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The PDX PHOTO MIXER

PDX Photo Mixer

When: Thursday April 16th, 2015
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: The Art Institute of Portland - 1122 NW Davis St., Portland, OR. Second Floor, Room: Open Space
Cost: Free

Join Pro Photo Supply and your fellow creatives for an evening of lights, cameras, and action! In mid-April, the Open Space located on the second floor at The Art Institute of Portland, will be filled with aspiring photographers alongside photography vendors, educational representatives, gallery enthusiasts, camera connoisseurs and the creative community of Portland.

The evening’s attractions include a FREE-to-enter RAFFLE, Alumni Portfolio Show, Photography Club Slide Show, Print Swap and The Art Institute Alumni Portfolio Show.

So come, meet, network and connect to your photography community all in one place.

Food and Drinks will be provided. This event is free of charge!

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ASMP On-Site Portfolio Reviews

ASMP Portfolio Review

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: Splash Worldwide - 419 NE 9th Ave, Portland, OR
Cost: $0 - $30, Registration Required

ASMP Oregon is bringing together a panel of experts including Creative Directors, Art Directors, Producers, and Photo Agents to review portfolios at Splash Worldwide. The format includes a live panel critique and one-on-one portfolio reviews. Come learn what reviewers from different disciplines are looking for in portfolios today and how photographers can tune their work for buyers and creatives across multiple markets. Submit images, have your portfolio reviewed or just come and listen. But hurry! SPACE IS LIMITED!

SHOW YOUR WORK: If you are an image maker we have two opportunities to share your portfolio work at this event!

PANEL REVIEW: Submit 5 images (with credit line or anonymous). Your images will be displayed on a large screen and ALL the panelists will review the work and provide feedback during a live panel discussion. Submission guidelines are below and must be received by asmp.events@gmail.com on or before April 13, 2015. 1-on-1 PORTFOLIO REVIEW: Register in advance to have one of our panelists review your portfolio in a 15-minute private consultation. Register before April 13th and we’ll confirm your reviewer and assign a specific time slot during the evening for your 1:1 portfolio review session.

ASMP Portfolio





DSLR Intro Class | 3 Hour Hands On Workshop

DSLR Intro

When: Saturday, April 18th, 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





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
  • Free for Students with valid student ID, 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





Hands-on Lighting with Kevin Focht Workshop

Hands-on Lighting

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $25, Registration required

Most new photographers think they need to use a ton of lights to get a shot. I’m here to dispel that idea. I have built a career off of using one light. The key to this idea is knowing what modifier to use and when to use it. Join this two hour hands-on workshop to find out how.

We'll be covering lighting patterns and how to use them. Light modifiers including: Octobanks, Beauty Dish, Fresnel Spots, Umbrellas, & Standard Reflectors.

This is a hands-on seminar, so bring your camera along with something to take notes with.

About Kevin
Kevin Focht has taught seminars and workshops all over the country and knows what it takes to make a great photograph. He also knows how frustrating it can be to jump over those first hurdles. See more about the photographer at his website: www.kevinfocht.com





Hands-on Portrait Lighting with Craig Mitchelldyer

Hands-on Lighting

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $25, Registration required

Join Wedding, Portrait and Sports photographer, Craig Michelldyer as he shows you the tricks of the trade on lighting with the new B2 on/off camera light from Profoto. During this 2 hour seminar he will be demonstrating how versatile this new lighting kit is for every aspiring wedding and portrait photographer. Attendee's will have a chance to get hands-on, so bring your camera to participate.

About Craig
Craig Mitchelldyer has been a professional photographer in Portland for the last 15 years. His work has been featured in numerous national and international publications including the USA Today, Getty Images, Reuters, the New York Times, Newsweek, Outdoor Life, Globe and Mail, Daily Mail, Golf World, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Athlon Sports Annuals, and nearly every newspaper in the Pacific Northwest.

His clients include the Portland Timbers MLS team, adidas, Nike, Intel, law firms, financial companies, and hundreds of magazines you may have never heard of.

See more about the photographer at his website: www.craigmitchelldyer.com/

Portlandia Photo Walk to Voodoo Donuts

Hands-on Lighting

When: Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Where: Starts out front of the Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland 97205
Cost: Free, Registration required

Join photographer Mark Toal for a quirky photo walk from the Benson Hotel to the iconic Portland doughnut shop, VooDoo Doughnuts. Along the way, Mark will introduce you to some fun Portland sights. A great chance to see a bit of Portlandia and get your sugar fix on. Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Panasonic.





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





Landscape/Field Photography Workshop at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Landscape Photography at the Tulip Festival

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm OR 3:30pm to 7:00pm
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 Nikon and Pro Photo Supply representatives. Learn how to use Macro lenses for close-up photography and wide angle & zoom lenses for the perfect field/landscape photo. The morning will start out with a classroom lecture then move out to the tulip fields for a hands-on shooting experience.

Nikon cameras, Nikon lenses and tripods will be on hand to try out and use. 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





Earth is my Witness: The Photography of Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Kendall Planetarium at OMSI - 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR
Cost: $10 non-members; $8.50 members, Registration Required

Planetarium Premiere of Earth Is My Witness with Art Wolfe

For forty years, world-renowned photographer Art Wolfe has been capturing the beauty of the planet’s stunning landscapes, wildlife, and cultures from every continent. In Earth Is My Witness, Wolfe presents an encyclopedic selection of his breathtaking photography along with intimate stories about his encounters that exemplify his boundless curiosity with the natural world. Join us for the Portland premiere of Earth Is My Witness with special introduction and narration by Art Wolfe.

Based on Wolfe’s award-winning new book of the same name, Earth Is My Witness is both an entertaining and educational experience. Wolfe’s images and live narration explore the delicate interconnectivity of life across our planet. With the accompaniment of an environmental soundtrack, you’ll be immersed in the world’s great landscapes, surrounded by wildlife, and presented with rare glimpses of indigenous cultures. From the rich sights and smells of the Pushkar Camel Fair to the moment when a polar bear and her cubs leave their arctic den, the images are the culmination of Wolfe’s pursuits -- the instants when circumstance, light and subject all miraculously collide within his masterful compositions.

  • 6pm – Opening remarks by Art Wolfe
  • 6:10-7:30pm – Show premiere in three segments – Landscapes, Wildlife, and Cultures – with lectures by Art Wolfe interspersed
  • 7:30-8pm – Q&A
  • 8-8:30pm – Book signing with Art Wolfe

The Business of Photography





Art Of Composition: Portland OMSI

Art Wolfe

When: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: OMSI Auditorium - 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR
Cost: $195, Registration Required

Spend an intensive day developing your eye for photography while learning from a master photographer. An intensive seminar exploring “The Art of Composition” with celebrated wildlife photographer and host of the award-winning television series Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge for all skill levels.

Enjoy lectures developing your artistic eye for photography while adding a new set of skills to your toolbox. Art Wolfe offers specific guidelines that allow the photographer of any skill level to create the most compelling images.

The first portion of the session will be from 10am to 12:30pm, there will be a one hour lunch break and the session will continue from 1:30pm to 3pm. Below is a detailed breakdown of the lectures.

  • First Lecture: Finding Inspiration
  • Second Lecture: Deconstructing the Image Point of View
  • Third Lecture: Ten Deadly Sins of Composition
  • Fourth Lecture: My Favorite Lenses Use of Shutter Speed
Seminar attendees will be inspired and equipped with tangible tips and techniques to improve their own photography.

The Business of Photography





Seeing and Controlling Light with Westcott Lighting

Westcott

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free

Lighting can be a mystery to many photographers, yet understood and controlled, can unleash creative possibilities that are limitless. The goal of this presentation is to visually educate participants in how to identify different characteristics of light and how an assortment of tools can assist in controlling it. Natural, flash, and a variety of constant light sources will be explored and demonstrated. An open forum for discussing individual projects and or lighting challenges by the attendees will also be welcomed during the second half of the presentation. Come join us for an evening of information and discussion that will offer an opportunity of extending your understanding of controlling photographic lighting and the creative possibilities it can unfold.

Instructor: Ken Long

Seminar host, Ken Long has been an independent manufacturer’s representative for multiple lighting companies servicing photo specialty retail stores for over 20 years in the Northwest. He currently represents FJ Westcott, Speedotron, Phottix, Novatron, and Gary Fong. A variety of products from these manufacturers will be shown and used during this demonstration but will not be the core focus of the seminar.





RESCHEDULED! Nikon Wireless Flash Workshop

Nikon Wireless Flash

When: Thursday April 29th, 2015
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $25, Registration required

It’s Here! The Nikon Hands-on Flash Workshop is HERE! By Popular demand we have brought to Pro Photo Supply the workshop where YOU get to make the pictures. This hands-on workshop is aimed at Nikon owners who are getting started with wireless flash.

We will spend a few minutes making sure that you are up to speed on how to set your Nikon camera and Speedlight to do wireless flash. The review will include the buttons and menu settings to get you going.

Then we get going! We will offer you several unique hands-on flash shooting stations to practice your wireless flash shooting skills.

Participants will need to bring their own NIKON camera and lens set-up ready to make images. Nikon will provide all the flashes necessary for this event. Due to the technology used by other manufacturers, non-Nikon cameras will not function properly for this workshop.

We recommend the following cameras for this workshop: D80, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, D200, D300, D300s, D600, D610, D700, D800, D800e, D810 as all these cameras have the wireless CLS Commander system built-in.

Lens recommendation: a moderate telephoto (80mm through 135mm) that will focus closer than about 5 feet. Nikkor Micro Lenses will be suitable for many of the stations. Other lenses may be used with varying degrees of results.





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 April 18, 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 April 18, 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





Developing Your Style with Mateo Zachai

Studio Lighting 101

When: Five Wednesdays, starting May 6-June 3, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Instructor: Mateo Zachai Cost: $245. Online registration required.

In this course students will be exposed to many different artists exploring a diverse set of ideas and subject matter. Students will be given the opportunity to continue exploring a body of work they have already started or begin a new body of work of something that they have wanted to further investigate or are even inspired by from the work they are exposed to in class. Each week students will bring in work they have done and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow students on what is already working and constructive feedback on what would make the idea and images even stronger.

Learn about Mateo Zachai at www.zachai.com/





Lighting for Video & 4K Still Photos with Panasonic & Westcott

Studio Lighting 101

When: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free, registration required.

Join Mark Toal from Panasonic and Ken Long from Westcott for an afternoon of lighting for video and 4K still photos. Mark and Ken will demonstrate how to use Westcott compact fluorescent and LED studio lights with Panasonic cameras to create great videos. Mark will also show how still photographers can use 4K video to take a frame from a photo shoot to use as a high resolution still photo. This seminar is great for anyone wanting to learn about shooting video and video lighting for professional portrait, wedding, pet, child, etc. photography A studio will be set up for attendees to try out the Westcott lighting with their own or available Panasonic Lumix 4K cameras.





ASMP Portland Squared, Portland’s Premier Photo Event

ASMP Portfolio Review

When: Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: Splash Worldwide - 419 NE 9th Ave, Portland, OR
Cost: $45 ASMP Members; $75 General, $35 Students, Registration Required

Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th come join your fellow photographers in the documentation of four square miles of Portland. 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, 3 Hours of editing, 1 Catered Dinner, 5 Judges, 7 Categories, 13 Prize packages totaling over $5K and 1 Gallery Show Exhibit.

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ASMP Portfolio





Great Apes 2020 Behind-the-Scenes:
Exploring the unseen world of storytellin

Great Apes 2020

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free

The finished product—film, gallery exhibit, book, social media campaign, etc.—is often the polished Wow! piece that all of us see. But what goes on "behind-the-scenes" in telling a compelling story? Often those nuts and bolts reveal the good, bad, and ugly great story-tellers face in bringing their work to life. The team of Gerry Ellis, Skye Fitzgerald and Kenny Allen are the talent behind a multi-year effort sponsored by Pro Photo Supply called Great Apes 2020.

The Great Apes 2020 project is a global effort across the equatorial great ape range states in Africa and Asia as well as examining third-parties significantly driving wildlife and illegal resources trafficking. The project is not about any single ape species. Rather it focuses on the issues facing all apes—deforestation, poaching, conflict resources, industrial-scale agriculture (palm oil), zoonotic disease and, of course, climate chaos.

Despite the hardship, danger and frustration faced by many dedicated conservationists and researchers, efforts to save great apes from extinction in the wild are largely failing. Great Apes 2020 is an effort to combine investigative journalistic rigor; an objective scientific approach; and the latest media, communication and education resources to analyze critical threats to great ape extinction, search for innovative solutions to their survival, and engage the public as deeply and immediately as possible.

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Creative Camera Techniques: Stirring your artistic edge

Creative Camera Techniques

When: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $129, 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 and Craig Clark





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