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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Heavy Lifting With Affinity Photo


(Article submitted by Bill Booth). A majority of you likely work with Adobe Photoshop to edit your images -- for very good reasons. Familiarity, excellent results, utilizing the know-how you have learned over the years. Now there is a top notch alternative, at a reasonable price, without sacrificing the quality of the outcome. If you are unhappy with the subscription model of Photo Shop, you should consider AffinityPhoto. (Free trial available).

Monday, June 15, 2020

CHICKS AT PLAY

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Story and Images by Charmaine Toews. I live on a country property
with a couple of acres. For the last two years we have had laying hens so we can enjoy the pleasure of gathering our own eggs from our free-range chickens. They sleep in a coop, but during the summer days they wander a huge area of our yard that also has a large natural pond. They are happy chickens, we like to think. Well, when we got a new batch of 20 chicks to increase our number of layers, it only seemed right to photograph them.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A PEEK INTO ACCREDITATION PREPARATION

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(Submitted by Mark Laurie. Images by Glenn Krahulic)  - I was helping a PPOC member (Glenn Krahulic) to prepare his accreditation submission. The process might be helpful to you. Look at your body of work, what do you have the most of right now? What category will these images fit into? Rapidly go through them, select raw images with the finished images. Don't dwell too much on each image for its merits etc. Let your mind consider parts of the photo too. Do this quickly, and amass a large group of files.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

PPOC 50th ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS GALA

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The Professional Photographers of Canada had big plans to celebrate their 50th Anniversary (1970-2020) along with their Awards Gala in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan April 24 - 27th. Unfortunately, those plans abruptly changed with the growing restrictions due to COVID-19. Instead of canceling the entire convention, it was decided to go ahead with the first (and hopefully last) Virtual Awards Gala that celebrates the successes and achievements of the dedicated service of their members as well as their photography skills. Many thanks to all those involved in producing this event.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

THE MAKING OF "HUMANE MEAT"

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Story / Images by Victoria West. When I showed “Humane Meat” to my father, he said “do you think that one day you'll make something that I can actually hang on the wall? Your mind is a scary place.”

Friday, April 10, 2020

PPOC RECOMMENDS THAT PHOTOGRAPHERS ABSTAIN FROM PORCH PORTRAITS

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PPOC recommends that these Front Porch type of sessions do not take place at this critical time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

NEWBORN LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHERS GIVE BIRTH TO FANTASY FOOTBALL

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(Story by Veronica Scallion. B&W images by V.Scallion. Colour Images by Tamara Taylor.) What does a family do when they have been in a competitive Fantasy Football League with their friends for years and go from Last to First place? Well, when they know an ultra creative PPOC Photographer - their wild ideas can be turned into a reality. This new reality gave birth to a Unique and Creative Fantasy Football Newborn Lifestyle photo project! Here's the story behind how a family won their Fantasy Football League and welcomed their special "newborn addition" to their home.

Friday, March 20, 2020

CHOICES - Can You Live Without Photoshop And Lightroom

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Story and Images by Bill Booth. We all make choices, decisions, select options, and so on.
Do you prefer Nikon, Canon, Fuji, other? Want a Ford, GM, BMW? As long as your decision works for you, go for it. These companies all make excellent products, so the decision is yours. Let's explore a few choices for digital image editing for photographers.