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Sports Photography Workshop with the Portland Winterhawks

Sports Photography Workshop with the Portland Winterhawks

When: Saturday, January 3, 2015
Time: 1:30pm to 10:30pm
Where: Memorial Coliseum, International Paper Room - 300 Winning Way, Portland, OR 97208
Cost: $200, Meals provided!

Join Portland Winterhawks Team Photographer, Bryan Heim and Sports Photographer Jeff Hinds along with Pro Photo Supply and Canon 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 and Canon will have demo equipment available to use but you will need to have your own camera, lens and memory card as well. Although, this is a Canon sponsored event and all demo equipment (cameras and lenses) will be Canon gear, anyone with other manufactured equipment are more than welcome to participate in all aspects of the workshop.

What 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





Book Signing & Talk with Photographer, Author and Storyteller, Janis Miglavs

Janis Miglavs Book Signing

When: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply - 1112 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: Free, please register online

A visual journey about a 5-year personal project that unexpectedly turned profitable.

Ever heard of Chinese wineries?

Well, China is now the world's largest market for red wine, having more than doubled in just the last few years. In France, however, the second largest consumer of reds, consumption has dropped like photographic film sales. To meet the local demand, huge Disney-like Chinese chateaux (their term for wineries) are popping up like Oregon toadstools.

Join Janis Miglavs for a photographer’s journey through parts of China and an incredible wine scene not seen by tourists, photographers or many, if any, outsiders. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the booming industry and at a Chinese culture not pictured in any tourist book or Instagram. Along the way learn secrets, like how Marco Polo rated Chinese wines during his Silk Road travels, and, more importantly, how to survive drinking wine with locals.

About Storyteller/Author/Photographer Janis Miglavs:

Since his high school teaching days, Janis (pronounced Yanis in English) Miglavs has worked as a professional writer and photographer with both commercial and editorial clients like National Geographic, Nikon, and a long list of travel magazines.

For the past 15 years he has specialized in wine, writing and photographing for all of the major wine publications, including Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and working with winery clients around the world.

Plus he is a former President of ASMP Oregon.

While he has contributed to many major wine books and publications, his own award winning books include PNW Ultimate Winery Guide and Oregon The Taste of Wine, which won a Gold Medal for the “Best Regional Book”, and Wine Spectator magazine called it “one of top reads for wine lovers.”

Now, after five years of travel, research and photography throughout China, he completed his most recent book, China The New Wine Frontier, published in both Chinese and English. In May, at a special ceremony in Beijing, he received the “Best in the World” award for the book.

At this time the book is only available in China, but a limited number of this collector’s one-of-a-kind China The New Wine Frontier book will be available at the presentation.





Brown Bag Lunch Talk Featuring Zeb Andrews

Brown Bag Talk - Larry Clarke

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2014
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.



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Entry Level Digital SLR Seminar

Nikon Entry Level

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $49, registration required

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.

This class is geared to the Nikon D3200, D3300, D5200 & D5300 cameras.





Advanced Techniques for Advanced Nikon Cameras Seminar

Nikon Advanced Techniques

When: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $49, registration required

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!





The Nikon Wireless Flash Workshop

Nikon Advanced Techniques

When: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $69, 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, 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.





ASMP Oregon Presents NICK VEDROS

ASMP Nick Vedros

When: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Studio 3 - 1316 SE 12th Ave Portland, OR 97214
Cost: Free, please register online

Bridging the gap between portrait and editorial photographers alike, Nick examines the amazing images he has created throughout his career and explains his problem solving methods. He talks about techniques he has mastered during his career, discusses trick approaches to many of his shots, and give tips on low cost special effects.

One of the most intriguing parts of Nick’s program is seeing the client provided layouts that range from sketches on bar napkins to elaborate marker comps, set alongside the finished photograph. He will visually walk you through the steps he took to arrive at each completed image. Nick also has short motion clips that show him doing the actual Photo Shoot.

Nick has become an icon in commercial photography over his many years in the business. He explains the need to re-invent yourself every few years. He will discuss his brand identity, his marketing pieces, and how creating new images combined with the newest equipment and techniques keeps the work coming in.

In recognition of his work, Nick has received numerous Gold awards including Best of Show local Addys, part of Grand Effie campaign for Apple Computer, Archive International Top 200 Advertising Photographers, honored as Canon Explorer of Light, numerous top honors for N.A.M.A.

Nick Vedros ASMP Event





Nikon Photo Walkabout Workshop

Nikon Photo Walkabout

When: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $39, registration required

One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on what lens is suitable for a specific look or type of photography can be a bit difficult.

A professional photographer with staff from Pro Photo Supply will lead the group on foot while coaching and pointing out tips for getting the most out of the variety of lenses on-hand.

Students are required to bring their own Nikon camera and memory card. A full range of Nikkor lenses will be available to use while on the walk-about around town. A few Nikon camera bodies will also be available, but in limited quantities.

Class is limited spots, please register early.

Nikon Photo Walkabout





Studio Basics Lighting Class

Studio Basics Lighting

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: FREE, registration required

Studio lighting has always been a scary subject, but not anymore. In this two hour introduction to studio lighting, we will cover the basics head to toe. In this class we will cover:

  • What is a studio flash and why it’s different than your speed light.
  • What’s the difference between a monolight and a pack lighting system.
  • Lighting modifiers and what they do: Softboxes, Umbrellas, Octobanks, Beauty Dishes, and even Fresnel attachments.


Don’t be afraid of studio lighting, once you know the basics it all falls into place. Instructor: Kevin Focht, View Kevin's Portfolio







Intro to your DSLR – How To Use Your Camera

Studio Basics Lighting

When: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $25, registration required

This 2-hour workshop is for those of you who have a digital SLR. You bought it on the promise of being able to take it out of the box, and with ONE simple push of a button, create those award-winning images that hang on the wall for decades.

Well, it isn’t that simple, but we can make it that way! There’s a lot to these cameras and one stroll through the menu tells you that! The options are dizzying, to say the least. There are many, many, modes that promise the perfect portrait, perfect landscape, or the perfect sports shot. However, the results are never as advertised. Because of this people end up in full auto-mode, which turns your digital SLR into a very expensive point-and-shoot and the results are never consistent. One shot turns out fine, but the next shot is a complete surprise.

Well, relax…there is hope! There are a few menu functions that are critical to understand. There are many that you never need to worry about. Find out why some of your images turn out blurry, and how to prevent that from ever happening again. You will have an understanding of light and how the camera sees light differently than you do.

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. Relax, we’ll sit down together, learn how to use the camera, and promise to have a few laughs as well.

Don’t be afraid of studio lighting, once you know the basics it all falls into place.

Instructor: Kevin Focht, View Kevin's Portfolio





Workshop: Exploring Depth of Field, Exposure & Composition

Workshop: Exploring Depth of Field, Exposure & Composition

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost: $159, registration required

This workshop will focus on the three main elements of photography. It is intended for all skill levels with an emphasis on the beginner and intermediate photographer. 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.

Topics covered:

  • Depth of Field - What is it? How do I control it?
  • Exposure - Why are my images under- or over-exposed? How do I know if my exposure is right and how do I correct it?
  • Composition - What makes a good composition? What should I look for?


Attendees will be responsible for their own meals and transportation.

Recommended equipment:
  • Camera with manual controls
  • Tripod
  • Lenses varying from wide to medium focal length.
  • Rain gear for you and your camera (just in case)
  • Camera manual (optional)







Todd Bigelow: The Business of Photography

The Business of Photography

When: February 21-22, 2015
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center - 1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209
Cost:

  • early bird through December 19: $75 - ASMP Member; $150 - Non-Member; $100 – Student
  • after December 19: $100 - ASMP Member; $200 - Non-Member; $125 – Student

This business minded photography workshop is geared toward photographers with an interest in a career producing images for various media outlets, non-profits, foundations and corporations. It provides practical advice and information drawn from decades of personal experience to address the many business issues that freelancers contend with on a daily basis. The information in this two day workshop provides photographers with knowledge to help them manage their career.

Topics covered:

  • Client Development
  • Assignment Contracts & Negotiations
  • Website & Platform Options
  • Copyright Basics
  • Cost of Doing Business
  • Social Media Integration
  • Rate Standards
  • Negotiations and much more!

About Todd Bigelow
Todd Bigelow has handled assignment work as a freelance photographer for over twenty-five years from some of the world's leading publications including Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, TIME, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Business Week, People, The NY Times Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, The LA Times, USA Today, Washington Post and many others. He also works for respected foundations and corporations including the James Irvine Foundation, The Southern Poverty Law Center, The US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Teaching Tolerance and Costco Wholesale. Todd's work along the US/Mexico border has been exhibited internationally and his images reside in the permanent collection at the California Museum of Photography and the Oakland Museum of California. Formerly represented by Black Star Photo Agency, Todd has been a member of Aurora Photos since the late 1990s. Todd has taught a variety of photography and photojournalism courses at California State University, Northridge and UCLA Extension for nearly twenty years.

This intensive workshop has been offered at:
  • UCLA
  • Otis College of Art & Design
  • San Diego State University
  • The University of Arizona
  • The California Center for Digital Arts
  • Brooks Institute of Photography
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • he Sports Shooter Academy



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