Oregon Professional Photographers Association

Providing professional development for serious photographers

Events

Upcoming events

    • 07/12/2018
    • 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:
    China, the New Wine Frontier
    w/ Janis Miglavs

    Or, how he turned a personal project into a profitable book, and saw China in a way only a handful have ever done.



    Join Janis Miglavs for a photographer’s and adventurist’s visual journey through parts of China and an incredible wine scene not seen by tourists, photographers or many outsiders or locals. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at a booming industry. 

    Along the way learn some secrets, like how to survive drinking wine with local Chinese during the common practice of ganbei.



    China is now the world's largest market for red wine, having increased by 136% since 2008, whereas it has declined by 18% in France, the second-largest consumer of reds. Small wonder that Chinese wineries are springing up like Oregon mushrooms to meet the tremendous demand in their own backyard.

    Yet most people inside or outside of the Land of the Dragon have no idea about the country’s wine booming wine industry, let alone that China’s wine history actually dates back at least 9000 years.  



    Hear how Marco Polo rated the Chinese wine during his Silk Road journeys. He even suggested a wine mixture for mad dog bites. (Hey, consider that treatment the next time you get bit during an assignment.)



    What started as a curious adventure to China, turned out to be a very profitable book project.


    About Storyteller/Author/Photographer Janis Miglavs

    Since his high school teaching days, Janis (pronounced Yanis in English) Miglavs has worked as a professional writer and photographer with both Fortune 500 companies and editorial clients such as National Geographic, Nikon, and a long list of travel magazines. 

    For the past 15 years he has specialized in wine, writing and photographing for all of the major wine publications, including Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and working with winery clients around the world.


    While he has contributed to many major wine books and publications, including the definitive wine book Opus Vino, he has three solo award winning books. The first, PNW Ultimate Winery Guide won praise for photography. The second, Oregon The Taste of Wine, won incredible recognition including a Gold Medal for the “Best Regional Book” in North America, a finalist for “Best Book on New World Wines” and Wine Spectator magazine called it “one of top reads for wine lovers.”


    Now, after five years of travel, research and photography throughout China, he completed his most recent book, China The New Wine Frontier, written specifically for the Chinese market. At a special ceremony in Beijing, he received the “Best in the World” award for the book.


    Janis is also a past president of ASMP Oregon.


    A limited number of this collector’s one-of-a-kind China The New Wine Frontier book will be available at the presentation.


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

    • 07/14/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Pro Photo Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup, Portland OR.
    • 28
    Register

    Architectural Photography - Building a Better Workflow

    A one-day workshop for photographers seeking to learn new methods and techniques to create powerful and compelling architectural photography. No matter what your level this workshop will offer valuable insights. The goal of the workshop is to share those items to help attendees avoid problems and maximizing their results.

    Essentially this workshop is designed to give you immediate tangible tools to create more beautiful and impactful architectural images. Over the years he has pulled together a list of often scattered tips and techniques to help the photographer assess each shot. This is his virtual roadmap to success!  He will condense this information down and present the process from planning a shoot, getting the contract, shooting on location, post production, backup and delivery. You will be amazed at your new found confidence as your approaches and abilities to capture beautiful architectural images are enhanced.


     
    Doug Walker
    M.Photog, CPP, FP

    walkerphoto.com

    International Award-winning photographer Doug Walker, M.Photog., CPP, is known for his stunning architectural photography and environmental portraiture by clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  His experience in composition, lighting, concept development, art direction and production ensures results. Whether it is a high production location shoot or a quiet moment waiting for the light to best showcase the relationship between the architecture and it's environment his passion for results knows no bounds.

    Doug graduated from Brooks Institute in 1993 and started shooting architectural photography using the 4x5 view camera, transparency film and polaroids. That knowledge has transitioned to current day Canon Tilt-Shift lenses, fully color managed workflow using 5k Apple displays and latest Lightroom and Photoshop, along with an Intuous Pro tablet.

    Doug earned a coveted ‘Diamond Photographer of the Year’ Award at the 2015 Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition where he also received a 3rd Place Grand Imaging Award in the Illustrative/Commercial Category and his Master of Photography degree. 

    Doug was recently awarded the following awards: 

    • 2018 Washington State Photographer of the Year
    • 2018 Commercial Photographer of the Year
    • Best Advertising/Illustration Award
    • Best Architectural Award
    • Fujifilm 2018 Masterpiece Award
    • Fujifilm 2018 Masterpiece Award
    • CPP Highest Print Award


             PPA Members earn 1 PPA merit for attending this workshop in entirety.

    Doug will be sharing his Wacom Tablet Presets used in his
    workflow with attendees of this event.

    One copy of Sun Surveyor will be raffled off at end of Program.
    Compliments of Sun Surveyor and Wacom.


    First 8 registrants will get a free copy of Lumenzia software plug in a $39.99 value.Compliments of Greg Benz, creator of Lumenzia.


    • 07/22/2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St #300, Portland, OR 97232
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    OPPA MENTORSHIP EVENT


    The OPPA Mentorship is back!

    We are kicking it off this year with an awesome social event at the Lagunitas Community Room in Portland! Come on out for pizza and beer and sit down with different mentors who are eager to meet you! This will be a “speed dating” style event that gives you the opportunity to interview different mentors in short intervals, and spend the rest of the time socializing with your peers and colleagues while enjoying delicious pizza and Lagunitas beer! Cost is $5 for entry, when you preregister or $10 at the door, which gets you all the pizza you want and your first beer. Each beer after that is $5. We are very excited to host this event and look forward to seeing you at Lagunitas on July 22 from 5-8pm!

    Note: while you don't need to attend the mentorship speed-dating event to participate in the mentorship program, preference will be given to those who attend for match-ups with their desired mentor.


    • 07/25/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Pro Photo Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St. Portland OR 97209
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    Selling With Emotion: How I Built My $4100 Portrait Session Sales Average

    In this half day course with Christine Yodsukar, hosted by OPPA, attendees will learn how Christine went from a zero dollar sales average to a booming $4100 Portrait Session average in one year. She will teach you her strategies and techniques not just for the sale, but also preparing clients for the sale so that they come excited to invest in artwork. Your clients will no longer be surprised in the design consultation or have sticker shock. You will learn what to say and do before your clients book, after they book with you, and in the Design Consultation. You work hard for your client, and you deserve to be rewarded for that. Christine will help you make that happen so you can change your clients lives and your own.


    Christine Yodsukar
    www.theyodsukars.com


    Christine Yodsukar hails from Boston and currently splits her work/live/play time between Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, and the rest of the world. Along with her husband and business partner, she took her photography business from $100 weddings to a six figure income in just three years. You can see her frequently on WEtv, and Photography magazines like Rangefinder and Shutter as a wedding and portrait photography expert. She is passionate about teaching others to grow their businesses so they too can live their happiest life.



    • 08/05/2018
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Lucky Lab 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209
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     Summer Social at Lucky Lab


    Join your fellow photographers for a fun evening at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company. There will be All-you-can-eat pizza, a no-host bar, tons of social time, and last but not least, fun.


    • 08/11/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • ProPhoto Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St. Portland OR 97210
    • 18
    Register

    VIDEO FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

    You’ve discovered the magical button on your DSLR that transforms your camera into a motion picture machine. Now what? In this workshop, instructor Chris Martin is going to walk you through the video production process from concept to completion, discuss the technical differences between video and photography, provide hands-on guidance with production equipment, give an introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro, and show you how to export video files for social media. You’ll leave the workshop knowing whether video is right for you or not, how you could add video as part of your photography practice, and new ways to annoy your friends while watching movies and television shows.

    What you should bring:

    • Your camera
    • Your laptop with Adobe Premiere Pro installed
    • 3-5 full-resolution JPGs of your favorite images

     

    Chris Martin

    Chris Martin is a filmmaker, podcaster, and educator from Vancouver, WA. He has been involved in a variety of filmmaking projects since 2002 ranging from live video production and documentary video production to feature film production and episodic web series production. Whether he is telling stories through documentary video, sharing his experiences and thirst for knowledge through his podcast Getting Work To Work, or connecting the passions and interests of people to a wide-range of subjects, Chris fuels his life and the lives of others with creativity and curiosity. He loves to talk about the latest books he is reading, animation, metal, horror films, documentaries, comics, and Twin Peaks.

    PPA Members receive 1 PPA merit for attending the entire workshop.

    • 09/13/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Pro Photo Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland
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    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 Tuesday, September 11th by 6am.

    RSVP here if you're just coming to watch and learn.

    This is our third Quarterly Digital Image Competition for 2018 and is being held in the evening at Pro Photo Supply Event Center, 1801 NW Northrup St, Portland Or.

    Members can enter up to three images to be judged against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA merits 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 Rekha Varghese, Competition Director

    • 09/15/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Treehouse Studios, 955 SW Summit View Dr. Portland, OR 97225
    • 19
    Register

    Photoshop - Retouching and Color Grading Techniques

    Course description:  Intermediate Photoshop Learning Retouching and Color Grading Techniques as well as Black and White processing.  

    A step by step hands on workshop for photographers with basic/intermediate skills in Photoshop, taught by sam Tarrel, OregonPPA photographer of the year 2015, 2016 and 2017

    Minimum Requirements :

    • Laptop with Photoshop CC or 6
    • General competency with Photoshop and knowledge of different tools.
    • Wacom or similar pen tablet is recommended but not required. 
    • A few of your own images to work on in class.


      Sam Tarrel,
    M.Photog. Cr., CPP, FP-OR
    Certified Drone Pilot
    www.lightsciencestudios.com

    Sam Tarrel is a Fine Art Portrait and Commercial photographer in Hillsboro, Oregon. In January 2017, he left his job of 5 years at Lifetouch Portrait Studios and is now 100% focused on running his own business, Light Science Studios.

    Sam is extremely active in image competition and his passion for photography is rivaled only by his passion for teaching and educating others. His ultimate goal is always to help each student achieve the most they can in their craft. 

    He is very active in the Oregon PPA and holds his Certification with PPA. He is an informative and engaging instructor, committed to his industry and colleagues, and his students always come away with a greater understanding and confidence in their work after working with him.

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




    • 10/06/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Treehouse Studios, 955 SW Summit View Dr. Portland OR 97225
    • 15
    Register

    The Fine Art of Printing

    Today’s photographers are truly fortunate to have so many options when printing their images. But with these options comes complexity due to the large number of choices in papers and printing technology. In this program, Mark Fitzgerald will help you understand important concepts and terminology to help you get up to speed and begin making your own fine art prints for competition and sale. Mark used to teach this popular class at Newspace Center for Photography and now he’s bringing it to OPPA for this special program.

    Some of the things you’ll learn:

    • Overview of printer, ink, and paper technologies.
    • Understanding color management.
    • Fine–tuning & preparing images before printing.
    • Different ways to print black & white.
    • Breaking down Lightroom’s Print module.
    • Working with printer software.
    • Working with the printer hardware.
    • Considerations when preparing files for lab printing.
     
    Mark Fitzgerald
    M.Photog., Cr, FP-OR

    www.ddroom.com

    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.

    PPA Members receive 1 PPA Merit for attending this workshop in entirety.

    • 10/11/2018
    • 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.


    • 10/27/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Treehouse Studio, 955 SW Summit View Dr. Portland OR 97225
    • 18
    Register

    Inside the Competition Workflow

    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 postproduction 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.



     
    Mark Fitzgerald
    M.Photog., Cr, FP-OR

    www.ddroom.com

    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.

    PPA Members receive 1 PPA Merit for attending this workshop in entirety.

    • 11/10/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBA
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    Annual Open Image Competition
    (November)



    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 Tuesday, November 6th by 6am.

    RSVP here if you're just coming to watch and learn.

    This is our fourth Quarterly Digital Image Competition for 2017 and is being held at TBA.

    Members can enter up to four images to be judged against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image with OPPA merits 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 Rekha Varghese, Competition Director

Past events

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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