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

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Rich Breshears studio – 7201 W. Clearwater in Kennewick

    Our next meeting is Tuesday the 26th at 7pm, Brad Sappenfield is our speaker. He is a web/graphic designer with a specialty in marketing, branding and SEO. The location is Rich Breshears studio – 7201 W. Clearwater in Kennewick (right behind O’Reilly Auto and next to the Catholic Parish).

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    The Southeast District meets monthly on the last Tuesday of each month beginning 7:00p.m. We often have guest speakers and mini-workshops.

    Leave your ego at home, and join us for fun mentoring in being a better and more profitable photographer. Light refreshments are usually available. Non members pay $5 for these events, and PPW members get in free.

    If you have questions, please contact Sonja Yearsley at sonja@sonjaphoto.com or 509-302-9513

    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Lakeside Lodge and Suites 2312 W Woodin Avenue Chelan, Washington 98816-9133

    Course Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Course Location: Lakeside Lodge and Suites, 2312 W Woodin Ave, Chelan, Washington 98816-9133

    Course Hours: 12:00pm -6:30pm (3 Instructors for the price of 1) 

    PPA Merit Available: 1

    PPA Merit Available: 1 

    Members & PPA Members:$59

    Non-Members $99

    Register Today!

    How to be successful using drones for business, or using drones for professional photography.

    • Drone Basics
    • Why use drones?
    • Part 107 Certification
    • Studying for the Test / resources
    • Which drone should I buy?
    • Common challenges and how to avoid them
    • What's up with NO-FLY ZONES?(NFZ)
    • Photography Composition when flying your camera
    • Marketing a drone business
    • Q&A

    Instructor: Rob Miller

    Instructor Contact:

    Instructor Website:
    RL Miller Photography LLC  

    Spokane Drone Photography

    Register Today!

    Everything yo Mamma never told you about OFF CAMERA FLASH!

    A fun look at using your speed lights and other off-camera flash systems for producing compelling and creative images.  

    We'll be using gels, High Speed Sync, Filters, and other modifiers to take our images from Boring to Beautiful.

    Instructor: Chris Wooley 

    Instructor Contact:
    Studio: 509-703-7239 
    Cell: 509-688-7960

    Josh's Ninja Marketing Hacks for Photographers

    During this high energy program you'll learn all the cool behind the scenes ninja marketing tricks that Josh and his dad Bruce Hudson use at their Studio to get their message in front of their ideal client.

    Topics include nano targeting Facebook ads, the power of niches, Google and social media re-targeting ads, direct response marketing including opt ins/automation and also some old-school forms of marketing such as direct mail and networking that are still just as effective as ever if done correctly! Josh will also help you develop a perfect client profile during the program so you'll go home ready to implement what you've learn instantly!

    Instructor: Josh Hudson

    Instructor Contact:

    Instructor Website: 

    Register Today!

    More info to follow on the night class THE NIGHT BEFORE THE CLASS, OCTOBER 14th...Something to not miss for sure!

    Register Now!

    Course Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Course Location: Lakeside Lodge and Suites, 2312 W Woodin Ave, Chelan, Washington 98816-9133

    Course Hours: 12:00pm -6:30pm (3 Instructors for the price of 1) 

    PPA Merit Available: 1

    PPA Merit Available: 1 

    Members & PPA Members:$59

    Non-Members $99

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM

    OPPA Luminate Oregon's Premier Competition & Education Event


    NOV 11, 9AM- 5PM




    NOV 12, 9AM- 5PM


    1122 NW


    MARY FISK-TAYLOR M. Photog., Cr., CPP, ABI, API Speaking on Behalf of PPA Charities

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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