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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

    • 21 May 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • On location - Port Angeles, WA
    • 6

    PPA Edu Olympic Mountains Shoot Out!

    Date: Saturday, May 21, 2023 -7am to 5pm

    PPW/PPA Member Price $159 (Merited class) (Limited Seating!)

    Non-Member Price $179

    Program Description: We start with an early morning session at Marymere Falls and Crescent Lake. The lake is nestled between mountains and creates a romantic feel for this landscape. Just a short walk away is Marymere Falls which is located in a deep forest ravine surrounded by trees, vines, and lots of luscious green foliage. Classroom. We will look at your imagery on the big screen. Jeff will critique your images and suggest enhancements and other ideas with various tips and tricks to create amazing works of art. 

    Register today!

    Questions: Contact Chris Wooley 

    • 11 Jun 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • On location - Spokane, WA
    • 13

    PPA Edu Palouse Shoot Out!

    Date: Saturday, June 11, 2023 - 7am to 5pm

    PPW/PPA Member Price $159 (Merited class) (Limited Seating!)

    Non-Member Price $179

    Spend the day exploring the Palouse farmland of Eastern Washington while learning new Landscape techniques. Photographers will learn new compositional techniques to create stunning landscapes that engage the imagination and bring out mood and emotion. We will meet at Heads and Tails Photography for a presentation and then carpool to the top of Steptoe Butte - the Crown Jewel of Landscape photography in Washington. We will have four hours of shooting into the sunset with more presentations and techniques throughout the night.

    Register today!

    Questions: Contact Chris Wooley 

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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