Connect, Collaborate, Create.

Creating Images with Impact

  • 04/08/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Jewel Images, 550 SW Industrial Way#175, BEND OR 97002
  • 23


  • Class Host
  • OPPA, PPA and ASMP members
  • OPPA, PPA and ASMP members

No refund if canceled on or after 3/31/2018
Registration is closed


A Proven Framework for Producing Your Best and Most Creative Images

Do you struggle with knowing the best way to choose images for your portfolio or for image competition? Do you want to know the proven components of a great image? Do you want to be able to speak to and about an image with words that go beyond emotion only? Do you want to know a framework that is used to judge images in PPA style image competitions?

Join Bryan Welsh and Lisa Dillon for a day of total photography immersion. We’ll show you how to look at your images with a judge’s eye so that you can select your best competition and portfolio images.

We’ll also talk about shooting specifically for competition or your portfolio and using personal projects as a way to define your style and explore each element in a way the leads to breakthrough success.

We’ll discuss what makes an image strong and teach you to see your image components individually and as a whole so you can evaluate with proven criteria instead of using only emotional connection.

Lisa and Bryan will share their breakthrough mindmap view of the 12 elements that many have said unlocked years of confusion so they are now able to self critique with newfound clarity.

This workshop has been in high demand and we are excited to bring to your area for the first time.

About the Instructors:

Lisa Dillon, M.Photogr.Cr., CPP, FP-OR


Lisa Dillon is a Master Craftsman Photographer and CPP from Portland Oregon. She is also an ASP member and a Fellow of Photography in Oregon. She is in her 15th year of business and specializes in high school senior and family photography. She is an Affiliate Juror-in-Training, past president of the Professional Photographers of Oregon and currently serves as president of the Oregon Professional Photographers of Oregon and as a PPA Councilor for the state of Oregon. Lisa mentors several young photographers and teaches classes on Image Competition, How to Be an Image Competition Judge and on High School Senior Photography. In her spare time, she likes travel the world, hike in the beautiful Oregon forests, read as many books as possible and cook (and eat!) delicious food, preferably for a crowd of friends and family. She is a mother of one daughter and now a grandmother of one adorable toddler girl.

As a child, Lisa watched her father develop black and white images in his basement darkroom and watched her own fascination with photography develop as well. Lisa continues to stretch herself in photography learning new skills and taking on new challenges. She uses Image Competition as a way to explore new ideas and build on personal projects. She has studied with accomplished instructors such as Hanson Fong, Travis Gugelman, Bill Sorenson, and many others and continues to sharpen her skills and looks for new techniques to explore such as video fusion, polaroid transfer, encaustic/multi-media art and more.

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

Bryan Welsh, a second-generation photographer, is recognized for his creative stylized journalistic photography to both his clients and peers.  Bryan has 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 and articles have appeared in Studio Photography and PPA Professional Photographer magazine(s) as well as used in Nikon's National advertising.

Bryan has the Maters of Photography & Photographic Craftsman Degree from Professional Photographers of America (M. Photog., Cr.), is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), has the Fellow of Photography Degree from the Oregon Professional Photographers Association (FP-OR) 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 (EDU100) at over 60 speaking engagements.

Bryan is the Past President of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association and the elected PPA Councilor (2016-18) for the State of Oregon.

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

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