MEMBER INFO

MPA First Bar: Ian Grant, MPA


Craftsman, Master and Service of Photographic Arts are honours bestowed upon its members by the Professional Photographer's of Canada and denote proven photographic ability and commitment to the association and its constituents. Merit points toward these awards are earned by participating in the PPOC National Image Competition, by working for the association and/or its constituent associations,...

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Accreditation: Fred Elcheshen, MPA


Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category. In assessing accreditation submissions, the judges will consider the following...

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Accreditation: Allan Bailey


Accreditation denotes the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review. The award proves that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality of photographs in a chosen category of photography. There are 73 different categories of photography to choose from, some as broad as "...

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PPOC Membership Benefits - Business Insurance


A benefit to membership in the Professional Photographer's of Canada is business insurance.

Members can purchase insurance coverage that is designed specifically with the professional photographer in mind. It includes coverage for equipment, computers, building, professional liability and legal assist. Covering your business contents through your home insurance is not recommended because...

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PPOC Director of the Board - British Columbia, David Szabo, CPA SPA


We'd like to introduce you to the PPOC Director of the Board from British Columbia, David Szabo. "Photography had been a hobby before it became my profession. When I got out of high school, I got to borrow my parents little plastic 126 Argus camera for one summer. I realized the power of images and photography that summer. First camera purchased: Canon AE-1 body and 50mm lens. A lot of my money...

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PPOC National Board Member: Alison Berk, MPA


On the Professional Photographer's of Canada's executive board, sits a director representing each province in Canada. The Saskatchewan representative is Alison Berk, MPA from Humboldt, SK. Alison is also the voice we hear on the PPOC's free webinar series offered to all members! "I started off taking the fine arts program at the U of S a hundred years ago. It taught me a lot of great stuff,...

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Accreditation - Chris Thombs


Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category. In assessing accreditation submissions, the judges will consider the following...

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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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Accreditation - Jillian Kirby


One of the benefits of membership in the Professional Photographer's of Canada's, is the ability to submit images for professional review. From the PPOC's website: "Accreditation denotes the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant's photography to a PPOC Board of Review. The award proves that the photographer is capable of...

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