Tualatin River Photographic Society

Tualatin River Photographic Society (TRPS) provides photographers who have an interest in nature photography a variety of opportunities to improve their skills and share knowledge with others. Photographers of all levels participate in TRPS meetings, field trips, and educational programs. We welcome visitors and new members.

We are a program of the Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, a non-profit organization.

TRPS meets the first Thursday of each month from September through June. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Riparian Room at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140.


The April Meeting will be highlighted by a presentation by Don Nelson on photographing hummingbirds.  Attendance is free.  Thursday, April 6, at 7:00 pm in the Riparian Room.

The May Meeting  will be highlighted by former gallery owner Sharon O'keefe. She will give us tips on how to get into a gallery (e.g. display your photos on the gallery walls).  Thursday, May 4, at 7:00 pm in the Riparian Room.

There are no meetings June-August. Our first meeting of fall will be on the first Thursday of September.

Upcoming Meetups

Late April -- Hummingbird photography Meet Up - sign up for an hour slot at the April meeting. We will be photographing at a site off the refuge in order to attract them with a feeder.

May - Dark Sky Meetup - Ever want to photograph the milky way? -- we will be holding a meetup on a clear night on the east side of the Cascades. Unfortunately the light pollution of the Willamette Valley precludes photographing the milky way. See the details in the pdf on the right side of this page (and that bright light in the lower light is light pollution from Portland-Vancouver as seen from the north side of Mt St Helens on a Photo Society Meetup Last July).  More details at the May meeting

August 21 - unless the skies are cloudy, we will be doing a meetup to photograph the Solar Eclipse. More details to those that sign up at the May meeting. 

Bird Photography Class - ever want to learn how to make bird photographs? We are planning to hold a fall class over several weeks if we get enough interest. If you are interested, send the photo society an email at the contact address under "contact us" on the menu above.  Give us your name and email address. We'll contact you when details are available. Will be limited attendance, first-come firs-served.   

YOUTH PHOTO CAMP - Canceled this year -- we will return in when we have a grant for manual, raw-supporting cameras!


The show is now down and replaced with the annual Junior Duckstamp show (Oregon)

Our next Photo show will be later this Spring. Topics will be posted at the April meeting but will always include:

*  On the refuge - made in any federal or state wildlife refuge in Oregon or Washington

* Birds

* plus five others to be released in April











Upcoming events

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Night Sky Presentation from the September meeting can be downloaded from

Photographing the Milky Way

by Don Nelson 

© Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    19255 SW Pacific Hwy
    Sherwood OR 97140

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the mission of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge 

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