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    • February 14, 2024
    • March 24, 2024
    • 11:59 AM

    The Professional Photographers of Idaho Silent Auction is now live. Easy to bid, easy to raise money for the PPI Scholarship Fund.   Just go to to start bidding.  Although there are only a few items in the auction at this point, items are being added daily as they come in. We are planning for a whole lot more!

    A LIVE Auction will be held on Sunday at the PPI Convention for the big ticket items.  More info will be forthcoming.

    • February 28, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 3590 N. Pescado Way, Meridian
    • 4

    As I See it - With Bob Quick

    ONLY $15 for members

    • Join us as we learn from a Master Photographer about Landscape Photography. How he sees images before pressing the shutter to how he works on them in Photoshop.  Dinner with Bob before the program is optional at 5:00 at Pueblo Lindo.

      From Bob: "I am not a photoshop guru (but you don’t have to be). I am not a world leader in landscape and fine art photography. I am just a guy who has been in love with photography and tries to express what I feel through this beautiful art for over 50 years.  I do not photograph for image comp judges, I photograph for me. I am truly a novice in this new digital world. I am still learning the technical maze.  I think in terms of film and darkroom.   My love is black and white.  I will try to convey my feelings and thought process in this “As I See It” discussion. You will go away with a basic knowledge of my photoshop techniques.  I will share with you the darkroom of my mind and my struggle with photoshop to achieve what I did with film and printing techniques.  I love the transformation of ordinary scenes into feelings.  The modern digital world is still mystifying and exciting to me.  I will attempt to share with you my previsualization process, zone system metering, composition, interpreting tonality, texture and depth.  I’ll try to break down my thinking process for you to consider.  Overall, my process is closely related to the Gestalt theory which in simple terms isn’t about just the rules but seeing the overall.  Definition: The classic principles of the gestalt theory of visual perception include similarity, continuation, closure, proximity, figure/ground, and symmetry & order (also known as prägnanz)."

      Pre-visualization with the final print in mind: 

       What do I feel?

      What am I thinking?

      What am I seeing?

      What is moving me?

      Can I express that to others?

      Bob will:

      Analyze the whole sum of the scene (light direction, tonality, textures, elements of the scene, etc.)

      Look at how I choose exposure settings to hold the highlight

      Always think of the final presentation 

      Share what he uses in photoshop

    • March 09, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Online

    2024 Image Competition Is On!

    March 9, 2024

    MIDNITE - MARCH 5, 2024 


    Enter NOW!

    Get your best images ready, and enter now, PPI Image Comp is here.

    Images can be entered at  

    Entry Fees are as follows...

    In State: $15 per image for the first 5 images or $85 for all 6 images

    Out of State: $20 per image up to 4 images (for Score Only)

    $25 Print Chair Challenge (max 1 image) Theme: "Red" 
    Print Chair challenge image is not an additional image. It must be one of your allotted entries.
    Winner of the print chair challenge receives half of challenge entry fees.

    $5 Fun Shoot (Max 1 Image)
    Images are exclusively from any of the PPI Sanctioned Photoshoots, Events, or Photo Walks. Scores from this category DO NOT apply toward your final case scores and are not eligible for any other awards from the Image Competition.

    Judges Critiques available for $10 per image.

    Carl Caylor - Jury Chair, Adilfa Ford, Thea Martin, Lisa Dillon, Rick Avalos, Thom Rouse.

    • March 21, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 1789 S. Eagle, Meridian, Idaho 83642

    2024 PRECON -With Carl Caylor

    Creating - Between Light and Shadow

    Thursday, March 21, 2024   9am - 5pm

    In today’s world, we should be able to create an image for anyone, anywhere. This “hands-on” program will confirm the vision of light you already have and then bring that vision to much greater levels so that you can work in any situation.  You will learn to see light in it’s natural form as well as how to merge artificial light within a scene.  You will learn more about composition, creation of depth and the psychology of portraiture that will allow you to go from everyday simple portrait work to ridiculous concepts that will only be limited by your own creativity. 

    This is a VERY HANDS-ON class.  

    The objective is not just to introduce you to new concepts, but to train you thoroughly.  When you get home you will not “maybe try the new skills soon…” you will continue to do it.  

    Since this is a full service class beginning with visualizing and ending with a salable print, I will also share workflow and digital darkroom work to take the “good image” created in your camera, to a great image ready to print.  I look forward to coaching you to new levels of your art.

    Coach Carl
    PPA Certified, Master Photog., Cr., F-ASP, IPC Juror


    • March 22, 2024
    • March 24, 2024
    • 1789 S. Eagle, Meridian, Idaho 83642


    MARCH 22-24, 2024



    SIGN UP TODAY for the 2024 Professional Photographers of Idaho Annual Convention.  Speakers, FUN, camaraderie, FUN, food, FUN, awards, FUN, education and more FUN! Go to to sign up now! Before you forget.

    *Pre-con is extra. 


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