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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

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

    Look what's in store for you...

    WOODY WALTERS from Iowa has become one of the nation’s premier artists and is speaking on Smoke and Lightning with a bonus of  The Art of Illustrative Portraits.

    TYLER STABLEFORD from Colorado who is a Canon Explorer of Light will will share on Capturing the  Dramatic Moment: Light, Beauty and Emotion

    JASON HUMMEL from Washington author and photographer of the Alpine State of Mind, Volume One the Washington State edition, is the 1st of a series of books that includes adventure stories of the American Alps Traverse, Pickets Traverse and North Despair.

    PETE REZAC from Nevada was awarded 1st place PPA District Children's
    Portrait award in 2017 and a Top 10 Print Case (#2) for PPA Western
    States District Print Competition in 2017 and is speaking on Black & White Children’s Character Portraits

    AARON HOCKLEY from Oregon has been working in the online publishing space for over ten years and has spoken at events such as BlogWorld and New Media Expo and helps us with Digital Marketing Kickstart for 2018

    And more...


    Registration Chair: 

    Dalisa DeChiara 



    Co-Conference Chairs: 

    Heidi Swoboda

    (509) 888-6654


    Julie Fitzpatrick 
    (360) 748-4361


    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. 

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036










    For decades, Tyler Stableford has captured the boldness of life in the American West and beyond with his award-winning brand anthems, images, and short films. Using dynamic lighting and handheld camera work to charge his projects with emotion, Tyler has become one of the most sought-after commercial directors, photographers, and multimedia lecturers in the nation. One of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light, Tyler's creative passion is using lenses to tell heartfelt stories. Apple, Adidas, The North Face, Patagonia, Wrangler, Timberland, Cabela’s, Stetson, and dozens more have hired him to shoot provocative commercials with wide-angle footage that transports viewers into every scene. 

    Register for a night of Tyler's amazing photography and stories! With entry fee, enjoy a complementary glass of wine while  enjoying our Gala Art Show along with many vendors of photography at the NW Imaging Expo following his program. This also includes Jason Hummel from Alpine State of Mind, who will be showing us his personal projects on the Washington glaciers. 

    A night to not miss! 

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Wenatchee Tech Center, 327 Penny Rd # D, Wenatchee, WA 98801

    Photography Basics and Business Essentials

    Disucssing ISO, Bracketing, exposure, comparable exposures, apertures, shutter speeds, Histograms, sunny 16 rule, exposure tips, camera settings and post processing.

    Instructor: Lynette Smith

    Questions/Contact: Lynette Smith, info@lynettesmith.com 509-679-3499

    • 21 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • 82505 E. Sagebrush Rd. Kennewick, WA 99338

The Professional Photographers of Washington

27088 Ohio Ave NE
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 818-4348

President: Chris Wooley
chris@headsandtailsphoto.com / 

Vice President: Rachel Hathaway
rachelhathaway@hotmail.com / 360.961.5443

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

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