MEMBER INFO

Should you do it? Becoming an Accredited Professional Photographer


By Jen Alston, CPA Since we have an accreditation deadline coming up in July, I thought I would add my thoughts on the accreditation process. I have coached a number of people through their first time and I know there are certain emotions that come with it. I will also write a subsequent blog post about what the judges are looking for – stay tuned for that.

Pursuing your first Accreditation, can...

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So, you want to be a Salon or Accreditation Judge?


Attend the next judging clinic. In 2014 at the Canadian Imaging Conference in Winnipeg the judging clinic will be open to all attendees. You do not have be a CPA or MPA to attend. Learn the techniques taught to national judges in order to evaluate your own salon entries or just to understand the process of being a judge. The clinic will be open to everyone, even if you don’t yet have your...

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Canadian Photographers Own Their Copyright


A Great Victory for Canadian Photographers.

At last, Canadian Photographers Own Their Copyright.The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) would like to congratulate all Canadian photographers in Canada on this important date and pivotal achievement in the photographic industry. As of today, Canadian photographers now...

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A Camera Review - From a Unique Perspective


Most photographers have read several reviews on new cameras put out from industry experts, but this camera review, is incredibly unique! Chris Thombs is a commercial photographer/videographer from Edmonton. AB and is putting the new Nikon D600 through it's paces while sky diving! "D600 Nikon DSLR First, thank you to Nikon Professional Services, the skydivers at Eden North, Dayne and The Frolics...

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The Professional Photographer's of Canada


VISION - To be Canada's leaders in developing and maintaining the highest level of photographic excellence MISSION - To qualify and support photographers to become industry leaders and to educate the public in the value of hiring an accredited professional photographer If you would like information on joining, please visit: Join the PPOC

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Why do you submit to accreditations?


Mark Laurie, MPA SPA F/PPOC FSWP PPOC
Member since 1994, 28 Accreditations

“If you are submitting for the first time, be bold, be comfortable with the idea it might not be accepted. Get someone to guide you, brag that you are submitting, and use it as a growing tool” Why do you submit accreditations?

For a variety of reasons:


It’s a big marketing tool for us
It got us to explore unique...

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Why do you submit to accreditations?


Walt Malone MPA, SPA, F/MPPA, F/SWPP PPOC
Member since 1996, 30 accreditations

Walt Malone MPA, SPA, F/MPPA, F/SWPP PPOC Member since 1996, 30 accreditations  “I have always thought that the accreditation process has been the best form of education available to our members. Like anything else we become better when we practice and listen to critique” Which accreditation has helped your...

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Requests for Tender for the Professional Photographer's of Canada


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) PPOC is currently accepting business proposals in the areas noted below. PPOC members are welcome to apply, stating their expertise in that area. Please feel free to forward this information to family and friends that may also be qualified and wish to submit a proposal. All positions will be on a contract basis. Website Project Manager PPOC is in the process of...

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Animal Portrait Accreditation


Member Lesley Bailey from Anola, MB, successfully demonstrated her ability to produce a portrait of an animal, wild or domestic, that captured the animal's personality and character in her animal portrait accreditation. In her interview, Lesley also passes along advice for new members in the PPOC as well as offers her appreciation to her fellow PPOC members that helped her achieve her first...

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The Importance of Business Insurance (PPOC Member Benefit)


Fall is a busy time for all photographers and keeping your equipment safe is very important. PPOC members can do this by purchasing business insurance coverage that is designed specifically with the professional photographer in mind. The policy includes coverage for equipment, computers, commercial general liability, professional liability and legal assist coverage. Certain occurrences in your...

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