Member Benefits

Travel Tricks - Part 1 - What kind of picture are you taking?


For a photographer, vacations can become a bit of a stressful event. There is the stress of the vacation itself (yes, although they are supposed to relax you, studies have shown that vacations can be more stressful than everyday life!), the stress of sleeping in different beds, of keeping a bunch of people busy and happy, and lastly, of trying really hard to document the trip. You are, after all...

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The OBSERVER Series - Part 1 - The Pre-accreditation Process


The OBSERVER Series – a series of articles for PPOC Observer Members

Part 1 – The Pre-Accreditation Process

About 4 years ago, BC Branch began a service they refer to as pre-accreditation. The idea is you submit 15 of your images that you feel are ready for accreditation in front of a group of regional judges, and they rate and comment on them.

This year, the process has been adopted at a...

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The OBSERVER Series - Part 2 - Journey to Accreditation


The OBSERVER Series – a series of articles for PPOC Observer Members

Part 2 – Journey to Accreditation

I wanted to write a series of articles that would help PPOC Observer members feel welcome, and help them get excited about moving on to the next level with confidence. My first article in this series (before it was a series) was called The Pre-Accreditation Review Process. Read it, it’s...

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The OBSERVER Series - Part 1 - Pre-accreditation


The OBSERVER Series – a series of articles for PPOC Observer Members

Part 1 – The Pre-Accreditation Process

About 4 years ago, BC Branch began a service they refer to as pre-accreditation. The idea is you submit 15 of your images that you feel are ready for accreditation in front of a group of regional judges, and they rate and comment on them.

This year, the process has been adopted at a...

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2016 PPOC Alberta Central Branch (all branches welcome!) BBQ - Sunday July 17, 1-5 pm


Come join us for our annual PPOC Alberta Central Branch BBQ! All members are welcome.

 

Directions are at the bottom.

 

Please go here to register (by July 10, 2016):

https://PPOC.formstack.com/forms/central_branch_bbq

 

$10 per adult includes food & beverages

(if anyone has dietary concerns, let us know ASAP)

 

$5.00 Kids over 5 -12 yrs 

 

Kids under...

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PPOC Introduces New Digital Salon Ribbons


The PPOC Board of Directors struck a committee late in 2014 mandated to review all certificates, trophies, and regalia used for PPOC National and Regional awards and designations. 

The committee, comprised of Marlene Fast, HLM, MPA, SPA, Claude Brazeau, MPA, T. Kirk Saint, MPA and Louise Gingras, began by developing digital ribbons which members will be able to use on their images to denote...

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PPOC will participate in the inaugural World Photographic Cup


The Professional Photographers of Canada announces their participation in the inaugural World Photographic Cup. World Photographic Cup intends to search for excellence - world wide- in a new and special way! Photographic associations have been invited to send a national TEAM ENTRY to represent their highest standard of photographic excellence and PPOC will be sending the Canadian entry. The World...

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Canadian Photographers Own Their Copyright


A Great Victory for Canadian Photographers.

At last, Canadian Photographers Own Their Copyright.The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) would like to congratulate all Canadian photographers in Canada on this important date and pivotal achievement in the photographic industry. As of today, Canadian photographers now...

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The Importance of Business Insurance (PPOC Member Benefit)


Fall is a busy time for all photographers and keeping your equipment safe is very important. PPOC members can do this by purchasing business insurance coverage that is designed specifically with the professional photographer in mind. The policy includes coverage for equipment, computers, commercial general liability, professional liability and legal assist coverage. Certain occurrences in your...

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Backup Photographers in Emergencies! (Membership Benefit)


The following note was recently shared on the PPOC's member's only facebook page from member Shawn Taylor from Niagara Falls, ON. Shawn found himself in a medical emergency with a wedding to photograph. He put out a call for help to his fellow PPOC members in the area and his wedding was covered for him while recovered from surgery. The PPOC's mandate is to provide education and support for...

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