creative OPPORTUNITIES to learn and grow

oct 20-22 2022

PhotoCon 2022 is in its 9th year and is the largest photography and imaging show in the region. Join us for a three-day interactive complete immersion into all things photography. Photographers, Models, Food Trucks, Manufacturer Reps, Trade Show, Hands-On Workshops, Formal Classes, Photo Booths, Door Prizes, Photo Critiques, Contests and so much more! 

I'll be a speaking, so I hope to see you there!

The Creative Eye

Some say that a person "has the eye" for taking great photos. It's true that some have a natural talent for creating interesting and impactful images, but composition is a skill that can be learned and improved upon. We will cover time-tested principles of design and creativity, but will go well beyond "the rule of thirds". These lessons can apply to most forms of photography, as well as many other visual art forms. This presentation is designed for all levels of photographers and artists with any type of camera.

Use code: alex at checkout for special show pricing

“Great balance of information and inspiration. Alex is great - knows the material and is very personable!”

AOPC - Oct meeting- Nick Dawson

OCTOBER 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Nick Dawson is a long-time AOPC member, past president, and treasurer/secretary and he and his wife love to travel. Growing up in the UK he visited many European counties with his parents as a youth and being an avid photographer from age 11 captured lots of great memories. In adulthood, he and fellow AOPC past-president Cindy, his wife, continue to find interesting places to travel to, both in the US and abroad. Now retired, new photographic opportunities


Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands Adventure Cruise

Having a degree in environmental biology Nick had always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands, 600 miles west of mainland Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. He achieved that dream in April 2019 and visited Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, and took a trip into the Andes before and after taking a small cruise ship to visit seven of the islands that make up the Galapagos Conservation Park. His presentation will cover all aspects of the trip, from logistics, photographic equipment recommended and geography/geology and of course many images of the fauna and flora of these wondrous islands.

Find out more about the AOPC.

Alex taking photos of multi colored red mountains at Valley of Fire St Park. Image by Lee Lee Arts + Design

AOPC - nov meeting- bobby burton

november 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bobby Burton started landscape photography sometime in 2011, which has since grown into an extreme passion leading him to many new places around the United States.

He will be sharing a presentation detailing his creative journey through photography from the beginning to where he currently has found enjoyment. This presentation will be centered around how he got into photography, what drew him even more, and what aspects helped shape his creativity as he learned more.

Additionally, he will share tips on how to help find your creative path, what to avoid online, and how to enjoy the moments you see. Lastly, how to keep learning, not

settling, and continue to add layers to your portfolio.

Find out more about the AOPC.

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