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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. 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. 


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Upcoming events

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Starbucks at 550 Capital Way S, Olympia

    Photo: Ed Handler Cable Bridge, 
    Pasco - Washington

    Mike Busby, CPP will be instructing night photography on Tuesday Oct 22nd. We are going to meet at the Starbucks at 550 Capital Way S. We're going to talk a bit, go out and shoot at the Capital, and then go to the Boston Harbor studio to process. We'll cover the basics of the histogram, when and how to shoot during the blue hour, and then how to process and reveal the files. It's going to be a great night and all you need is your camera, tripod, and some warm clothes.

    This session is FREE! Come and learn how to do more with night photography.

    Questions Contact: Jon Sandberg

    360-456-6443 or kcsobat64@hotmail.com

    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hudson’s Portrait Design; 641 Strander Blvd. Tukwila 98188

    Be seen and understood in a visual, digital age. 

    Featuring:  Farid Askerov

    Farid Askerov, founder of Shutter Sauce, will be speaking on how to leverage storytelling in 2019 and beyond. It has never been more vital for businesses, non-profits and individuals to stand out, be known and understood. Yet too many rely on impersonal websites and marketing materials with walls of text. 

    Learn how to communicate with your audience authentically, find your brand’s voice and tell a story that is captivating through the power of photography & videography. 

    Little bit about our speaker:

    Farid Askerov is a Filmmaker & Photographer based in Renton, WA .

    Farid has a Bachelor's degree from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Immediately following graduation, Farid worked for three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), but his passion has always been film and photography. In 2017, Farid's entrepreneurial drive took him to Cambodia where he s tarted a Digital Media Agency. Farid was responsible for leading the video production and photography division and creating content used in client marketing campaigns.

    At the end of 2018, Farid moved back to the U.S. and launched a video production company, Shutter Sauce, aimed at creating impactful business videos through the power of storytelling.

    Some clients include: Audi of Cambodia, Renton Chamber of Commerce, National Speakers Association, Women’s Council of Realtors, The Profitable Nonprofit, Boon Boona Coffee, Urban Sprouts, & NVImprints.

    Check out his Video Business Card to see and hear the story! https://www.shutter-sauce.com

    Cost: Free to PPW Members, $20 non-members

    Hosted by : Bruce Hudson and Andrew Crain, your PPW NW District Reps

    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 PM
    • Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley, WA 99037

    We are excited to have you a part of our annual conference!

    If you have any questions about your registration, please don’t hesitate contacting Faye Johnson at fayejohnson@comcast.net or 360-509-6994. 

    • Image Competition
    • Fun
    • Education
    • Fellowship
    • Inspiration
    • Costume Party
    • Business Clarity
    • and much, much more! Don't miss it!

    Hotel Reservations 

    Lodging is at the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley, WA 99037. Make room reservations by calling 509-924-9000. Ask for PPW Group Rate: $119.00 + tax (single occupancy) or $129.00 + tax (double occupancy). Hotel reservations must be booked by March 5, 2020. 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:  Dalisa Sherrard
dalisajophotography@gmail.com / (509) 683-2652

Vice President: Rachel Wooley
rachel@headsandtailsphoto.com / (360) 961-5443

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

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