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2009 Best Figure Study - Mark Laurie


"Fade Rose" by Mark Laurie, MPA, SPA I love texture, aged texture. It makes you wonder about how it got that way, what its secrets are. A huge collection of aged, dirty, wrinkled and ripped papers reside on my computer. It was fun finding the perfect match for Christy’s image. Some images begin their lives with a clear end image in mind. It’s a simple matter of putting elements in place to...

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2009 Best Pictorial - Darwin Mulligan



 


“Death Valley Racetrack” by Darwin A. Mulligan, CPA I’ve always loved landscape photography. During the day, I scout out possible locations, and decide if the scene will look better at sunrise or at sunset. I’ll set up the camera and wait for the magic moment. The “best in class” pictorial (landscape) image was taken in Death Valley, California. To get to this particular location...

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2009 Best Feature Album - John Ratchford


Feature album is an award designated for an album created for anything other than a wedding. It is a highly competitive and difficult award to win. This year's winner must have the secret as he's won it two years running now. Read his words and enjoy a sample of the album images and you can see why it is deserving of such a distinguished award. This year at the PPOC convention in Regina, I won...

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2009 Portrait Photographer of the Year - John Beesley


This year's winner of the Portrait Photographer of the Year in Canada is no stranger to awards. John Beesley is a frequent winner in his regional Maritime association, including Photographer of the Year there too, as well as nationally. He is recognized for his artistic style, and has done speaking engagements in many places including heading to Korea this month as a specially invited guest...

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2009 Commercial Photographer of the Year - Merle Prosofsky


Merle Prosofsky took not one but two trophies home this year from the 2009 PPOC national competition and convention. Best in the Architecture class for the image below, and one of the big ones - Commercial Photographer of the Year! Photographers of the Year are selected from among the entries whom had all four of their submissions selected for exhibit in the competition. It is a very fierce...

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