Did you happen to catch one of the live Demos at the Fusion Industry Expo? People loved them, along with getting their hands on all the great new gear! The day was pretty packed with back to back Fusion Seminars and we overheard some really positive comments. Check this one… “Verrry interesting to hear the stories behind the scenes on how those images were created! I learned a lot listening to ‘how it’s done’ in the real life of a photographer.” Tons of positive reviews followed about learning how to print your own images, use off-camera flash and improve sports, travel and pet photography.
Everyone Loves Free! Friday at PHOTOGraphie was jammed with free education, starting with an afternoon of Accreditation 101 then moving along to Image Critiques. We had a full house with standing room only for these two incredibly valuable FREE programs. Meanwhile in The Atrium, volunteers were busy hanging the gallery show and getting the Anvil Centre all set up for the VIP Opening Reception Friday evening, a great party that officially kicked off the festival. Check out the Facebook Live video and gallery of images below to see behind the scenes…[Not a valid template]
Happening on Nov 4: Take Friday afternoon off and join us for these two sessions, which are free and priceless!
First off at 1:30 you can find out more about the Professional Photographers of Canada’s Accreditation process. You will learn how to submit images and what the judges are looking for as well as different category options. Accreditation is the next step in your professional development after joining PPOC.
You are welcome to just watch, or you can actually participate in a live critique. To participate, either email images in advance or bring 15 images on a flash drive for qualified PPOC judges to give you an evaluation. Images must be all in the same category (ie: animals, wedding, fashion) and the flash drive formatted for Mac. See categories here and get PDF notes here.
Select 15 images, create duplicates to the specifications below. Be sure to retain your high-resolution files for future use. The Pre Accreditation Review digital files shall be:
- Sized to no larger than 1200 pixels wide and 800 pixels high
- Note: vertical images will be only 800 pixels high as they are viewed on a horizontal display
- Saved to approximately #8 (of 12) or 70% compression JPEG
- Adobe RGB1998, sRGB or ProPhoto profile
- Named in a two digit sequence as 01.jpg, 02.jpg…. 15.jpg
- Compile the 15 images into a zip file (only)
- Zip file is named: Maker Category# CategoryName.zip ( Jones 01 Advertising.zip)
Category names and numbers are listed on the category page of the PPOC website http://www.ppoc.ca/en/membership/accreditation-categories
Email your review submission to Susie Crichton firstname.lastname@example.org
Then, at 3:30, watch and listen while judges critique images from the recent PPOC-BC image competition. Learn how impact, storytelling, composition and technique come together to create award winning images. If you are a PPOC-BC member, you are eligible to have your 2016 competition images critiqued.
As you take a walk around PHOTOGraphie’s gallery show, you will recognize some of these outstanding images as they will be featured in the Salon Exhibition area of the show. Look for images marked “Accepted”, “Merit” and “Excellence”.
Bring your Ticket
Bring printed or mobile tickets for entrance to all events. If you can’t find them, log in to Eventbrite and you can resend your original ticket confirmation. Once received, click “Download” or “Paper Tickets” to see the tickets you purchased and to see your Fusion Seminar choices.
Let us know if you are unable to attend ANY part of the festival so we can let someone on the waitlist enjoy the programming. Help us fill your empty seat!
Still needed. Email Volunteer Coordinator Lee Sanger
Directions and Parking
Directions here. Park under the Anvil Centre for $10/day. Entrance gate is locked at 11pm; so if you plan to leave Anvil, take your car with you. For Saturday’s Sweet Victory Celebration your car can stay after 11 because you will still be in the building. Local restaurant map attached.
Download the Festival App
Find EventsXD in the App store and search PHOTOGraphie to have all the latest info on your phone including speaker bios, floor plan and full schedule. Good paperless option. Please use EventsXD to give feedback at each event you attend, this will help us make PHOTOGraphie 2017 even better!
You can watch or participate. To participate, bring 15 images for evaluation, on a flash drive, all in the same category (ie: animals, wedding, fashion). Important details here. See categories here get PDF notes here.
Fusion 2016 Seminars
The Fusion portrait class with Nino is close to sold out on Saturday; Nino is a hot speaker! But there are still tickets available to see Nino’s keynote presentation on Sunday. It will be a full day of street & editorial photography, lighting people, marketing and inspiration.
Jeff Weddell is a new addition to Fusion, speaking for Robert Falconer who is no longer available. It is the same subject, shooting cinematic stills. Sorry for any inconvenience. Contact Beau Photo if you have any concerns.
Remember to Bring
Business casual/semi-formal attire for VIP night and Awards Gala, a reusable water bottle, notebook, business cards, phone (for tweeting!) and charger
Tickets still available so tell your friends and family.