 12 Elements of Merited Print as a guide. 

We hold a Fall Event around October to give a stimulating break from the photographer's busy season of High School seniors and families, for example. 

During the year, each PPW District holds meetings four times a year in the their area. To learn about these events besides here on our website, The Washington Photographer Journal comes out four times a year. Within the pages of the journal, you will also learn about the workings of PPW and informational articles about our industry. 

Involvement improves your business. Here are a few ways to do this:   

Coming Events

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • on Zoom

    Here in the Southwest District, we believe it is our mission to become better creatives. Join us for a monthly SW PPW (virtual) gathering, ‘Coffee, Cameras and Conversation’ where we can connect and get to know our other PPW members and share on the journey to better. We meet every fourth Tuesday morning at 9am.

    No pressure to attend, the cost is free – just your time. Plan to join in the fun with Joni Atkinson (simply_statedphotography@wavecable.com) or Johnny Walker johnny@almostcandid.net and we will send you the link to join.

    Everything is better fully caffeinated!

    Register here   A confirmation email will be sent with the Zoom Link after you register.

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • via Zoom

    Planning for success in 2021!

    Things are opening up – the weather is turning sunny and there are good things happening for Photographers!!

    Block off an afternoon to plan for your success in Q3! Bring the 2020 and 2021 business data you like for reference (you won't be asked to share), some paper, and something to write with. Lara will guide you through a planning session so you can get clear on your direction and make a simple success plan for the next 10-12 weeks. This is part of our NW District events, but since we're on Zoom, all members are welcome to attend.

    Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, June 23,  from 1 – 4pm online via Zoom!

    Register now to claim your spot for this informational session and receive Zoom link.

    Hosted by the PPW NW District - Lara Grauer & Elena Scott (lara@laragrauerphotography.com or contact@elenaphotogrpahy.com)

    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • via Zoom

    7 Steps for Massive Success as a Branding Photographer

    Learn the 7 steps you need to take to succeed as a branding photographer, serving personal brands and local businesses, from designer/art director turned photographer.

    Tanya Goodall Smith graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2004 and worked for 20 years as a graphic designer and art director for brands like HP, GUESS, Universal Studios Hollywood and...over 100 Dentists nationwide.

    After one 8-hour day searching for the "right" stock photo for a local dentist's newsletter, she wondered why in the world they hadn't just done a custom photoshoot instead, and the idea for WorkStory was born.

    Businesses hire her team to create storytelling content that sells their high-end products and services so they never have to use a boring, cheesy, cliché stock photo again!  Her style of photography helps engage clientele, showing them the unique way to deliver services.

    In addition to her past work as a designer, Tanya is a talented writer and educational ambassador at slrlounge.com. She also teaches other photographers her unique business model at workstoryeducation.com.

      Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021  7pm - 9pm

      Where: Online via Zoom

      Register Here to claim your spot for this informational session and receive Zoom link. 

      Host Contact: Chris Wooley chris@headsandtailsphoto.com

      • 10 Jul 2021
      • 1:00 PM (PDT)
      • 11 Jul 2021
      • 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • Via Zoom

      PPW Summer Board Meeting & Retreat 

      July 10-11 in Wenatchee, if covid restrictions permits it. TBD

      Reports are due on June 30st.

      • 10 Oct 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • Via Zoom

      Oct 10 at 1pm Location and Event TBD

      Reports are due on Sep 30th.

      Email will be sent a few days before with Zoom info.

    PPW Annual Educational Conference

    Every year PPW hosts an Annual Educational Conference and Image Competition.  In addition to learning from the masters, we provide fun and fellowship with our Fun Party Auction which raises money to allow PPW to give out scholarships every year. To honor those who earned enough merits, we present them with Membership Medallions at our President's Banquet. At this event we also reveal who won trophies from the Image Competition. Good times and definitely something to not miss! Keep checking back to learn about our upcoming Spring Conference.

    PPW  Image Competition

    If photography is an important part of your life, don't miss the biggest PPW event of the year!

    Entering your state competition is one of the best ways to push yourself to be more. You'll learn where you stand—how your photography matches up with your peers. You'll learn about the 12 Elements of a Merit Image, and start incorporating them into your daily photography. You'll learn what it takes to create a merit image and if you stick with it, you may be a Trophy or Award Winner. To see what they are check them out on Trophy & Award Goals.

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