MEMBER INFO

Accreditation - Travel Illustration: Charlene Williams, CPA


An accredited portfolio in travel illustration are a collection of images "that are excellent quality for the purpose of accompanying articles and information pieces commonly found in newspapers and magazines. Images in this category are "feature" oriented and non-commercial in nature". Member Charlene Williams from Beaumont, AB successfully submitted a portfolio and is now accredited in travel...

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Accreditation - Nature: Karen Evans


A successful accreditation in nature, must "encompass all that is natural, including plants, animals and landscapes. It does not however, include man made subjects, landscapes that have been modified by man, domesticated animals or plants or any situation where the "hand of man" is evident". Member Karen Evans from North Vancouver, BC successfully demonstrated her expertise in this area and is...

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Accreditation - Boudoir: Remi Laprise


An accredited portfolio in boudoir demonstrate "the personality or desired fantasy of an individual or groups in sensuous but tasteful environment". Member Remi Laprise from Gatineau, QC successfully demonstrated this understanding in his boudoir portfolio! Congratulations Remi! "Passionné dans la vie, j'ai eu l'opportunité d'exercer de nombreux métiers : dessinateur, ingénieur, directeur général...

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PPOC Board Member - Chris Stambaugh, HLM MPA


On the Professional Photographer's of Canada's executive board, sits a director representing each province in Canada. The Alberta representative is Chris Stambaugh, MPA from Edmonton, AB. Chris also serves in the position of national treasurer. "I have been working as a professional photographer for 22 years. I started out as an avid amateur in high school and took my first photography course...

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Craftsman of Photographic Arts: Linda Senychych, CPA


We'd like to introduce you to another member who recently earned her Craftsman of Photographic Arts award from the Professional Photographer's of Canada. Linda Senychych is from Calgary, AB where she is active in her branch, holding many roles over the year from branch chair, to registration for national convention, to welcoming all the new members to the branch! Congratulations Linda! "I was six...

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PPOC Copyright Chair - Brian Boyle, MPA SPA


Currently in Canada, the copyright law leaves a lot to be desired in protecting photographer's and other artistic works. The Professional Photographer's of Canada's Copyright Chair is currently working on having new copyright legislation introduced to the House of Commons. Master photographer Brian Boyle from Scarborough, ON has worked tirelessly on this position. The previous bill was shelved...

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Craftsman of Photographic Arts - David Scougal


To earn the award of Craftsman of Photographic Arts from the Professional Photographer's of Canada, a member must earn an accreditation, accumulate print merits by entering into national print competition, and accumulate service merits by volunteering within the organization. The process takes dedication to the craft of photography and active involvement in the PPOC. This year, David Scougal from...

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Master of Photographic Arts Award - Dan Nelson


The Professional Photographer's of Canada's website explains the CPA and MPA awards as this: "PPOC members can achieve awards -Master of Photographic Arts, Service of Photographic Arts, and Craftsman of Photographic Arts - by accumulating merits through participation in the PPOC national print show, by working for the association or its provincial member associations, and by promoting...

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PPOC Executive Board Vice President - Brian Boyle, MPA SPA


Today, we'd like to introduce you to the Professional Photographer's of Canada's Vice President Brian Boyle, MPA SPA from Scarborough ON. Brian is also the copyright chair and has spent many hours dedicating his time to improving the copyright laws in Canada for photographer's. He is a dedicated member of the PPOC and we are excited to share a bit more with you about what Brian does! "I studied...

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Accreditation - Studio Portrait: Nicole Noyce


Nicole Noyce from Lloydminster, SK joined the PPOC in January of this year. She now has 5 accreditations under her belt and we wanted to feature one of them with you today! A portfolio in studio portrait " must demonstrate creative and technical expertise in use of backgrounds, setups and lighting in the studio". Congratulations Nicole! " I own and operate Noyce Photography located in...

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