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Monday, September 14, 2020

Create And Unite Photography Project

CREATE AND UNITE was borne out of the desire to encourage photographers,
both PPOC members and non-members, to keep up with their craft, or to provide inspiration for them to try something new, when they suddenly found themselves sidelined by the pandemic. As Canada ground to a halt, all nonessential busniess ceased - including photography sessions. This temporary closure of business challenged photographers to look to the confines of their homes in new and unique ways. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020


(Story by Sean McKinnon). In late July, as a welcome distraction from all things COVID-19, the world’s attention was briefly diverted to Comet C/2020 F3, better known as Comet NEOWISE. NEOWISE is named after the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope that discovered the comet on March 27, 2020.

Monday, August 17, 2020


It recently came to the attention of PPOC that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) had published two blogs posts in July 2020, criticizing the Federal government’s use of and cost for professional photography services.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

World Photography Cup Team Canada 2021 Info

Monday, July 27, 2020


(Story submitted by Krista Powers. Images by MaryEllen Nealis). It is a great pleasure and honour today to feature spotlight one of our PPOC Atlantic Members. This month our feature is with a highly valued, and long standing member, MaryEllen Nealis MPA, PPOCA Fellowship, 8th Masters Bar. MaryEllen Nealis joined the PPOC in 1989. She has been a Regional and National Judge many times over, including acting as a Jury Chair, being a PPOC board member, and serving our association several times over the years. She is the first to admit that although she joined in 1989, it wasn’t until 1997 that she started entering print competitions.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Story by Mike Wing. I've only been a member of the Eastern Ontario Branch of the PPOC for one short year. Despite being new to the organization, I have a lot to share about my experience, which could help anyone considering membership. I'm going to share a little about how I found the PPOC, what made me join and my experience since becoming a member. Finally, I'll share some tips on what has helped me find success in the organization. Hopefully, they will help you overcome some of the growing pains that come with being a newcomer to an established professional group. So let's dive right in!

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


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.