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]
We are excited to share with you the results announced at the Awards Gala, including the winner of the PHOTOGraphie Youth Contest, who took home the shiny hardware, and who was awarded the 2016 PPOC-BC Photographer of the Year!
The evening started off with emcee Aura McKay lighting up the stage with her charismatic welcome and opening remarks. She recognized the dedication of Past Chair, Rima Dickson, for her term as BC Chair in 2015. Thanks Rima! Next she awarded Philomena Hughes with the PPOC-BC Regional Citation of Service for their contribution to the BC association.
Next up for recognition were Rima Dickson, Craig Minielly, Dave Scougal, Kevin Wallace and Don Young, who were bestowed the Honour of Fellowship in PPOC-BC. A Fellowship is a designation earned by volunteering on PPOC-BC boards and committees and by consistently achieving the highest standard of image quality in the annual BC image competition.
Congratulations to the 18 high school finalists of the Youth Contest proudly sponsored by Nikon and VanArts. They received certificates and gift cards from Pix Portal. Ian Harland (Flight) was the lucky winner of the Nikon D7200 camera.
Now for the results of the 71st annual PPOC-BC Image Competition. Congratulations to everyone who had images accepted into the Salon Exhibition, and here are the trophy winners:
STUDENT AWARDS, sponsored by Nikon
Hunter Will (Continuum) – Student Commercial
Hunter Will (Medusa) – Student General
Student Portrait – no qualifying entries
Hunter Will – Student Photographer of the Year
Larry Scherban (Time for Demolition?) – Architecture sponsored by PPOC-BC
Fashion/Beauty – no qualifying entries
Greg Blue (Cobra) – Product Illustration, sponsored by Harvard Western Insurance
Industrial – no qualifying entries
Alexis Walters (First Day) – Editorial, sponsored by Photo Coach International
Paul Wright (A Lion in Winter) – Press, sponsored by Nikon
Tracey Harper (A Pirate’s Delight) – Pictorial/Floral sponsored by Canon
Tina Richardson (The Wanderer) – Animals, sponsored by Beau Photo Supplies
Tracey Harper (Torn) – Experimental/ Unclassified, sponsored by Langara College
Terrill Bodner (Oh Happy Day!) – Fine Art, sponsored by PPOC-BC
Renée Charboneau (Apparition) – Conceptual Illustration, sponsored by VanArts
Feature Album – no qualifying entries
J. Wayne Kaulbach (The Bollywood Rebel) – Portrait of a Man, sponsored by PPOC-BC, Northern Branch
Greg Blue (Lanaya) – Portrait of a Woman, sponsored by Beau Photo Supplies
Melissa Welsh (Our Peaceful Parade) – Portrait of One or Two Persons, sponsored by Image Explorations
Robert Coates (Una Amore, La Famiglia) – Group Portrait, sponsored by Harvard Western Insurance
Alexis Walters (Remembering Emma, RIP Mad Hatter) – Child Portrait, sponsored by Photo Expert
Tracey Harper (Naked) – Figure Study, sponsored by Craig’s Actions
Robert Coates (You Complete Me) – Wedding Portrait, sponsored by GTA Imaging
Suzanne Le Stage (Eye Spy) – Wedding Group, sponsored by Pixellu
Suzanne Le Stage (Grandma Steals the Show) – Photojournalistic Wedding, sponsored by Technicare
Wedding Album – no qualifying entries
Greg Blue (Cobra) – First Time Entry, sponsored by Kerrisdale Cameras
Tony Bonin (Downtown) – Observer Entry, sponsored by PPOC-BC
Allan Bailey (Daydreams) – Out of Province Entry, sponsored by PPOC-BC
David Custodi0 (On the Road Again) – Langara Alumni, sponsored by Langara College
Terrill Bodner (Oh Happy Day!) – Jan de Haas Award, sponsored by PPOC-BC
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS
Allan Bailey for their image Daydreams, by Brian K. Smith
Allan Bailey for their image Unbreakable, by Kevin Wallace
Don MacGregor for their image Racing Home, by Stu Bish
Grant Withers for their image Hypnosis, by Mark Laurie
J. Wayne Kaulbach for their image Thar Desert, by Jillian Chateauneuf
Tracey Harper for their image A Pirate’s Delight, by Daphne Carlyle
Bobbi Carpino for their image Baby Gatsby, by Don MacGregor
2016 PPOC-BC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
sponsored by Technicare
Congratulations to all!
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”.