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Taking Steps to
Inspire, Equip and
Educate Today's Photographers

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. Before this event our Annual Print 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 another 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: 

Upcoming events

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • Hudson’s Studio, 631 Strander Blvd, Building E, Suite 641, Tukwila, WA

    The 2019 PPW Pre-Conference Digital Image Trial Judging will be held at Bruce Hudson’s Studio at 631 Strander Blvd, Building E, Suite 641, Tukwila, WA, on February 2nd, 2019. Audience space will be allotted for and you are encouraged to attend or watch the judging as it is streamed on line with Facebook Live.  

    This Judging is being held as a service to the Members of PPW to encourage & promote Image Exhibition by providing our members the opportunity to narrow their selection to the best 4 images of 6 and receive image critiques of images they are considering for entry in State, District  and International Exhibitions.  

    It will also allow us to test equipment, software, and procedures to assure the very best and flawless Judging at our 2019 PPW Conference.  In order for this event to be financially feasible and occur, we must have at least 20 members enter . . . otherwise the judging will be canceled.

    2019 PPW Pre-Conference Digital Image Trial Judging Rules

    Deadlines and Fees Categories 

    • Submissions Opening Date – January 5, 2019, @ 8AM PST
    • All entered images (digital) must be uploaded to www.printcompetition.com  by January 26, 2019 by 11pm PST.
    • Digital file name must match print name.
    • Late Entries received on January 28th to January 31st, 2019 by 11pm PST will be charged a late fee of $10.
    • No entry will be accepted after January 31st, 2019 after 11pm PST.
    • Image Entry Fee (1 to 6 images): 1 image - $25 or 2 to 6 images - $50

       Jury Chair and Judges 
    • Marie Martinea-Sandberg, Jury Chair
    • Ed Matuska, Assistant Jury Chair
    • Lance Johnson
    • Bruce Hudson
    • Ralph Allen
    • Mary Jo Allen
    • Faye Johnson
    • Sonja Yearsley
    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 PM
    • Shilo Inn, 707 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569

    Coming soon, 2019 Conference Info

    It's always fun to attend a wedding...this year you get to!

    You are welcome to attend Matt Sherrard and Dalisa DeChaira's "offical" beach wedding. Learn from Dennis and Cheri Hammon how to do an Engagement Session on the beach. Later be witness to their union and see how to take reception photos better.

    Sprinkled in-between the festivities, learn how to Be a Stock Photographer from Mat Woodward from Adobe; See how to capture the illusive Clark Lake Brown Bears with Erica Lane Harvey; See a new way to do Business headshots from Bryan Welsh; And spend the whole day with the Hammons learning the Art of Romantic Portraits and Selling Portrait Paintings.

    What an experience you can't miss!

    Hotel Reservations 

    Lodging is at the Shilo Inn, 707 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569. Make room reservations by calling (360) 289-4600. Ask for PPW Group Rate: $125.00 + tax (single occupancy) or $150.00 + tax (double occupancy). Hotel reservations must be booked ASAP. We have a limited room block that is first come, first served 


    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. 


The Professional Photographers of Washington

27088 Ohio Ave NE
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 818-4348

President: Chris Wooley
chris@headsandtailsphoto.com / 

Vice President: Dalisa DeChiara
 / (509)683-2652

Executive Manager: Faye Johnson
   fayejohnson@comcast.net / (360) 509-6994 

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