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2011 Commercial Photographer of the Year - Greg Schurman, MPA


We'd like to congratulate the 2011 Commercial Photographer of the Year: Greg Schurman, MPA from Richmond, BC! Candidly Speaking: "I can remember going to one of my first conventions for Banff Spree with Alberta and BC as a joint convention. It was in Banff that I won a student award while attending NAIT and Dean Collins came up to me to shook my hand and congratulated me. It was then that I was...

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2011 PPOC Photographic Artist of the Year - Gerd Harder


We'd like to congratulate the 2011 PPOC Photographic Artist of the Year: Gerd Harder from Thorton, ON!! "I learned about photography through my parent's studio in Germany and during a two year stay at a photographers school in Munich. I came to Montreal in 1981, where I opened my first portrait studio. In 2000, I moved to Florida, near Orlando to take over an existing studio. I enjoyed being...

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PPOC releases new book of award winning images - Images 2009


PPOC is proud to release the 2009 book of award winning images, Images 2009 The following is from Ingrid Misner who has been in charge and overseen the project. Well done Ingrid! (You can see some of the winning images on the home page of the PPOC main web site www.ppoc.ca) I just wanted to tell you how excited I am to almost be able to hold the book in my hands. This large endeavour started...

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2009 Best Photojournalistic Wedding - Julie Robichaud-Martin


We featured Julie in our last post as well, this is part two of her award winning images. Best photojournalistic wedding "Proud of you Son" by Julie Robichaud-Martin "Proud of you son" is all about being in the right place, at the right time. A candid/freestyle photographer's job is to take photos that tell a story, it’s that simple. When I’m the freestyle photographer, I become part of the...

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2009 Best Group Portrait - Julie Robichaud-Martin


Once again we have a multiple award winner in the Group Portrait and Photojournalistic Wedding categories, Julie Robichaud-Martin. Julie works with her partner, husband Guy in their studio in Ontario. They are both highly respected and award winning photographers and they continue to set the bar high with their stunning work. We are going to feature each winning image separately. To see Julie's...

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2009 Best Editorial - Brad Kelly


Best Editorial "Mommy's lil angels" by Brad Kelly I do what I do, so I can do what I do. I’ve wandered from the east coast to the west, to the deserts and swamps of the south, and mountains in between, and back. It’s been a long twisted journey, but rarely boring, and always with a camera. Rendering images of the world around me, the way I see it, and would like to present it for people’s...

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2009 Best Wedding Portrait - Warne Noyce


“Calm Before The Storm” by Warne Noyce Photographing weddings has always been exhilarating for my wife Nicole and I. We enjoy the rush of not quite knowing what’s going to happen. We work very hard coming up with new and unique ideas. Whether it’s dangling off a chair lift at a ski hill, hanging from a helicopter, or laying in the ocean, we are always trying to push the envelope with our...

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2009 Photographic Artist of the Year Alexandra Morrison


Alexandra is another of the major award winners this year, and like Merle she also took a category trophy for Best Fine Art image. She is a fairly new member of PPOC and it's encouraging to see such great new talent emerging. Please enjoy her story and images. "Out of this World" best Fine Art by Alexandra Morrison As an art and nature photographer, most of my work concentrates on the most...

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2009 Best Animal - Charlene Williams


"Trinity" by Charlene Williams, CPA I’m truly blessed with two talents – being a photographer and an artist – working digital magic to produce amazing photographic images and painting canvases to produce paintings so detailed it’s hard to distinguish my art from my photography. In September 2008 I had the wonderful opportunity to tour Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay. It was one of the most...

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2009 Best Freestyle - Mary Ellen Nealis


"Cyborg" by Mary Ellen Nealis, MPA I really enjoy working with photoshop and designing compilations . Cyborg started out as a very simple concept but as I worked with the images it became more complex. There is four images that make up this futuristic story. These images were taken in various places: Banff, Quebec City and PEI. When I'm working on a concept I often search my photo library....

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