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How to Price Yourself Correctly and Make More Money

How to Price Yourself Correctly and Make More Money

When: September 25
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free

Most photographers get into business and then are guessing at pricing themselves. This is especially true with wedding and portrait photographers.

Pricing is one of the hardest parts of the portrait or wedding business.

In this seminar, we will show you how to price yourself using standard business practices as well as how to market yourself too.

Once you know some of the key points of pricing, it's a lot easier to do.

There is no mystery here, just good old common sense and good business practices.

About Kevin Focht

Kevin Focht has been shooting fashion and beauty for over 20 years, currently specializing in the wedding market. He has lived and worked in Milan, Greece, London, Miami and New York. His client list includes Brides, Elegant Bride, Modern Bride, Bridal Guide, Nordstrom, Jantzen, Bank of America, Seventeen, YM, Arizona Weddings, Long Island Bride and Groom, and Oregon Bride.

Kevin recently relocated to his hometown of Portland Oregon and has opened up a luxury wedding and portrait studio called Left Turn Studio ( Kevin’s decision to leave his successful career in the New York fashion industry was the direct result of his personal experience at ground zero on the morning of September 11, 2001) He brings his varied background of working for some of the most discerning art directors and clients to the wedding and portrait industry.

His talent for lighting and being able to shoot on the fly, has made him a perfect match for wedding photography. Giving back to the industry that has given him so much, is his latest passion.

DSLR Intro Class • 3 Hour Hands On Workshop

DSLR Intro Class • 3 Hour Hands On Workshop

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
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


Intro to Off-Camera Speedlight Photography
with Westcott & Brandon Heiss

Off-Camera Speedlight Photography

When: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $15, Registration Required

This seminar will demonstrate how easy it can be to use portable speedlites both in the studio and outdoors. Don’t let theses lights intimidate you, as they can be amazing tools and chances are that you probably own at least one speedlite already! If the weather permits, we can travel outside to show just how portable these lights can be, and take some “on location” images. Bring your camera and speedlites to try out some of these fantastic tools of the trade.

For this presentation, Brandon will be using portable speedlites, along with a variety of light modifiers to enhance your images that will help your photography immediately. Let us show you how easy off camera flash photography can be and the beautiful results you can achieve by adding these light shaping tools to you speedlites.

Brandon is the Marketing, Education, and Top Pro Coordinator at F.J. Westcott, focusing on educating photographers who are new to the industry, or new to the world of lighting. Prior to joining Westcott, he taught photography for five years in higher education, and worked as a freelance photographer at Bowling Green State University.

Call of the Wild - A Benefit for Oregon Wild

Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest

When: October 17, 2014
Where: Leftbank Annex - 101 north weidler street portland, or 97227

A party 40 years in the making!

Time to break out your party hats and favorite flannel - Oregon Wild is celebrating 40 years protecting Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters and we want you to celebrate with us!

A camp-inspired night of festivities, Call of the Wild is a chance to see stunning photography from our 10th annual Outdoor Photo Contest, mingle with wilderness and wildlife lovers from across the state, and celebrate everything you love about Oregon. In honor of Oregon Wild's 40th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this year's benefit features:

  • A special brew from Migration Brewing Co., crafted just for Oregon Wild!
  • Local wine and specialty 'Wild' cocktails served in signature camp mugs featuring spirits from Big Bottom Whiskey and Bendistillery
  • Delicious bites from Simpatica Catering & Dining Hall, Pacific Pie Co., Tastebud, Papa G's, Thrive Pacific NW, & more!
  • Live music from local blues/roots guitarist Joe McMurrian!
  • Trail mix station
  • Photobooth
  • Silent auction featuring framed prints of the finalists of the 10th annual Outdoor Photo Contest, rafting and adventure trips, outdoor gear and apparel, packages for hikes, photographers, climbers, fishing enthusiasts, kayakers, beer lovers, foodies, and more (click here for the growing list of great prizes)
Entry, beer, wine, food, and entertainment are all included with your $40 ticket!

Outdoor Photo Contest: Submit your photos by September 19! Submit Photos

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Mom-tography 101 - Learning How to Shoot

Mom-tography 101 - Learning how to Shoot Photographs

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $15, registration required

Join Pro Photo Supply and Panasonic as we welcome Kristen Jensen, a Panasonic Lumix Luminary. Kristen runs a very successful family portrait studio and attributes most of her success to making her clients feel comfortable because she was a model and knows exactly what it feels like to be photographed. Kristen started her photography business as a single mom 11 years ago and started teaching other moms how to shoot way back then, too.

Mom-tography 101 is a workshop for the beginner photographer that wants to take better photos of her kids.

Topics covered will be:

  • Knowing your camera: what gear, shooting on manual, f-stops, speed, ISO
  • Composition & Lenses: Using a tripod, depth of field, etc.
  • Post Production: How to download, store and share and photos.
You will walk away from this workshop with basic knowledge on how to work with your camera.

About the photographer:

Kristen Jensen of Kristen Jensen Productions is a lifestyle photographer/videographer and image strategist who brings an enlightened and gracious style to her advertising magazine, portrait and video assignments. “I’m in the business of making people feel and look their best”, say’s Kristen.

This unique perspective comes as a result of her years in front of the camera. As a former international fashion model with Ford Models, she made an easytransition to the other side of the lens. Kristen has a wealth of knowledge andexperience plus an exceptional eye for those special details that trademark her style. All of this experience has proven to be priceless in her photography/videobusiness.

Kristen is a member of the Panasonic Lumix Luminary team - promoting mirrorless cameras across the USA. She works and lives in Bethel, Connecticut with her son, Noah and their dog Wall-e. She is a member of PPA.

How to Wow Tour with Jerry Ghionis

How to Wow

When: October 22, 2014

  • The Full Experience $295: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Daytime Workshop $219: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Evening Seminar $79: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Dr. Portland, OR
Coupon: Save $10 by using discount code: HTWPROPS

Jerry Ghionis' How to Wow Tour teaches posing, lighting, location selection, exposure, and expression for bridal, fashion, boudoir and portrait photography. Known as the “MacGyver” of photography, Jerry will show the audience how to create dramatic “wow” images in any situation. He will challenge himself and the audience to create a variety of photographic looks. He will explain in real time exactly what he does to problem-solve and the steps he takes to produce a “wow” shot.

He will share countless on-the-job examples of how to evoke emotions in challenging clients, how to find light that compliments the subject, and how to be more creative. He will then put all of that into practice in the classroom as he involves professional models and members of the audience to create an interactive photography educational experience like no other.


An evening with Photographer Geoffrey Hiller:
Gallery Show & Book Signing

Geoffrey Hiller

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply - 1112 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free

Join Pro Photo Supply as we spend an evening with Documentary Photographer, Geoffrey Hiller as he unveils his book, Daybreak in Mayanmar with an evening talk and wide format gallery show of his work. Book signing will follow lecture.

Myanmar in Southeast Asia is one of the least known places in the world, due to the military dictatorship that has isolated the country for the past sixty years. Now that the government is making the transition to democracy, the veil is slowly lifting, as are travel and economic sanctions. In Daybreak in Myanmar these images of a place once frozen in time are unique and timely.

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller has been documenting the people of Burma since 1987 and has returned several times since the historic opening in 2011 to capture evidence of change, not only images of rallies for Aung San Suu Kyi, but the anticipation, hope and concerns of a nation forgotten by the world. Following his award-winning web documentary from 2000, Burma: Grace Under Pressure, Hiller is publishing this selection of 170 color photographs. They are accompanied by interviews with British journalist Francis Wade, who spoke with several prominent Burmese: political dissident Dr. Ma Thida, historian Dr. Thant Myint U, activist monk U Gambira, author Pascal Khoo Thwe, blogger Nay Phone Latt, and memoirist Ma Thanegi. Their words add depth to the images, covering topics such as native spirits and Buddhism, being arrested for blogging, and growing up in an ethnic village on the border.

Geoffrey Hiller’s work has been published in magazines in the USA, Europe, and Japan including Geo, Newsweek, Mother Jones and the New York Times Magazine. His award-winning multimedia projects about Vietnam, Eastern Europe, Ghana, Burma, and Brazil have earned recognition from National Public Radio, The Christian Science Monitor and USA Today. Hiller was a Fulbright Fellow in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2008–2009. Since then he has worked as a media trainer in India, Cambodia and Pakistan. Hiller is the creator and editor of Verve Photo: The New Breed of Documentary Photographer. His home is in Portland, Oregon. Visit his website at

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