Summer Conference Author Photo Appointments

Julie Johnson - headshot taken at Summer Conference
Julie Johnson – headshot taken at Summer Conference

Do you need to update your author photo? Once again, our OCW Summer Conference Photographers are offering a special package for Summer Conference attendees!

Conference photographers Sam Hall and Michael Diehl will be onsite to provide Author Photo packages, which include:

*20-minute sitting

*A minimum of six poses at the location of your choice

*Photos sent via email, with an additional option for a CD of the photos ($5 for shipping costs)

*All photos have all rights released to you

*Cost is $50, payable by cash, check, or credit/debit card at the time of sitting

Sign up for your author photo session at the Hospitality Desk when you register for the best time slots; sign-ups will remain open on an as-available basis throughout the conference.


Sam Hall
Sam Hall

SAMUEL HALL ( has been taking photographs most of his adult life. He has traveled from Southern Africa to the Arctic Ocean to China, but most of his subject matter comes from his adopted state of Oregon. He primarily uses a Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera.

He’s had a number of showings at galleries in Salem and Portland. He has been the photographer for Oregon Christian Writers for the past seven years. Some of his photography can be seen at

He is also a published author. Though retired from the practice of architecture, he occasionally does consulting work in the US and abroad.

Michael Diehl
Michael Diehl


MICHAEL DIEHL ( A US Navy veteran, Michael has photographed his travels to Saudi Arabia in the first Gulf War, as well as his deployments to the Bahamas and Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Today, Michael’s love of photography continues with sports, landscape, nature, portrait, and wedding photography. You can find him at, or contact him at




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