OREGON PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION

Providing Professional Development for Serious Photographers


Upcoming events

    • 12/09/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Online - Info to come
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    OPPA 2020: What Just Happened?!

    While we can't hold a banquet this year, you won't want to miss our Award and Appreciation Event.  There will be something for everyone... recognition of OPPA achievements, recognition of service, amusement, and more!

    Social time starts at 6:30pm, with the program kicking off at 7:00.  

    We have a bunch of great "door" prizes we'll be giving away throughout the evening including OPPA and PPA Memberships, Image Competition Entries, an ImagingUSA pass, and more.

    Please join us as we:

    • Recognize new Members and honor two new Life Members
    • Recognize those earning their first competition points
    • Recognize those earning OPPA Degrees (AFP and FP)
    • Announce our Salmon Pin recipients
    • Look back on the highlights and challenges of OPPA 2020
    • Recognize our Board of Directors and all of our volunteers
    • Present the PPA National Award, with comments from PPA President Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP 
    • Announce the winners of our various Open Competition trophies
    • Announce the winners of the annual Division Competition trophies
    • Announce the recipients of our two Education Scholarships
    • Announce the recipients of the Jerry Auker Community Service Award and the Bob and Arlene Welsh Mentorship Award
    • Present our Member of the Year and President's Award
    • Announce our 2020 OPPA Photographer of the Year

    (photographer of the year trophy image by Andie Petkus)

    • 12/14/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom info will be sent to RSVPs
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    OPPA Afternoon Social

    Come and join us on Monday afternoon at 4pm for an open chat with your fellow photographer friends. Since we are unable to gather in person during these difficult times, let us gather online to discuss ideas, foster creativity, bring questions you may have that others may be a resource, or any other topic is welcome for friendly discussion.

    RSVP here; Zoom information will be sent to those who do.



    • 01/13/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom link will be emailed to all RSVPs
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    A Night with the Pros:

    Psychology of Pricing and Sales

    With Bry Cox

    M. Photog., Cr., CPP


    Let’s change the way you think about your business and the way your clients view you. With stiff competition everywhere, we need to up our efforts and connect better with our. Learn the art of truthful and emotional selling, while also learning how to handle client’s top objections like price. Whether you photograph families, children, weddings, or high school seniors, if you want to strengthen your business, this is the program for you.

    Please register here for this free talk and include your email in order to receive the zoom link via email on the day of the presentation.  Thanks!


    About the Speaker:

    Bry Cox

    M. Photog., Cr., CPP


    Bry Cox is a Gold Medalist out of 25,000 international photographers, and has owned a studio in Utah for over20 years. He’s been teaching workshops throughout the US and abroad for over a decade, and has created many training videos, plugins, and books for photographers to rave reviews. He’s on the Adobe Software Evangelist team, is a PPA Master/Craftsman about 12 times over, and is Certified.



    Please join us on January 13th at 6:30pm for social time and BYO social distancing snacks before we get started at 7pm for what is sure to be a great presentation!


    • 02/10/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Online via Zoom
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    February Member Only 
    Image Competition



    Join us for an OPPA Image Competition.

    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, February 9th by 11pm.  Entries open on January 10th.

    This is our first Member Only Image Competition for 2021.

    Entry is open to members of OPPA.  Find out more about membership here. Members can enter up to four images to be evaluated against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA points to be awarded and applied towards the OPPA degree program.

    Even without entering any photos this is an amazing educational opportunity! It is free to members and visitors to attend and watch the competition.

    You will learn a lot and meet some amazing photographers!

    Here are the OPPA Competition rules; register to compete via PrintCompetition.com or RSVP to the left if you're just observing.

    Questions? Contact Thea Martin, Competition Director

    • 03/10/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom link will be emailed to all RSVPs
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    A Night with the Pros:

    How to Embrace Your
    Own Personal Rainbow

    With Ella Putney Carlson

    M. Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, F-ASP, EA-ASP


    Due to recent wild and crazy times, and most of us are feeling more distracted, challenged  and stressed than usual. All those factors make it an especially difficult time to feel creative. Join Ella Carlson for this program to help you kick your creativity into gear. She’ll  talk about techniques for finding inspiration and embracing your own personal rainbow of possibilities, and throw in some helpful Photoshop tips and techniques as well.

    Please register here for this free talk and include your email in order to receive the zoom link via email on the day of the presentation.  Thanks!


    About the Speaker:

    Ella Putney Carlson

    M. Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, F-ASP, EA-ASP


    Ella Putney Carlson has a master of fine arts degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She won the GIA from the Professional Photographers of America in January 2019 for her album “Most Wanted” and the 2020 GiA in the Illustrative/Commercial Category.  She is an American Society of Photographers Fellow and Educational Associate as well as master photographer, master artist, photographic craftsman and certified professional photographer. She has been a PPA diamond photographer of the year for each of the last five years. 



    Please join us on March 10th at 6:30pm for social time and BYO social distancing snacks before we get started at 7pm for what is sure to be a great presentation!


    • 04/14/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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    April Member Only 
    Image Competition



    Join us for an OPPA Image Competition.

    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, April 13th by 11pm.  Entries open on March 14th.

    This is our second Member Only Image Competition for 2021.

    Entry is open to members of OPPA.  Find out more about membership here. Members can enter up to four images to be evaluated against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA points to be awarded and applied towards the OPPA degree program.

    Even without entering any photos this is an amazing educational opportunity! It is free to members and visitors to attend and watch the competition.

    You will learn a lot and meet some amazing photographers!

    Here are the OPPA Competition rules; register to compete via PrintCompetition.com or RSVP to the left if you're just observing.

    Questions? Contact Thea Martin, Competition Director

    • 09/08/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD
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    September Member Only 
    Image Competition



    Join us for an OPPA Image Competition.

    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Tuesday, September 7th by 11pm.  Entries open on August 8th.

    This is our final Member Only Image Competition for 2021.

    Entry is open to members of OPPA.  Find out more about membership here. Members can enter up to four images to be evaluated against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA points to be awarded and applied towards the OPPA degree program.

    Even without entering any photos this is an amazing educational opportunity! It is free to members and visitors to attend and watch the competition.

    You will learn a lot and meet some amazing photographers!

    Here are the OPPA Competition rules; register to compete via PrintCompetition.com or RSVP to the left if you're just observing.

    Questions? Contact Thea Martin, Competition Director

Past events

12/01/2020 OPPA Brunch Social
11/16/2020 OPPA Afternoon Social
11/14/2020 2020 OPPA Annual Open Competition
11/12/2020 LUMINATE 2020
11/04/2020 OPPA Brunch Social
10/27/2020 Writing Copy That Converts
10/14/2020 A Night with the Pros: Secrets of High-Impact Headshots
10/05/2020 OPPA Morning Social
09/28/2020 OPPA Afternoon Social
09/21/2020 A Conversation w/ the OPPA President
09/16/2020 A Conversation w/ the OPPA President
09/11/2020 A Conversation w/ the OPPA President
09/09/2020 September Member Only Image Competition
09/01/2020 A Conversation w/ the OPPA President
08/12/2020 A Night with the Pros: Changing Perceptions About People with Disabilities; Why Personal Work Matters.
07/21/2020 Think Like a Competition Judge
07/08/2020 A Night with the Pros: "Marketing Beyond Covid-19"
06/23/2020 The Business of Event Photography
06/13/2020 Districts Image Review
06/11/2020 Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Brand and Your Photography Business
06/10/2020 A Night with the Pros: "Navigating the Lockdown: Executive Orders, Contracts, Cancellations, Business Closings, and Business Formations"
05/13/2020 A Night with the Pros:The Marketing Riddle with Bryan Welsh.
04/18/2020 Professional, Personal, and Profitable Event Photography
04/15/2020 Think Like a Competition Judge
04/08/2020 Quarterly Image Competition (April)
03/21/2020 Inside the Competition Workflow
03/11/2020 A Night with the Pros: Artificial Intelligence & Photography w/ Aaron Hockley
02/13/2020 Fitness Photography
02/12/2020 Quarterly Image Competition (February)
01/12/2020 How To Photography: 101 - Posing
01/08/2020 A Night with the Pros: Photography as a Profession With Gary Randall
01/05/2020 How To Photography: 101 - Lighting
12/12/2019 2019 OPPA Annual Banquet
12/07/2019 Metal Prints Made Easy
11/09/2019 Club 79 - Annual Open Image Competition
11/08/2019 Luminate '19
10/20/2019 New School Lighting - Learn to Love the Studio Again
10/10/2019 A Night with the Pros: Streamline your workflow with a single app!- With Dan Harlacher and Whitney Stevens
10/05/2019 The Competition Code
09/28/2019 Environmental Business Portraits - Beyond the Headshot
09/11/2019 Quarterly Image Competition (September)
08/07/2019 The Secret Language of your ideal customer - With Jeffrey Shaw
07/27/2019 Long Exposure Photography
07/13/2019 In Search of the 12 Elements
07/11/2019 A Night with the Pros: The Business Side of Photography - With Craig Mitchelldyer
06/29/2019 “Creating Cinematic Portraits From Start to Finish” - With Bill Whitmire
06/13/2019 Quarterly Image Competition (June)
06/09/2019 Equestrian Horse Photoshoot
05/09/2019 A Night with the Pros: Kurt Mottweiler - A Portland Cameramaker
04/11/2019 A Night with the Pros: Lena Hyde: Simple & Effective IPS Workflow for Success
03/14/2019 Quarterly Image Competition (March)
03/09/2019 Photoshop 201: The Method behind the Madness
03/02/2019 Think Like a Competition Judge
02/23/2019 Newborns and Babies 101: Safety, Soothing & Sustainability
02/21/2019 A Night with the Pros: Bill Whitmire - Breaking into the Business
01/10/2019 A Night with the Pros: Utterly Irreplaceable - Finding and Owning Your Niche Market w/ Ara Roselani
12/12/2018 OPPA Annual Banquet
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 The Elements of Dance
05/22/2016 Certification - The First Step to the Rest of Your Career!
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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