Oregon Professional Photographers Association

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    • 10/05/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • April Kroenke Photography, 5329 NE Corral Ct. Hillsboro, OR
    • 0

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    Making Your Clients Look Great While Striking a Pose

    Do you struggle with posing your clients and want to learn how make them more comfortable and natural looking?  Then this is class is for you.  Join April Kroenke, CPP, for this hands on class as she walks you though the techniques that she uses with all of her clients.  Not only will you learn how to pose your client, but you will get to experience what is like to be your client as you model for you classmates.

    About the Speaker:

    April Kroenke is recognized for her simple yet modern photography to both her clients and peers world wide.  From beauty shoots to family pictures, high school senior portraits to personal branding, she is able to provide her clients with with photography for every avenue of their lives.  April has taught several PPA Super One Days and many classes offered through Oregon PPA.

    She is a juror in training with the Oregon Professional Photographers Association.

    She has received numerous merits and awards in image competition on both a local and national level to include - PPA Loan Collections, Best 1st Time Entrance Award, & Judge’s Choice Award. April was also named the Military Spouse Photographer of the Year for 2016 & 2017 from the National Military Family Association. 

    April is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) from Professional Photographers of American.

    Currently April serves as the Finance Director of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association.

              

    PPA members earn 1 PPA merit for attending this workshop in its entirety.  You must provide your PPA# to have merit processed.


    • 10/11/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Ball Studio, 564 SW Adams, Corvallis, OR
    • 4

    CPP - What to Know & Where to Start

    In this class April Kroenke, CPP Liaison & Bryan Welsh, CPP will walk you through the journey to earning your certification as a professional photographer.  We will go through the two step process from what to study for on the written exam, the requirements and electives for the portfolio review, along with lighting & posing tips.  So if you are wanting to take that big step toward earning your certification, this is the class for you.

     

    About the Speakers:

    April Kroenke, CPP 

    April is recognized for her simple yet modern photography to both her clients and peers world wide. From beauty shoots to family pictures, high school senior portraits to personal branding, she is able to provide her clients with with photography for every avenue of their lives. April has taught several PPA Super One Days and many classes offered through Oregon PPA.

    She is a juror in training with the Oregon Professional Photographers Association.

    She has received numerous merits and awards in image competition on both a local and national level to include - PPA Loan Collections, Best 1st Time Entrance Award, & Judge’s Choice Award. April was also named the Military Spouse Photographer of the Year for 2016 & 2017 from the National Military Family Association. 

    April is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) from Professional Photographers of American.

    Currently April serves as the Finance Director of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association.

     

         

    Bryan Welsh, Cr. Photog., CPP, API, FP-OR

     A second-generation photographer, is recognized for his creative stylized journalistic photography to both his clients and peers.  Bryan had taught at the Professional Photographers of America national convention IUSA, PPA Super One Days and to State and Local PPA photography affiliates across the country.

    He is an approved juror with the Oregon Professional Photographers Association and has taught classes on image competition as well. Bryan takes pride in helping aspiring photographers and enjoys following their successes in competition.

    He has received numerous merits and awards in image competitions on both a local and national level that include - PPA Loan Collections, Fuji MASTERPIECE. Awards and Kodak Gallery Awards.  His images have appeared in studio Photography and Professional Photographer magazine (s) as well as used in Nikon's National advertising.

    Bryan has the Photographic Craftsman Degree from Professional Photographers of America (Cr. Photog.), is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), has the Fellow of Photography Degree from the Oregon Professional Photographers Association and is a member of the American Society of Photographers (ASP).  Bryan also holds the status of an Approved Photographic Instructor (API) from PPA and has over 100 speaking merits.

    Bryan is the Past President of Oregon Professional Photographers Association and the elected PPA councilor (2016-2018) for the State of Oregon.

    What to bring: your camera and portrait lens along with something to take notes. Sack Lunch or Money for Lunch.

     

    PPA members earn 1 PPA merit for attending the entire workshop.  You must provide your PPA # to have merit processed.

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

    • 10/12/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Pro Photo Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland

    An Evening with Michael Shay

    Cofounder / Photographer - Polara Studio


    The first thing you should know about Polara Studio co-founder Michael is that he’s a published poet. What does this have to do with taking pictures, you ask? Everything.

    Imagine Walt Whitman with a Nikon in his hands. 

    An image-maker, not an image-taker, it’s estimated Michael has taken over a million photographs and can make a glob of Crunchy Jif on a Saltine look like something Thomas Keller would overcharge for at The French Laundry. It’s downright spooky.  Michael will be covering a variety of topics while sharing his unique industry insight.   



    • 10/21/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5329 NE Corral Ct, Hillsboro OR

    PPA Certification Exam

     

    April Kroenke, 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 April with any questions.

    april@aprilkroenke.com


    • 10/28/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • ProPhoto Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland 97209

    Focus Stacking For Sharper Images

    Increase the depth of field of your images by using a technique called focus stacking. Initially developed to overcome shallow depth of field in macro photography, focus stacking can also be applied to landscapes to give images greater three-dimensional depth and clarity while avoiding lens diffraction caused by smaller f-stops. Participants will learn about:

    • focus stacking examples
    • ensuring sharp focus
    • focus stacking techniques
    • focus stacking equipment and software
    • compositing images
    • and more

    Participants should bring a tripod, a DSLR with medium-range lens (24-70), remote cable release (or use your camera’s timer) and be familiar with manual exposure mode, LiveView and manual focus. A laptop running Photoshop and Helicon Focus (a free 30-day demo can be downloaded here) is also needed.

    Lastly, bring an potted orchid (available at Freddy’s) or vase with a bouquet of flowers for photographing. At the completion of the workshop participants will have created their own composited images with enhanced depth of field.


    About Lew Tarnopol:

    Lew's entry into professional photography began several years ago when a videographer friend suggested they pair up to photograph and videotape children’s dance recitals. He's since expanded into family portraiture and head shots, while his fine art images have been hung and sold in various local shows. Additionally, using a color-managed workflow, his services include providing acrylic artists with digital captures of their canvases so they can print and sell accurate photographic reproductions.

    Lew is a member of OPPA (Oregon Professional Photographers Association) where he served two years on the board as Treasurer. As an active participant in image competitions, several of his fine-art images have earned recognition from OPPA, PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and Pro Photo Supply.  



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

    • 11/11/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11/12/2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis Street Portland 97209

    **Don't miss Early Bird Pricing!**
    Register before Oct 1st!

    Luminate
    Featuring Mary Fisk-Taylor November 11th - 12th

    Nov 11th - Annual OPPA Open Image Competition
    Nov 12th - Creating & Maintaining a Profitable, Sustainable, Successful Business with Mary Fisk Taylor

    Do not miss this chance to spend time with and learn from Master Photographer and amazing business instructor, Mary Fisk-Taylor. Mary will share how she has created sustainable photography businesses with extensive branding, public relations, and powerful marketing strategies.  She will also go over the importance of an efficient sales plan in order to maximize your profitability. 

    Mary owns and operates two extremely successful photography studios in her market area of Richmond, Virginia.   The small home studio specializes in high-end wall portrait installations and custom designed weddings and their newer addition is a high volume high school senior and boutique event business. Mary and her amazing business partners gross well over one million dollars a year in professional photography and are very proud of the sustainable and profitable brands that they have built in their market area.

    Highlights of the program will include low cost but very high impact marketing plans and great sales techniques for all types of studios. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in the professional photography industry this is a week of priceless knowledge and information.   


    About Mary Fisk-Taylor,
    M. Photog., Cr., CPP, ABI, API

    Mary Fisk-Taylor has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 1998. Along with her business partner, Jamie Hayes, they operate a high-end wedding and portrait business in Richmond, Virginia. Hayes & Fisk Photography is a home-based studio located on almost one acre of beautiful gardens and they have successfully created one of the most sought after Portrait and Wedding studios in their area. Their studio grosses well over one million dollars in year solely in photography.

    In 2009 Mary developed the concept of a fresh and fun new studio in the Richmond area. With the help of her family, most importantly her mom and sister, Real Life Studios was opened in Midlothian, Virginia. Real Life Studios is best known for their high school senior portraits. Real Life also has an entire Event and School division which gives the studio constant and steady revenue of new clients and income year round.

    Mary was very pleased and honored to have received her Master of Photography, Craftsman of Photography and Certification of Professional Photography in just three short years!!! This was quite an accomplishment for her both personally and professionally. Mary was named Photographer of the Year in 2007 and has won Best Wedding Album of the Year in Virginia several times. Nationally she has had her albums in the top five. She has won numerous Best in Show awards, Kodak Gallery Awards, Fuji Masterpiece Awards, Loan Collection prints and albums. Mary is also a recipient of the prestigious Virginia Award, which honors photographers for their commitment and dedication to their state association, and the business of professional photography. And, in 2012 she was awarded the PPA Charities Legacy Award for her work and dedication to the philanthropic arm of PPA. At IUSA 2014, Mary will be awarded the Charles H. (Bud) Haynes Award for her distinguished service to PPA and its members for encouraging business awareness and practices in the field of professional image-making. And in 2015 Mary was honored to receive the National Award from the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association for her commitment and dedication to to Professional Photography.



     


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


    • 12/07/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Pro Photo Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St. Portland, OR 97209
    • 24

    Want to get the most out of Image Competion?

    Are you a competition newbie? Or maybe you’ve entered a few times but weren’t satisfied with your scores? We have the workshop for you! 

                     

    Join Bryan Welsh and Lisa Dillon for a day of total competition immersion. We’ll show you how to look at your work with a judge’s eye so that you select the best competition images. We’ll also talk about shooting specifically for competition and using personal projects as material for competition. We’ll discuss what makes an image strong for competition and what kinds of things to look for that might make an image weak. Once we’ve selected images, we’ll discuss processing the images to get your best results. Class participants are encouraged to bring potential competition images for review—we’ll help you select your strongest images and give you pointers on how to best prepare them. You may learn some great Photoshop tricks that you can also use in your daily workflow. Bring your images on a thumb drive, CD or external hard drive.

    Bonus:  If you are interested in being a OPPA Juror visit:

    http://oregonppa.org/Juror-Development-Program for the details and process.  This class is 1 of the 2 that are prerequisites for joining the juror development program.

            

    PPA members who attend all of this workshop will receive one PPA merit. You must provide your PPA # to have your merit processed.

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

    Questions? Contact Lisa or Bryan.

    About the Speakers:

    Local Image Competition judges, Bryan and Lisa have more than four decades of professional experience between them. They are image competition veterans with 8 loan images, 7 Kodak Gallery awards, 3 Fuji Masterpiece awards and many other competition trophies. Bryan is an ASP member, has his Craftsman degree from PPA and is a PPA Approved Photographic Instructor. Lisa is also an ASP member, a Master Photographer and a Certified Professional Photographer. Together, they will demystify Image Competition and get you started on your way.


Past events

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 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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