Our fall meeting will be November 2 at Portland State University in Portland, OR.. We will open the doors at 8:30 AM, and the program will begin at 10 AM.
The invited speaker will be Robert O’Toole, under the generous sponsorship of SIGMA.
Robert is an internationally published photographer and a BBC / Shell Wildlife “Photographer of the Year” award winner. He is recognized as one of the leading photographers working in the nature tour industry for more than 20 years. Robert’s morning presentation is entitled “A Passion for Nature Photography” and his afternoon presentation is “Exploring the World of Macro Photography.” Treat yourself to www.robertotoolephotography.com.
Do bring your digital camera bodies for sensor cleanings at a bargain price by Advance Camera.
The projected image competition will be exclusively digital. Send a maximum of three digital files as email attachments, each smaller than 3 MB in size, to NPPNW.email@example.com. Include text in your email message that describes the attachments. Your digital files must be received no later than October 25.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS FOR DIGITAL PHOTO SUBMISSIONS: The file names for submitted images must have the format: PhotoTitle_by_PhotographerName_X.jpg, where “PhotoTitle” is your title for the photo, “PhotographerName” is your name, and X is a 1-character code of P, S or W for Plantlife, Scenic or Wildlife, respectively.
In addition, participants are encouraged to bring a maximum of two prints. The prints may be matted but not framed. The total external dimensions (including mat) must not exceed 48 inches (length + width). The categories for the print competitions are the same as those for the projected images. We will again use a “limited hand of man” rule. Any man made object in the entry should not be a major or significant portion of the image.
Exit I-405 at SW Sixth Ave. From some directions, it will be necessary to use Exit 1C and make your way back to Sixth Ave. Travel approximately 3 blocks on Sixth Ave. after its elevated intersection with I-405. After crossing College and then Hall Streets, turn left into Parking Structure One. Parking in the upper levels of the ramp is available by paying $6.00 at the entrance Kiosk which is usually manned after 7 AM. If no attendant is there, proceed to the lower level where "Pay to Park" machines are available for the limited number of lower level parking spaces.
Our meeting will be held in the “Academic and Student Rec Center” (ASRC). Entrances to this building are on the east side of the intersection of 6th and Montgomery, which is one block north of the north end of Parking Structure One. The lobby area can be directly accessed from the plaza that is opposite that intersection. Presentations will occur in room 001 (the auditorium) just down from the main lobby; other activities will occur on the floor above the lobby in rooms 215 and 220.
Registration is projected to take place in Room 215, so see the signs on 11/2. There are elevators as well as stairs to enable movement between floors of this building.
Please note “Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to the Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: email@example.com. In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.”
Note also that a campus map is available at this link.
For those who wish to arrive on Friday (April 6), a block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Portland Airport (6221 NE 82nd Ave). Please contact the motel directly ASAP to reserve a room (877-726-2326). If you identify yourself as a member of the Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest, you will receive a special rate of $55 plus tax for one or two persons. From I-205, take exit 23B. Turn right onto US-30 Bypass W/NE Killingsworth St. for .1 mile. Make a slight right turn onto NE Columbia Blvd. After .7 miles, turn right onto NE 80th Ave. Proceed .2 miles and the Ramada will be on your right. The Ramada will be the site of an informal conversation among NPPNW members beginning at 7:30 PM on Friday evening.
For a printable online registration form,
please click here.