Sunday, July 15, 2018
By PPWC- Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Please join us at our Annual BBQ on Sunday, August 19th, 2018!

We had a great time last year and are looking forward to spending time with you all again soon! LOCATION: Member Emily Davis' home in Santa Rosa.  More details to follow on time.

This is an open invitation to members, families, and industry guests.

Members are free, guests will pay a small fee.  

The rest of the details will be determined very shortly!


-PPWC Board

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
By PPWC - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

July 17th, 2018 Meeting.


PPWC Welcomes back to the big stage Barbara Brady-Smith!  

Recently held the cover of PPA's March 2018 Magazine, Barbara Brady-Smith is a dynamic and fun (incredible) Pet Photographer hailing from the East Bay in Lafayette.

Barbara Brady-Smith burst on the Pet Photography scene in 2011 and quickly established herself as a true artisan in this niche. Her animal photography can be seen in happy homes and on pet food product packaging, annual report covers and print advertising.

Much of her success she attributes to her deep appreciation for the joy animals bring into our lives. She actively shares this joy through photography and by volunteering with her two therapy dogs providing comfort to people of all ages. This emotional and rewarding work is now a personal photography project called “Hug Tails – Portraits of Therapy Pets.”

Barbara has been honored through all levels of PPA including IPC 2013 and 2014 Silver Medalist, 2015 Platinum Medalist, California 2015 Animal Photographer of the Year and many local association awards. She holds her Master of Photography degree and is a Certified Professional Photographer.

A gifted speaker and educator, Barbara loves to share her enthusiasm for animals and photography. She mentors other pet photographers and teaches workshops on pet and horse photography, Lightroom and Photoshop. Barbara’s business skills are top notch too. After earning her MBA at Berkeley, she enjoyed a successful career as a Bank Executive and now uses many of the same management and customer service skills as a small business owner.

Please read more about Barbara here:

Barbara’s experience and skill and her ability to impart this expertise in workshops and presentations is exceptional! Don’t miss her exciting Lightroom and Photoshop presentation!! :)  

She will help us out on all levels.  Come with your questions.  Prepare to be educated! :)

We can't wait to see her again.

 There will be no print competition this month (July.)

Free to PPWC Members, $20 for guests click to pay for guest pass

July 17, 2018

5:00 is our group dinner at Fandees Restaurant in Sebastopol:  Please RSVP Call Norah or text your RSVP.  707  327  7570
6:30 Arrival to meeting
6:45 Presentation Begins

Please view our website "About Us" area for meeting address, and Fandee's address.



Friday, June 01, 2018
By PPWC - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Save the date and prepare prepare!

Join us Tuesday, June 19th for our Bi-Monthly Image Competition. For this meeting, members may enter up to TWO images. Images must be submitted by Monday morning, 9am, June 18th.  No late entries will be accepted.


Dinner at Fandee's 5:00

Make sure your tummy is well fed! Join us at Fandee's for dinner at 5:00pm.

Please RSVP to Norah Burrows  (707 327 7570)  or   norahsimages @  so I know how many chairs to request - thank you!

[Fandees Restaurant](
7824 Covert Ln
Sebastopol, CA 95472


Print Competition Rules + Info

Your entry must be in by Monday, June 18th no later than 9AM!
Late entries will not be accepted.

Email your images to:

Your print should be AT LEAST 2400 pixels (longest side) DPI DOES NOT MATTER.

You may enter **TWO** images this month, any category, or all in one category.
Only members may enter images for Image Comp.

If you are entering in the electronic imaging category please remember to attach a copy of the original.

**If you enter images, you must be present to have your prints judged.**

Wedding (W)
Illustrative (I)
Studio Portrait (SP)
Environmental Portrait (EP)
Electronic (E) (ie: Composites)

**Please name your image file as follows:**
Category abbreviation,Image Title,Your name.jpg

EX: EP, Young Love, R Crain.jpg

Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravenstein Hwy North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Parking in the back, find the courtyard and then follow the signs to the Media Room



We look forward to seeing everyone in June!

Norah Burrows & Karna Roa


Saturday, March 24, 2018
By PPRE - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Hello Photographers

Happy Spring! We hope this season brings you lots of fun in the flowers and rain puddles.

Please save the date for our next meeting, April 17th, where we will host Print Judging Night. A full list of print competition rules can be found on our website: 

Image Competition

Date & Time:
Tuesday, April 17th

1000 Gravenstein Hwy North
Sebastopol, Ca 95472

5:00pm @ Fandee's
7824 Covert Ln.
Sebastopol, Ca 95472

RSVP for dinner to Norah @ (707)327-7570


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
By PPWC - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Off-Site Event, Must RSVP to attend



Our regular March meeting is a Hands On event including the  "How To" aspects of Deep Sky Astrophotography.  

Presented by Linda Sinkay & Jim Goodenough of "Wine Country Star Party"

** MARCH 20th, 6:00 pm, Not at our regular meeting location.  On-Site at Linda and Jim's home in Freestone, just 10 minutes from our regular meeting location.

Free to PPWC Members, $20 for guests click to pay for guest pass

** This is an "Off-Site-Location" event, only available to the first 25 members/guests that RSVP.  This is not at our regular meeting location.  When you RSVP you will be given the rest of the details on location and what to bring.**

RSVP to Karna Roa: or call 707-328-4905

Linda & Jim will host us for a hands-on, night sky, evening event.  We will be arriving to the location before dark to set up our gear, their gear, EAT DINNER, and relax as the night sky unfolds before us.  They will run through telescope basics, the need of the additional motorized equatorial mount (what's a motorized equatorial mount?) and basic DSLR settings.  We will have the opportunity to bring our own camera gear, binoculars, and other "stuff."

*** We will send out an updated email blast as well as update here on exact Start Time, and the list of what to bring, etc.  Thank you!!!