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Photolucida Presents: Photographer/Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield

Columbia Gorge Youth

When: Thursday, April 17th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Avenue, Portland
Cost: Free, with reservations. To reserve your seat, email us at:
Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve early.

"From Gordon Gekko to The Queen of Versailles: A Journey in Pictures, Film, and Culture"

Acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture as a result of her groundbreaking projects Girl Culture and Fast Forward. Her photographs have been widely exhibited and are in many museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the International Center of Photography. She was named by American Photo as one of the 25 most influential photographers working today.

Greenfield’s first feature-length documentary film, THIN, aired on HBO, and is accompanied by a photography book of the same name (Chronicle Books, 2006). In this unflinching and incisive study, Greenfield embarks on an emotional journey through the Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida. The feature-length documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Direction in 2007. It won the Grierson Award for best documentary at the London Film Festival, and Grand Jury Prizes at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Newport International Film Festival, and the Jackson Hole Film Festival. The Thin Book was honored by the 2007 International Photography Awards as well as the Photo District News Annual.

Presented by: Photolucida

Natural light Portraits

NW Photo School

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 8:30am -11:30am
Where: RiverPlace Promenade (by the roundabout) · SW Montgomery St. & SW River Drive, Portland, OR.
Cost: $129 per session

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.

Instructor: Pete Stone


Need Light? Speedlite Tour!

Speedlite Tour

When: April 24, 2014
Where: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel - 8235 Northeast Airport Way Portland, OR 97220
Cost: Daytime Workshop (9:00am - 6:00pm): $99
Full Day, workshop & masterclass (9:00am - 9:30pm): $279


The Need Light? Speedlite! Tour shows you how to master the techniques and harness the possibilities of small strobes. You will learn how to create beautiful and dramatic photos in any situation using only Speedlites.

No matter what brandof camera you use, this tour will teach you about light: where to place it, how much to use, and how to modify it for stunning professional results.

Every attendee gets to shoot with their own camera during a 2-hour “free shoot” photo session with live models, and hands-on guided instructions is available during an evening masterclass.

You will engage in camera setting exercises where you will practice changing the settings on the camera for a variety of situations. Recommendations will be given on how to set the camera up for your particular type of photography.

  This class includes:

  • Full Day Workshop
  • 4 Live Models
  • Multiple Shooting Bays
  • 4 Hour Hands on Masterclass
  • 2 Hour Free Shoot


Art Wolfe: The Art of Composition

Art Wolfe: The Art of Composition

When: Saturday April 26, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Mt. Hood Community College - 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030
Cost: $195 Get 15% OFF with coupon code: "Pro2014"

For those who associate Art Wolfe solely with nature photography, be prepared for a startling revelation. Drawing from 36 years of international travel, Art will delve into a vast range of subjects; from discovering the subject to elements of design and even new works such as time lapses. Imagery of nature, wildlife, and the world's varied landscapes will round out the curriculum to provide the most comprehensive and imaginative class available.

Utilizing his formal training as a teacher, Art dissects visual images, exploring what makes a compelling and emotionally engaging photograph. Attendees will come away with inspiration and tangible ideas for moving their photography forward.

This program will fill fast so don’t delay. We look forward to seeing you there. This intensive session will run from 10am to 3pm. For more info and to register, visit


Animated Portrait Photography with Giulio Sciorio

Animated Portrait Photography with Giulio Sciorio

When: Saturday April 26, 2014
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $49 Registration required
(Lunch Provided)

In this seminar led by Panasonic Lumix Luminary, Giulio Sciorio, you’ll learn how to transform ordinary portraits into a living Cinemagraphs.

Giulio will have a camera for students to use. If students want to take home their files it is recommended that they bring an empty SD card. No gear is required for this workshop. It is open to all ages and skill levels.

Topics Include:

  • How to concept, light, direct, shoot and finish a Cinemagraph.
  • The three main types of animated portraits and how to best use each.
  • Incorporating the iPad as a hybrid photographer’s tool.
  • When more advanced tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud should be considered.

++ The Flixel Cinemagraph Pro Mac App Giulio uses is available on the Mac Store Check it out here!

About Giulio Sciorio: Learn About Giulio Here!
View more examples: More Examples Here!

Landscape Photography

Nikon Landscape Photography

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $15, registration required

Have you ever marveled at the truly stunning images of our National Parks?The beach? Mt Hood National Forest? Or countless other majestic landscape images?

Have you ever wondered:

  • “How do I make pictures like those?”
  • “What lens would be best?”
  • “Do I need a filter?”
  • “Should I do that in camera or in the computer?”
  • “What are the best settings?”
  • “What else do I need?”

If you have ever pondered how you would turn a simple scenic snapshot into a breath-taking Landscape photograph, then we have just the seminar for you! Join us for a fun and informative seminar with our Nikon Specialists as they help you uncover both the traditional and not-so-traditional gear choices for your camera bag. Discover some of the best tips and shooting tricks for creating eye-popping Landscape images. Don’t miss the fun! Sign-up NOW!

Nikon Advanced Tips & Tricks Seminar

Nikon Advanced Tips and Tricks

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $15, registration required

Think you know your Nikon camera? You might reconsider after spending an evening with our Nikon Specialists as they share their favorite tips and ticks for making digital images better.

If you own a Nikon D90/D7000/D7100/D300(s)/D600/D610/D700/D800(e) then this seminar is made just for you! During this informative seminar, you will discover things about your Nikon D-SLR that will help you take you picture creation to a whole new level.

A sample of the topics that will be covered in this fast paced, information packed seminar are:

  • Auto-Focus modes and when to use them
  • Pushing your flash sync speed beyond the limit
  • Flash... without wires
  • Lens tech
  • VR technology... shaking thing up
  • DX vs. FX... Myth vs. Fact

So, if you are ready to get the most from your Nikon D-SLR, there can be no doubt that this is the seminar for you!

Pushing Reality Photography Exhibition

Columbia Gorge Youth

When: First Friday, May 2 through June 1,2014
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Street, Hood River, OR 97031
Cost: Free to the Public

This year's show features 40 photographs that go beyond the traditional landscape and scenery photography. "Pushing Reality" aims to make viewers stop and think and take a second look. Get ready to see work that will stretch the ordinary and evoke a unique and creative way to visualize the world. The top three winners will be announced at 6 p.m. on First Friday, May 2nd at our First Friday opening receptions. Complimentary appetizers with beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Presented by: Columbia Center for the Arts

DSLR Intro Class

NW Photo School

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm
Where: Saturday Market • SW 1st Ave & SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR.
Cost: $99 per session

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.

Instructor: Pete Stone


Paris to Provence – A guided tour inspired by the history of French photography

Paris to Provence

Registration Deadline: May 5, 2014
When: September 7 - 14, 2014
Where: Paris to Provence

Join us for a week-long exploration of photographic history in the iconic locations of Paris, Provence and Burgundy. We start and end in Paris, which provides both the backdrop and the inspiration for pioneers in a new artistic medium, photography. We will concentrate on 19th century Paris – an era characterized by industrialization, liberation and globalization which fostered a glorious intersection of science, art, innovation and engineering; when scientists became artists, entertainers became inventors, architecture became cultural heritage, and painters became photographers. French wine and cuisine will also take center stage, as we enjoy the culinary artistry of young chefs creating a vibrant bistro culture. Mid-week, we venture to Provence for Les Rencontres D’Arles, a perennial summer highlight for fans of photography, from historical to contemporary. And along the way, we overnight in the lovely town of Beaune, the epicenter of Burgundian wine and a rich cultural hub for centuries. If you wish, you will have opportunities to practice your own photography. Your guides include Jennifer Stoots, fine art appraiser and photography historian, and photographer and culinary historian Andrea Scaramuzza, who will be available for technical assistance and suggestions for some of the best places to photograph.

Itinerary and Pricing available — please email Jennifer Stoots at

Silver Shade Impossible Project Tour

Impossible Project

When: May 16 & 17, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply · 1112 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR.
RSVP: Email

An Impossible Project: The Silver Shade Tour will be hitting the road across the country and stopping in Portland at Pro Photo Supply to give analog enthusiasts the chance to experience the Instant Lab camera as well as the creative techniques and films Impossible is known for.

What is the Impossible Instant Lab you ask? It is essentially a portable digital darkroom. With the help of the free Impossible Project App, it allows any digital image to be transformed into real, analog instant photograph. Choose the film type, place the device on the Instant Lab, and within moments the images are transformed into a whole new vision. They will pull up in a custom-designed vintage 1960's Airstream nicknamed "Silver Shade".

The Impossible Airstream will be a hub of creative Impossible activity, including workshops every hour, and a Photo Booth!

Everyone who stops by will have the chance to discover the newest generation of Impossible film including the innovative Impossible Gold, Silver, Black and Color Frame film, plus demo the Impossible Instant Lab firsthand.

Follow the Silver Shade Tour on Twitter @ImpossibleTour.



ASMP Portland Squared Event & Competition

PDX Squared

When: May 16 & 17, 2014

  • Kick Off - Friday, May 16, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Main Event - Saturday, May 17., 2014 - 2:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: Studio 3, Inc. - 1316 SE 12th Avenue, Portland, OR
Cost: See Website Here

Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th come join your fellow photographers in the documentation of four square miles of Portland, culminating in live judging. The event is open to ASMP Members and nonmembers with professional, student, and aspiring photographers welcome.

70 Photographers, 70 Randomly assigned locations, 4 Square miles, 24 Hours of available shooting time, 1 Catered Dinner, 3 Hours of editing, 5 Judges, 7 Categories, 10 Prize packages totaling over $5K!, 1 Gallery Show Exhibit.


Lighting for Video with Gary Nolton

Fast Start Canon Rebel

When: May 20, 2014
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $299 Registration required

Award winning Portland based Photographer/Director/Cinematographer Gary Nolton will illustrate to attendees his methods of blocking & lighting scenes for narrative films & commercials. Gary will conduct this series in a practical workshop style, imparting the extensive knowledge gained from over 25 years of professional image making experience.

The focus will be on the unique aspects of lighting actors for motion, multiple angles & editorial continuity; something that even experienced professional photographers should find enlightening.

In essence, the attendees will experience a day on set with a master cinematographer. 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 & Night/Interior with actual actors playing out the scenes.Various types of constant source lighting units will be explained & demonstrated, from low cost Ikea ‘China Balls’ up to professional HMI units costing thousands of dollars. They are all vital parts of the current video production toolbox and Gary will explain the unique properties and advantages of each, along with how to shape and control them with gels & grip equipment. HD Cameras and monitors will be on set in order to clearly display the process.

For maximum benefit to the students, this class will be limited to no more than 10 per session.

Iris Garden Photography Workshop

Iris Gardens

When: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Schreiner's Iris Gardens 3625 Quinaby Road Northeast Salem, OR 97303
Cost: $20, registration required

Get hands-on instruction right in the Schreiner’s Iris Gardens with Nikon and Pro Photo Supply. Learn how to use macro and wide angle lenses for close-up and landscape photography, how to frame and compose your shots, and how a tripod can help you get sharper images and better composition.

The day will start out with a discussion on lens choice, focusing and composure, then move out to the gardens for a hands-on shooting experience with a Nikon representatives and staff from Pro Photo Supply.

We encourage that each attendee bring their own equipment, however, we will have Nikon SLR cameras and lenses on-hand to try out and use. Tripods will also be on-hand for use and discounted that day for sale.

Spaces are limited and fill up quick.

Tamron Tailgate Tour

Tamron Tailgate Tour

When: May 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply · 1112 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR.
Cost: Free

FREE Mini-sessions under the Tailgate Tent

  • 12:30pm - Configuring Your Camera Bag
  • 1:30pm - Achieving True Colors
  • 2:30pm - Enhancing Your Images
  • 3:30pm - Choosing Your Next Lens

#winatamron Enter our #winatamron contest! Take a photo with a Tailgate team member or the tailgate van and upload it to Instagram along with any comments about your experience for a chance to win a Tamron 16-300mm All-in-One Lens. Follow us on instagram @tamronusa, submit your photo and include the #winatamron hashtag.

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Tamron Tailgate Tour: 10 Steps to Epic Images

Tamron Tailgate Tour

When: May 31, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $25, registration required

Join ​us ​for ​this ​2-hour ​seminar ​focused ​on ​understanding ​what ​it ​takes ​to ​get ​that ​epic ​image. ​Whether ​you ​are ​just ​starting ​out ​in ​photography ​or ​have ​years ​of ​experience, ​this ​inspirational ​program ​will ​help ​you ​grow ​as ​an ​image ​maker. ​It ​is ​taught ​by ​the ​Tamron ​Tech ​Team ​of ​photographers. ​Includes ​welcome ​bag ​with ​notebook ​and ​lens ​cleaning ​cloth.

#winatamron Enter our #winatamron contest! Take a photo with a Tailgate team member or the tailgate van and upload it to Instagram along with any comments about your experience for a chance to win a Tamron 16-300mm All-in-One Lens. Follow us on instagram @tamronusa, submit your photo and include the #winatamron hashtag.


Vincent Laforet's Directing Motion Tour

/Directing Motion Tour

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Time:Daytime Workshop - 9:00am-4:00pm
Evening Seminar - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel - 8235 Northeast Airport Way Portland, OR 97220
Cost: Daytime $219; Evening $79; Full Day $295

One of the most important skills modern directors and DP’s are required to master is moving the camera in a dynamic and engaging way. This workshop will teach you to understand the cinematic language of motion and how to not only the move the camera itself, but also the content in front of the camera. You will step away from this experience with a solid foundation in camera movement, blocking, lensing, and sequencing, and be able to direct any crew precisely and effectively to execute your vision. By understanding these principles thoroughly, you will add impact to your projects, from commercials through to webisodes, features, shorts, events, or documentaries.

Daytime Movement/Direction Workshop: Master motion with one of the most exciting and creative filmmakers today. You will learn both concepts and application as Vincent teaches with lectures, discussions, and three live shooting demonstrations.

Evening Applied Theory Seminar: Using his recent work as a reference, Vincent explains exactly what it takes to create the best set of circumstances to tell a story, and analyzes the best sequences and one-shot wonders in filmmaking of all time.

For detailed information regarding the Directing Motion Tour, please visit


Crash Course in Digital Photography

Crash Course in Digital Photography

When: Saturday July 19, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $250 Registration required

The best first step into the wide world of photography.

This is the perfect one-day training session for anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of photography. Whether you are a new photographer needing to learn the basics or a seasoned shooter wanting to brush up on the world of digital, this class puts all students on firm ground for advancing their photography.

  Learn the basic principles of photography including:

  • Camera Settings - Learn the settings & get your camera set up right
  • Depth of Field - What it is, and how to use it to make better photos
  • Exposure - Get it right in the field without any fuss
  • Focus - Learn how focus is affected and how to take control of it
  • Composition - Explore the rules and learn when to break them

  In addition to the technical, the class will also explore the artistic side of photography covering topics such as light, composition, point of view and subject placement. Students can expect clear and thoughtful explanations with a wide variety of photographic examples from all seven continents.

Crash Course in Adobe Lightroom

Crash Course in Adobe Lightroom

When: Sunday July 20, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $250 Registration required

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

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.

The current version is Lightroom 5, but any version will do. Make sure you've download, installed and opened the program before class. Don't worry about knowing anything beforehand, you'll get all the help you need in class.

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