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Frequently Asked Questions

To assist you, we have created this list of frequently asked questions to help you know what to expect when choosing a photographer you can be confident in. 

**Disclaimer: Rates and fees in this FAQ are based on our survey results and are for informational purposes only. There may be photographers charging more or less than stated.


What should I look for in a Professional?
What does it take to be an Accredited photographer?
What is the difference between copyright release and a print release?
Who owns copyright to my images?
Can I use any image I find online for my own website or other commercial purposes
What should we wear to our session?
Why do I need professional headshots instead of doing one myself with my phone?
What happens if I have a terrible experience with my photographer?
How often should we have professional family portraits taken?
How long does a session usually last?
Why does a photographer charge what they do for an 8x10 when I can just print it locally for $2?
What is the benefit of investing in a professional photographer?
What is the benefit of hiring a PPOC Accredited Photographer?
What questions should I ask when looking for a wedding photographer?
Why don’t some photographers sell all the files?
What can I expect to pay for a portrait session?
What's the difference between a Professional Photo-lab and Consumer Photo lab?
What can I expect to pay for Professional Wedding services?
How much should I expect to spend on portraits?
Don’t all photographers give portrait session files?
What things should I look for when looking for a portrait photographer?
When should we have newborn photos taken?
I'm not happy with the portraits my photographer took. What can I do?


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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

What is the benefit of hiring a PPOC Accredited Photographer?

PPOC has created a procedure whereby our photographers must complete a successful Accreditation judging process by submitting 10 images to prove they are proficient in specific genres.  Currently there are over 70 Accreditation categories.  PPOC photographers also abide by a strict Code of Ethics .  They are not permitted to advertise themselves as PPOC members until this process is complete.

Monday, December 31, 2018

I'm not happy with the portraits my photographer took.  What can I do?

You can let them know your concerns directly and work with them to find a satisfactory solution, whether that be in the form of a reshoot, adjustment in pricing, or refund.  If you cannot work it out with your photographer, you have the option of filing a complaint with our Ethics Chair, ethics@ppoc.ca provided your photographer is a PPOC member in good standing.



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