Workshop / Image Competition

By popular request, we are bringing educational events to our members further afield. All photographers from across the province are invited to attend either, or both, workshops.

Each Ignite Session offers a keynote speaker and two workshop components, which run in tandem:

1) IGNITE Workshops are offered by PPOC Master photographers and guest speakers to guide emerging photographers by providing practical photography skills, sales, pricing, and marketing strategies, social media, reveal industry standards, and instil a sense of confidence and direction for local photographer’s businesses.

2) RE-IGNITE Workshops are designed especially for established professional photographers. Join your colleagues and guest speakers to exchange business ideas, review pricing and marketing strategies, brush up on important techniques, tackle social media and re-ignite your creativity and productivity. 

 

Sidney, BC - November 3-5  - link to schedule

 

Sidney Keynote Presentation:

Kate Siobhan Mulligan

"The Creative Passport"

Travel photographer and entertaining educator Kate Siobhan Mulligan dives into the world of photography while traveling, including setting yourself up for success, the creative process on the fly, the art of noticing, composing, respectful and meaningful portraiture, getting past language barriers, street photography and "the decisive moment."  Kate will also discuss the concept of storytelling in a single image, and cohesion between multiple images. For novice or pros alike, this talk is going to be overflowing with strategy, tangible insights, and inspiration

 

Ignite Speakers

Coralie McLean, Finding Success in Social Media
Covering the latest social media trends to help you approach social media in a new way, and ultimately grow your business.
- What’s new with social media and where should you be focusing your efforts?
- How to market yourself authentically
- How much should you share online?
- Content strategies for social media
- Personal versus business branding and how this translate on social media
 
 
 
Aura McKay “Goal Setting – Why it doesn’t work and what you can do instead”
Aura will share the reason why the way most people approach goal setting just doesn’t work and give you some strategies and tools for achieving results and implementing new habits successfully.
“Creativity & Inspiration – Understanding your creative voice and unique style”
Your creativity, vision, and process are unique. People want to know, like, and trust you before they will want to work with you. Through a series of self-reflection exercises you will prepare a bio/artist statement to help you get clarity and confidence in your creativity

 

 
 
Paul Wright “Maximizine the Use of Your Flash”
Become comfortable with your flash by learning it’s strengths and limitations. Paul wll cover beautiful reception lighting, creating ‘golden hour’ light and effective ways to get your flash off camera. Practical, take away solutions.for indoors and out. Bring your camera.
“High Speed Lighting in your Workflow”
Paul will review and demonstrate high speed principals for camera flash and full size studio strobes. Learn techniques to work seamlessly from normal sync speeds up to 1/8000 sec to capture high speed action, beat the sun and creatively keyshift for dramatic backgrounds

 

 
 
Greg Blue, Commercial Marketing
A presentation on branding, marketing and portfolio development from a commercial perspective.
Greg is an instructor at the Langara College Photography Program and his students say he is “real, honest, funny, highly committed, loaded with experience . . and is eager to share.

 

 

 

 

Melissa Welsh “Pricing Strategies”
Created for emerging professionals this talk focuses on how to run a successful, sustainable business. Melissa will address current pricing strategies including, cost of doing business, simplifying your price list, adding value, and how to price your digital files.
‘Pricing Dilemmas’
Join other established professionals as we discuss competitive pricing in today’s market. Melissa will give a talk followed by open conversation and problem-solving. Bring your pricing dilemmas and let’s get to work.

 

 

 

Kate Siobhan Mulligan "The Creative Passport"
Travel photographer and entertaining educator Kate Siobhan Mulligan dives into the world of photography while traveling, including setting yourself up for success, the creative process on the fly, the art of noticing, composing, respectful and meaningful portraiture, getting past language barriers, street photography and "the decisive moment." Kate will also discuss the concept of storytelling in a single image, and cohesion between multiple images. For novice or pros alike, this talk is going to be overflowing with strategy, tangible insights, and inspiration
 
 
 
 

Andrew Simpson  “All about posing”

From an individual to a full group this workshop will help answer your posing questions.

We will also show how to do a series of poses that allows you to work efficiently and help you support what is most important – your sale!

“Marketing and Client Relations”

A discussion based workshop where established professionals share strategies and create ideas for increased client relations and sales.

 

 

 

PPOC-BC 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY

Come celebrate photographic excellence and find out who is the 2017 Photographer of the Year. We will be having a post-dinner reception from 6:30-7:30pm followed by Awards. The successful images from our PPOC-BC 2017 Image Competition will be displayed throughout the weekend at the Mary Winspear Centre, then a collection of the top scoring images will remain on display at Mary Winspear until November 27th. Tell your friends and family to go take a look.

Location:  Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1W9. 

 

Registration Details

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  • $169 Full Workshop
  • $89 PPOC Members / Students
  • $25 Keynote Presentation Only    ($35 at the door)

When registering you will chose which of the two workshop components you wish to attend.  Both groups will be together for the keynote speaker, certain presentations, and all social activities.

PPOC Member Incentive – For every non-member registration that you refer, you will receive a $20 rebate (up to a maximum of $89). So gather your friends, carpool to the event, share accommodation, and save on your registration fee. A win-win for all.

To qualify referrals have to enter your name when they register.

Volunteers: Ignite workshops are designed by our members for our members (and new members). Volunteers are always needed. If you would like to get involved, please contact Kathryn Gardner at kdgimages@gmail.com


PHOTOGraphie Festival will return in 2018. We are currently seeking volunteers for this event:

  1. A person to secure a venue for the event
  2. A person(s) to take on the roll of Chairperson for the event.

For more information, please contact Renee Charboneau at reneemc@telus.net

PHOTOGraphie is British Columbia's Professional Photography festival.  The festival aims to engage and motivate photographers and the local community through art, conversation and education.  For three days community members and BC youth, along with amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in this interactive event.  Be inspired and share the value of photography through a variety of educational events, gallery exhibitions and image competitions.

www.photographiefestival.ca