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Thursday, December 19, 2019

XMAS FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION TIPS

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Story and Images by Cheryl Struss.
The Christmas Season is a time that many families seek out a portrait session, whether it be just of their children or of the whole family. They are celebrating the season and wanting their portrait to look festive. Here are some general tips to assist in making your own sessions successful.

Friday, December 6, 2019

WHO IS YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACTUALLY ATTRACTING

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(submission by Mark Laurie) - Have you looked "under the hood" of YOUR social media platforms, to see who you really are engaging? Before you start, take a moment and write down the Target Market you are trying to reach and engage with on your social platform.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

ON THE TRAIL OF PORCUPINE CARIBOU IN THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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(Story and images by Matt Jacques). Each year, the Porcupine Caribou herd embarks on one of the longest migrations of any land mammal on earth. From the northern reaches of the Yukon and Northwest Territories, they make their way to the relative safety of the Alaska’s coastal plain. This happens by late May, as they calve and nurse the next generation.

Monday, November 11, 2019

THE MILITARY ACCREDITATION

(Images and story by Chris TT Thombs). As it is Remembrance Day a lot of people start thinking about the military, and November 11th. I thought I would share some info, and thoughts about No. 44 - Military Life accreditation, “The Military Accreditation”. Why would I write a blog about this accreditation, and why does this accreditation matter to the regular members of PPOC? In my opinion military life is part of the Canadian story that needs to be documented. It also gives you a chance to educate yourself as a photographer by working towards getting the accreditation which will test you both as a photographer and as a project manager.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

FOR THE LOVE OF MONSTERS


"Images and Story by Jeff McDonald". Halloween has always been a favourite time of year for me. I get it honestly though…my mom always went above and beyond when decorating for Halloween and our house was usually the spookiest on the block. Fast forward 30'ish years and my wife, daughter and I are carrying on the tradition, but via special effects makeup, body painting and photography.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

THE MAKING OF MONSTERS


Halloween is fast approaching. The time of Ghouls, Goblins, and Monsters. Here is a peek into the artistic mind and talent of PPOC Photographer Brent McCombs, as he goes about creating several B-Movie Monsters.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

FACEBOOK TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

FACEBOOK3 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE

With all the social media options out there, you may be wondering whether Facebook is essential to your social media strategy as a photographer. While Instagram focuses solely on images, Facebook allows you to build more community. Facebook remains the best platform for making connections with your clients, and it allows you to brand yourself too.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WHY YOU SHOULDN'T SHOOT ON TRAIN TRACKS


In Canada, railways are private properties and walking on or along the train tracks is an act of trespassing. When we say along, we mean 50 feet from either side of the tracks. It is a federal offence under the Railway Safety Act and, although fines vary by provinces, they can reach up to $10,000. In short, it is illegal to use train tracks, active or inactive, as a shooting location without explicit permission from the railway company.