Oregon Professional Photographers Association

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Upcoming events

    • 03/11/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Pro Photo Supply - 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209
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    A Night with the Pros:
    Artificial Intelligence &
    Photography 
    with Aaron Hockley

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world of photography, and savvy photographers will embrace this evolution of how we make and manage our images.

    We saw a big shift when the internet changed photography distribution.  We saw a big shift when high-quality digital cameras became affordable for the average photo enthusiast. We're now at the beginning of a third big shift in photography, as AI impacts our industry in numerous ways.

    In this forward-looking presentation, we'll observe how artificial intelligence will impact:

    • How we create and capture images in our cameras and smartphones
    • How we edit, retouch, and prepare our images after capture
    • How we catalog and manage our image collection over time

    AI used to be the realm of futuristic science fiction novels; today it's impacting your photography.  Like the internet and digital shifts mentioned above, it'll be up to you whether you fight the change, or adapt and embrace a shifted world to keep your photography and business viable.

    About Our Speaker

    Aaron Hockley, M.Photog.Cr, FP-OR, helps photographers grapple with the intersection of photography and technology.  He writes frequently on his website, TechPhotoGuy.com, and speaks at photographic events around the country.  His images have been selected for inclusion in PPA's Loan Collection, he's been a third-place category winner in PPA's Grand Imaging awards, and he was a World Photographic Cup finalist.


    Please join us on March 11th at 6:30pm for social time and snacks before we get started at 7pm for what is sure to be a great presentation!


    • 03/21/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Treehouse Studio, 955 SW Summit View Dr. Portland OR 97225
    • 11
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    Inside the Competition Workflow

    With Mark Fitzgerald


    Turn Your Good Images Into Great Ones and Begin Earning Merits

    Mark Fitzgerald’s images earn merits in OPPA and PPA competitions on a consistent basis. One of the reasons Mark’s images do so well is he knows how to bring out the best in an image during his post production workflow. This is a skill he has perfected and now he’s ready to share his process with you. You’ll get an inside look at how he tweaks and prepares digital files for competition. After this class you’ll be ready to take your best images to the next level and begin earning OPPA and PPA competition merits.

    Some of the things you’ll learn:

    ·        Considerations when shooting for competition.

    ·        Overview of competition rules and how to avoid being disqualified.

    ·        Tricks to use in Lightroom and Photoshop to make images pop.

    ·        Adding finishing touches for competition with digital mats and strokes.

    ·        Preparing digital files for local and national competitions.

    ·        Entering competition and uploading the files.

    ·        Putting the pieces together to build the complete competition workflow.


    Instructor:

    Mark Fitzgerald

    M. Photog., Cr, CPP, FP-OR




    Mark Fitzgerald is a photographer, educator, and author based in Portland. Mark is a PPA Master Craftsman Photographer and an Adobe Certified Expert. He is a past president of OPPA and PMPA.





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

    • 04/08/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Pro Photo Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland
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    Quarterly Image Competition
    (April)



    Join us for an OPPA Quarterly Image Competition.

    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Monday, April 6th by 7pm.

    This is our second Quarterly Digital Image Competition for 2020 and is being held in the evening at Pro Photo Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland Or.

    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

    • 04/18/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • ProPhoto Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup Portland Or 97209
    • 23
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    Professional, Personal, and Profitable Event Photography

    with Aaron Hockley


    Successful event photography involves much more than just showing up an event and taking snapshots what you happen to see.  If you're looking to incorporate event photography as one of your photography services, this workshop will teach you how to do so in a profitable manner that leads to repeat clients.

    Like any genre of professional photography, the successful event photographer will understand what needs to happen before, during, and after the shoot in order to have a smooth experience both for themselves and the client.


    In this workshop you'll learn:

    • What to include in your event photography contracts
    • An overview of pricing models and options
    • Thoughts on what gear to bring and how to carry it
    • During the event: where to be, when to be there, and how to interact with various participants (speakers, organizers, attendees)
    • How to edit and deliver your event images


    In addition to classroom learning, attendees will spend time hands-on role playing various event photography scenarios; bring your camera and lenses.  If you have a speedlight, bring that as well.

    We'll break for lunch mid-day; lunch is on your own and there are restaurants in the area.

    This is a PPA Continuing Education System class; PPA members who attend the full workshop will receive one PPA merit.

    Questions?  Contact Aaron.

    About the Instructor


    Aaron Hockley, M.Photog.Cr, FP-OR has been a professional event photographer for eleven years, having gotten his start with a variety of indie tech events in the Portland area.  His event experience ranges from small charity gatherings and startup launch parties to higher-profile events for clients such as Comcast, Amtrak, and Sports Illustrated.  Among photographers, Aaron has won many image awards including multiple PPA Loan Collection images, Third Place for Illustrative/Commercial images at PPA's Grand Imaging Awards, and a finalist in the World Photographic Cup.  He'll bring his event experience coupled with award-winning image-making knowledge to help you on the path to successful event photo work that results in happy clients and a profitable business.

    Pending


    • 09/09/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Pro Photo Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland
    Register

    Quarterly Image Competition
    (September)



    Join us for an OPPA Quarterly Image Competition.

    Registration to enter images into this event will be via PrintCompetition.com - images must be uploaded by Monday, September 7th by 7pm.

    This is our last Quarterly Digital Image Competition for 2020 and is being held in the evening at Pro Photo Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland Or.

    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

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 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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