Celebrate the new year with SPPA

Ring in 2016 as we announce our 2015 Photographer of the Year while we ramble thru Elena’s new studio, share some tasty treats, and best each other with our white elephant gift exchange! You must RSVP to get directions. barbararoser@msn.com
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Social Media 4 Photogs – Sunday May 17

Is Social Media Driving You Crazy?
Are you overwhelmed with social media and how to turn your efforts into ACTUAL clients in your photo business?
Does the thought of marketing on the internet confuse and depress you?

We hear ya!
That’s why we pulled together top local social and internet marketing experts who are also PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS themselves for this life changing, one day seminar event!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 17th – 10-4pm.

Location:
El Dorado West
1010 134th SW, Burien WA 98146

An entire day of educational content PLUS lunch is just $59!
And this event is FREE for all Seattle Professional Photographers Association Members
$40 Special Sponsor Rate
Pay using PayPal to reserve your spot now!

 

Space is extremely limited, please register by e-mailing Seattle PPA [Read more…]

January 2015 “What’s it take to keep SPPA alive?”

This will be a historic meeting for SPPA as we answer the question “What’s it take to keep SPPA alive?”
Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00pm
Coffee Bean in Bothell’s Country Village Shops
720 238th Street Southeast, Bothell, WA 98021

Members along with our photographic community at large are encouraged to attend this meeting. The SPPA and its affiliation with PPA National has been an important voice for professional photographers for over 60 years.  In the past we have provided training in skills development, marketing and business management for our area’s part-time and full-time photographers.

For the future, with fast paced changes all around us, the board knows SPPA needs to change too.
In early 2014, the board had several meetings to address this issue.  In an effort to stimulate growth and be more responsive to members, we lowered the fees and restyled the meetings into PIE meetings (photographers’ informal evening) for open conversation, and Workshop programs with skilled speakers and hands on training. We added Meetup as a source for participants and actively sought out ways to reach professionals including sharing all information with PPW.  While the workshops were fun, creative and skill-builders, they were not well attended and drew in few new members.

We understand that with the advent of online skill development programs, the reduced pricing to national events and the overall cutbacks in studio budgets, SPPA as it currently exists may no longer be a realistic contender for professionals’ time and money.  To that end, a quorum of members needs to agree and vote on our future direction.  Members are encouraged to attend. Non-members are encouraged to attend and present new ideas.

Celebrate the holiday with SPPA

It’s our last meeting of the year and it’s time for some holiday cheer!

Join SPPA for our annual holiday gathering
Tuesday December 9th at 7 PM
909 Coffee and Wine Bar in Old Burien.
(909 SW 152nd St, Seattle, WA 98166)

We will announce our “Photographer of the Year”
We’ll gather in their spacious, heated courtyard situated between the 909 and 913. Equipped with heaters and a fountain, it’s the perfect place to hang out and celebrate the holiday.

We’ll supply the pie,  dessert drinks and blankets to  keep warm!
Plus kitchy holiday accordion music by Bonnie Birch!

(If you like you can order off the menu – you pay the tab – http://909coffeeandwine.com/ )

Meet us at The Keg, June 3 meeting

It’s time for PIE! (Photographers Informal Evenings)
All local photographers are welcome.

This month we will meet at The Keg in Factoria. 

It’s a footloose time to meet and greet, network and nosh, talk about anything that needs talkin’!

We’ll introduce the newly revamped “Photographer of the Year” competition – it’s about to start!
And get you revved up for our “Iron Photographer” competition at our July Picnic!

Join us Tuesday, June 3 ~ 7PM  at The Keg in Factoria
Located in Loehmann’s Plaza, across from the Factoria Theatres
3600 Factoria Boulevard SE, Bellevue WA 98006

(No host. You are responsible for your own tab.)

 

March 2014 PIE Meeting

March 2014 PIE Meeting

 

 

 

 

Join us at Pegasus on Alki

Come on by for pizza (on us) and beer (you buy)
Members can pick up a copy of our 2013 Prestige Award magazine!
Network, nosh, share!


And if you haven’t already – Renew/Join Now!  Look at our changes….

• Meetings will be held quarterly!  We will now host 3-4 events a year with hands-on learning and shooting, plus print competitions. On the months between the quarterly meetings we will have PIE! Photographers Informal Evenings. These PIE meetings will be held at different locations throughout the greater Seattle area. You’ll be invited to attend from 7-9 at the announced location. The purpose of these smaller intimate gatherings will be brainstorming, mentoring and just plain fun.

• Road shows! We are bringing ‘em back. These small intimate settings allow us to share information with one another. Watch for Andrew Crain’s “Digital Body Sculpting”. Free for paid members.

• Print Competitions – SPPA Photographer of the Year and the SPPA Prestige Award
There will be 3 facets to the print competitions this year:
– NEW! Monthly online digital image competition.  Online voting with monthly winners. Our goal is to generate new followers and new members via Facebook, while having a fun, online image competition.
– Quarterly print competition – this leads to our Photographer of the Year Award!  There’s nothing like showing off your finished work in print!
– Annual Print Competition. Show your very best work and see how you score based on PPA standards, with a panel of trained judges.  This leads to the coveted SPPA Prestige Award

• Advertising – We have installed our 2014 B&E Wedding and Event Guides both of which are available now. These ads direct prospective clients to our website. Their website is www.banquetevent.com

And best of all – we’ve lowered the dues!
Your annual dues are now $79.
Special rates for students, too! 
Click here to JOIN NOW!
Renew by March 31, 2014 and get a 6 month subscription to My Photo App. $75 Value!