Spring 2023 Meeting

Christopher Balmer

The spring meeting of NPPNW will be a live meeting on April 1st at Centralia College, in the Corbet Theater. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m. The invited speaker will be Christopher Balmer.

Chris is a professional nature photographer who has been highly successful in the sale of stock and fine art images. In addition, Chris operates Photo Adventure Workshops which provide one-on-one training in worldwide settings, and he owns Yellowstone Camera in West Yellowstone.

Christopher’s presentation is being sponsored by Tamron and there will be a Tamron lens door prize as well as other gifts for those who attend.

Chris’ morning presentation is entitled “Mastering Histograms and Metering” The afternoon presentation is entitled “Creating Efficiency and Consistency

Treat yourself to some of Christopher’s images at his photo site located here: Christopher Balmer

SENSOR CLEANING

Bring your digital camera bodies to our meetings for specially priced sensor cleanings by Advance Camera. They will professionally clean your sensor, clean the outside of your camera body, and upgrade your firmware if needed while you enjoy the speaker. Cost is $35 for crop sensors and $45 for full frame units. A lens mounted to the camera is included in the cleaning. If you have additional lenses you wish to have externally cleaned, the cost is $15 each.

Please Note: If bringing in your camera for sensor cleaning, please be sure it has a fully charged battery or we won’t be able to clean it.

There will be both digital and print competitions.  Please see the Competitions page for details.

If You Missed any of the Last Five Virtual Meetings

The fall 2022 meeting of the NPPNW was recorded and you can view the video here.

The spring 2022 meeting of the NPPNW was a virtual meeting on Zoom.  The meeting was recorded and you can view the video here.

The fall 2021 meeting of NPPNW was a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform.  The meeting was recorded and you can view the video here.

The spring 2021 meeting of the NPPNW was also a virtual meeting on Zoom.  The meeting was recorded and you can view the video here.

The 2020 fall meeting of NPPNW was our first Zoom meeting. The invited speakers were Kennan and Karen Ward. To see a video of the presentation please visit this page.


NPPNW meets on the 1st Saturday of April and November each year.


Here are the 1st Place winners from our last  competition.  Visit our Galleries to see images from previous competitions.

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