Image Salon

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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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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