MEMBER INFO

A new accreditation category / 75 Newborn


From Brian Lee, MPA HLM, accreditation chair: We are pleased to announce a new accreditation category called 75 Newborn To be considered a 'newborn' child must be under the age of 12 days, submit 10 images from 10 different newborn sessions, with 10 different newborns with both genders represented. Include a variety of poses along with usage of props such as blankets, baskets, wraps, hats and...

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Accreditation - Couples Portrait: Bobbi Carpino


A photographer submitting a couples portrait accreditation portfolio must include ten images of ten different subjects from ten different sessions in ten different locations and show ten different poses. They must include full length and close ups and have both environmental and studio portraits. These portraits are of couples only and must demonstrate interaction between the couple and tell a...

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Affliate PPOC Branches Across Canada


We would like to begin focusing on the different affliate branches across Canada. Each branch hosts meetings and business workshop and some even participate in image contests, photo field trips and weekly breakfast meetings. In an effort to reach members across Canada, we would like to introduce these branches to you. Our first two branches are Hamilton/Niagara in Ontario and Central Branch in...

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Accreditation: Child/Infant Portraiture - Doxa Coates


Every child photographer approaches their photography differently. Some have a contemporary feel and some, like member Doxa Coates from Oakville, ON have a wonderful timeless feel of classic portrait work. Doxa, like the four other photographers we have featured this month on the blog, has recently earned a successful child/infant portrait accreditation. Her images are distinctly different but...

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Accreditation: Child/Infant Portraiture - Shellie Secretan


Today is the Professional Photographer's of Canada's Accreditation deadline! Members across Canada are scrambling to put the finishing touches on their portfolios that they are submitting! Good luck to all who are entering! We are continuing with our feature on child/infant portrait accreditations this month. We wanted to showcase the different styles that different members have, but all have...

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Accreditation - Child/Infant Portraiture: Cristina Sacco


The accreditation portfolio of child/infant portraiture is the most popular category of portfolios. We thought it would be neat to feature several of these portfolios from newer members to show that irregardless of style, the same principles of technique apply to every image accepted in accreditation. Accreditation judges base their judging on things like posing, composition, colour balance,...

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Accreditation - Studio Portrait: Arley Caswell


An accreditation in studio portrait means the photographer has demonstrated the creative and technical expertise in the use of backgrounds, setups, and lighting in studio portraits. Member Arley Caswell from Winnipeg, MB recently received her accreditation in studio portraits. Congratulations Arley! I grew up in Brandon, Manitoba and took photography as my vocation in high school which is where...

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Feature Presentation/Fusion Accreditation


With the advent of dSLR cameras that provide the ability to take both still and motion images, the PPOC has a feature presentation/fusion accreditation category. This portfolio makes use of images in features that are displayed using multimedia techniques. Features will be judged in their entirety, with consideration given to all image elements as well as to the presentations technical, story...

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Backup Photographers in Emergencies! (Membership Benefit)


The following note was recently shared on the PPOC's member's only facebook page from member Shawn Taylor from Niagara Falls, ON. Shawn found himself in a medical emergency with a wedding to photograph. He put out a call for help to his fellow PPOC members in the area and his wedding was covered for him while recovered from surgery. The PPOC's mandate is to provide education and support for...

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Accreditation Deadline!!!


Just a reminder that the accreditation deadline is today at 5pm EST! Judging will take place April 21 at national convention. Late entries will not be judged until the July entry. Get those entries in!!!

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