Image Salon

Best in Class - Animal/Wildlife: Corey Hochachka, CPA


The 2011 winner of Best In Class - Animal/Wildlife at the Professional Photographer's of Canada National Print Competition is Corey Hochachka from St. Albert, AB. "I had always dabbled in the fine arts - mostly with graphite and color pencils - photography was a component of my Industrial Arts program in junior high, but I didn't really start trying to learn the art of photography until 1990,...

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2011 Fellowship Recipient: Mark Laurie, MPA SPA F/PPOC


For the first time, in more than a decade, the Professional Photographer's of Canada has presented the designation of Fellow of the PPOC. In order to be considered for this designation, the member must submit a portfolio of 15 images, as well as a 7000 word thesis, which are reviewed by a qualified panel of judges. A present, the PPOC has only three other members who hold this designation. The...

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The 2011 Yousuf Karsh Lifetime Achievement Award - Craig Minielly, MPA SPA


The Professional Photographer's of Canada presents the Yousef Karsh Lifetime Achievement Award annually to the member with the highest number of print merits in excess of 4000. The Yousuf Karsh Lifetime Achievement Award is one of the greatest achievements that can be earned by a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and speaks directly to the outstanding photographic talent of the...

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2011 PPOC Portrait Photographer of the Year - Gina Yesnik, MPA


We'd like to congratulation the PPOC's 2011 Portrait Photographer of the Year: Gina Yesnik from Saskatoon, SK "I am a self taught photographer who is obsessed with light and people.... forget the purse - bring the camera, really! When we were just in Banff, you could find me on the hill skiing with my D700 strapped around my neck taking images of my kids or the beautiful landscapes. I even talked...

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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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