Tag Archives: PPOC

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Irony and a National Best in Class Figure Study Win

“From even the greatest of horrors, irony is seldom absent.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft First, the important stuff: at this year’s PPOC National Salon, I won my third Best in Class Figure Study for my […]

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How a Passion for Drawing Led to an Accreditation in Figure Study (NSFW)

‘Figure Study: skillful and creative artistic representations of the unclothed human figure; in whole or in part.’ When I was a kid (yeah, yeah… in the real long ago), I started sketching. Before my first […]

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Manipulating the Final Image to Realise Your Vision

Many a heated discussion has been had in photography circles about manipulating photographs. While I completely agree with the philosophy that you should “get it right in camera”, there are those times that a bridge […]

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High Honours in the PPOC National Loan Collection

There’s winning and then there’s being honoured. The two are often interchanged although they can mean very different things. Such is the case with the National Loan Collection. For decades, the Professional Photographers of Canada […]

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The Art of: Bringing Home the Bacon

“But never for us the flitch of bacon though, That some may win in Essex at Dunmow.” ~ Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Tale and Prologue I know, I know … the saying “bring home the […]

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London Portrait Photographer Wins Top Honours in Provincial Competition

“To sit for one’s portrait is like being present at one’s own creation.” ~ Alexander Smith Wow, what a year! First, business is doing really well. I’ve had the opportunity to photograph more people, clients and […]

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London Photographer Wins Top Conceptual Illustration Award At National Exhibition

They say you ‘always remember your first’. I get that – my first car, my first job, my first Five Guys burger (I think I just drooled on my keyboard thinking about it …). Well, […]

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Why Researching Your Photographer Is The Real Investment

If you believe that a photographer’s gallery of photos and a couple of Google reviews is worth an investment, then you need to read this … A few weeks ago, my cousin Amy (in my […]

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A Beautiful Day

One of my goals as a photographer is to constantly push myself forward, continually learning in an effort to create better photographs. By pushing myself to look a little closer at the details, improve my technique […]

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2015 National Image Competition

One of the big events I look forward to each year is entering the Professional Photographers of Canada National Image Salon. This year marks the association’s 68th competition of professional photographers and my fourth time […]

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