Connect, Collaborate, Create.


  • 11/10/2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 11/11/2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Cobalt Studio PDX, 1030 SE Clinton Street, Portland OR 97202
  • 15


  • OPPA, PPA and ASMP Members
  • This is a ticket for those who only want to attend the Saturday evening dinner reception. This ticket is not necessary if you have registered for the whole event weekend at the member or non-member rate.

Registration is closed

LUMINATE 2018 is OPPA’s Premier Image Competition and Education event.

The 2018 Annual Open Image Competition will be held on Saturday, November 11th as part of LUMINATE at Cobalt Studios PDX. Mark your calendars now!

November 10th -
OPPA Annual Open Image Competition

The Annual OPPA Open 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, where you can watch the competition and share your experiences in a social setting. What a better way to express your feelings of joy, excitement, or even frustration than with your fellow artists. Our panel of judges this year includes: 


  • Tracy Page, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
  • Bob Coates, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, EA-ASP
  • Doug Bennet, M. Photog.Cr
  • Adilfa Ford, M. Photog.Cr., CPP
  • Rob Behm, Hon. M. Photog., M. Photog.Cr., CPP, FP

Competition Links

Annual OPPA Open
Competition Tips
Competition Rules

November 11th -

AM Session 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

  Tracy Page
M. Photog. Cr., CPP

The Secret Guide to the Entertainment Headshot

You know you can nail a corporate headshot but why are entertainment headshots such an unknown beast? Tracy will teach you the secrets of what the industry expects for an actor or entertainer for their most important marketing piece, their calling card, their headshot.  She’ll discuss how to find the right light, background, posing and communication with the client as well as delivery of files.

Tracy Page, M. Photog. Cr., CPP

Tracy Page is one of the top headshot and editorial portrait photographers in the Southeast for talent. She specializes in working with actors and is one of the preferred vendors for headshots for the best Southeastern agencies including names like J. Pervis Talent, Houghton Talent, The People Store, Atlanta Models & Talent and East Coast Talent. Her clients are repped by LA agents and managers such as Burstein & Co., CESD, Carson Adler and Abrams. Among her clients are celebrities such as The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs, Stranger Things’ Priah Ferguson, Disney Raven’s Home’s Navia Robinson and Disney Bunk’d’s Will Buie.  She has clients had clients in hit network and cable TV shows and on Broadway.

Tracy is a graduate of The University of Georgia where she studied Fine Art, Advertising and Graphic Design and is active with the Professional Photographers of America where she serves on several committees and is recognized as a Master Photographer, a Craftsmen Photographer and a Certified Professional Photographer.  She has won multiple awards including the 2017 Best Portrait for the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association. She proudly serves as an Ambassador for Zeiss Camera Lenses.

2018 Certified Professional Photographer Liaison, Image Certification Judge and PPA Certification Committee

2017 Southeastern Professional Photographers Association Best Portrait

2014 Georgia Photographer of the Year

Professional Photographers of America, Georgia Association of Professional Photographers

Sponsored by:

PM Session: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

  Bob Coates

Personal Projects – Why, How… And how to make Money by doing them.

You got into photography because you liked it. Enjoyed the challenge of creating new images… Then you turned it into a business and photography wasn’t quite as much fun anymore. Marketing, sales, building websites, printing, framing, retouching started to suck the joy right out of your life.

Personal Projects can get you juiced again and help your business too! Bob will show you how he used these ideas to make photography fun again and earn money while you are at it.

This is a program of creative ideas and techniques along with simple business marketing. They go hand in hand to help put your business back on track to the joy you first felt before you turned photography into a business

Bob Coates      928-284-0200     bob@bcphotography.com

Bob Coates started taking photographs with an SLR borrowed from a friend for a vacation back in 1983. After successfully managing other peoples businesses for 14 years while photographing on the side, Bob decided to follow the quote "Do what you love and you will become a success. In March of 1994 he left the restaurant biz and took the leap to become a professional photographer. Bob Says. “At the time I thought I knew something about photography.... Now that I've studied hard for the last 20 plus years I realize how much more there is to learn. “In this business the variety never ceases to amaze me. One day shooting jewelry in the studio, the next day getting images for a brochure and yet another standing in the middle of the desert waiting for the light to get "just so." The changes in software and digital imaging possibilities continue to inspire me.” Bob has been sharing education programs with photographers from Hawaii to the Caribbean for over 20 years. A PPA Approved juror, Bob has embraced PPA's competition system as a vehicle for growing skills and pushing to new levels of creativity.   

Twitter @BCoates3
Instagram http://instagram.com/bob_coates

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PPA Members receive 1 PPA Merit for attending this workshop in its entirety.

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