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PPOC – Ontario Print Competition Sudbury Ontario Photography

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

We had our annual Professional Photographers Of Canada Ontario Division print competition this past weekend right here in Sudbury Ontario and all 4 of my images have been accepted in the print Salon.  With a few modifications to a few I will now be sending these off to Nationals this Spring in Tremblant Quebec (My good friend Mike Long of Portland Pinups is one of the key speakers at this convention and I was just informed that I will be receiving my first “Masters Bar” there as well.  Unfortunately I cannot attend as I have previous committed shoots).

It is always a learning experience when you get to listen to other master photographers judge your prints.  At first your a little disgruntled as they are “trying” to find something wrong with the image, either lighting, post processing, presentation, exposure or even subject matter.  MOST photographers will close out any suggestions at this time.  In this industry, constructive criticism is the best educational tool we can learn from, and if you open your ears and minds to the suggestions made by fellow master photographers you will learn more, apply more, and in the end, give more to your clients.  This will be my 10th year entering my images in National and International Competitions and it’s still a great learning experience.  I would like to personally thank all the judges for their comments and suggestions (you know who you are). CONGRATULATIONS to all the Ontario Professional Photographers who entered.

Accepted “A Hands Best Friend”

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Accepted “The Big Catch”

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Merit “Sea Of Love”

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Merit “This is what happens to crappy print judges”

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My 20 page Destination Jamaica Wedding Album of Sarah & Luc also received a Merit

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Photographer Of The Year 2009 PPONEOB

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Although I was speaking to the Professional Photographers Of Ontario Western Branch this past weekend, I did still enter 4 images to the PPO North Eastern Branch Print competition  & seminar held at the Quality in last Sunday.  Our branch tries to host at least 4 seminars and print competitions throughout the year with photographers from across Northern Ontario.   Out of the 4 prints entered In this print competition I won 1st place & 3rd place which awarded me Photographer Of The Year 2009 for our branch for the 6th time (not in a row) since 2002.
Entering your images into print competition helps you hone your technical skills of lighting, composition, exposure, subects and story telling which you can then pass on to your clients.     Here are the 2 images that received 1st & 3rd

1st Place

A Hands Best Friend

A Hands Best Friend

3rd place

The Big Catch

The Big Catch

My basic lighting setup for this image

My basic lighting setup for this image

The featured speaker (which I missed)  was Mike Guilbault from Barrie Ontario and I have nothing but good things from other PPO NEOB branch members.

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Professional Photographers Of Ontario Meeting

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Hey all you PPO members, don’t forget there is an AGT meeting today at the Vahilla Inn  Toronto.  If you have suggestions, concerns or just want to show your support make sure  you show up (I will be there).  For more info contact the PPO office.

1 Valhalla Inn Road (Highway 427 & Burnhamthorpe Rd.)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9B 1S9
Tel: (416) 239-2391 Fax: (416) 239-8764
Toll Free: 1-800-268-2500

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PhotoFusion 2009

Friday, March 20th, 2009

I’m outta here again!  Off to Ottawa for our annual Professional Photographers Of Ontario Convention.  I also have a shoot lined up with some other photographers and models and hopefully I will have some images to show you in a few days.  See you next week. Chowbella!!

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