Luminate '19

  • 11/08/2019
  • 11/10/2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 11/08/2019, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • 11/09/2019, 8:00 AM 6:00 PM (PST)
  • 11/10/2019, 8:00 AM 5:30 PM (PST)
  • 11/8: Cobalt Studios 1030 SE Clinton St, Portland, Oregon 97202 & 11/9-10: Hyatt Place at the Portland Airport - 9750 NE Cascade Pkwy. Portland, Oregon 97220


  • Pricing for OPPA, PPA, ASMP and other state affiliate members
  • INCLUDES OPPA MEMBERSHIP! Pricing for non-members

Registration is closed

Luminate '19 is Oregon’s premiere education and competition event! This year the  programming will span over three days and will focus on “Creating With Excellence”. Centered around the 'Open Competition' we will be joined by many nationally-recognized experts to help you raise the bar on both your craft and business.

A few reasons why you should attend!

  1. Master your craft by learning from a diverse group of experts
  2. Gain hands-on experience to expand your portfolio
  3. Challenge your skills in the Open Competition 
  4. Earn PPA merits & OPPA points
  5. Network and meet new people 
  6. Get inspired and have some fun!

Learn from Industry Experts -

  • Friday, November 8th - 6:00-9:00PM
    Bring your camera to photograph live models
    Studio Lights and Triggers provided
    Assistance and Loaner Gear Available
    Bring some images to review with professional photographers

    Cobalt Studios PDX

  • Saturday, November 9th - 9:00-10:30
    Phaneendra Gudapati (PG
    ), M.Photog.Cr., CPP, "Enhancing Portraits the Güd Way" 
  • Sunday, November 10th - 9:00-10:30
    Jessica Robertson
    , M. Photog.Cr., FP, "Bridging the Gap Between Passion & Profit". Sponsors: Richmond ProLab, Acrylic Press & GW Moulding.
  • Sunday, November 10th - 10:40-11:40
    Pete Rezac
    , M. Photog.Cr., CPP, 
    Film: What’s Old is New Again" 
    Sponsor: Bay Photo.
  • Sunday, November 10th - 12:45-2:15
    Kristy Steeves
    , M. Photog.Cr., CPP
    "Posing: It's All in the Details"
  • Sunday, November 10th - 2:30-5:30
  • Tim MeyerMFA, MA, M.Photog.Cr., F-PPC, S-PPC, CPP, "Portrait Lighting Through the Lens of History" Sponsor: Bay Photo
  • Bill Whitmire, a Portland-based Commercial/Advertising photographer

Schedule & Locations -

  • Shooting Bays & Portfolio Review Sessions, Friday 11/8/19, 6-9p at Cobalt Studios, 1030 SE Clinton St, Portland, Oregon 97202
  • FREE TO ATTEND - Annual Open Competition, Speaker Presentations Saturday 11/9/19, 8a-6p at Hyatt Place at the Portland Airport, 9750 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97220. 
  • No Host Dinner
    Laurelwood Public House
    5115 NE Sandy Blvd, 6pm
  • Speaker Presentations Sunday 11/9-10/19, 8a-5:30p at Hyatt Place at the Portland Airport / Cascade Station, 9750 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97220

Do you have access to an amazing product or service that you can donate for the Luminate raffle? Think creatively about a contribution that someone would enjoy in the raffle. We also need lots of volunteers to help make the event happen!

Please contact Linda Keppinger at vicepresident@oregonppa.org with questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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