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Master of Photographic Arts Award - Dan Nelson


The Professional Photographer's of Canada's website explains the CPA and MPA awards as this: "PPOC members can achieve awards -Master of Photographic Arts, Service of Photographic Arts, and Craftsman of Photographic Arts - by accumulating merits through participation in the PPOC national print show, by working for the association or its provincial member associations, and by promoting...

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PPOC Executive Board Vice President - Brian Boyle, MPA SPA


Today, we'd like to introduce you to the Professional Photographer's of Canada's Vice President Brian Boyle, MPA SPA from Scarborough ON. Brian is also the copyright chair and has spent many hours dedicating his time to improving the copyright laws in Canada for photographer's. He is a dedicated member of the PPOC and we are excited to share a bit more with you about what Brian does! "I studied...

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MPA First Bar: Ian Grant, MPA


Craftsman, Master and Service of Photographic Arts are honours bestowed upon its members by the Professional Photographer's of Canada and denote proven photographic ability and commitment to the association and its constituents. Merit points toward these awards are earned by participating in the PPOC National Image Competition, by working for the association and/or its constituent associations,...

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PPOC Director of the Board - British Columbia, David Szabo, CPA SPA


We'd like to introduce you to the PPOC Director of the Board from British Columbia, David Szabo. "Photography had been a hobby before it became my profession. When I got out of high school, I got to borrow my parents little plastic 126 Argus camera for one summer. I realized the power of images and photography that summer. First camera purchased: Canon AE-1 body and 50mm lens. A lot of my money...

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PPOC National Board Member: Alison Berk, MPA


On the Professional Photographer's of Canada's executive board, sits a director representing each province in Canada. The Saskatchewan representative is Alison Berk, MPA from Humboldt, SK. Alison is also the voice we hear on the PPOC's free webinar series offered to all members! "I started off taking the fine arts program at the U of S a hundred years ago. It taught me a lot of great stuff,...

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PPOC National Executive Director - Tanya Thompson


A photographer I am NOT. I was a Fine Arts major at University and theatre has been in my blood since I was a young teen, but it wasn't something that my family took seriously, and in all fairness, there wasn't a great job market for thespians in Saskatchewan:) My Dad once asked me what I would actually be qualified to do when I completed school- "wash a bus?". Tanya with her father at age 2: "I...

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PPOC National Director of the Board - Ken Frazer


Over the next few weeks, we'd like to introduce you to the people working behind the scenes to keep the PPOC running and moving forward; your PPOC executive board members. We will start with the Director of the Board, Ken Frazer from Brandon, MB. "I began my photography career by apprenticing. I shot weddings when I was 16 in my home town of Swan River, MB. I bought the studio when I was 19. I am...

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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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