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Rodeo Photography at Pendleton Roundup {with PPW}

  • 09/12/2022
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Pendleton Roundup, Pendleton, OR


  • OPPA, ASMP, PPW and PPA Members
  • Non Members

Rodeo Photography at the Pendleton Roundup

OPPA members have a wonderful opportunity to join in with our neighbors to the north, PP of Washington!


Monday, Sept 12
Pendleton, OR

This is an all-day+ event with some fun and creative opportunities for attendees. Photographers will be joined by Round-Up photographer Robert McLean who will lend advice and insight into photographing rodeo as well as the Round-Up’s 122 year history

The day will kick off orientation at 8am with the overview for the rules of the facility and to cover the event print competition, plus a tour with the Round-Up Director of Publicity Pat Reay. Be camera ready as the tour will include private access to the press box.

Then the clock will start ticking to capture an award-winning image with the slack-time Breakaway Roping session. Makers have 2 hours to photograph, then select and edit an image. Images are then sent off to be printed for judging later in the day. Be sure to pack your camera gear, plenty of photo cards, extra batteries, and a laptop (or team up with someone that has one) for editing.

After a lunch break – photographers have access to 2 more slack events: Team Roping and Barrel Racing through the afternoon.

Maker’s Images from earlier in the day will be set up in the Historic Let ‘Er Buck room at 4pm and the Round-Up directors will be judging the images from 4-5pm. Awards will be presented after the judging completes. Participants will be able to take their images home.

Attendees will also receive a Pendleton Round-Up Swag Bag for participating in the day.

A bonus session for those coming in the day before – The iconic flag barrier will be holding a practice session on Sunday, Sept 11 and registered event participants will have access to photograph this practice on the rodeo grounds.

This is a PPA, PPW and OPPA merited event. 

Hotels are filling up for the main rodeo events that week - but consider looking for AirBNBs, Hermiston OR or even in the Tri Cities WA as they are all in driving distance.

$99 - PPA, PPW or OPPA Members
$149 - Non-Member
Space is capped at 25 photographers, so register early

Registered photographers will receive a detailed scheduled of both day’s events, times and location on the grounds.


PPA Members will receive 1 PPA merit for attending this workshop.

OPPA Members receive 1 OPPA Point for attending this workshop in its entirety.

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