Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Value of Belonging to Professional Asscociations.
A great learning experience, was made available to photographers by the Professional Photographers of Oregon 2 weeks ago at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville Or. This workshop was attended by a great many photographers with one goal in mind, to come together for a weekend of ongoing education and networking with other Photographers and suppliers from our industry, to return to our respective studios and provide for our clients fine portraiture that they can be proud to own. The format brought to us by our leadership was new and inovative. We had six great instructors and they broke attendees into six small groups, then each group spent an hour with each instructor getting hands on instuction in six different categories of portrait photography. I taught on Environmental Family Portraits, they other instructors held classes on: Bridal Portraiture, Engagement Couples, In Studio Families, Children Portraiture,\ and High School Senior Portraits. We also had an evening program from one of our members about his involvement with a group that is fighting to save young girls in Southeast Asia from Child Slavery and Child Prostitution, High lighting the photography he did while on assignment with CNN and this fine Organization. It was eye opening and heart wrenching to say the least. It is unbeleiveale that such horrible people exist in this world! Everyone who attended had great things to say about the weekend and went back to their Studios ready to do some great work. Along those lines PPof Oregon Posted info on their Website http://www.pporegon.com/events yesterday about a class I will teaching at our studio on Monday July 26th so check it out and sign up if you are interested. I am not receiving the payment for this the proceeds go to PPof Oregon so they can continue to sponsor events such as the State Convention and other educational events for those of us who really want to improve their skills and provide great work to our clients.