OREGON PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION

Providing Professional Development for Serious Photographers


Upcoming events

    • 01/27/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom link will be emailed to all RSVPs
    Register

    For better or worse, we're going to be doing a lot of Zooming for the next several months, and it's likely that online meetings will continue to be a thing once COVID has passed.  While we all scrambled to figure this out many months ago, at this point as a professional photographer you ought to have a professional appearance on your calls with clients and colleagues.


    OPPA is excited to offer this free one-hour session to its members.  Topics to be covered include:

    - Audio: if they can't hear you clearly, nothing else matters

    - Cameras: options and consequences - webcams, DSLRs, and things in between

    - Lighting: it matters for your photographs, and it matters for your calls

    - Your environment: all the NON-technical things that impact how you come across on calls

    - A pre-call checklist to ensure you're ready to go

    Discussions will include how to make the most of equipment you already have, along with recommendations if you're looking to upgrade your gear (provided as a resource sheet at the conclusion of the session).



    Your Host:



    Aaron Hockley, M.Photog.Cr., FP-OR, HFP-OR, helps photographers grapple with the intersection of photography and technology.  He writes frequently on his website, TechPhotoGuy.com, and speaks at photographic events around the country.  Over the past year he's given numerous online presentations for various organizations, hosted hundreds of video calls, and he's looking forward to sharing what he's learned to help OPPA photographers succeed.


    • 01/27/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom link will be emailed to all RSVPs
    Register

    For better or worse, we're going to be doing a lot of Zooming for the next several months, and it's likely that online meetings will continue to be a thing once COVID has passed.  While we all scrambled to figure this out many months ago, at this point as a professional photographer you ought to have a professional appearance on your calls with clients and colleagues.


    OPPA is excited to offer this free one-hour session to its members.  Topics to be covered include:

    - Audio: if they can't hear you clearly, nothing else matters

    - Cameras: options and consequences - webcams, DSLRs, and things in between

    - Lighting: it matters for your photographs, and it matters for your calls

    - Your environment: all the NON-technical things that impact how you come across on calls

    - A pre-call checklist to ensure you're ready to go


    Discussions will include how to make the most of equipment you already have, along with recommendations if you're looking to upgrade your gear (provided as a resource sheet at the conclusion of the session).



    Your Host:



    Aaron Hockley, M.Photog.Cr., FP-OR, HFP-OR, helps photographers grapple with the intersection of photography and technology.  He writes frequently on his website, TechPhotoGuy.com, and speaks at photographic events around the country.  Over the past year he's given numerous online presentations for various organizations, hosted hundreds of video calls, and he's looking forward to sharing what he's learned to help OPPA photographers succeed.



    • 02/08/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom info will be sent to RSVPs
    Register

    OPPA Brunch Social: Topic- Off Camera Flash

    Come and join us on Monday morning at 10am for an open chat with your fellow photographer friends. Since we are unable to gather in person during these difficult times, let us gather online to discuss ideas, foster creativity, bring questions you may have that others may be a resource, or any other topic is welcome for friendly discussion.

    With feedback from our members, we will have a general topic for discussion during our social events.

    This event topic will be Off Camera Flash. If you have experience to share or questions to ask, please join us! This is not a formal training session but rather a place to learn from each other :)

    RSVP here; Zoom information will be emailed out to all registrants ~15 min ahead of the event.



    • 02/10/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    February Member Only 
    Image Competition



    Join us for an OPPA Image Competition.

    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, February 9th by 11pm.  Entries open on January 10th.

    This is our first Member Only Image Competition for 2021.

    Entry is open to members of OPPA.  Find out more about membership here. Members can enter up to four images to be evaluated against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA points 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 Thea Martin, Competition Director

    • 02/22/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom info will be sent to RSVPs
    Register

    OPPA Afternoon Social: Topic- Editing Tools

    Come and join us on Monday afternoon at 4pm for an open chat with your fellow photographer friends. Since we are unable to gather in person during these difficult times, let us gather online to discuss ideas, foster creativity, bring questions you may have that others may be a resource, or any other topic is welcome for friendly discussion.

    With feedback from our members, we will have a general topic for discussion during our social events.

    This event topic will be Editing Tools such as photoshop, Lightroom, ON1... If you have experience to share or questions to ask, please join us! This is not a formal training session but rather a place to learn from each other :)

    RSVP here; Zoom information will be emailed out to all registrants ~15 min ahead of the event.



    • 03/10/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom link will be emailed to all RSVPs
    Register

    A Night with the Pros:

    How to Embrace Your
    Own Personal Rainbow

    With Ella Putney Carlson

    M. Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, F-ASP, EA-ASP


    Due to recent wild and crazy times, and most of us are feeling more distracted, challenged  and stressed than usual. All those factors make it an especially difficult time to feel creative. Join Ella Carlson for this program to help you kick your creativity into gear. She’ll  talk about techniques for finding inspiration and embracing your own personal rainbow of possibilities, and throw in some helpful Photoshop tips and techniques as well.

    Please register here for this free talk and include your email in order to receive the zoom link via email on the day of the presentation.  Thanks!


    About the Speaker:

    Ella Putney Carlson

    M. Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, F-ASP, EA-ASP


    Ella Putney Carlson has a master of fine arts degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She won the GIA from the Professional Photographers of America in January 2019 for her album “Most Wanted” and the 2020 GiA in the Illustrative/Commercial Category.  She is an American Society of Photographers Fellow and Educational Associate as well as master photographer, master artist, photographic craftsman and certified professional photographer. She has been a PPA diamond photographer of the year for each of the last five years. 



    Please join us on March 10th at 6:30pm for social time and BYO social distancing snacks before we get started at 7pm for what is sure to be a great presentation!


    • 04/14/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    April Member Only 
    Image Competition



    Join us for an OPPA Image Competition.

    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, April 13th by 11pm.  Entries open on March 14th.

    This is our second Member Only Image Competition for 2021.

    Entry is open to members of OPPA.  Find out more about membership here. Members can enter up to four images to be evaluated against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA points 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 Thea Martin, Competition Director

    • 09/08/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD
    Register

    September Member Only 
    Image Competition



    Join us for an OPPA Image Competition.

    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, September 7th by 11pm.  Entries open on August 8th.

    This is our final Member Only Image Competition for 2021.

    Entry is open to members of OPPA.  Find out more about membership here. Members can enter up to four images to be evaluated against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA points 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 Thea Martin, Competition Director

Past events

01/13/2021 A Night with the Pros: Psychology of Pricing and Sales
12/14/2020 OPPA Afternoon Social
12/09/2020 Award and Appreciation Event
12/01/2020 OPPA Brunch Social
11/16/2020 OPPA Afternoon Social
11/14/2020 2020 OPPA Annual Open Competition
11/12/2020 LUMINATE 2020
11/04/2020 OPPA Brunch Social
10/27/2020 Writing Copy That Converts
10/14/2020 A Night with the Pros: Secrets of High-Impact Headshots
10/05/2020 OPPA Morning Social
09/28/2020 OPPA Afternoon Social
09/21/2020 A Conversation w/ the OPPA President
09/16/2020 A Conversation w/ the OPPA President
09/11/2020 A Conversation w/ the OPPA President
09/09/2020 September Member Only Image Competition
09/01/2020 A Conversation w/ the OPPA President
08/12/2020 A Night with the Pros: Changing Perceptions About People with Disabilities; Why Personal Work Matters.
07/21/2020 Think Like a Competition Judge
07/08/2020 A Night with the Pros: "Marketing Beyond Covid-19"
06/23/2020 The Business of Event Photography
06/13/2020 Districts Image Review
06/11/2020 Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Brand and Your Photography Business
06/10/2020 A Night with the Pros: "Navigating the Lockdown: Executive Orders, Contracts, Cancellations, Business Closings, and Business Formations"
05/13/2020 A Night with the Pros:The Marketing Riddle with Bryan Welsh.
04/18/2020 Professional, Personal, and Profitable Event Photography
04/15/2020 Think Like a Competition Judge
04/08/2020 Quarterly Image Competition (April)
03/21/2020 Inside the Competition Workflow
03/11/2020 A Night with the Pros: Artificial Intelligence & Photography w/ Aaron Hockley
02/13/2020 Fitness Photography
02/12/2020 Quarterly Image Competition (February)
01/12/2020 How To Photography: 101 - Posing
01/08/2020 A Night with the Pros: Photography as a Profession With Gary Randall
01/05/2020 How To Photography: 101 - Lighting
12/12/2019 2019 OPPA Annual Banquet
12/07/2019 Metal Prints Made Easy
11/09/2019 Club 79 - Annual Open Image Competition
11/08/2019 Luminate '19
10/20/2019 New School Lighting - Learn to Love the Studio Again
10/10/2019 A Night with the Pros: Streamline your workflow with a single app!- With Dan Harlacher and Whitney Stevens
10/05/2019 The Competition Code
09/28/2019 Environmental Business Portraits - Beyond the Headshot
09/11/2019 Quarterly Image Competition (September)
08/07/2019 The Secret Language of your ideal customer - With Jeffrey Shaw
07/27/2019 Long Exposure Photography
07/13/2019 In Search of the 12 Elements
07/11/2019 A Night with the Pros: The Business Side of Photography - With Craig Mitchelldyer
06/29/2019 “Creating Cinematic Portraits From Start to Finish” - With Bill Whitmire
06/13/2019 Quarterly Image Competition (June)
06/09/2019 Equestrian Horse Photoshoot
05/09/2019 A Night with the Pros: Kurt Mottweiler - A Portland Cameramaker
04/11/2019 A Night with the Pros: Lena Hyde: Simple & Effective IPS Workflow for Success
03/14/2019 Quarterly Image Competition (March)
03/09/2019 Photoshop 201: The Method behind the Madness
03/02/2019 Think Like a Competition Judge
02/23/2019 Newborns and Babies 101: Safety, Soothing & Sustainability
02/21/2019 A Night with the Pros: Bill Whitmire - Breaking into the Business
01/10/2019 A Night with the Pros: Utterly Irreplaceable - Finding and Owning Your Niche Market w/ Ara Roselani
12/12/2018 OPPA Annual Banquet
11/10/2018 LUMINATE 2018
11/10/2018 Annual Open Image Competition (November)
11/09/2018 Think Like a Competition Judge
11/07/2018 Landscape Photography: The Craft. The Technique. The Art. The Vision
10/27/2018 Inside The Competition Workflow
10/11/2018 A Night with the Pros: The Business of Corporate and Architectural Photography w/ Steve Whittaker
10/07/2018 The Fine Art of Printing
09/15/2018 Photoshop-Retouching & Color Grading Techniques : Sam Tarrel
09/13/2018 Quarterly Image Competition (September)
08/25/2018 Street Portraiture - A Portland Walkabout
08/11/2018 Video for Photographers
08/05/2018 OPPA Summer Social
07/25/2018 Selling With Emotion: How I Built My $4100 Portrait Session Sales Average
07/22/2018 OPPA Mentorship Event
07/12/2018 A Night with the Pros: China the New Wine Frontier w/ Janis Miglavs
06/15/2018 Knowing Newborns- Creative Portraiture/marketing : Julia Kelleher
06/14/2018 Quarterly Image Competition (June)
05/10/2018 A Night with the Pros: Image Presentation that Wows Clients and Competition Judges
05/05/2018 Getting Started with Drone Photography
04/28/2018 Wealth In Photography- Marketing, Selling and Pricing
04/12/2018 A Night with the Pros: Wealth in Photography w/ Bill Sorenson
04/08/2018 Creating Images with Impact
04/07/2018 CPP- What to Know and When to Start
03/12/2018 Posing - Making Your Clients Look Great
03/08/2018 Quarterly Image Competition (March)
02/08/2018 A Night with the Pros: Becoming an Instagram Pro w/ Morgan Stone Grether
02/03/2018 Improving Your Online Presence as a Photographer
01/23/2018 CPP Study Group
01/22/2018 CPP - What to Know & Where to Start
01/11/2018 A Night with the Pros: Business Best Practices
12/14/2017 OPPA Annual Banquet
11/11/2017 LUMINATE 2017
10/28/2017 Focus Stacking for Sharper Images
10/21/2017 CPP - PPA Certification Exam
10/17/2017 Social and Happy hour with F1 Society Photography Group
10/12/2017 Fear and Loathing in Photography - New Challenges - Michael Shay
10/11/2017 CPP - What to Know and Where to Start
10/05/2017 Making Your Clients Look Great while Striking a Pose
09/14/2017 Quarterly Image Competition (September)
09/08/2017 Intro to Video for Photographers
08/29/2017 CPP Study Group
08/05/2017 Childrens' Character Portraiture in B&W
08/03/2017 Shootout at Juarez Canyon! Summer Social
07/22/2017 Secrets of the Street- Tom Hassler
07/13/2017 Navigating High Volume Sports Photography
07/01/2017 The Photographers Ephemeris (TPE) - Instructions on Understanding TPE Application and Field Practice
06/08/2017 Quarterly Image Competition (June)
06/03/2017 How to create and sell, Double or Triple Albums and Wall Art Sales
05/30/2017 Suds and Shots
05/22/2017 CPP - PPA Certification Exam
05/19/2017 PDX Squared
05/13/2017 Getting Up-to-Speed With Lightroom - Mark Fitzgerald
05/11/2017 Photograph for Print and Profitability
04/29/2017 Beyond the Yearbook photo with April Kroenke
04/22/2017 Yamhill County VIP Historic Tour (Safari--plus wine tasting)
04/13/2017 Quarterly Image Competition (April)
04/04/2017 Tethering Workshop with Tether Tools
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 The Elements of Dance
05/22/2016 Certification - The First Step to the Rest of Your Career!
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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