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Upcoming events

    • 03/13/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • California Center for Digital Arts 207 N.Broadway, Santa Ana

    Portraiture and Event Photography presentation by Kimberly Olker

    Kimberly Olker, CPP Kimberly is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer specializing in Portraiture and Event photography. She officially started her photography business in 2004 photographing her nephew’s Bar Mitzvah. She began by taking children/family portraits, capturing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and doing sports photography. She has also explored other areas of photography, including commercial photography and local area magazine shoots. Currently, her award-winning photography is focused on Portraiture, including seniors, families and “pets with their people,” along with Weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Kimberly loves sharing her photography knowledge with others, both teaching and mentoring. She is a CPP liaison, helping other photographers earn their certification. Kimberly has been happily married for over 25 years & has two wonderful grown boys. She grew up in the Midwest, went to school in NY and currently lives in Rocklin, CA (near Sacramento).


    • Member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) since 2008
    • Member of the Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley (PPSV) since 2015, Vice President 2017, 2018, President 2019
    • Member of Professional Photographers of California (PPC) since 2017
    • Earned CPP in March 2016
    • Completed PPA Craftsman Degree requirements (will be awarded January 2019)

    Other irrelevant (non-photography) accolades:

    • B.S. degrees in Computer Science & Mathematics, Engineer at HP
    • 4th degree Black Belt (Ask her about her weapons form for a monopod!)
    • Former gymnast, competing at the Division 1 level in college
    • Former actress & can still be seen in a few commercials
    • Synagogue President
    • Breast Cancer survivor – 5 years and counting 
    • Always wanted to be an artist
    • She has an “alter ego” with a non-profit, Heroes for Hope 


    DATE, TIME AND LOCATION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

    • 03/14/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • California Center for Digital Arts 207 N.Broadway, Santa Ana
    • 20
    Register

     Portrait Studio on the Go!

    Simple, portable off-camera lighting

    Kimberly Olker, CPP


    Looking for lighting techniques to create beautiful portraits without needing a whole team of assistants and a truckload of equipment? Let Kimberly show you how she uses and manipulates light to create beautiful portraits “on the go.” She will demonstrate an entire portrait session, including scouting locations, consulting with clients and using simple portable lighting to produce stunning images. In this full-day workshop, you will also learn posing tips, basic lighting patterns and techniques for balancing ambient light with flash. The goal is to help you improve your work with lighting that’s simple, fast and effective. Join Kimberly for a fun day of instruction, demonstration and hands-on opportunities.

                      

    A PPA Credentialed Workshop

    Space is limited!

                                  

    All day parking available at the Artist's Village Parking structure a 1/2 block from the California Center for Digital Arts.

    Date, Time and Location are subject to change.

    • 04/10/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • California Center for Digital Arts 207 N.Broadway, Santa Ana

    PPOC is proud to bring to our members the Legendary Portrait Photographer: George DeLoache.  Come to our April general meeting to hear George speak about his years of creating portraits and use of light.


    “Creating of portraits is my passion. I dream of the images that could be and I meditate on those that will soon become. It began when I was a boy and a lifetime later the passion is even greater. God, I do so love being a photographer

    From the very first moment of seeing my images develop in a darkroom while working on my Boy Scout merit badge, I was hooked. I fell in love with photography and dreamed of the images that I would someday create

    Years have passed since the days of my youthful exuberance over the photographic image, years in which the passion has only intensified. As years go by, I find myself more and more enthralled with portrait photography; portraiture not purely as a reflection of reality but portraiture as an art form.” –George DeLoache

                   

    • 04/11/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • California Center for Digital Arts 207 N.Broadway, Santa Ana
    • 20
    Register

    ***GEORGE DeLOACHE*** WORKSHOP

    Can't get enough of George, want to learn more about his lighting technique? Come join PPOC on April 11, 2019 as we host a workshop with George DeLoache.  


    What to expect - a mixture of lecture and hands-on education with George providing insight to his particular style of portrait photography.

                    

    What to bring - your camera and a willingness to learn.  

                   


    Date, Time and Location are subject to change.


    • 04/24/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • California Center for Digital Arts 207 N.Broadway, Santa Ana

    Welcome to PPOC's Image Competition Review.

    If you are new to Image Competition or want advice about an image you are considering for Image Competition this is the place to be. During the image comp review, we will have at least 2 guest judges to review and offer un-official opinions during image comp.

    You may submit up to 6 images for consideration, Cost is 10 per image. We will be hosting these reviews 2 weeks prior to Image Competition, giving you ample time to decide and implement any changes that you wish if any.

    This is especially useful for Image Comp beginners who are unfamiliar with how to edit images for image comp or for seasoned competitors who would like an extra set of eyes to make sure that nothing is missed.

    • 05/08/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • California Center for Digital Arts 207 N.Broadway, Santa Ana

    PPOC 2ND IMAGE COMP OF 2019


    DATE, TIME AND LOCATION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

    • 07/31/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • CA Center for Digital Arts

    Welcome to PPOC's Image Competition Review.

    If you are new to Image Competition or want advice about an image you are considering for Image Competition this is the place to be. During the image comp review, we will have at least 2 guest judges to review and offer un-official opinions during image comp.

    You may submit up to 6 images for consideration, Cost is 10 per image. We will be hosting these reviews 2 weeks prior to Image Competition, giving you ample time to decide and implement any changes that you wish if any.

    This is especially useful for Image Comp beginners who are unfamiliar with how to edit images for image comp or for seasoned competitors who would like an extra set of eyes to make sure that nothing is missed.

    • 08/14/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    PPOC 3RD IMAGE COMP OF 2019


    DATE, TIME AND LOCATION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

    • 09/11/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Calif. Center for Digital Arts, Santa Ana


    Up Close and Beautiful: Macro Photography in a New Light

    Is macro photography something you’ve been wanting to explore? Perhaps the difficulties – and being honest, there are some – have been holding you back. This program and hands-on experience will give you the jump-start you need to discover the sheer joy of doing macro the smart way. Here are the highlights:

    • You want to get into macro photography with a modest investment in equipment. We’ll explore ways to achieve high image quality without that $1,000 macro lens. Amazingly, there are optics that were designed for excellent macro imaging that can be picked up for pocket money – if you know what to look for.

    • You want to master the challenges of limited depth-of-field in close-up work. You’ll learn techniques to make the most of short depth-of-field as well as effective ways to get more depth-of-field when you need it.

    • You want to have fun with your new-found skills. Bring your camera, tripod and any macro gear you may already have. But don’t let any lack of equipment hold you back: for Canon and Nikon shooters, there will be lenses and accessories available for you to experiment with. This is definitely a hands-on workshop!

    This promises to be an educational and entertaining event. Join us and be amazed!


    Don't forget to register for the Hands-On Workshop on Sept. 12th. Space is limited - Frank Peele - Up Close and Amazing: Hands On

    About Frank Peele


    Frank has a passion for photography that began before he was a teenager – and it’s stronger today than ever. Following a 30-year career in the U. S. Navy as a photographer and photographic officer, he established a practice in commercial and fine-art photography in Redlands. He became active in the Inland Empire Professional Photographers and Videographers (IEPPV), where he is a Past President and Honorary Life Member, and in Professional Photographers of California where he is a Qualified Competition Judge and Judging Panel Moderator. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in motion picture production and film education from the University of Southern California. He is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer who in 2013 was inducted into the PPC Hall of Fame, and the same year also became the first inductee into the IEPPV Hall of Fame. Frank believes that one of the great creative opportunities in photography is to use macro techniques to get close to subjects of many kinds, revealing beauty that is not always obvious to the unaided eye. He has also taught an immersive five-day class in macro photography at West Coast School at the University of San Diego.


    DATE, PLACE AND SPEAKER ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

    • 09/12/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Calif. Center for Digital Arts, Santa Ana
    • 20
    Register


    Up Close and Beautiful: Macro Photography in a New Light 

    Is macro photography something you’ve been wanting to explore? Perhaps the difficulties – and being honest, there are some – have been holding you back. This program and hands-on experience will give you the jump-start you need to discover the sheer joy of doing macro the smart way. Here are the highlights:

    • You want to get into macro photography with a modest investment in equipment. We’ll explore ways to achieve high image quality without that $1,000 macro lens. Amazingly, there are optics that were designed for excellent macro imaging that can be picked up for pocket money – if you know what to look for.

    • You want to master the challenges of limited depth-of-field in close-up work. You’ll learn techniques to make the most of short depth-of-field as well as effective ways to get more depth-of-field when you need it.

    • You want to have fun with your new-found skills. Bring your camera, tripod and any macro gear you may already have. But don’t let any lack of equipment hold you back: for Canon and Nikon shooters, there will be lenses and accessories available for you to experiment with. This is definitely a hands-on workshop!

    This promises to be an educational and entertaining event. Join us and be amazed!

    About Frank Peele


    Frank has a passion for photography that began before he was a teenager – and it’s stronger today than ever. Following a 30-year career in the U. S. Navy as a photographer and photographic officer, he established a practice in commercial and fine-art photography in Redlands. He became active in the Inland Empire Professional Photographers and Videographers (IEPPV), where he is a Past President and Honorary Life Member, and in Professional Photographers of California where he is a Qualified Competition Judge and Judging Panel Moderator. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in motion picture production and film education from the University of Southern California. He is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer who in 2013 was inducted into the PPC Hall of Fame, and the same year also became the first inductee into the IEPPV Hall of Fame. Frank believes that one of the great creative opportunities in photography is to use macro techniques to get close to subjects of many kinds, revealing beauty that is not always obvious to the unaided eye. 


    DATE. PLACE AND SPEAKER ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

    • 10/06/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • San Juan Capistrano, CA
    • 20
    Register

    Panoramic Workshop with Tim Mathiesen!!!

    More information coming...

    Hint:  Think history!


    Date, Time and Location are subject to change.

    • 10/09/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • California Center for Digital Arts

    “Beautiful Panoramas Made Easy”

    Tim Mathiesen


    Panorama photographs, once only possible with special format cameras, can now be created with any digital camera.  This program will take you through the creation of beautiful pans using your favorite camera and software.  Whether you are using a high end DSLR, Mirrorless, a point-and-shoot or your smart phone, you will learn how easy it is to create panoramic images.


    During the program, we will discuss equipment, accessories, exposure and techniques that will make stitching simple and fun.  We will actually create a pan while you watch.  Software will be discussed, as well as plug-ins that will make your images even more beautiful.  Come prepared to learn the simple techniques that will enhance your landscape photography.



    Tim Mathiesen has over 50 years experience in the photographic industry.  His experience ranges from operating his own business to marketing management positions at several leading photographic manufactures.  He is a recognized expert in panoramic and commercial photography.  He has traveled the world as a speaker, photographer and educator looking for that fleeting image.  Tim has won many international and national awards for his photography.  His website, www.panoscenes.com, is a showcase for his award winning photography.  As a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, he has gone on to earn the Fellowship of the American Society of Photographers, the Masters degree from the Professional Photographers of America and the Master Photographer from the Professional Photographers of California.  Tim is a PPA international qualified photographic juror and Jury Chairperson.  He has conducted image critiques in the USA, England, Mexico, Canada, Korea and Japan.  He has over 150 PPA exhibition merits and more than 40 images in the PPA Loan Collection.  He has won the Kodak Gallery Elite Award, 6 Fuji Masterpiece Awards and 5 Kodak Gallery awards.  Tim has served as President of several state, national and international photographic organizations. 


    PARKING IS A MERE 3 MINUTE WALK TO THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS BUILDING FROM THE METERED STREET OR PAID PARKING LOTS/STRUCTURES. 


    DATE, TIME and SPEAKER are Subject to Change.

    • 10/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Let's have some fun and shoot!!!!  A great opportunity to talk and photograph with your fellow photographers. The weather forecast is clear so if you are looking for moody bring your filters. This is not an instructional meeting, this is a get together, you may learn a thing or two as well! 

    Location - Some Cemetery in San Diego County

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Any questions: Contact Trudy Brown

    Parking: Street or at the park adjacent to the Cemetery

    Date and Time are subject to change.

    • 10/30/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • CA Center for Digital Arts

    Welcome to PPOC's Image Competition Review.

    If you are new to Image Competition or want advice about an image you are considering for Image Competition this is the place to be. During the image comp review, we will have at least 2 guest judges to review and offer un-official opinions during image comp.

    You may submit up to 6 images for consideration, Cost is 10 per image. We will be hosting these reviews 2 weeks prior to Image Competition, giving you ample time to decide and implement any changes that you wish if any.

    This is especially useful for Image Comp beginners who are unfamiliar with how to edit images for image comp or for seasoned competitors who would like an extra set of eyes to make sure that nothing is missed.

    • 11/13/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    PPOC 4TH IMAGE COMP OF 2019


    DATE, TIME AND LOCATION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Past events

02/13/2019 PPOC 1ST IMAGE COMP
02/02/2019 How to Merit in Image Comp, Keys to SUCCESS
01/30/2019 PPOC IC Review
01/09/2019 PPOC Open House with Guest Speaker Hernan Rodriguez
12/06/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
11/14/2018 Image Comp
11/11/2018 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
11/01/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
10/10/2018 Steve Lopushinsky - Art of Running a Portrait Studio Presentation
10/04/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
09/12/2018 Image Comp
09/12/2018 PPC's West Coast School Cruise
09/09/2018 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
09/08/2018 PPC State Board Meeting
09/06/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
08/15/2018 Panorama Presentation by Tim Mathiesen
08/02/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
07/28/2018 OC Fair
07/11/2018 Speaker Rick Diaz- Combat Photographer Presentation
07/05/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
06/20/2018 Image Comp
06/17/2018 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
06/10/2018 PPC's West Coast School
06/09/2018 PPC State Board Meeting
06/07/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
06/02/2018 Santa Ana Art Walk featuring PPOC photography
05/12/2018 May Flowers - Workshop with Karen Nakamura
05/09/2018 Speaker Karen Nakamura - May Flowers Presentation
05/03/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
04/21/2018 PPC State Board Meeting
04/18/2018 Speaker Dan Holmes - Landscape Presentation
04/17/2018 Landscape - Workshop with Dan Holmes- Canceled
04/05/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
03/24/2018 Safari - A Walk in the Cemetery
03/14/2018 Image Comp
03/11/2018 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
03/01/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
02/22/2018 Lighting - Workshop with George DeLoache
02/21/2018 Speaker George DeLoache - Lighting Presentation
02/01/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
01/27/2018 PPC State Board Meeting
01/17/2018 PPOC's 2018 Open House with Roberto Valenzuela
01/13/2018 Elements of Image Comp
01/04/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
12/07/2017 Board of Directors Meeting
12/07/2017 Workshop with Frank Peele - Up Close and Amazing: Hands On
12/06/2017 Frank Peele - Up Close and Amazing: Macro Photography in a New Light
11/08/2017 Image Comp
10/07/2017 WorldWideWalk - Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
09/15/2017 PPC Pro Photo Conference & Expo
09/13/2017 Up in SMOKE
08/09/2017 Image Comp
07/12/2017 Behind the Scenes Marketing
06/28/2017 Image Comp
06/17/2017 **Workshop** Image Composition in Photoshop
06/14/2017 The "secrets" of Image Composition Using Photoshop
05/10/2017 Image Comp
04/13/2017 **WORKSHOP** Black and White Character Portraits with Pete Rezac
04/12/2017 Black & White Children's Character Portraits with Pete Rezac
03/08/2017 Speaker Steve Brazill
03/08/2017 March Meeting with Steve Brazill - The Joy of Music Photography
02/08/2017 Image Comp
02/05/2017 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
02/04/2017 Elements of Image Comp
01/19/2017 Breaking the Mold in Studio Portrait Lighting - Workshop with Tim Meyer
01/18/2017 PPOC's 2017 Open House with Tim Meyer
11/09/2016 Image Comp
10/12/2016 Larry Vogel - What would Ansel Do?
09/14/2016 Image Comp
08/10/2016 Boudoir Photography with Cherie Steinberg
08/10/2016 Boudoir Photography with Cherie Steinberg
07/13/2016 How to get (and deal) with a Professional Photo Agent
06/30/2016 **WORKSHOP** Turning your Photos into Fine Art with Florina Romoser
06/08/2016 Turning your Photos into Fine Art with Florina Romoser
05/11/2016 Image Comp
05/08/2016 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
04/21/2016 Visit (and photograph) Rancho Las Lomas
04/14/2016 Lighting Techniques with Rick Ferro
04/13/2016 Monthly Meeting - Rick Ferro - Lighting for success.
03/10/2016 Photoshop with the Amazing Michael Collins
03/09/2016 Photoshop Instruction with Michael Collins
02/10/2016 Image Comp
02/07/2016 Last Day to submit for Image Comp
02/02/2016 PPA Western District Competition
01/27/2016 2016 Open House
01/27/2016 Monthly Meeting - PPOC Open House Frank Salas
11/11/2015 Image Competition 4
09/09/2015 Special Event - An Evening with Jerry Ghoinis @ Studio Exchange
08/12/2015 Image Competition 3
07/09/2015 Vincent Versace - Workshop
07/08/2015 Vincent Versace
06/14/2015 West Coast School
06/10/2015 Kip Cothran
05/30/2015 PPOC at the Saddleback Photo Summit
05/13/2015 Image Competition 2
05/04/2015 Prep'ing for Image Comp
05/03/2015 PPOC Safari - A day at the Renfair
04/08/2015 Duane Murphy - The Adventures of the Lucky Otter, What you need to know about Drone Photography
03/26/2015 PPC's Pro Photo Expo & Confrence
03/12/2015 (WORKSHOP) Babies and Bellies a day in the studio with Ana
03/11/2015 An evening with Ana Brandt
02/27/2015 PPOC Safari - Yosemite Valley
02/18/2015 Special Event - PPOC Members only!! A night with Jerry
02/11/2015 Image Competition 1
02/05/2015 Image Critique
01/23/2015 Workshop with Arthur Rainville and Kristi Elias
01/22/2015 PPOC Installment, Awards and Membership Drive
01/20/2015 PPC STATE Image Competition 2015
12/10/2014 DECEMBER - WE ARE TURNING OUT THE LIGHTS FOR SANTA!!
11/12/2014 Image Comp #4 - Are you READY!!
11/07/2014 Image Comp #4 Submission - READY - SUBMIT NOW!!
10/08/2014 Venders Night
09/10/2014 Image Comp #3 - Are you READY!!
09/01/2014 Image Comp #3 Submission - READY - SUBMIT NOW!!
08/14/2014 Workshop - Iconic Portrait Lighting with George DeLoache
08/13/2014 Iconic Portrait Lighting with George DeLoache
06/11/2014 June Image Competition
04/10/2014 WS: PPOC Super Duper Gotta Be There Workshop
04/09/2014 GM: Dan Holmes, Travel for Inspiration
06/01/1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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