OREGON PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION

providing professional development for serious photographers


Upcoming events

    • 10/05/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
    • Online - Zoom info will be sent to RSVPs
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    OPPA Morning Social

    Come and join us on Monday morning at 9am 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.

    RSVP here; Zoom information will be sent to those who do.

    (we're doing an afternoon social the previous week as well, and will schedule future events based on feedback received)


    • 10/14/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online - Zoom link will be emailed to all RSVPs
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    A Night with the Pros:

    Secrets to High-Impact Headshots

    With Chris Wooley

    M. Photog., Cr., CPP, F-PPW


    Save time and frustration by learning some of my favorite tips and tricks when crafting a headshot with impact! In this short and energetic presentation, photographer and educator Chris Wooley will show you some of his favorite techniques for crafting a headshot with purpose that your clients will love.  Walk away with practical strategies for personalizing your session, balancing lighting and style, and being efficient in your process. 


    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:


    Chris Wooley

    M. Photog., Cr., CPP, F-PPW



    Chris Wooley is a photographer and educator with a retail portrait studio in Spokane,Washington where he specializes in Vintage Inspired Portraits and Commercial Business Portraits. He holds the Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman degrees and Certified Professional Photographer status from the Professional Photographers of America, where he also serves as a counselor, advocating for photographer rights. He is a past-President of the Professional Photographers of Washington. Chris has won numerous print awards, including multiple Fuji Masterpieces, ACI’s Image Excellence, and various state “best of” awards. He is a recipient of the prestigious “PPA National Award” for his contributions towards the photographic industry. Chris helps photographers learn and hone their craft by presenting at workshops, conferences, and meet-ups across the US.




    Please join us on October 14th 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!


    • 10/27/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online Via Zoom
    • 97
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    Writing Copy That Converts

    With Lisa Dillon

    M. Photog, Cr., CPP, FP-OR, HFP-OR


    Online Via Zoom

    Link to workshop will be provided by email after you Register

    Please be sure to include your email when you register


    In today's world of noise, you need a message that can cut through the chaos to reach your clients and compel them to take the next step. I can help you learn how to take your potential clients on an emotional journey so that they bond with you before they even meet you. We all want to reach our ideal clients--just putting images out there isn't the way to do it. We need to tug at their heartstrings and give them a simple plan to solve their problem. This class is the first step to getting you there. I'll take you through the steps to create copy for your website, blog and emails that will reach out and touch your clients in the best way possible so they will want to do business with you.


    About the Instructor:


    Lisa Dillon

    M. Photog, Cr., CPP, FP-OR, HFP-OR



    • 11/12/2020
    • (PST)
    • 11/15/2020
    • (PST)
    • ONLINE - ZOOM
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    4 DAYS OF LEARNING

    Luminate 2020 is Oregon’s premiere education and competition event! This year, the programming will span over 4 days and registration is open to everyone. Sessions will be offered over Zoom. Centered around the our Annual Open Image Competition we will be joined by many nationally-recognized experts to help you raise the bar on both your craft and business. For more detailed information on sessions, please click on the speakers headshot.

    In this exceptional year, full access to Luminate is complimentary for all current OPPA members.

    Thursday, November 12th 

    10AM

    Photo Restoration

     2PM

    Macro Photography

       
    Chris Paulis
    M.Photog.,M.Artist,Cr.,
    CPP, MDPPA-F.Ph.A.Ph

    Aurora DeLuca

    M.Photog.Cr. 

    Friday, November 13th 

    10AM

    The Essential Family Portrait

    2PM

    Headshot Photography 

       

    Allison Watkins 

    M.Photog.Cr, CPP

    Gary Hughes

    M.Photog.Cr., CPP

    Saturday, November 14th

    The Annual OPPA Open Image Competition is open to members and non-members. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your images critiqued by highly experienced judges. Join us in Club 79, hosted online by Beth Brinston, CPP, AFP-OR, where you can watch the competition and share your experiences in an online social setting. What a better way to express your feelings of joy, excitement, or even frustration than with your fellow artists. Competition Judges: Aurora DeLuca, Gary Hughes, Chris Paulis, Allison Watkins and Jeff Dachowski.

    Please check out some of our Competition Tips:

    The Competition will open for entries in early October.

    Sunday, November 15th

    10AM

    The Psychology of Success

    2PM

     Selling for Success

     David Trust, CEO, PPA

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS

     Jeff Dachowski

    M.Photog.Cr., CPP


    If you have questions about Luminate '20, please contact Vice President, Julie Countryman


    • 12/09/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Online - Info to come

    Save the Date!

    While we can't hold a banquet this year, you won't want to miss our Award and Appreciation Event.

    Although the format will be different from years' past, you won't want to miss our award and member appreciation event.  There will be something for everyone... recognition of OPPA achievements, recognition of service, amusement, and more!

    Social time starts at 6:30pm, with the program kicking off at 7:00.  Look for more details soon.

    (photographer of the year trophy image by Andie Petkus)

Past events

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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