Member Cudos!!!

Two PPF members received honorable mention cash awards at the Cascadia opening in Baker City on Friday


Scott Hoyle for “Smoke and Mirrors”
Dave Schaerer for “Crossing the Nehalem Bar”

There were a total of $2600 for 12 awards.

Other PPF participants:

Ken Hochfeld
Don Jacobson
Alan Mevis
Loren Nelson
Mike O’Brien

Cascadia is a statewide-wide touring fine art photography exhibition of juried work by Oregon photographers from both sides of the Cascades. 

Exhibition dates

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, April 6 - 28th
The Brama Pop-Up Gallery, The Dalles, May 4-29th
Murdock Gallery, OSU Campus July 2 - Aug 5th

Congratulations to all!!!

Upcoming Don Jacobson (PPF member) Class

Photographing Wildflowers In the Field & Midday Photographing Techniques


April 13, 14, 15

Class meets on Clark College main campus 7-9pm Friday eve, 8 to 4pm Field studies on Sat, and 2-4pm on main campus Sunday.

Learn how to improve your skills photographing wildflowers in the field. We will use techniques and appropriate approaches to portray the beauty of our native flora. Learn valuable techniques for photographing in midday. Equipment and techniques will be discussed in the Friday lecture, a full day in the field to photograph wildflowers on Saturday in the Columbia River Gorge. Sunday we will review photographs taken on Saturday. Equipment (macro lens, extension tubes or a close up lens) or a camera that lets you focus closely and a tripod will be helpful. Up to 2 miles of easy hiking will be involved. Bring a brown bag lunch. 

Learn more and register


Gathering Light Online Photography Salon: One Month Free for PPF Members

Photographer and teacher Laura Valenti has offered PPF members a free month access to her new online photography salon. The salon includes a lovely, safe space for sharing images and ideas, regular feedback, inspiring interviews with talented photographers, audio chats about the creative process, and fun creative experiments (optional mini assignments) to get the creative juices flowing. As opposed to a critique group where the focus is mostly technical and critical, Gathering Light is a "yes" space. It's a space where we celebrate creative risks, see mistakes as doorways for growth, and deeply honor our fellow artists' journeys. 

It kicks off now, so jump in today. It's going to be a lot of fun.

To join, click here Then, enter the coupon code NEATO and click "apply coupon." You'll get the first month's membership for free and you can cancel at the end of the month if you like or continue on for $24/month if you like what you see. It's a fun opportunity to try out Laura's new offering.