There are so many terrific resources for learning and hanging with other photographers – here are a few of my favorites:

Great places to get training

Newspace Center for Photography – a fabulous resource for photographers in the Portland Oregon area. Classes, darkroom and studio rental (with lighting), digital lab with scanners and top printers, gallery shows, great staff

Cascade Center of Photography (Bend OR) – terrific resource for photographers in Bend – studio, workshops, great people to work with!

Photography equipment reviews:

DP Reviews

Meetup Groups

I have learned sooo much from participating in these Meetup groups – and made great friends too! So wonderful to shoot with other people who will join me┬áspending 20 minutes shooting the graffiti on a dumpster…

These are my local photography Meetup groups – to find yours, go to and search for photography groups in your area.

Portland Vancouver Photography Meetup Group

A great place to meet other photographers, shoot together, get feedback, monthly meetings. I am an organizer – would be happy to tell you all about it – introduce you around.

Women Learning Photography Together Meetup Group

A dynamic group of women passionate about photography and learning. We go on shoots, have exhibits, have meetings – very supportive and educational. I’m an organizer for this group too, please let me know if you have any questions.