Providing Professional Development for Serious Photographers

Upcoming events

    • 01/28/2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TaborSpace 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

    Special Event:

    Member Showcase Social & the Importance of Printing

    with Pro Photo Supply

    This January, we are excited to host a brand-new event: the Member Showcase Social. Come hang out, chat, and show off some photos! 

    Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
    Time: 6:00-8:30pm
    Location: TaborSpace in SE Portland (5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215)
    Cost: None! 

    First, the social: There will be snacks and (nonalcoholic) drinks. Catch up with old friends, make new friends, and match faces to names you might have only seen on a Zoom screen! 

    Next, the short program: Tommy and Mick from Pro Photo Supply will be discussing the importance of printing photographs, and sharing the printing services they offer. There will be samples too! 

    Then, the Member Showcase! All members are invited to bring three printed photographs (up to 11x14) and display them on the tables. You may bring tabletop easels/stands and title/info cards if you like. Photos can be anything you like--they don't have to be merit/competition images; no limit on genre, subject, timeframe, printing style. Just any three photos that you want to share with others--it'll be tough to choose! 

    Non-members are invited to attend, socialize, and enjoy the photos!

    This is a casual thing, kind of like a portfolio walk. We'll wander, explore, and chat! You might learn about a new technique, or be inspired to try a new genre, or have an interesting idea to make for print competition, or make a photo date with a new friend! 

    Pro Photo Supply will be offering a special discount for OPPA members to print images for this event! More details coming soon.

    Registration for members and non-members is required and FREE. 

    If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer for setup/cleanup, please contact Julie Jacob, your Education Director, at education@oregonppa.org

    • 02/04/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Studio in Hillsboro

    TikTok and Social Media for Photographers

    with Dijana Szewczyk

    We all know that social media is very important for building your brand and attracting potential clients, but it can be confusing and intimidating. Dijana will lead you through the overwhelm and get you ready to hit that record button!

    You will receive a 20 page workbook/guide to read through before the workshop and to keep for future reference.

    Topics covered:

    –Why should you join TikTok and embrace video content

    –Find your voice and brand

    –Best ideas and content

    –Creating reels and tiktoks the simple way

    –Important Things to Remember

    –Simple marketing strategies

    –Creating a long-term plan

    Date: Saturday, Feb 4, 2023
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    Location: Studio in Hillsboro. Registrants will receive studio address by email a few days prior to the event. 

    About your Speaker

    Dijana Szewczyk

    Dijana Szewczyk is Portland's best boudoir photographer, focusing on creating unique and empowering experiences for her clients. She's been a full time photographer since 2017 and she is continuously booked 9+months in advance, mostly thanks to her efforts and knowledge on social media. www.dijanaszewczyk.com

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


    • 02/08/2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Online Via Zoom

    February Member-Only Image Competition

    Registration Now Open!