The Southern Oregon Photographic Association will host Ashland's first Convention of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs Oct. 5-8 at the Stevenson Union on the Southern Oregon University Campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

The convention, which is open to the public, will feature speakers, workshops, field trips, multiple vendors and more. Some of the topics to be covered in the workshops are portraiture, travel, drone and mirrorless camera photography and various post-editing techniques. On Saturday, Oct. 7,  professional photographer George Lepp will give the keynote address, "Extreme Capture Techniques in Nature Photography," and that evening, a banquet, silent auction and presentation of awards will be given. For more information and registration, see columbiacameraclubs.org.