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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. 

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Coming Events

Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2022
    • 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. Normally, 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.

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Kittitas Valley Event Center & Fairgrounds 901 E 7th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926
    • 21
    Register

    Light your way to Success! 

    2022 PPW Fall Event

    For a photographer – light is everything. Knowing how and when to use it, diffuse it and reflect it is key to capturing the desired image. Light can be a photographer’s best friend and a challenge – all in the same session.

    Plan to join the Professional Photographers of Washington for a full day of in-person instruction and detailed demonstrations to show you how to master lighting for Studio, Commercial and Off-Camera flash techniques to uplevel your lighting. Here's what you will take away, visit here.

    Register today and plan to join PPW in Ellensburg on Saturday, October 22th. 

    Class begins at 9am at the Kittitas Valley Event Center & Fairgrounds 901 E 7th Ave, Naneum Room, Ellensburg.

    Registration: PPW/PPA Member: $129 Non Member: $199

    Event Host: Chris Wooley & Faye Johnson

    Hotel Accommodations: There is a block of rooms available now at the Days Inn by Wyndham, 901 Berry Road, Ellensburg - Call ASAP 509-933-1500 to make your reservation. Mention PPW to get rates: $109 for 2 queens & $103 for 1 king.

    Join Matthew Weston, M.Photog.Cr, CPP, FP, Chris Wooley, M.Photog.,Cr., CPP, FP and Lara Grauer, CPP as they guide attendees through lighting the way to better images and brighter profits.


    • 23 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Palace Cafe, 323 N Main St. Ellensburg


    We will be meeting at the Palace Cafe, 323 N Main St. Ellensburg at 9am on October 23, 2023.

    Reports and motions are due on Oct 8th.

    Board meetings are open to all members. Board members, please, register so we know you are coming.

    Thank you!

    Faye

    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 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. Normally, 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.

    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register


    Mediocre to Marvelous with Fuzzy Duenkel, M.Photog.Cr.

    Thursday Nov 17th at 6pm - 7:30pm - ONLINE [ZOOM]

    In this fun, highly helpful, and inspiring program, Fuzzy shares in-sights and examples of how he arrives at homes he’s never been to before, then finds unexpected and unusual locations to make magic hap-pen. He’ll help you see with new eyes and gain confidence to trust yourself that you too can perform this photographic alchemy.

    Professional photographers must have a firm grasp on creative, versatile and precise portrait
    lighting as the one constant in the ever-changing field of photography and the never-ending avalanche of competition. Fuzzy’s program focuses on vitally important basics and advanced nuances of many indoor, outdoor, ambient and artificial lighting techniques.

    Fuzzy’s program shows many “before and after” images to demonstrate the benefits of all the lighting tools he uses.

    Join us for a live Zoom session on November 17 beginning at 6pm. Register now 

    • 22 Nov 2022
    • 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. Normally, 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.

    • 22 Jan 2023
    • 25 Jan 2023
    • Nashville

    Register for PPA's Imaging USA

    Make plans now to attend this one-of-a-kind event and see for yourself exactly why this is our industry's can't-miss event.

    Join us January 22 - 24, 2023 in Nashville, TN.


    • 25 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 28 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Western Washington



    Program Refund/Cancellation Policies: Withdrawal from attending may be made by written request no later than 30 calendar days prior to the event and is subject to a $50 administration fee. Withdrawal fewer than 30 calendar days prior to the event is non-refundable. PPW reserves the right to cancel courses or refuse admission to any attendee. In case of a cancellation by PPW, the attendee will receive a full refund. Returned checks incur a $25 service fee. 


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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