OREGON PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION

Providing Professional Development for Serious Photographers



OPPA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Our mentorship program has been a huge success and is one of the most valued benefits of OPPA membership to our members! We have two mentorship periods per year - each lasting three months. The 2021 Spring Mentorship Program will start April 1st and go through June 30th. The 2021 Fall Mentorship Program will start August 1st and go through October 31st. Watch your email and our Facebook page for details when signups will open for each session.

Each 3-Month Session is $99 - all OPPA Members get one complimentary mentor session per year.

If you have any questions about mentorship, please reach out to our current mentorship chair, Teresa Hunt.

Sign up for the Mentorship Program:

Think about your own unique set of skills and experience. Are you interested in sharing your knowledge with other members? Do you have experience in marketing, social media/SEO, studio lighting, macro, wedding, pet or drone photography, portraiture, newborns, editing/post-production? You can enrich our members and yourself by sharing your unique set of skills while earning points towards an OPPA degree.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 15, 2021

Opens February 1, 2021


Would you like to work directly with an experienced member to learn a new skill related to your photography or business needs? By participating as a student, you can hone your skills and earn OPPA points through the process. As a member benefit, you are given one complimentary mentor session per year (spring or fall) and if you choose to participate a second time within a year, the fee for the second session is only $99.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 28, 2021

Opens February 20, 2021


Spring 2021 Mentors

AARON HOCKLEY, M.Photog,Cr., FP-OR, HFP-OR

AARON HOCKLEY, M.Photog,Cr., FP-OR, HFP-OR

Area of expertise: Business, Marketing, Competition, Social Media, SEO, Special Events (not weddings)

Website: www.techphotoguy.com

Bio: Aaron Hockley, M.Photog.Cr., FP-OR, HFP-OR brings a mixture of expertise in both the technology and photography worlds. He has worked in the online publishing space for over ten years and has spoken at events such as BlogWorld and New Media Expo. In the photographic world, he is recognized by PPA as a Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman and as a Fellow of Photography by the Oregon Professional Photographers Association. In 2015 he was awarded third place for Illustrative/Commercial images at PPA's Grand Imaging Awards and was a World Photographic Cup finalist. Current Awards, Points & Degrees Chair for OPPA.


BETH BRINSTON, M.Photog, CPP, FP-OR

BETH BRINSTON, M.Photog, CPP, FP-OR

Areas of expertise: Lighting Portraiture, Competition, Editing/Retouching/Post Production, Pet Photography

Website: www.bbrinstonphotography.com

Bio: Beth has been photographing for 30 years and has a Bachelor's of Photographic Arts degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada as well as her Certified Professional Photographer designation and Masters of Photography Degree from PPA. Beth has a part time business as a Pet Photographer in Bend, Oregon. She also assists Julie Kelleher in her Newborn/Children/Family photography business. Beth is also very passionate about print competition and is currently a Level 2 judge with OPPA. Current Membership Director for OPPA.


DANYEL ROGERS

DANYEL ROGERS

Areas of expertise: Portraiture, Business, Finance, Social Media, SEO

Website: www.wagtomyheart.com

Bio: Family and Pets photographer. I know QuickBooks as well.


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HOLLY PETERSON, AFT-OR


HOLLY PETERSON, AFT-OR

Areas of expertise: How to Earn Revenue and Own a Studio, Business, Portraiture

Website: www.theballstudio.com

Bio: Awarded Lifetime Membership from PPA and in 2012 received The President's Award for Service to the Industry. AFT-OR and received Mentor of the Year OPPA award in 2019. Have owned and operated a storefront studio for over 40 years.



JOHN GAUDETTE

JOHN GAUDETTE

Areas of expertise: Primary focus - Sports/Events, Also - Commercial Photography, Business, Marketing, Landscape, Still Life, Architectural, Real Estate

Website: www.nwphotographix.com

Bio: I have years of experience in running a photography business and I specialize in event and group sports. I have also developed a successful line of printed photography cards. I can help a person who is new to the photography business get a very solid insight.



JULIE JACOB, CPP, AFP-OR


JULIE JACOB, CPP, AFP-OR

Areas of expertise: Business

Website: www.travelingjulie.com

Bio: I'd love to help someone who's getting started, or who is working on focusing/refining their business.



KRISTI JOHANSEN


KRISTI JOHANSEN

Areas of expertise: Lighting, Portraiture, Social Media, SEO, Editing/Retouching/Post Production

Website: www.silverspringsphotography.com

Bio: I love helping others to increase their knowledge and to support them in their growth.



MIKE NORDTVEDT, CPP


MIKE NORDTVEDT, CPP

Areas of expertise: Lighting, Portraiture

Website: www.lifeslicephotography.com

Bio: I have been in business 12 years. I have earned my CPP. I have also working in mentoring teenagers for 28 years. Investing in others is something I have always done and I am looking for a way to get involved and 'give back' to OPPA.


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NEW MENTOR COMING


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SHONDA FEATHER

SHONDA FEATHER

Areas of expertise: Newborns, Business, Using OCF Outdoors

Website: www.grayfeatherphotography.com (currently being rebuilt)

Bio: Greetings! I'm an award-winning birth and newborn photographer in Southwest Washington and Oregon. I have done local 1:1 mentoring for newborns. I have also taught nationally and internationally for the Belly Baby Summit in April, May, June, July and August 2020, which was put on and organized by Ana Brandt. For these monthly conferences, I taught classes on Traveling Newborn Photography, Photographing Newborn Twins, Posing Newborns in a Bucket and Bowl, Hands on Chin Newborn Pose, Favorite Things for Newborn Photography, Maternity Outside using OCF, Forecasting Your Business for Success and How to Deal with an Angry Client. Let me know how I can help improve your newborn business, using OCF outside or anything business related. I would love to help! Current MarComm Director for OPPA.


THEA MARTIN


THEA MARTIN

Area of expertise: Landscape, Wildlife, Competition, Macro

Website:  theamartinphoto.com  

Bio: I can provide 2:1 or 1:1 support for success in competition by breaking down the elements.  I can also provide some landscape photography instruction in the realm of composition and artistry and possibly field work as long as COVID precautions and light allows. Current Competition Director for OPPA.

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