Oregon Professional Photographers Association

Providing professional development for serious photographers

Events

Upcoming events

    • 04/04/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pro Photo Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup, Portland OR


    Whether you’re new to photography or a seasoned veteran, getting started in tethered photography can open up new ideas, new workflows and a new style of photography for you.

    You will learn everything you need to know about tethered workflow from the experts in the industry at Tether Tools.

    Come learn and get your questions answered about:

    • 4 Types of Tethered Photography
    • The differences between software options
    • The pros and cons of wireless tethering
    • Setting up a client viewing station
    • Speeding up post production

    There will be shooting areas so bring your camera and plan to connect up and take some pictures. Tether Tools will provide cables for your camera, access to software and computer/tablet workstations so you can get connected and try tethered shooting. Pre-Registration is required: Seats are limited.

    Register via Pro Photo Supply with this link

    This event is being led by OPPA affiliate partner Tether Tools and hosted by OPPA Sponsor Pro Photo Supply.  Please register via the link above.

    • 04/13/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Avenue, Portland



    Join us for an OPPA Quarterly Image Competition.


    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, April 11th by midnight.


    RSVP here if you're just coming to watch and learn.

    This is our second Quarterly Digital Image Competition for 2017 and is being held in the evening at the SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 in the Sellwood area of Portland.

    Members can enter up to three images to be judged against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA merits to be awarded and applied towards the OPPA degree program.

    Even without entering any photos this is an amazing educational opportunity; It is free to members and visitors to attend and watch the competition.

    You will learn a lot and meet some amazing photographers!

    Here are the OPPA Competition rules; register to compete via PrintCompetition.com or RSVP to the left if you're just observing.


    Questions? Contact Rekha Varghese, Competition Director

    • 04/22/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 216 Northeast 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR
    • 5

    This tour is FANTASTIC! 

    I will be leading us on this tour, starting out our day at Cornerstone Coffee, for some delicious coffee (or tea), then head out to our first stop.


    Together we'll  "cruise the gut" by foot, in downtown historic McMinnville (like my brother did, and found his wife, in the 70's) and check out a few businesses, including an historic hotel with a cool dark cellar bar full of ambiance and a charming rooftop bar with a view.  After that, it's a quick walk to check out a variety of architecture from the oldest buildings in downtown, along with any shopping you wish to do--complete with a fun album store, arts, wine--while you hear stories from the past, including the dark side of Mcminnville's history...plus how turkeys, cherries and a man that lived to be 104, are part of the history here.


    We will be touring an original flourmill, used as a feed store now, and made with huge original beams salvaged from the Tillamook burn of 1933.  Weigh in on an old floor scale and check out the antique cash register. Then there's an antique place with scores of old washers and photo opps to be had.


    Our lunch stop is an award winning B & B, a one of a kind place that is very unique and cool; you've never seen one like this!  Here we'll have handmade pasta dishes and wood fired pizza, from a chef born and raised in Italy--it will knock your socks off!  With our lunch, you can choose a glass of wine or the wine tasting--all wines from Italy and fabulous!  This has been my favorite wine tasting. Ever.  Amazing.


    In total, we'll be visiting two wine tasting rooms, where you will get 5-6 tastes of wine for $10, plus one with access to buy homemade delectable chocolates.  Out in the country, we'll take in the spring flowers and bright greens along the way to a stop at a private residence, with a pond and herons.


    If time permits, we have access to an old barn, and a sweet stop that not only has nostalgia galore, a mini garden, and delicious ice cream treats--it also has a surprise you won't expect.  It's also been used in filming several movie scenes.


    Bring $20 for tastings, and $12-15 for lunch.  We will be done by 4pm, or leave the tour earlier, if you need to.  Space is limited, due to multiple stops.


    From previous attendees:

    "A truly superb event - conceived, planned, orchestrated, and executed by Dana. I cannot even begin to comprehend the huge amount of work put into this event to make it happen"


    "Wow :) what a fun day with a very wonderful you guide & great friends! Loved the history details, bountiful treats & amazing Italian lunch."


    "Dana's outings are often so much more than just photo opportunities. The historical and anecdotal details really make the places come alive, and that was definitely the case here, even more so for doing it with good friends. Thank you Dana!"


    "Dana, I think I said you "outdid" yourself the last time, but you really did this time. You create the best adventures!! As previous stated, the history, stories and varied experiences made for incredible day!! The chef today may have outdid your cooking, ha, ha! Thank you for such a marvelous day!!"


    Here is the inside of the coffee place:


    photos from the last event





    photo by Linda P:

    Photo by Barry B:


    plus many many more!

    • 04/29/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • ProPhoto Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup Ave Portland OR 97209

    Beyond the Yearbook Photo

     

    Today’s Senior Portrait is not just a cheesy smile and a black drape or tuxedo. Seniors want something more – a picture that really is worth a thousand words, showing who they are, where they’ve been and who they want to be. 
     





    Join April Kroenke, CPP as you learn how to create a Senior Portrait that is unique, dynamic and high-energy from start to finish. Discover how to show the personality, emotion and soul of your clients and make it a memorable experience from initial capture to final delivery. 
     
    Go beyond just the photo and give your seniors something more!


    What to bring... Note taking supplies, camera gear and laptop.

     




    PPA members who attend this workshop will receive 1 PPA merit


    There will be a mid-day lunch break; lunch is on your own and there are several restaurants in the area.




    This workshop is PPA-accredited; PPA attendees who attend the entire session will receive one PPA merit.

    • 05/13/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • ProPhoto Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup Ave Portland OR 97209
    • 15

    Getting Up-to-Speed With Lightroom

    with Mark Fitzgerald M. Photog., Cr., FP-OR




    If you’ve wanted to start using Lightroom but don’t know where to begin, this class is for you. Mark will explain important Lightroom concepts, such as how Lightroom manages your photos and where they are stored. Then he will give you a bird’s eye view of Lightroom in action. You’ll see the workflow from start to finish, including: importing new photos, sorting for the winners and losers, developing the winners, and exporting completed files for the lab or web use. If you’re new to Lightroom, this class will help you get started with a workflow you can trust. 






    PPA members who attend this workshop will receive 1 PPA merit


    There will be a mid-day lunch break; lunch is on your own and there are several restaurants in the area.




    This workshop is PPA-accredited; PPA attendees who attend the entire session will receive one PPA merit.

    • 05/19/2017
    • 05/20/2017
    • Splash Worldwide 419 NE 8th Avenue Portland OR 97232

    On Assignment: Portland Squared 2017

    On May 19th, you and 72 photographers will be turned loose in the City of Portland. This year, you will have larger squares to work in and 4 different zones around the City. With Portland Squared, you can go out to do documentary photography or you can go out to create something yourself. We have 8 Categories Awards and 5 Craft Awards, plus the special Lensbaby Craft Award. We created The Craft Awards to reward excellence in photographic craft and technique. These Awards are about the use of a specific photographic tool or principle to create a successful image.

    1. We want you to think of the Categories and Craft Awards as loose assignments. You don’t have to shoot to these, but they may give you more focus. You can, of course, go out and shoot whatever you find and come back to edit and decide where the images fit best. We have found that shooting for a Category gives you direction and may lead to better photographs.
    2. Images may only be entered into a single Category.
    3. All images are judged anonymously.
    4. Images will be judge on their overall impact, and on the 7 areas of photographic practice listed in the rubric.
    5. Images for the Craft Awards will be selected by the Judges Panel.
    6. Images for the Lensbaby Award will be keyworded by the photographers.

    To more information and to register please visit: http://bit.ly/pdx17sq

    • 05/22/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 4775 SW Watson Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005

    PPA Certification Exam

    Craig M. Brubaker, Master Photographer.,CR., CPP will be proctoring the written CPP exam.

    Registrations are open to declared CPP candidates only. If you are interested in declaring for your CPP and taking the exam, please visit PPA to sign up. www.ppa.com

    Please contact Craig with any questions.

    Studio: 503.646.6039 | Mobile: 952.380.7200

    craig@emilyandrews.net


    • 06/03/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • ProPhoto Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup Ave Portland OR 97209
    • 44

    How to create and sell, 

     Double or Triple Albums and Wall Art Sales


    by Andrew Funderburg "Fundy"







    Learn how to communicate the value of print better, discover your client stories and have them envision their artwork.


    Learn how to have better sales without being a salesperson.


    Attendees will leave with a blueprint on how to conduct post wedding and portrait sales with averages in the thousands of dollars. 


    By embracing two major shifts in our industry, the power of print and the role of storytelling, students will be able to make a seismic shift in their business.


    Fundy will take you through the steps necessary to conduct In

    Person Sales (in person or over video chats) with the confidence of a design consultant and zero focus on being a "sales person." 


    You will be taken through a journey, where the client's story takes center stage, and you will return your focus on the love of photography and the people you photograph. And by shifting this focus, your clients will reward you with your highest sales ever.


    Each student will leave with a step by step process that they can replicate as is, or change up and make their own.







    PPA members who attend this workshop will receive 1 PPA merit


    There will be a mid-day lunch break; lunch is on your own and there are several restaurants in the area.



    This workshop is PPA-accredited; PPA attendees who attend the entire session will receive one PPA merit.

    • 06/08/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Avenue, Portland



    Join us for an OPPA Quarterly Image Competition.


    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, June 6th by midnight.


    RSVP here if you're just coming to watch and learn.

    This is our third Quarterly Digital Image Competition for 2017 and is being held in the evening at the SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 in the Sellwood area of Portland.

    Members can enter up to three images to be judged against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA merits to be awarded and applied towards the OPPA degree program.

    Even without entering any photos this is an amazing educational opportunity; It is free to members and visitors to attend and watch the competition.

    You will learn a lot and meet some amazing photographers!

    Here are the OPPA Competition rules; register to compete via PrintCompetition.com or RSVP to the left if you're just observing.


    Questions? Contact Julia Fitzgerald, Competition Director

    • 07/28/2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07/29/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Base - PJ Ranch, Spray, Oregon
    • 10

    Photographic Expedition in the John Day/Painted Hills Area
    w/ Joni Kabana

    Learn to how to find the sweet spot of light in a breathtaking environment creating compelling images that move the viewer.  

    The workshops starts at 5:00 PM on Jul. 28th  at PJ Ranch for preliminaries and a potluck dinner. 

    Joni Kabana will guide the group in exploring and photographing Painted Hills area of Eastern Oregon.

    Attendees are required to make their own lodging arrangements ASAP, as there are limited options.

    As we get close to the workshop dates activities for evening of Jul. 28th and 29th would be detailed depending on participants’ interest.

    Suggested Lodging sites:

    Motel:  http://www.riverbendmotel.com/

    Corncob Ranch campground:  http://www.corncobranch.com/

    Spray campground:  http://sprayoregon.us/lodging/camping/


    PPA members who attend this workshop will receive 1 PPA merit

      

    Joni Kabana is a visual artist and communications specialist who is most happy when she is deep into a world which is unfamiliar to her. She can be found at home or in remote villages across the globe working on magazine, NGO, corporate, advertisement and personal projects trying to stretch her beliefs and imagination as far as they will go.

    Joni graduated with an honors degree in Psychology, loving her study of human behavior. She also holds post degree certification in computer programming and enjoyed an earlier corporate career leading teams that produced technical interactive projects.

    Her work has garnered numerous awards, is shown in galleries internationally, and has been published extensively. She currently teaches for several institutions and organizes her own street and international photography workshops.

    She gives back to the community by balancing her creative commercial work with humanitarian non-profit projects. Her recent work with Mercy Corps International in India and Nepal and her work with rural hospitals in Ethiopia garnered two American Society of Media Photographer’s “Best of” designations, and she has helped numerous charitable organizations relay their unique purposes.  She has served on many committees and boards, including The Children’s Cancer Association, The John Day River Territory Agri-tourism Project and Photolucida.

    Joni is available for consultation, lectures, workshops and classroom teaching, in addition to commercial advertisement and portrait/editorial assignments. She can collect still imagery, video, and sound content in addition to producing multi-media pieces. She is often hired to be a guest social media and blog writer, expanding the reach of many organizations.

    See extensive galleries of her work on her Photoshelter account in addition to this curated website.


    • 08/03/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Juarez Canyon, Oregon City, 97045 Full address is in the confirmation email, once you pay
    • 50

    Save the date on your calendar; this will be one of the highlights of our OPPA year!


    More details coming soon!





    • 09/14/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Avenue, Portland



    Join us for an OPPA Quarterly Image Competition.


    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, September 12th by midnight.


    RSVP here if you're just coming to watch and learn.

    This is our fourth Quarterly Digital Image Competition for 2017 and is being held in the evening at the SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 in the Sellwood area of Portland.

    Members can enter up to three images to be judged against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA merits to be awarded and applied towards the OPPA degree program.

    Even without entering any photos this is an amazing educational opportunity; It is free to members and visitors to attend and watch the competition.

    You will learn a lot and meet some amazing photographers!

    Here are the OPPA Competition rules; register to compete via PrintCompetition.com or RSVP to the left if you're just observing.


    Questions? Contact Julia Fitzgerald, Competition Director

    • 09/16/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 1801 NW Northrup St. Portland OR 97209
    • 20

    How to Be Profitable in Today’s Market - PPA’s Benchmark Business Guide

    Business! Who wants to go to a business workshop when there is a much more fun Lighting Workshop being offered? YOU DO!

    It is time to change your view of your business. It does not matter how long you have been in business - this workshop will truly help you look at your business with new eyes. Are you tired of working with clients that keep asking for more, but are not really willing to pay more? Do you REALLY want to earn what you are WORTH? 

    Join me and your fellow photographers and learn about the Business of Photography. There really is a formula and if you are willing to follow it you will be more profitable and your business will be more rewarding. 

    About Julia Fitzgerald: 


    I moved to Oregon in September 1992 with my husband Mark and our family of dogs and cats. I usually have a dog or two sleeping near by while I work and occasionally a cat in my lap. We live in SW Portland where we enjoy working out of our respective home offices. I worked for small CPA practices for 20 years, then owned my own CPA practice for 11 years before opening up the boutique bookkeeping & consulting business in 2013 that serves small business owners. 

    Over the years I have seen hundreds of books and worked with hundreds of business owners. I found that most business owners want to have a streamlined workflow for their bookkeeping and management.

    My husband, Mark is a photographer and teacher and so I have been around photography for over 30 years. I am involved in our state photography association, Oregon Professional Photography Association, Inc., OPPA.  I am also a member of the national association, Professional Photographers of America, PPA and earned my Photographic Craftsman Degree in 2017.

    I teach workshops for both OPPA and PPA on topics such as QuickBooks Online, Profitable sustainable business management & How to attract Perfect Customers.

    There will be a mid-day lunch break; lunch is on your own.


    PPA members who attend this workshop will receive 1 PPA merit

    • 10/21/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 1801 NW Northrup St. Portland OR 97209
    • 20

    The Financial Workflow Using QuickBooks Online

    This workshop will go through the various modules of QuickBooks Online to teach you how to utilize QBO to create your Financial Workflow. You have a workflow for working with your clients  and now it is time to learn the Financial Workflow to help you become more profitable. Once you have the database setup then it is truly easy to maintain on a regular basis without hassle.

    QuickBooks Online is a web-based version of Intuit’s traditional QuickBooks desktop software. No more updating the software as it is automatically updated when improvements are added. No more passing the database back and forth to your accountant for tax preparation. Today’s technology allows us to be able to access our business books from wherever we are utilizing today’s tablets, phones and computers. 

    STOP with the excel spreadsheets for tracking the money and the Photoshop Invoices! Have all of your finances in one place where you can access it any time of day or night.

    Whether you currently have QuickBooks online or are just thinking about switching to QuickBooks online - this workshop is for you!


    About Julia Fitzgerald: 


    I moved to Oregon in September 1992 with my husband Mark and our family of dogs and cats. I usually have a dog or two sleeping near by while I work and occasionally a cat in my lap. We live in SW Portland where we enjoy working out of our respective home offices. I worked for small CPA practices for 20 years, then owned my own CPA practice for 11 years before opening up the boutique bookkeeping & consulting business in 2013 that serves small business owners. 

    Over the years I have seen hundreds of books and worked with hundreds of business owners. I found that most business owners want to have a streamlined workflow for their bookkeeping and management.

    My husband, Mark is a photographer and teacher and so I have been around photography for over 30 years. I am involved in our state photography association, Oregon Professional Photography Association, Inc., OPPA.  I am also a member of the national association, Professional Photographers of America, PPA and earned my Photographic Craftsman Degree in 2017.

    I teach workshops for both OPPA and PPA on topics such as QuickBooks Online, Profitable sustainable business management & How to attract Perfect Customers.

      

    PPA Members who attend this workshop will receive 1 PPA merit.

Past events

03/25/2017 Seeing Through the Eyes of a Judge
03/21/2017 Suds and Shots
03/18/2017 Identifying, Marketing, & Selling BIG to Your Perfect Clients
03/12/2017 CPP - Lighting Workshop
03/09/2017 A Journey in Documentary Photojournalism with Randy Rasmussen
03/05/2017 Vancouver Brewery Safari
02/23/2017 Drink and Click Portland w/ Pro Photo Supply and Olympus
02/11/2017 CPP - Hands on Lighting Workshop
02/09/2017 Quarterly Image Competition (February)
01/28/2017 How to win merits and influence judges. Image Competition Unlocked
01/18/2017 Suds and Shots
01/12/2017 CANCELLED: The Importance of Mentoring: Teaching Composition and Lighting to your Friends and Family
01/08/2017 Imaging USA
12/08/2016 OPPA Annual Member Banquet
11/11/2016 Oregon PPA Photography Expo
10/29/2016 Yamhill County VIP Historic Tour (Safari--plus wine tasting)
10/26/2016 Suds and Shots
10/20/2016 Ray Roman Wedding Cinema Workshop Series
10/15/2016 See, Capture, and Develop your Plan C
10/13/2016 How to Charge What You are Worth
10/09/2016 How to Photograph Landscapes
09/26/2016 CPP EXAM
09/24/2016 Make the Most of Mirrorless - Tom Hassler
09/16/2016 How to shoot Rocks & Weeds
09/10/2016 Transcending the Technical: Making the Creative Practice Personal
09/09/2016 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy of Image Competition
09/08/2016 Quarterly Image Competition (September)
08/21/2016 Plan C - See, Capture, and Develop Your Creativity
08/20/2016 Setting up Your Financial Workflow with QuickBooks Online
08/13/2016 Your Photography Business & PPA's Benchmark Business Guide - Let's Be More Profitable!
08/12/2016 Walkabout: John Day River Territory w/ Joni Kabana
08/11/2016 Shootout at Juarez Canyon! Summer Social
08/02/2016 Suds and Shots
07/16/2016 SEO for Photographers: Getting Found for Fun and Profit
07/14/2016 Quarterly Image Competition (July)
06/26/2016 Dynamic Black & White Portraits - Sam Tarrel
06/09/2016 After Hours: The Diverse World of Commercial Photography - Brian McLernon
06/04/2016 How to win merits and influence judges. Image Competition Unlocked
05/29/2016 Lensbaby Safari, the Pearl District
05/22/2016 Certification - The First Step to the Rest of Your Career!
05/22/2016 The Elements of Dance
05/21/2016 Photoshop - Workflow, Retouching & Artwork - Sam Tarrel
05/16/2016 Seeing the Light - Portraiture 101, Indoors and Out
05/16/2016 Setting up Your Financial Workflow with QuickBooks Online
05/15/2016 Beyond the Yearbook Photo
05/12/2016 Quarterly Image Competition (May)
04/22/2016 SEO for Photographers: Getting Found for Fun and Profit
04/14/2016 After Hours: Lightroom Mobile with Mark Fitzgerald (April)
04/09/2016 The Art of Macro Photography with Tom Reiman
03/19/2016 Create the Lighting YOU Want! - Tom Hassler
03/10/2016 Quarterly Image Competition (March)
02/27/2016 Image Competition Tips w/ Lisa Dillon & Bryan Welsh
02/27/2016 PPW Convention & Image Competition
02/11/2016 After Hours: The Many Sides of Craig Mitchelldyer
02/06/2016 Seeing Through the Eyes of an Image Competition Judge
01/14/2016 After Hours: The Importance of a Personal Project for your Creativity and your Business
01/10/2016 Imaging USA
12/10/2015 OPPA Annual Member Banquet
12/07/2015 Stopping the Paper Madness! QuickBooks Online for Photographers
12/05/2015 Improving Your Online Presence as a Photographer
11/12/2015 Oregon Photography Expo
10/10/2015 Mastering Lightroom's Develop Module with Mark Fitzgerald, M. Photog.
10/08/2015 After Hours: Randy Hopfer - Aluminum Printing process
09/26/2015 CoastBusters: Long Beach, Lighthouse and Cranberries Safari
09/20/2015 Stopping the Paper Madness! QuickBooks Online for Photographers [Albany]
09/10/2015 Quarterly Image Competition (September)
08/13/2015 OPPA Summer Social
08/08/2015 Stopping the Paper Madness! QuickBooks Online for Photographers [Bend]
07/31/2015 How to Shoot Rocks and Weeds w/ Vern Bartley & Mark Fitzgerald
07/09/2015 Quarterly Image Competition (July)
06/29/2015 Stopping the Paper Madness! QuickBooks Online for Photographers [Portland]
06/13/2015 Crepes & Grapes Country Tour Photo Safari
06/11/2015 After Hours: Getting to Know Your OPPA
06/07/2015 Make More Money with Framing
05/24/2015 Hot Air Balloon Ride Photo Safari
05/14/2015 Quarterly Image Competition (May)
05/02/2015 Improving Your Online Presence as a Photographer
04/09/2015 After Hours: Before the Wedding Day

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Mailing Address:
1327 SE Tacoma St #139
Portland OR 97202

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