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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.

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.

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.