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Photography Basics with the Sony A6000 & A7

Sony A7

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free, register online

This class is designed to accelerate your entry into Sony photography with a focus on the fundamental skills and concepts you need to take your photography to the next level.

You'll learn about...

  • Camera set up
  • Memory card format
  • Movie mode and scene modes
  • White balance
  • how to read light
  • Exposure
  • HDR
  • And much more!





Crash Course in Adobe Lightroom with John Greengo

Crash Course in Adobe Lightroom

When: March 14, 2015
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $250, registration required.

We welcome back one of our favorite educators, Photographer John Greengo! John has pulled together the perfect one-day training session for the photographer looking to organize and streamline their photography. This class specializes on the two fundamental modes of Lightroom: The Library Module and the Develop module. *All versions of Lightroom are acceptable.

The Library Module: Here you will learn how to properly organize your photos so that you can easily find every one of your amazing images. You will learn how best to organize your collection with lessons in: editing, keywords, collections, and file naming.

The Develop Module: Make visual adjustments to your images in a fast, efficient, and easy way. Learn the simple controls and techniques for bringing out an image's full potential.

All students will receive an easy-to-follow 25-page color "Visual Instruction Guide". Modules, features and options are laid out in a way that makes learning and reviewing information fast and easy.

This is a hands on class. Students are required to bring their own laptop for this class. Adobe Lightroom can be downloaded as a free 30-day trial from www.adobe.com. This is a great program for downloading, editing and organizing your images. We'll spend a bit of time with it, just enough to get to know the basics.

Learn about the Instructor: John Greengo





Travel Photography with John Greengo

Travel Photography with John Greengo

When: March 15, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $160, registration required.

You love to travel and you love taking photos, now put them together for one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you’ll ever have.

Travel photography is difficult to master, it’s a mix of landscapes, people, street scenes, architecture and just about everything else put in the pressure cooker of time constraints and unique cultures.

The challenge of getting a great shot and the desire to share it with others are both good reasons why travel photography is so rewarding. But making it happen isn’t so easy, there’s a lot involved and that’s what this class aims to address.

Covered in this class:

  • Research & Planning
  • Travel gear
  • Health & Security
  • Photographic Equipment (Cameras, Lenses, Tripods, Filters and Bags)
  • Gear preparation
  • Technical aspects of shooting


Aesthetic shooting lessons for:
  • Locations
  • Landscapes
  • People
  • Street & Candid
  • Environmental Portraits
  • Classic Portrait
  • Self-timer
  • Great photographic locations


Instructor John Greengo is a well traveled (7 Continents, 30+ countries) photographer who has seen and photographed many of the world’s most photogenic places. Whether working for a travel TV show or off on his own adventures, John has gained valuable real world experience that he will share with you. His classes are filled with visual examples from around the globe that will show you the step by step process of how to take a great travel photo.

This class is an intermediate level class for people with a basic understanding of photography and a knowledge on how their camera works. This class will not be covering photographic basics like shutter speed, depth-of-field and ISO. A basic photography class and or a camera class is recommended but not required. Minimum number of students to hold class is 4 with a maximum of 12.

Learn about the Instructor: John Greengo





Sports Photography Workshop with the Portland Winterhawks

Sports Photography Workshop

When: March 15, 2015
Time: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Where: Memorial Coliseum, International Paper Room - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $275, Includes meal & parking (registration required)

Join Portland Winterhawks Team Photographer, Bryan Heim and Sports Photographer Jeff Hinds along with Pro Photo Supply for a unique opportunity to learn how to shoot better sports action photographs during a Portland Winterhawk game!

The workshop will start in a classroom with photography instruction from our sports photographers, while learning some tips and tricks. After an arena tour of the shooting stations, each participant will have the opportunity to have hands-on, warm-up, and game-time shooting while receiving constant guidance from one of the photographers. After the game ends, we will wrap up the evening with a post game Q & A.

Each registered participant will receive a single game media photography pass. All registered participants must have a DSLR camera, lens and memory card. All images taken will be personal use only, no photograph sale rights will be given. All participants must sign waivers and rights agreements on day of workshop.

Pro Photo Supply will have demo equipment available to use (both Nikon and Canon) but you will need to have your own camera, lens and memory card as well.

You will photograph:

Portland Winterhawks - warm-ups and game sports action, high and low setting!
(Ambient Lighting only)

Ideal lenses:

300mm f/2.8; 70-200mm f/2.8; 50mm f/1.8; 85mm f/1.2





Brown Bag Lunch Talk Featuring Chris Bennett

Brown Bag Talk - Marc Koegel

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, both days
Where: Miller Gallery in the Mark Building
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Cost: Free to the Public

About the Brown Bag Lunch Talks
The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council and is generously sponsored by Pro Photo Supply.

Upcoming Speakers

  • Ann Ploeger - April 15, 2015


  • Learn More





Camera & Craft: A Portland Book Party

Andy Batt - Camera and Craft

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: Social hour starts at 6:00pm | Program starts at 7pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free, register online

Join us for an entertaining discussion with a moderated panel of professional photographers, discussing how the intersection of technical skills and creativity drives the opportunity to create art as explored in the new book, Camera & Craft: Learning the Technical Art of Digital Photography. Discussion is geared toward all levels of photographers including students to pros.

Moderator:
Candace Dobro—Co-Author of the book, SVA Digital Master of Photography program graduate

Panelists:
Andy Batt | author, commercial photographer
Holly Andres | fine art and commercial photographer
Kim Campbell | portraitist and child photographer
Jeff Conley | fine art landscapes
Carli Davidson | commercial animal photographer, author of Shake
Bruce Ely | photo journalist, sports photographer
Craig Ferroggiaro | retoucher/fine art photographer
Toni Greaves | documentary photographer

About The Book:
To create successful imagery, you need to balance technical know-how and aesthetic vision. In Camera & Craft, we deconstruct photographic principles in new ways to help you think through your process. Together with nine guest photographers, we explore photographic practice and follow up with inventive exercises and demonstrations that challenge you to engage with your tools—all with the goal of helping you work more creatively. Along the way are conversations with our guest photographers that address each topic, from how the professionals work with clients and models to what they think about as they look through the viewfinder.

We will have Camera & Craft on sale during the evening along with the Author, Andy Batt and other supporting photographers on-hand for book signing. If you can not wait to get your hands on a copy, we will have it stocked in the store shortly, but remember to bring it along so you can get it signed.







DSLR Intro Class | 3 Hour Hands On Workshop

DSLR Intro

When: Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Saturday Market - SW 1st Ave & SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR.
Cost: $99, Registration Required

This 3 hour hands-on photo workshop with professional photographer Pete Stone, is perfect for those beginning level photographers and new DSLR owners who want to learn how to develop their photo skills for an upcoming vacation or trip, or just want to learn how to take better pictures. Whether you have a new DSLR camera, or just want to brush up on the basic principals, we will help you learn about proper exposure, shutter speed & aperture control, what the different auto exposure modes mean, composition, simple portraiture, and much more.

We will begin in Portland's Saturday Market, and spend 3 hours shooting with a fresh set of eyes…..see the city in ways that you might have missed. Taking a visual journey through the city we know so well, but with a sense of exploration and wonder that all travelers have upon a visit to far away lands. We'll treat the familiar as the unfamiliar, and in so doing, build a more acute visual awareness of the world around us.

We'll shoot its parks and people, its fountains, its waterfront and markets, and all things in between. In shooting our own city this way…we'll learn how to approach other destinations and lands with a set of fresh eyes and a sense of vision that all great photographers strive for.

Workshop Instructor: Pete Stone

The Business of Photography





Creative Camera Techniques: Stirring your artistic edge

Creative Camera Techniques

When: Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $125, registration required.

Join us as we explore some of the artistic and creative elements in photographic expression.

Panning: Panning is the horizontal movement of a camera as it scans a moving subject. Proper panning implies motion, creating the feeling of motion and speed without blurring the subject.

Zoom Blur: Tired of the same old shots? Want to add a cool in-camera effect without post processing? Try some zoom blur. Break the traditional mold and take some creative photos that produce unique results.

Rotation Blur: This is an alternative to the traditional zoom blur, and produces some very creative results.

Multiple Exposure: Multiple exposure is a technique where the camera blends several images into one. This technique can be used as an artistic visual effect and can be used to make ghostly images or to add people, texture, depth and objects to a scene.

This workshop will focus on these four artistic elements of photography. It is intended for all skill levels. We will start the workshop in the classroom where we will present detailed information on the workshop materials. We will then break for lunch and head out into the field for hands-on shooting, help and instruction.

Attendees will be responsible for their own meals and transportation.

Recommended equipment:

  • Camera with manual controls
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Zoom lenses varying from wide to medium focal length.
  • Rain gear for you and your camera (just in case)
  • Camera manual (optional)


Instructors:
  • Gregg Kerber
  • Craig Clark





DSLR Intermediate Class | 3 Hour Hands On Workshop

DSLR Intermediate

When: Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Saturday Market - SW 1st Ave & SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR.
Cost: $99, Registration Required

This 3 hour hands-on photo workshop with professional photographer Pete Stone, is perfect for those intermediate level photographers who want to learn how to develop more advanced photo skills and brush up on proper camera handling and settings for a possible vacation or trip, and already have an understanding of the basics of photography . Whether you have a simple or higher end DSLR camera, we will help you learn some of the more advanced principals of composition, shutter speed & aperture control, available light shooting techniques, location portraiture, and much more.

We will begin in Portland's Saturday Market, and spend 3 hours shooting with a fresh set of eyes…..see the city in ways that you might have missed. Taking a visual journey through the city we know so well, but with a sense of exploration and wonder that all travelers have upon a visit to far away lands. We'll treat the familiar as the unfamiliar, and in so doing, build a more acute visual awareness of the world around us.

We'll shoot its parks and people, its fountains, its waterfront and markets, and all things in between. In shooting our own city this way…we'll learn how to approach other destinations and lands with a set of fresh eyes and a sense of vision that all great photographers strive for.

Workshop Instructor: Pete Stone

The Business of Photography





Natural Light Portraits | 3 Hour Hands On Workshop

DSLR Intro

When: Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Where: RiverPlace Promenade - SW Montgomery & SW River Drive, Portland, Or.
Cost: $99, Registration Required

This 3 hour hands-on photo workshop with a working professional photographer is ideal for those who want to develop their outdoor portrait shooting skills using natural light. Whether you have a good point & shoot camera or a DSLR, we will help you learn the basic principals of creative posing techniques, lens selection, effectively using natural light, working with simple light modifiers, and much more. We will also explore the best techniques for dealing with bright sunny days, as well as our typical northwest overcast.

A model will be on hand to provide real world experience, and let you try different visual treatments, as well as help you avoid some of the typical mistakes made in outdoor portrait shooting.

We will be working in the scenic waterfront RiverPlace neighborhood, with its wide promenade, colorful parks and stylish architecture. This area offers a variety of shooting environments and lighting situations and plenty of space to practice what you've learned in the class.

Class will end with an informal review of images and recommendations for portrait shooting projects you can do on your own to further master your newly acquired outdoor portrait photography skills.

Workshop Instructor: Pete Stone

The Business of Photography





The Body Beautiful tour with Lindsay Adler

The Body Beautiful

When: Monday, April 6, 2015
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: Red Lion Jantzen Beach - 909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland
Cost:$295 register online

The body is your creative canvas and understanding how to shape and flatter the human form is essential for any photographer. In this jam-packed class, world-renowned fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will walk you through her secrets of stunning posing, lighting and creative concepts. She will explore the realms of fashion, boudoir, and fine art nudes as well as the similarities and differences between these styles of photography.

Lindsay will delve in-depth into her specialties of lighting and posing. You will learn how these two essential tools can be used to flatter the human form and allow us to transform our images into works of art. This class is valuable to any photographer wanting a deeper understanding of how the tools of photography allow us to flatter the body, no matter the body type.

In her live demonstrations Lindsay will cover a wide-range of topics including directing your subjects, sculpting the form with light, posing fundamentals and essential poses, photographing and clothing different body types, creative fashion on a budget, top fine art nude posing and lighting techniques, and much more.

Join us in this full-day seminar to master your skills of how to make the body even more beautiful through your photography!

The Business of Photography





The Craft and Passion of Fine-Art Digital Printing
with Photographer Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $15, Register Online

Photographic printmaking has always been a challenging process. It used to involve days in the darkroom and deep consideration of results and possibilities. The time, craft and care needed to make a fine print in this digital age is not dissimilar. The processes are very different, the editing is super-critical and the confusing connections between software and printer are challenging.

In this intensive seminar, master photographer/printmaker Stephen Johnson shares how he shapes his files into impressive and sensitive prints. He will focus exclusively on the craft of fine-art digital printing, dealing with image editing, color management, print evaluation and the hard work required to make beautiful prints.

Johnson will concentrate on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers, covering workflow issues, color management, correcting color casts, adjustment layers, custom profile generation, editing and inspection. Papers, their visual qualities and associated printing problems and advantages will also be weighed. As there is no magic bullet to making good prints, the seminar will also explore old fashioned testing, careful color judgments and an interactive focus on the best print possible.

Lastly, we will discuss print aesthetics in the digital age—what makes for a beautiful print? Do the new possibilities enhance our notion of what photography can be or are we merely trying to imitate traditional photographic processes?

Learn about Stephen Johnson





Macro Photography Workshop at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Macro Photography at the Tulip Festival

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 or Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm S Meridian Road, Woodburn, OR
Cost: $15 plus parking, Registration Required

Bringing small things into full-sized view at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.

Get hands-on instruction right in the tulip fields from Canon and Pro Photo Supply representatives. Learn how to use Macro lenses for close-up photography and how a tripod can help you get sharper images and better composition. The morning will start out with a classroom lecture then move out to the tulip fields for a hands-on shooting experience. Canon EOS cameras, Canon lenses and tripods will be on hand to try out. Spaces are limited and fill up quick. * Please note there will be an additional fee for parking when arriving at the fields ($5). Check the website for information at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Tickets





DSLR Oregon Coast Day Trip | 1 Day Hands On Workshop

DSLR Coast Trip

When: Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Where: Oregon Coast (Garibaldi to Cannon Beach)
Cost: $199 per person, Registration Required

This all day hands-on photo workshop with professional shooter Pete Stone, is perfect for all levels of DSLR photographers who want to improve their photo skills. We will help you learn the basic principals of composition, shutter speed & aperture control, available light shooting techniques, time exposure, and have a great time exploring the Oregon Coast!

We will begin in the small fishing village of Garibaldi, shooting it's fishing boats, it's docks and piers, it's old train station with historic steam engine, it's relic smokestack, it's crab pots, and more. We then take a short journey north to photograph the Three Graces, a collection of rock islands right next to the highway just inside the entrance to Tillamook Bay. After parking along the side of the highway, we can take an easy walk down to the tidepools and rocks surrounding them, capturing images of both the sea life at the water's edge, as well as the rocky spires against the morning sky.

From there, we travel up the scenic coast through the towns of Rockaway Beach, Wheeler, and Nehalem to the beachside village of Manzanita for lunch.

From there, we follow the coastal highway up the west side of Neahkahnie Mountain and stop at the roadside overlook for another photo opportunity, a spectacular view of the Oregon Coast from hundreds of feet above the sea.

We continue on to Oswald West State Park, and take a short hike ( 0.3 mile ) through the old growth forest down to the popular surfing spot known as Short Sands Beach. We'll spend time photographing the piles of bleached driftwood, the surfers ( if present ) the rocky shoreline, as well as take a walk along the sandy beach to the north to shoot Blumenthal Falls crashing into the rocks below. On our trip back to the parking lot, we'll have a chance to shoot the tall trees, the small wooden bridge across the creek, and whatever else visually excites us.

Continuing north, we pass the small village of Arch Cape, and stop at Hug Point Recreation Site. A short stroll down to the beach, and we are soon exploring it's dramatic cliffs and soft sands, and walking along the primitive road carved into the rocky headland before the 1920's. If the tide permits, we'll make our way around the point to the beach beyond, with it's spectacular waterfall & caves for more shooting. Our last scheduled photo stop is just north from here, up the road to Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site, where dramatic rocky spires jut out of the water's edge. It's a perfect spot for a dramatic sunset ( weather permitting ) or a series of time exposures captured against a stormy sky.

Cannon Beach is just a short drive north, for an evening drink or dinner to round out a successful day of shooting along the North Oregon Coast, before heading back to Portland.

Workshop Instructor: Pete Stone

The Business of Photography





WORKSHOP: Lighting for Video with Gary Nolton

Lighting for Video with Gary Nolton

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $250 early bird; $299 after April 1. Online registration required.

This workshop is intended for the still photographer who is interested in entering the filmmaking world or the beginning videographer.

The class will learn the unique aspects of lighting actors for motion, multiple angles and editorial continuity for digital cinema, something that even experienced photographers should find enlightening. Award winning Director/Cinematographer Gary Nolton, will illustrate his methods of lighting scenes for narrative films and commercials.

Imparting the extensive knowledge gained from over 25 years of professional image making experience, Gary will conduct this lecture in a practical workshop style. Using a minimal ‘set’ staged inside the Pro Photo Supply event space, Gary will instruct how to light the same environment for both a Day/Interior and Night/Interior and utilize working actors as he illustrates how to block and cover a given scene.

Various types of constant source lighting units will be on hand from low cost Ikea ‘China Balls’ up to professional Dracast LED and Joker HMI units. These are all vital parts of the current video production toolbox and Gary will explain the unique properties and advantages of each. Gary’s personal ARRI Alexa HD Camera will be on set to display the scenes as they are composed.

For maximum benefit to the students, this class will be limited to no more than 20.

Learn about Gary Nolton







Lighting 101: No More “Cheese” Please

How to capture Authentic Shots of Kids with Erin Manning

Lighting 101

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00am to noon
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Early Bird - $25; after March 31, General - $50. Online registration required.

Photographing kids can be a lot of fun because they have limitless expressions, emotions, and energy. On the flip side, they can be a real challenge - they’re busy, squirmy, cranky, and quick to exit the scene if they’re bored. Sometimes all you end up with are the “cheese” shots with the uncomfortable, obedient, simulated smile. So how do you capture those beautiful, well-lit images of kids with natural expressions and personality? What’s the magic formula? Join professional photographer, author, and educator, Erin Manning, as she guides you through the fundamentals of taking great shots of kids.

Learn how to:

  • Direct Kids for authentic images
  • Encourage and photograph PLAY
  • Find and create beautiful light
  • Compose the best shot


About Erin Manning
Erin Manning is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Television viewers know Erin best as the digital photography expert and host of DIY Network’s Telly Award-winning TV series The Whole Picture. In addition to creating and hosting the popular Digital Photography 101 video series, she is the author of two books, Portrait and Candid Photography and Make Money with Your Digital Photography, both published by Wiley. She enjoys helping people understand photography and technology and is known for her clear, friendly teaching style.

Learn about Erin Manning at www.erinmanning.com





Studio Lighting 101:

Portraits with Erin Manning

Studio Lighting 101

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Early Bird - $25; after March 31, General - $50. Online registration required.

Have you wanted to try using studio lighting but felt intimidated by the technology, the heat, or just the frustration of trying to figure it all out? Now you can take photographs in the comfort of your own home – whether you’re using a compact camera, DSLR, or even a smartphone. Let professional photographer, author, and educator, Erin Manning, help you learn the basics about taking great pictures with daylight balanced, constant lights. You’ll walk away feeling inspired and confident about the essentials for creating professional-looking images – and your friends will be asking you how you did it!

Learn how to:

  • Set up a lighting kit
  • Manipulate the light
  • Use light ratios and patterns
  • Capture better portraits


About Erin Manning
Erin Manning is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Television viewers know Erin best as the digital photography expert and host of DIY Network’s Telly Award-winning TV series The Whole Picture. In addition to creating and hosting the popular Digital Photography 101 video series, she is the author of two books, Portrait and Candid Photography and Make Money with Your Digital Photography, both published by Wiley. She enjoys helping people understand photography and technology and is known for her clear, friendly teaching style.

Learn about Erin Manning at www.erinmanning.com





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