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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

    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • on Zoom
    Register


    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.

    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Chelan County Fire District #3, 228 Chumstick Hwy, Leavenworth, WA 98826
    Register


    Deadline is Sept 24th!

    Register Today 

    2021 PPW Fall Conference 

    The Art of Landscape Photography with Dennis and Cheri Hammon” 

    Mark your calendars and plan to join the Hammonds in Leavenworth on Saturday, October 9th

    Class begins at 9am at the Leavenworth Firehouse and concludes with a sunset photo session on location. Both the Class and photo session are required for the merit. Both PPW and PPA merits awarded with completion of this class.

    Dennis and Cheri will guide you to looking beyond the norm to create fine art images and helping you developing your creative eye. You will learn what clients and judges are looking for in a landscape image.

    There will also be optional Saturday and Sunday sunrise photo sessions will be available with the Hammons for those that want a little more.

    Watch for more details on the PPW website and our social channels.
    Registration: PPW/PPA Member: $129 Non Member: $199
    Event Host: Ralph Allen 206-799-8919

    Hotel Accommodations: There is a block of rooms available until Sept 24 deadline at: Best Western Chiefton, 1017 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee - 509-665-8585



    • 10 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Swoboda Photo, 101 Enchantment Parkway, Leavenworth
    Register

    Oct 10 at 9am at Heidi Swoboda's studio, 101 Enchantment Parkway, Leavenworth following the Fall Event on Oct 9.

    Reports are due on Sep 30th.



    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Heads and Tails Photography, 28 W Indiana Ave, STE C - Spokane WA 99205
    • 22
    Register


    Unleashed! Pet Photo Session ~ Start to Finish!

    Join us for an in-person day-long session as Jen Hargrove, M. Photog., Cr, CPP takes students through a dog photography session from beginning to end. It begins with the initial consultation, the all-important “meet and greet” with your canine clients. Discover how to make both humans and dogs comfortable while they get familiar with you and your studio and learn why we prefer our clients unleashed. Also covered is camera and lens selections, lighting, backgrounds, and props as you learn what to use and when. Explore how to photograph dogs for their people and for print competition. Before you're done, you'll also discuss in person and zoom sales, our traveling/on location and pop-up studios, products, pricing, marketing, and what we do to thank our canine clients and their humans

    Date: Saturday, October 23 - 9am to 5pm

    PPW/PPA Member Price $99 (Merited class)

    Non-Member Price $129

    Register today!

    Questions: Contact Chris Wooley 

    Note: This day is an IN-PERSON CLASS at Heads and Tails Photography, 28 W Indiana Ave, STE C - Spokane WA 99205

    Jen Hargrove is a professional photographer based in Wyoming. Jen entered the photography industry in 2012, she has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 2015.  She strongly believes in the importance of continuing education and the role print competition has along with education in growing and evolving as a photographer, as well as a business owner. 


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


    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.

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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