Image Salon

Alberta Photographic Artist of the Year 2012: Ryan Hellard


Alberta recently held their print competition and the awards were presented at a formal gala on Feb 4. Member Ryan Hellard from Calgary, AB took home the Alberta Photographic Artist of the year trophy! Ryan has only been a photographer for four years and joined the PPOC one year ago! He achieved two accreditations last April and this was his first print competition! Pretty incredible!...

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Atlantic Commercial Photographer of the Year for 2012 - John Ratchford, MPA


The Professional Photographer's of Canada provides it's members the opportunity to showcase their work in annual print competitions at both the provincial and national level. Print competition challenges the photographer to enter their best work and have it go under the microscope in front of a panel of master photographers who critique each image based on technical considerations like colour,...

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Wedding Album of the Year - David Anthony Williams


The 2011 Professional Photographer's of Canada Print Competition Gala was held at the national convention in Banff in April. Member David Anthony Williams from Toronto, ON, won the Wedding Album of the Year award. Below is a small selection from David's album. Congratulations David! "My studio in Australia was named Heartworks, and operated from a purpose-built studio beside my house in the...

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Best in Class - Group Portrait & Child Portrait: Phanh Tram, MPA SPA


The Best in Class winner for Group Portrait from the 2011 Professional Photographer's of Canada's national print competition was member and master photographer Phanh Tram from Edmonton, AB. Phanh was also a nominee for Portrait Photographer of the Year! Phanh has an amazing story and the inspiration found in his images is breath taking! Congratulations Phanh! "My family and I came to Canada in...

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Best in Class - Wedding Portrait: Michael Shandro


The 2011 Professional Photographer's of Canada's National Print Salon awards were given out at a gala in April at the PPOC's National Convention. The winner of Best in Class - Wedding Portrait was Michael Shandro from Edmonton, AB. The wedding portrait category is defined as a "portrait that must consist of an image of a bride and/or groom, or two people, one of whom is a bride/groom". We asked...

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Best in Class - Portrait: Kathy Walker, MPA


The Professional Photographer's of Canada offers to it's members, an annual photography print competition. There are numerous categories to enter, one of which is portrait. The portrait category description is: "A fine portrait presents an individual or couple in such a way as to reflect the personality of the subject, and also illustrate the personality, artistry, originality, creativity and...

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Best in Class - Feature Album: Maggie Habieda-Nowakowski


The feature album category in the Professional Photographer's of Canada's nation print competition is described as this: "A presentation of images depicting a subject or occasion. Album to be judged on image content as well as overall quality of design, flow, and emotional impact". Member Maggie Habieda-Nowakowski's album exceeded this qualification and earned her the Best in Class trophy at this...

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Best in Class - Fine Art: Margaret Hines


Margaret Hines won this year's Best in Class trophy for Fine Art, and also the 2011 Judge's Choice Award. This in itself is an amazing accomplishment, but she did it in her very first print competition! I want to encourage all of you, especially those just starting out in photography or those contemplating membership in the Professional Photographer's of Canada to read this post as Margaret gives...

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Best In Class - Press: James Hodgins, MPA


The 2011 Best in Class - Press at the Professional Photographer's of Canada national print competition is James Hodgins from Sudbury, ON. "I have been a photographer for over 17 years and joined PPOC in 2001. My photography started out self taught, but then I mentored under Robert Provencher for several years before opening up my studio in 2006 where I photography families, maternity, seniors and...

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Best In Class - Photojournalistic Wedding: Claude Brazeau, CPA


The 2011 Best in Class - Photojournalistic Wedding at the Professional Photographer's of Canada national print competition is Claude Brazeau from Ottawa, ON. "I’ve always been interested in photography. I actually took my first basic photography course in high school. I always had my camera with me and just loved shooting everything and anything. I did a lot of nature photography back then and...

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