Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

August Group Field Day Scheduled for the 25th

Gary Brockway, PPF Board Member and Site Scout for field days, announced the August Sunday School* will be held at Portland’s South Waterfront area. There is a lot to capture there, construction, bridges, interesting architecture, boats on the river, etc. Plus it is accessible by train, tram, bus, streetcar, bicycle, hiking, as well as personal vehicle (or rental scooter.)

We will meet at Blue Star Donuts, 672 SW Gaines St, Portland, Sunday, Aug. 25th, at about 9:00 a.m. Current forecast is mostly sunny, with a high of 77 degrees F.

*Portland Photographers Forum schedules monthly opportunities for members (and potential members) to visit a visually rich location in a small group and practice the craft. Often we begin or end the day with a shared meal. It’s a good time, and it’s amazing how people can look at the same scenery and record such differing images!

By the way—we don’t always meet on a Sunday.

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Jul
20
7:30 AM07:30

July Sunday School 7/20/2019 in Wilsonville Museum

The PPF Sunday School outing for July will be at the Cars & Coffee meeting on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the World of Speed Motorsports Museum 27490 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070. The meeting starts (officially) at 8:00 a.m. and generally runs until noonish. Best time is generally 7:30ish to 10:00ish.

When you realize you have brought home a few images that you’d like to share, please consider passing them along to our Instagram Czar and/or the person responsible for the slideshow for the event.

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Jul
11
to Aug 9

Deadline Nears for Portland Photographers Forum Proposal for 2020 Exhibition in the Multnomah Arts Center!

Friday, August 9, at 5pm PDT is the deadline! If you wish to show some work for a month as part of a PPF group show, you MUST submit your images and accompanying paperwork (all sent at the same time) to Ron Odenheimer (ron@sailcetacean.com) and Walt Duddington (wduddington@gmail.com) before the deadline. The Forum will use this information to submit a proposal to the Multnomah Arts Center. The MAC has VERY specific requirements, so be certain to follow the instructions exactly. Here’s what you need to send to Ron and Walt:

  1. One page resumé and/or one page biography (including current phone number) sent in a Microsoft Word compatible format (such as .doc or .rtf.)

  2. Up to three (3) digital images of the work you hope to exhibit. These will be seen by the MAC selection committee so they need to be high quality. Please follow these requirements precisely:

    *.JPG file *1024 pixels on the LONG side *use this file naming method:

    lastnamefirstinitial_1.jpg i.e. isaakc_1.jpg

    lastnamefirstinitial_2.jpg i.e. isaakc_2.jpg …etc., etc., etc.

  3. Include an image list in Microsoft Word compatible text using this format:

    1. lastnamefirstinitial_1.jpg, Title of Image, Media, Dimensions, Price, Year made, how produced, how printed i.e. isaakc_1.jpg “Trees in Shadow”, inkjet, 8 inch x 10 inch framed, $250, 2018, digital capture, inkjet pigment print on cotton rag paper

Remember, your resumé/bio, up to 3 jpg images, and image list—all sent at the same time—MUST be in Ron and Walt’s hands no later than 5pm on Friday, August 9, 2019. (Can you tell we are serious about this?)

What happens next? The PPF Board will select 20 images for the portfolio application that goes to the MAC. That’s the most we can send in the proposal. If our proposal is accepted, we may be able to hang more than 20 works when the time comes.

Thanks to our Board members, Mike O., Walt, Gary, Alan, Ron, Carol, Janis, and Ashley for taking on this big project! They hope to see lots of members participating in this call for work so that our application provides a good example of the quality of work we would hang if given a month on the exhibition calendar.

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Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

Mark Fitzgerald/Digital Darkroom Lightroom Workshop

This workshop will focus on advanced functions within the Develop Module of LR.  There is room for a maximum of 15 people in the workshop.  After it has been filled, you can get on a waiting list by emailing Mike Osborne at president@PPF from our website.  Since this is a very special event, you do NOT need to be a current member of the Portland Photographers Forum to attend. All are welcome!

$149

Location:  Congregation Neveh Shalom, Room 102 of the school

Address:  2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland Oregon 97239

Date:  Sunday, July 7, 2019

Time:  9 am to 4:30 pm with lunch around 12 noon.  

IMPORTANT WORKSHOP NOTES:

Be sure your Lightroom 6 is updated to its latest release; or your Lightroom Classic CC is updated to the latest release.  Lightroom CC is not being taught... only LR 6 or LR Classic CC.

Bring your own coffee and beverages. (Food not permitted in the classroom)

Bring a power strip and/or extension cord if at all possible.  

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Apr
19
to Apr 21

PPF Warrenton Outing

PPF At Warrenton Friday April 19-Sunday April 21

Why Warrenton? It's strategically positioned on the Oregon Coast, just minutes from Astoria and Fort Stevens, it has its own working harbor, and miles of unspoiled beach. There's plenty to see, do and photograph. Nature is also providing very low tides at civilized times in the morning. Clamming tides. Think about it.

We have rented a house that sleeps 12. If you are interested in attending, do not delay signing up. Cost per person is $100, and the weekend is open only to PPF members and their significant others at this time. Please ensure your 2019 dues are up to date. (Be advised that this is Easter weekend - this may color your plans.)

Your $100 gets you two nights lodging, two evening meals, and two continental breakfasts. Lunch is on you.

Since people will arrive at various times on Friday, PPF will provide a simple evening meal that is not time-dependent. Think lasagna, salad and garlic bread.

Saturday's meal is open for suggestions. Rumors of some kind of seafood meal Saturday are circulating. We'll accommodate other preferences too, of course. There may be a small surcharge for the main meals due to unforeseen costs, but we're usually able to manage it on $100/head.

Plan to bring samples of photographs you've made to share with others, too. This is a longstanding PPF tradition, and a chance to get feedback on your work. It's a lot of fun!

Plans for these weekends tend to evolve as the date grows close. Feel free to contact Gary Brockway with suggestions or questions, and look for e-mailed information as our plans gel.

Do not delay signing up. These trips fill quickly.

See you at the beach!

Questions? Email Peter Gomena at gomena@comcast.net

sign up by clicking the yellow button below:

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Member's Workshop with Ray Bidegain:  The Meaningful Portrait  Short Course

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February 17th

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$145.00

Limit 6 Students

Open to PPF members only: if you haven’t paid your 2019 dues, please do so on our “join” page before signing up


Spend the day working in a beautiful daylight studio with photographer Ray Bidegain. During this 4 hour workshop we will explore making portraits in natural light that transcend beyond the identity of the model to make meaningful works of art.  We will embrace beauty every step of the way and well seen photographs will be our goal. 

Both Film and digital photographers are welcome to shoot in the medium they prefer.


This course will be held in a large natural light studio on the 4th floor at 439 SE Grand Ave. above “What’s New? Furniture.” The entrance is a brown door up a small flight of stairs on Stark street between MLK and Grand ave. There will be someone there to help direct you.

Please note: this course will be held in a studio on the 4th floor, accessible only by stairs. There is no elevator access. Please keep mobility concerns in mind before signing up for this course.

There will be 2 sessions for the day with 2 different models to work with. This class is limited to 6 students to be sure everyone has time to make the work that is in their hearts. 


Topics for the day will include:

  • pose and gesture

  • mood

  • concept and ideas

  • lighting

  • working with models, amateur and professional

  • finding models to work with and space to rent for projects 

  • A critique session will be scheduled in the weeks following the session for anyone who would like feedback on the work they have made.


SIGN UP BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW:


You can check out Ray Bidegain’s work and other course offerings here:

http://www.raybidegain.com

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Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

January 2019 Meeting

Our Featured January 2019 speaker is Charles Purvis!

Click here for more information!

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If you'd like to present your photos

Please be prepared with 3 to 5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. Be ready to explore your reasons for making the art, what makes it special to you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. We will have time for about 3-4 members to present before our speaker.

Please make your intention to present known to Day Tooley and if you are using digital images, please send them to Day for formatting. Day will need a few days to format, so please don’t send them at the last minute:

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New: Member’s monthly Photographic Discussion Group

Starting in January 2019, Gary Brockway will be conducting a discussion group for interested members before our regularly scheduled meetings. No need to sign up: just show up if you are looking for more discussion surrounding your work. The discussion will start every month at 6PM and will end at 6:45, in the normal meeting room at Multnomah Arts Center.


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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

December 2018 Meeting

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Our December meeting will be dedicated to our yearly Holiday Party, held in the regular room at the Multnomah Arts Center.

If you are a PPF member, please bring a matted print of your work, wrapped in plain unmarked brown paper, for our print exchange!

This party will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share! Keep in mind that you’ll be responsible for everything necessary to serve and enjoy your dish: for example, if you bring chili in a crockpot, please bring an extension cord to plug it in, serving utensils, and bowls.

PPF will provide some drinks and some bio-degradable utensils.

There will be a fun drawing for great prizes as well for PPF members, no purchase required!


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Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Print Sale at MAC Holiday art sale

PPF members are invited to participate in this year’s Multnomah Art Center Holiday Sale!

December 8, 2018 9AM-4PM

This is a great way to sell your photographs as holiday gifts.

Limited table spots are available, so please choose from the options below. Each table is approx. 8 feet long, and can accommodate 1-2 photographers based on needs.

Room limited to 6 tables, so space is limited.

Tables for this event are officially sold out! Thanks for all your interest!!

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Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

PPF member's outing to the Dumbbell building

Portland Photographers Forum will sponsor an outing on Tuesday evening Nov. 20 at 8:00 pm.  We'll visit Portland's Fair-Haired Dumbbell building at 11 Martin Luther King Blvd.  This members only outing will be led by Mike Osborne & Jim Dawson.  This is a very unusual structure with lots of opportunities for colorful abstract compositions with a stark black sky.  At this time of night there should be plenty of on-street parking in the vicinity.  If it is raining you can consider the event cancelled.  No need to sign up for this one--if it's not raining, just show up.  Should be fun!  

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Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

November 2018 Meeting

Our Featured November speaker is Keith Walklet! Click here for more information.

If you'd like to present your photos

Please be prepared with 3 to 5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. Be ready to explore your reasons for making the art, what makes it special to you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. We will have time for about 3-4 members to present before our speaker.

Please make your intention to present known to Day Tooley and if you are using digital images, please send them to Day for formatting. Day will need a few days to format, so please don’t send them at the last minute:

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Member Photo booth opportunity!

PPF member Ashley Jennings will be running another photo booth in an effort to capture the likenesses of PPF members. If you are a current paid member, we would love to take your photo with your favorite camera! Be sure to show up to the meeting 15-20 minutes early, or plan to stay a few minutes late to have your photo taken for our new and improved member’s page.


Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

October 2018 Meeting

If you'd like to present your photos

Please be prepared with 3 to 5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. Be ready to explore your reasons for making the art, what makes it special to you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. We will have time for about 3-4 members to present before our speaker.

Please make your intention to present known to Day Tooley and if you are using digital images, please send them to Day for formatting. Day will need a few days to format, so please don’t send them at the last minute:

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Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

Learn more about us

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Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Opal Creek Weekend

OPAL CREEK WEEKEND

FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY OCTOBER 12 - 14

• Photograph one of Oregon’s most beautiful forest areas

• Cabin 5 at Jawbone Flats will accommodate 16 members (www.opalcreek.org/cabins)

• Delicious dinners and breakfasts included (www.opalcreek.org/cabins/meals)

• Shuttle carries gear and differentially abled people to/from parking area to Jawbone Flats

• $100 all-inclusive

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Visiting Oregon’s Uncut Gem

You’ll arrive at the Opal Creek trailhead parking area no later than 4:30 PM Friday afternoon, in order to load gear on the 5:00 PM shuttle and have time for the 3-mile walk on the road along the Little North Fork of the Santiam River through beautiful old growth forest. At Jawbone Flats (www.opalcreek.org/about/jawbone-flats) you will find a bed in Cabin 5, which has comfortable living room, showers, and a small kitchen. Dinner will be at 6:00 PM in the Commons, and any dietary restrictions you may have can be accommodated, with advance notice. (There is also a noon shuttle on Friday, if you want to come earlier.)

Saturday morning, full breakfast is served at 8:00 AM. You’ll have the day to hike and explore along Opal Creek, which is accessible at the bridge above Opal Pool and can be viewed from the trail. At this season the water will be low, so it’s possible to walk in the stream itself. You’ll have experienced PPF members to consult about photographic locations and possibilities. In addition to the streams and forest, you’ll see a lot of mining equipment along the road and at Jawbone Flats.

Saturday night dinner and Sunday breakfast are included. On Sunday, you can leave your bags and gear to be taken out on the shuttle (11:30 AM or 4:30 PM) and have a leisurely walk out along the Santiam. Your bags will be waiting when you reach the trailhead.

If you like to plan in more detail, please contact PPF member Mike O’Brien, obrien@hevanet.com or 503-819-8991. He’s been visiting Opal Creek for many years and is happy to answer your questions.

Sign up using the PayPal link below by September 24th. This trip sold out last year, so don’t wait too long!

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Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

September 2018 Meeting

PPF is proud to feature Chester Ng as our September guest speaker

If you'd like to present your photos

Please be prepared with 3 to 5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. Be ready to explore your reasons for making the art, what makes it special to you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. We will have time for about 3-4 members to present before our speaker.

Please make your intention to present known to Day Tooley and if you are using digital images, please send them to Day for formatting. Day will need a few days to format, so please don’t send them at the last minute:

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Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

Learn more about us

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Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

August 2018 Meeting

If you'd like to present your photos

Please be prepared with 3 to 5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. Be ready to explore your reasons for making the art, what makes it special to you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. We will have time for about 3-4 members to present before our speaker.

Please make your intention to present known to Day Tooley and if you are using digital images, please send them to Day for formatting. Day will need a few days to format, so please don’t send them at the last minute:

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Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

Learn more about us

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Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

July 2018 Meeting

Our July meeting will be held at Disjecta

As you remember, finding a new location was one of the top requests on the survey we received in January. Disjecta is one of the options we have explored. July's meeting will allow you to give us feedback on what you think.

Visit Disjecta's website


If you'd like to present your photos

Please be prepared with 3 to 5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. Be ready to explore your reasons for making the art, what makes it special to you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. We will have time for about 3-4 members to present before our speaker.

Please make your intention to present known to Day Tooley and if you are using digital images, please send them to Day for formatting. Day will need a few days to format, so please don’t send them at the last minute:

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Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

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Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

June 2018 Meeting

Featured speaker: Katharine T Jacobs

Katharine T. Jacobs is a large format film photographer working in silver gelatin and alternative processes. Her work is conceptual and deals with femininity, chronic illness and living with a disability. She uses the human form to communicate emotions and sensations that are deeply personal while also trying to create beautiful images that viewers can appreciate on both an aesthetic and visceral level.

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If you'd like to present your photos

Please be prepared with 3 to 5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. Be ready to explore your reasons for making the art, what makes it special to you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. We will have time for about 3-4 members to present before our speaker.

Please make your intention to present known to Day Tooley and if you are using digital images, please send them to Day for formatting. Day will need a few days to format, so please don’t send them at the last minute:

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Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

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May
21
7:00 PM19:00

May 2018 Meeting

PPF is proud to announce Jim Fitzgerald will be our guest speaker

Jim Fitzgerald is a large and Ultra large format Photographer, Camera Builder and Carbon Transfer Specialist. Mr. Fitzgerald is also an educator who teaches the historic process known as Carbon Transfer Printing.

Learn more


If you'd like to present your photos

Please be prepared with 3 to 5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. Be ready to explore your reasons for making the art, what makes it special to you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. We will have time for about 3-4 members to present before our speaker.

Please make your intention to present known to Day Tooley and if you are using digital images, please send them to Day for formatting. Day will need a few days to format, so please don’t send them at the last minute:

moc.syelooteht@yad

Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

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May
15
to Jul 9

Trees of the Northwest Exhibit

The beauty of the landscape in the Great Northwest abounds with many species of trees.

LightBox Photographic Gallery and Portland Photographers Forum welcome you to our 2018 juried exhibit.

Artists’ Reception

Sunday, June 24, 2 – 4 PM

Exhibition

The exhibit will be open May 15th – July 9th, 2018
Argyle Winery hours:
M - Th 11am – 5pm
F - Su 10am – 5pm

Learn more

 

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

April 2018 Meeting

The board has received requests to open a meeting for print/digital presentations of member’s art. This next meeting will be just that.

If you would like to present: Please be prepared with 3-5 prints or digital images to share with the membership. We are very lucky to have Ray Bidegain moderate this presentation. Ray will share his own art and model an easy format for presenting at the beginning of the presentation portion of the meeting. He will also walk members through examining their reasons for making their art, what makes it special to each of you, what you would like us to experience, etc. Each member presentation will be timed to get into the flow. You can expect about 10 minutes to share. Please note that we will work with as many members as possible given the time restraints.

Please remember that all digital images need to be sent to Day Tooley for formatting. Day will need a day or two to format so please don’t send them at the last minute:

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The new website will be presented by Jeff Brownell. There will be an update on the 2 upcoming submission deadlines for exhibits.


Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

February 2018 Meeting

We are honored and excited to have the following artists on our panel for our February PPF Presentation!

Andrea Hollander - Poet
Laura Valenti - Photographer
Fred Swan - Painter
Ray Bidegain - Panel Moderator

Learn more about the panelists


Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

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Oct
6
to Oct 9

PPF Weekend Getaway: Yachats 2017!

Spend a long weekend with fellow PPF member photographers at a private lodge on the central Oregon coast with a panoramic ocean view. There are 7 bedrooms, 3.5+ baths, a huge great room with a fireplace, a family room, a large basement, and a wonderful deck to soothe your senses and inspire your creativity while you gaze at the ocean from your comfortable chair. Perhaps you have a glass of wine or your favorite beverage and some really good dark chocolate while you immerse in the creative energy of the lovely surroundings.

Learn more and register

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

September 2017 Meeting

This month's guest speaker is Peter Gomena

Many know Peter as our Past President and "keeper of the faith" with film and large format photography. Peter will show some of his new work and talk about how his experiments with odd cameras and processes have influenced personal vision.


Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, usually an accomplished photographer from the Portland/Vancouver area. Members also share and talk about new work, ideas, techniques, equipment, places to go and ways to work. 

Monthly meetings are open to all, non-members are very welcome to attend.

Learn more about us

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