Oregon Professional Photographers Association

Providing professional development for serious photographers

Events

Upcoming events

    • 12/12/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • BridgePort Brew Pub 1313 NW Marshall St Portland OR 97209
    • 53
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    OPPA Annual Banquet

    This year it will be held on WEDNESDAY (not our usual Thursday), December 12 at the BridgePort BrewPub in the heart of the Pearl District (1313 NW Marshall Street in Portland). Cocktail hour starts at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Your ticket comes free as one of your membership benefits but you'll still need to register so we have an accurate headcount. Guests are welcome--guest tickets are $30.
    All are welcome!  Members, partners, and guests!  Please join us for a fun evening of socialization, good food, and good company as we reflect on the year, honor our members' accomplishments, and look towards OPPA's future.

    While a banquet ticket is included as part of your standard OPPA membership, you must RSVP to reserve your seat as space is limited.  See "Member + Guest Registration" note below for instructions on how to register a member and their guest(s).

    Member + Guest Registration

    To register both a member (with an included no-cost ticket) and one or more guests, first log into this website using your OPPA email and password, then choose the Member ticket option.  You'll confirm your contact information, make your entree selection, and end up on a confirmation screen.  From there, use the button to start another registration, this time choosing the "Everyone Else" ticket option.  You can then register one or more guests.
    • 01/10/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Pro Photo Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup, Portland OR
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    A Night with the Pros:
    Utterly Irreplaceable - Finding and Owning Your Niche Market
    w/ Ara Roselani



    In a world of approximately 4 gagillian photographers, finding and serving your niche market is vital to both your fulfillment as an artist and success as a business.  Join me on an adventure as we discuss embracing what makes you utterly irreplaceable, and using that foundation to mould an exciting, long-term business that serves both you and your perfect client.  Whether you're new to professional photography, or a veteran with a strong business base, I will help empower you to hone your marketing and approach.

    We will talk about:
    • Why you are the only person who can do what you do, and how to capitalize on that
    • Identifying your true target audience
    • Using your marketing material/website/office as an invitation to that target audience
    • Finessing your portfolio, and finding creative ways to show what you want to do, not just what you have done
    • Building a network of kindred spirits for both support and referrals
    • When to take jobs, and when it’s okay to say no
    • Being brave, smart, and good to yourself as you grow
    • Looking ahead to where your art will take you next, and building the support you need to get there


    Ara Roselani has photographed weddings, elopements and landscapes for over 10 years, and has traveled worldwide to document her clients on their adventures. Both her landscapes and wedding photography have won awards, including the Shutterfest Vision Award.  Equally at home in muddy boots and a good pair of heels, she has found her niche with outdoor-lovers, often photographing weddings at waterfalls, National Parks, mountainside bed-and-breakfasts, and other atmospheric locations both indoors and out.  She lives in Portland with her husband and dog, and loves road trips, rock climbing, reading, playing video games, and adventures that make her late for dinner.

    This event is free to all (members and nonmembers) but we do ask that you register using the button on the left.


    • 02/23/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Blissful Mondays Photography Studio, 8678 SW Logan Ln Tualatin OR 97062
    • 13
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    Newborns & Babies: Safety, Soothing & Sustainability

    Amy West, CPP will be teaching students how to safely and efficiently photograph newborns focusing on the 5 S’s (swaddling, shushing, side laying, sucking, swinging). Photographing, posing and handling newborn babies bares with it a weight or responsibility for the photographer to be aware of different safety precautions and posing techniques to ensure your client’s safety. The class will also go over how to create an amazing client experience, how to keep clients coming back through incentives and a well-developed baby plan package and end with live model demonstrations.

    This course will cover:

    • Safety, soothing, health
    • Client experience
    • Product Development
    • Baby Plan
    • Basic posing, styling & planning sessions

    This course is designed for beginner to intermediate students and will begin from the very basics to ensure everyone is on the same page. This is not a shooting-class, but an intensive 1-day workshop on newborn photography education. Camera’s will not be needed. After covering the basics, come ready to observe a live newborn model as Amy demonstrates abbreviated newborn, 6 months and 1-year sessions.


       Amy West, CPP
    www.blissfulmondays.com

    Portrait Photographer, Amy West, CPP, specializes in maternity, newborn and baby photography out of her studio in Tualatin, Oregon. Amy began her photography career 2002 as a US Navy Photographer’s Mate. After her time in the Navy, Amy spent a few years as a photographer for several non-profit organizations before opening her studio in 2014. Blissful Mondays Photography quickly grew to become one of the top newborn photography studios in the Portland Metro area. Amy credits her studio’s success to building quality relationships with clients, excellent customer service and continued education. Amy was a Silver Medalist at the 2016 PPA International  Photographic Competition and earned 2nd Place Portrait in the 2016 NW District PPA Photographic Competition. 


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

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

    • 04/05/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/06/2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • TBD
    • 17
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    The Art of Painting in Photoshop

    2 Day Class

    Painting in Photoshop is an alternative for you to paint beautiful art pieces rather than attempting to learn a new program. I took many classes from the best Corel Painting instructors in the business. When I did find time to open and actually paint in Painter, I found I had forgotten most of what I had been taught. Photoshop is where we feel comfortable and are familiar with the tools. The learning curve is drastically decreased. I decided to teach myself to paint using what I knew and loved Photoshop. 

    My Course will cover:

    • How you will paint with the air brush.
    • The mixer brush and how it works.
    • The different modes to paint with.
    • How to extract images for painting composites.
    • The financial aspects of adding an art line.

     
      Sandra Pearce
    M. Photog ., M Artist. CR., CPP 

    Sandra Pearce is one of the most sought out digital artist in the photographic industry today. She is a Master Artist, Master Photographer, and Craftsman. She is an Image Excellence & Image Excellence Bar Recipient. Sandra has had the opportunity to speak to thousands of professional photographers across the country from guild level programs to state and national conventions. Her experience in digital imaging has set her apart in competition and she has been awarded Artist of the Year by the Florida Professional Photographers numerous years, Canon Par Excellence 2015 and 2016, Kodak Awards, Fuji Awards and other awards through the years. Sandra has been in the top ten for GIA awards since its inception in 2010. Sandra won the GIA Award for 1st place in the Art Category in 2010 and 2016 at the Imaging Awards. 


    The difference between traditional art and digital art are vast and varied. There is one common link, the knowledge and skill needed to create true art, regardless of the medium. Now only does Sandra have a working knowledge of the traditional and computer based art, she has experience teaching each form as well. She feel photographers already are comfortable with the tools used in Photoshop. This enable them to concentrate on the techniques of painting rather than learning a new program.

    With so many teachers in the photography world, we all need a good reason to take a class that will help our business grow and prosper. Sandra is one of only a handful of digital artists who are using Photoshop exclusively to create masterpieces. She teaches how to use all the tools that Adobe has in Photoshop to be used for painting. You will learn to use the Mixer Brush to create and blend backgrounds. You will learn to take your images to the next level.




    NOTE: A computer (laptop) and basic knowledge of Photoshop, and it's tools required.  Use of Wacom tablet is highly recommended.

      

    Eligible to earn 1 PPA Merit and/or 1 OPPA Point by attending the workshop in its entirety.


Past events

11/10/2018 LUMINATE 2018
11/10/2018 Annual Open Image Competition (November)
11/09/2018 Think Like a Competition Judge
11/07/2018 Landscape Photography: The Craft. The Technique. The Art. The Vision
10/27/2018 Inside The Competition Workflow
10/11/2018 A Night with the Pros: The Business of Corporate and Architectural Photography w/ Steve Whittaker
10/07/2018 The Fine Art of Printing
09/15/2018 Photoshop-Retouching & Color Grading Techniques : Sam Tarrel
09/13/2018 Quarterly Image Competition (September)
08/25/2018 Street Portraiture - A Portland Walkabout
08/11/2018 Video for Photographers
08/05/2018 OPPA Summer Social
07/25/2018 Selling With Emotion: How I Built My $4100 Portrait Session Sales Average
07/22/2018 OPPA Mentorship Event
07/12/2018 A Night with the Pros: China the New Wine Frontier w/ Janis Miglavs
06/15/2018 Knowing Newborns- Creative Portraiture/marketing : Julia Kelleher
06/14/2018 Quarterly Image Competition (June)
05/10/2018 A Night with the Pros: Image Presentation that Wows Clients and Competition Judges
05/05/2018 Getting Started with Drone Photography
04/28/2018 Wealth In Photography- Marketing, Selling and Pricing
04/12/2018 A Night with the Pros: Wealth in Photography w/ Bill Sorenson
04/08/2018 Creating Images with Impact
04/07/2018 CPP- What to Know and When to Start
03/12/2018 Posing - Making Your Clients Look Great
03/08/2018 Quarterly Image Competition (March)
02/08/2018 A Night with the Pros: Becoming an Instagram Pro w/ Morgan Stone Grether
02/03/2018 Improving Your Online Presence as a Photographer
01/23/2018 CPP Study Group
01/22/2018 CPP - What to Know & Where to Start
01/11/2018 A Night with the Pros: Business Best Practices
12/14/2017 OPPA Annual Banquet
11/11/2017 LUMINATE 2017
10/28/2017 Focus Stacking for Sharper Images
10/21/2017 CPP - PPA Certification Exam
10/17/2017 Social and Happy hour with F1 Society Photography Group
10/12/2017 Fear and Loathing in Photography - New Challenges - Michael Shay
10/11/2017 CPP - What to Know and Where to Start
10/05/2017 Making Your Clients Look Great while Striking a Pose
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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Beaverton, OR 97007

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