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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

    • 26 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • on Zoom

    Click Here to Register 

    for the

    'Coffee, Cameras and Conversation'

    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!

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

    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • via Zoom

    Social Media & Personal Branding by Sassy Mouthtm

    Join the Queen of Sass - Marisa Balletti-Lavoie, Cr.Photog. for a bold, fresh and original program spotlighting the do's, don'ts, and why's of social media and personal branding. Marisa will provide tips on how to capitalize on your social media reach for your business, help demystify hashtags, and unravel the mystery of using the various social platforms so you can connect with your perfect client.

    If you want to up your Social Media games for the holidays and rolling into 2022 – then block the time in your calendar on Thursday evening, November 4th beginning at 7pm. It is free to attend – but you need to register to get the Zoom link.

    Share this with fellow photographers in your networks – and ask them to join us – take advantage of another great education session that isn’t limited by time zones. Your host and PPW education chair, Chris Wooley, strives to provide access to great topics and speakers to help elevate and educate the photo community.

    Register here to get the zoom link.

    • 07 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 6610 Kitsap Way, Bremerton

    Creative Studio Portraits with Light Painting 

    You've heard about or even used light painting techniques for night-sky landscapes and outdoor special effects, but have you ever considered how you might apply them with portrait photography? 

    Join our free on-location workshop on Sunday November 7th – main session 9am to 12 noon - to learn the fundamentals, become familiar with common paint tools, and explore new lighting techniques that you can add to your unique creative expression!

    • There will be an optional session available after the workshop for those interested as the organizer works with a variety of models throughout the day.
    • There are limited slots for interested attendees to volunteer as assistants using the skills demonstrated during the session.
    • Those wishing to participate in this event as a model should contact the organizer. Costuming theme is "exotic, new age, glamour, or cosplay."

    Hosted by: Johnny Walker, Almost Candid Photo & Frame

    Location: 6610 Kitsap Way, Bremerton

    Date: Nov 7th, 9am to noon

    Register to save a spot!

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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