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2015 Image Competition Finalists

What a fabulous 2015 Image Competition organized by Rima Dickson!  Our two judging panels did an amazing job: Merle Prosofsky led Bob Bray, Stu Bish, Marlene Fast, Theresa Papp, Brian K. Smith and Ron Ward while Tracey Harper led Brian Boyle, Mark Orenstein, Mario Palumbo, Kelsey Qualman, Kirk Saint and Tina Weltz.

Together they determined the following finalists (in surname alphabetical...

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COL. (Retired) Chris Hadfield Receives An Honourary S.P.A.

It is my pleasure to announce that the Professional Photographers of Canada has chosen to recognize Commander Chris Hadfield with an honorary Service of Photographic Arts Designation. Commander Hadfield spent 5 months in space and traveled 62 million miles, photographing our world from a vantage point most of us will never experience. PPOC members thoroughly enjoyed watching his images as they...

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How to get the most out of your press release


STEP 1. Look up the names of all editors in your local media. Check all of your newspapers, magazines, tv  and radio stations contact pages for an email address for the editor.

It is important to note that you should not send a mass email with your press release, you're better off to send them individually and personalize each one (Get the editors name if you...

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Making the Media Work for You

Make no mistake about it, if you can provide current, relevant and engaging information on a topic the public is interested in, the media will be only too happy to speak with you.

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2014 Photographers of the Year Images

The best Canadian professional photographers of the year have been honoured for the amazing images they have created. The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) announced the winners of its 2014 image competition at the Canadian Imaging Conference and Tradeshow. The winners in the four major categories were:

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2014 - And the National Award Winners are...

Here we are at Canadian Imaging 2014.  

After a magnificent dinner, aptly mc'ed by the lovely and talented Eric Loewen, we are ready to announce the award winners.

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The Awards are underway!

#ppoc2014 - I'm here blogging at the #ppoc2014 awards banquet.  A little levity before the serious stuff... we love Joel's grand books hat.  

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2014 National Image Salon Gallery

Salon  - A national exhibition of works of art by living artists.

Congratulations to all of the amazing photographers across Canada whose work was chosen to exhibit in the 2014 National Image Salon.

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You can still register for Canadian Imaging!

Only a few more days before hundreds of photographers from across the country will meet in Winnipeg for the annual Canadian Imaging Conference. International award-winning photographers will be teaching their craft for 4 days at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel. 

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European Photographer of the Year to make first Canadian teaching appearance in Manitoba

Sonia and Padriac Deasy

Sonia and Padriac Deasy, founders of Ireland's leading portrait studio will be teaching at Canadian Imaging this month. They are known around the world for their signature lighting style and after being the keynote speakers at WPPI and Imaging USA they are making their first appearance in Canada to share their secrets of success.  

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