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Friday, January 3, 2020

COLD WEATHER PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS by Blog Master

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Story/Images by Jacquie Matechuk. Another early morning and I wake to the relentless nagging of an over-zealous iPhone basking in the soothing hum of a radiant heater in my hotel room. It’s Day 1 of the Winter XGames and the temperature is expected to flirt with freezing. Nothing exceptional until the evening hits and we fall to -20 Celsius. So, it’s time to plan accordingly.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

XMAS FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION TIPS by Blog Master

santa claus xmas portrait
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 by Blog Master

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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 by Blog Master

arctic landscape
(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 by Blog Master

(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 by Blog Master


"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 by Blog Master


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.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

PIG PLUS PRO PHOTOGRAPHER EQUALS CCMA AWARD NOMINATION by Blog Master

PIG PRO PHOTOGRAPHER
This is a Photographer’s Tale, or maybe that should be “Tail”, of a Rescued Piglet, a Checkers Game, a Pro Photographer, and a Country Western Singer. See how this all turned into a nomination by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) for the Cover Art of an Album. Story as related by Brad Kelly.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Renowned Photographer Retires by admin

Brian Boyle
After an amazing 45 (!) years, Brian Boyle - the ROM’s senior photographer - will be retiring at the end of August.  His last day will be Friday, August 30th.

Brian started at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) in 1974, and during his tenure, he has helped lead the transition from the analog 20th century to the digital 21st century.  When he started at the ROM, photographers shot everything on black and white film, using 4 x 5” cameras.  Since 2002, Brian has worked entirely with digital cameras and has led the ROM in establishing itself as a premier institution in the digital world. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Louise Gingras MPA by admin

Louise Gingras MPA
Louise Gingras MPA
Photo credit: Claude Brazeau MPA

Louise Gingras is mostly a commercial, architectural, editorial, product and advertising photographer. She also does graphic design, website design, photomontage and retouching for several professional photographers who are PPOC members.

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