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Preparing for a Great Professional Headshot


by Jana Miko

Your headshot is an important representation of you and your business. It should reflect your true personality and can often provide a level of reflection into your business as well. The following are standard guidelines to help prepare you to get the best possible headshot.

Clothing

- Choose an outfit that fits you well. Make sure it is not too tight(or loose) and that it lays...

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November 2016 AB-Central monthly photo contest theme “Winter in the World”


 WINNER: Garth Anderson

 


A few years ago, a brotherly friend and I had planned to spend the weekend skiing at Fernie BC, however, the avalanches that year had shut down a large portion of the ski hill.  Our options were to ski the small amount of terrain at Fernie, drive a few hours to another ski hill, or opt to $$$ up and go Cat Skiing (riding in the cab of a modified ski...

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A Camera Review - From a Unique Perspective


Most photographers have read several reviews on new cameras put out from industry experts, but this camera review, is incredibly unique! Chris Thombs is a commercial photographer/videographer from Edmonton. AB and is putting the new Nikon D600 through it's paces while sky diving! "D600 Nikon DSLR First, thank you to Nikon Professional Services, the skydivers at Eden North, Dayne and The Frolics...

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Why do you submit to accreditations?


Mark Laurie, MPA SPA F/PPOC FSWP PPOC
Member since 1994, 28 Accreditations

“If you are submitting for the first time, be bold, be comfortable with the idea it might not be accepted. Get someone to guide you, brag that you are submitting, and use it as a growing tool” Why do you submit accreditations?

For a variety of reasons:


It’s a big marketing tool for us
It got us to explore unique...

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Why do you submit to accreditations?


Walt Malone MPA, SPA, F/MPPA, F/SWPP PPOC
Member since 1996, 30 accreditations

Walt Malone MPA, SPA, F/MPPA, F/SWPP PPOC Member since 1996, 30 accreditations  “I have always thought that the accreditation process has been the best form of education available to our members. Like anything else we become better when we practice and listen to critique” Which accreditation has helped your...

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Master's of Photographic Arts - Mark Orenstein, 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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Service of Photographic Arts: Peter Gold, MPA SPA


The Service of Photographic Arts (SPA) award honours those members who have dedicated themselves to volunteering within the Professional Photographer's of Canada and to educating members and the general public on the technical aspects of professional photography. Members earn merits for speaking to photographers, volunteering for board positions at the branch, provincial or national levels,...

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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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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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