• Come with us on

    Field Trips

    The Portland Photographic Society embarks on regular field trips throughout the year, both in Portland and around the Pacific Northwest. As a member, you are welcome to invite the rest of the group to your favorite photographic spots, help with organization and trip planning, or simply tag along!

    Image by member Roland Smith

  • Learn with us at our

    Educational Programs

    At our program nights, we cover a wide variety of topics relevant to photography, from the basics of exposure, to composition of landscapes, to the challenges of wildlife photography. We survey members for the topics that most interest them, and engage knowledgeable members of the society, or members of the larger photographic community, to present on these topics.

    Image by member Mike Burgess

  • Gain insight through

    Image Sharing

    Share your images with others via our digital projector or by bringing in prints. You can learn new techniques and locations, give and receive comments and constructive criticism, participate in judging and voting, and enter regional and national competitions.

    Image by member Karen McClymonds

  • Snack and socialize at our

    Potluck Gatherings

    From snacks at the regular monthly meetings to our twice-yearly potlucks, we make sure our members are well-fed too! Socialize with other photographers, make new friends, and enjoy some good food.

    Image by member Adam Calamar


Physical meetings have been canceled due to the coronavirus. However, we are having online meetings via Zoom, which members can find out more about through our email list. We have also set up invite-only digital image sharing on Band. Thank you for your understanding!

About Us

The Portland Photographic Society provides photographers with an opportunity to improve their skills and share their knowledge with others. Photographers of all levels share images at PPS meetings, explore with our field trips, and participate in our educational programs. We welcome visitors and new members.

PPS meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from September through May.  Throughout each month, and during the summer, we have field trips and educational programs as well.  Please see the calendar or the “Upcoming Events” list to the right for more details.

Meetings are held at 7:00 pm.

Meetings are held at the following address:

Saint Paul Lutheran Church
3880 SE Brooklyn Street
Portland, OR 97202
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The entrance to our meeting room is on the south side of the building, via Tibbetts Street. The parking lot is on the west side of Saint Paul Lutheran, behind the church when viewed from SE 39th St./Cesar Chavez Blvd.  The parking lot can be accessed from either Brooklyn St. or Tibbetts St.


Map to Saint Paul Lutheran Church

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