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

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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DSLR Intro Class • 3 Hour Hands On Workshop

Great Apes 2020

When: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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.

Workshop Instructor: Pete Stone

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Natural Light Portraits • 3 Hour Hands On Workshop

Natural Light Portraits

When: Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Time: 8:30am -11:30am
Where: RiverPlace Promenade - SW Montgomery & SW River Drive
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

Workshop Instructor: Pete Stone

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Lensbaby Photo Walk Workshop

Lensbaby Experience

When: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free, Registration required, email to reserve your spot and your mount choice kirsten@lensbaby.com<

Join us for a free Lensbaby workshop to celebrate their launch of Lensbaby lenses for Fuji mount and the release of the brand new Lensbaby Velvet 56 in mirrorless mounts. Lensbaby is an adventure for any photographer and a sure cure for anyone that has been stuck inside the box. Learn about Lensbaby's brand new Velvet 56 lens which debuted a month ago. A modern twist on a timeless classic, Velvet 56 is a 56mm f/1.6 manual portrait lens that evokes the ethereal look and build of a classic portrait lens. Combined with macro focusing capabilities, this new classic’s groundbreaking optical design makes it one of the most versatile lenses ever made.

Continue the tour with Lensbaby's bestselling Composer Pro system with interchangeable optics and the radically fun Circular Fisheye. You are sure to find something new for your creative arsenal. Immerse yourself in dynamic effects created in-camera with Lensbaby's unique system of lenses, optics and accessories. After the presentation we will have time for Q&A and then a stroll around the neighborhood to try out the lenses. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

About the Instructor: Kirsten Hunter is Lensbaby’s own Director of Customer Happiness and a self-proclaimed Lensbaby addict. Kirsten has been with Lensbaby since 2004 and rarely shoots with anything other lens. She shoots everything she sees with a Lensbaby and her enthusiasm is contagious. Come take a tour of Lensbaby's creative lenses and learn how to "See in a New Way."

Registration:
Registration required, email to reserve your spot and your mount choice kirsten@lensbaby.com







Fuji X-T10 Launch Party

Fujifilm X-XT10 Launch

When: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free, registration required

Come get a sneak peek of the NEW Fujifilm X-T10

This exciting new camera will not be in the marketplace until June 18th, come join us on June 4th to receive a special offer and be the first on our pre-order list! Our Fujifilm representatives will have camera’s on-hand to give you a live shooting experience, plus door prizes and more! Don’t miss the party!





Photo Walk with Sony

Sony Experience

When: Friday, June 5, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free, registration required

Learning your camera is best by doing. So why not come out and take a walk around the neighborhood with Sean Knighton, our Sony technical rep. and staff from Pro Photo Supply. Get hands-on instruction combined with actual street photography. Class size is limited to 15 people for a more intimate instruction environment. We encourage attendee’s to bring their own Sony camera’s as we will have limited number of A7s cameras and lenses available.

Instructors Bio: Sean Knighton | Received BFA Degree in Photography from Weber State University. I have been a certified wedding photographer, Ritz University Instructor, General Store Manager and Studio Photographer for Ritz camera for 14 years. I have taught photography for the Davis Technology College for three years before moving to Oregon.





The Sony Experience: In-Depth with the Sony A6000 & A7

Sony Experience

When: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free, registration required

In this class, you will build your knowledge of your Sony Alpha Digital SLR camera’s program menus, features, functions and shooting modes.

What you'll learn:

You will learn your camera’s fundamental features, all the various buttons and their functions including the following controls to help you achieve your goals as well as common accessories that can positively impact the images you capture.

Gail will talk about:

  • Exposure Control
  • Program Mode
  • Shutter Priority Mode
  • Aperture Priority Mode
  • Depth of Field and Focus control
  • Advanced Setting and Programmable Modes
  • Flash Modes and using External Flash


You’ll learn about various Sony Alpha lenses and accessories that can help you maximize the enjoyment of your camera and for capturing better pictures and gain a good understanding on how to navigate your Sony camera.

Instructors Bio: Sean Knighton | Received BFA Degree in Photography from Weber State University. I have been a certified wedding photographer, Ritz University Instructor, General Store Manager and Studio Photographer for Ritz camera for 14 years. I have taught photography for the Davis Technology College for three years before moving to Oregon.





Brown Bag Lunch Talk Featuring Randy Olson

Brown Bag Talk - Ann Ploeger

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, both days
Where: Miller Auditorium
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 Brown Bag Lunch Talks

  • July 15 | Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen
  • August 19 | Sofia Marcus-Meyers
  • September 16 | Marti Mueller
  • October 21 | Stewart Harvey


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Thinking and Shooting in Motion With Gail Mooney

Gail Mooney

When: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Social starts at 6:30PM)
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost:

  • 10.00 — ASMP member
  • 25.00 — non-member
  • 5.00 — Student

Learn how to shoot video NOT like a photographer in this fun 2hr motion workshop.

With the proliferation of electronic mobile devices we as a culture are changing the way we communicate and receive information. We have access to information wherever and whenever we want it. As photographers who shoot with cameras capable of shooting video, coupled with a greater demand for multiple mediums, we need to understand that there is a lot more to video than switching the mode on the camera.

Gail will talk about:

  • The elements of video production - the collaborative effort
  • How to shoot video NOT like a photographer
  • Telling the story in motion
  • Interview tips/Audio
  • Business tips and paperwork in the “hybrid” world
  • Where do you fit in?


Gail Mooney is a photographer/filmmaker and co-partner of Kelly/Mooney Productions, a visual communications company based in the NYC metro area. Gail has over 30 years of experience shooting for international magazines, major corporations, and institutions. Her clients have included National Geographic, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure, and American Express.

In the spring of 2010, Gail and her daughter Erin embarked on a 99-day journey around the world. They were searching for people who are making a difference - ordinary people who believe they can make the world a better place - one person at a time. Their film, “Opening Our Eyes” is now finished. The trailer has been seen in over 135 countries - that’s more than half the countries in the world. A trailer of Gail’s new feature length documentary Opening Our Eyes will be shown.

Instructors: Gail Mooney

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Entry Level Digital SLR Seminar

Nikon Entry Level DSLR

When: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free with DSLR Purchase; Early Bird $30; General $49

What is the difference between an ƒ-stop and a bus stop? ISO? Shutter Speeds? Aperture? Lenses? And seriously, just what is the difference between all those different scene modes?

If you are new to the world of DSLR photography… that is if you finally have one of those really cool interchangeable lens cameras... and have no idea where to start, but know you want better pictures! This is the perfect class for you! We will walk through the settings on the cameras and when to use them. We will help you figure out what lens to use and when to use it. There is even some time spent on helping you compose better pictures. Please join us as we unravel the mystery to making really wonderful pictures.





Advanced Level Digital SLR Seminar

Nikon Advanced Level DSLR

When: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free with DSLR Purchase; Early Bird $30; General $49

If you are passionate about photography and intrigued by high-end technology then this seminar on Nikon Digital SLR cameras is for you!

Spend two hours with a Nikon expert learning about the advanced features, menus and controls. Learn how to get more out of your Advanced D-SLR camera, such as the D7000, D7100, D610, D800, D800E, D810, D3x, D4, D4s or Df.

This class is packed with great information! Get ready to learn!





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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