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Canada’s Premier Magazine for Professional Photographers

The Award

WINNERS BEST OF 2012 - PPOC SALON IMAGES

Are you respecting

Copyright?

Getting Intimate With Your Lights Learn their shape and fall-off

Kristian Bogner

Angela Cameron

Shelley Vandervelde

MEET THE PPOC PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE YEAR

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GALLERIE - JULY 2012 CONTENTS

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Commercial Photographer of The Year Cover photo by: 2012 Award Winner Gina Yesnik Read more on Pg. 24

Portrait Photographer of The Year

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In this issue A Message from the PPOC Chair............................................ 2

MPA, CPA & SPA Recipients.................................................. 16

PPOC Calendar of Events....................................................... 3

Respecting Copyright.............................................................. 18

Portrait Photographer of the Year............................................ 4

Images on a DVD anyone?...................................................... 20

Commercial Photographer of the Year...................................... 6

Getting to Know Your Lights.................................................. 22

Photographic Artist of the Year............................................... 8

My PPOC................................................................................ 23

Salon Award Winners............................................................. 12

Concept to Cover (About this issue’s cover photo).................. 24

Master/ Student Awards......................................................... 15

PPOC Facebook Featured Post “What I Love”....................... 24

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Welcome to Gallerie & PPOC From your PPOC Chair Ken Fraser

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irst, I would like to welcome each and every new member that has joined the PPOC family recently. We hope that your involvement in PPOC will help you become more successful in this challenging and rewarding profession! I trust that some of the experienced long time members will be able to give you support, encouragement and some sage advice. In return, I hope you will get involved in your association and contribute your ideas that will allow PPOC to change and adapt to the future. I would also like to thank our team of volunteers that are working hard to bring you new improvements, like more member benefits and this excellent magazine! Thank you Jillian for all of your hard work and prodding to make this a reality. I truly believe that PPOC is responding and moving quickly to meet and exceed the expectations of our members. It can only truly continue to do this with all of us contributing and getting involved. Don’t be shy, jump in!

PPOC is pleased to announce the return of their magazine Gallerie. With award winning images, feature articles, editorial information, member services, and advertising, once again Gallerie will be the premier magazine for professional photographers across Canada. Editor: Jillian Chateauneuf Office: 604-551-9751 Email: editor@ppoc.ca Gallerie Committee: Stephen Mah Designer: Nia Swanson - Web• Design• Solutions Office: 778-888-0576 | www.niadesign.ca Email: niaswanson@gmail.com

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remièrement, j’aimerais souhaiter la bienvenue à tous les nouveaux membres qui se sont récemment joints à la famille PPOC. Nous espérons que votre participation dans l’organisation du PPOC vous aidera à être plus profitable et efficace dans cette profession stimulante et enrichissante! Je suis convaincu que des membres d’expériences seront heureux de vous offrir du soutien, de l’encouragement et quelques sages conseils. En retour, j’espère que vous allez vous impliquer dans votre association et partager vos idées ce qui permettrait à PPOC d’évoluer et de s’adapter à l’avenir. Je voudrais aussi remercier notre équipe de bénévoles qui travaillent très dur pour vous apporter les nouvelles améliorations comme plus de prestations pour les membres et aussi pour cet excellent magazine. Je vous remercie particulièrement Jillian ton travaille acharné qui a fait de ce rêve une réalité. Je crois vraiment que PPOC agit et réponds rapidement pour satisfaire et dépasser les attentes de nos membres. Cela peut continuer seulement avec l’implication et les contributions de tous nos membres. Ne soyez pas timide! Faites votre part!

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2012

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PPOC Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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22nd.......................................................................PPOC-MB BBQ & Flea Market, Mitchell, MB 23rd....................................................... Accreditation Judging, Fanshawe College, London, ON 29th & 30th.............................................................. PPOC-AT Summer Seminar, Boutouche, NB

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12th & 13th......................................................................PPOC-SK Super School, Saskatoon, SK 13th.................................. PPOC-BC, Island Branch, Retouching by Mary Jensen, Nanaimo, BC 21st.......................................... PPOC-ON Hamilton Niagara Branch, Photo Shoot, Caledon, ON

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17th to 19th................. PPOC Presidents and Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting, MB 23rd ........................................................................................... PPOC-MB AGM, Winnipeg, MB 30th & Oct 1st............................................. PPOC-SK AGM & We Care Seminar, Riverhurst, SK 30th & Oct 1st............................... PPOC-BC Northern Branch, Fall Seminar, Prince George, BC

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13th..........................................................................PPOC-AT Fall Family Portrait Workshop, NS 14th............................................... PPOC-MB Fall Speaker Event, Warne Noyce, Winnipeg, MB 14th & 15th...............................................PPOC-ON Convention, Focal Point 2012, Toronto, ON 15th....................................................................................... Accreditation Submission Deadline 16th.................... PPOC-ON Hamilton Niagara Branch, Save Time with Workflow, Vineland, ON 27th......................PPOC-BC Accreditation Judging & Speaker, Langara College, Vancouver, BC

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2nd ......................................................... PPOC-MB President’s Wine & Cheese, Winnipeg MB

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2nd to 4th............................................PPOC-BC Winter Workshop, Salon & AGM, Kamloops, BC

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13th to 17th.................................................. PPOC Canadian Imaging Conference, Vancouver, BC

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3rd to 5th ............................................. PPOC-AT Convention & Awards Banquet, Stanhope, PEI For additional events added throughout the year please visit the PPOC website at www.ppoc.ca

PPOC Board of Directors

PPOC Regional Affiliates

British Columbia Director Jillian Chateauneuf, MPA, F/PPOC-BC BCdirector@ppoc.ca

British Columbia President, Melissa Welsh 250-352-5664 | info@melissawelsh.com

Alberta Director (Interim) Cameron Colclough, MPA, SPA ABdirector@ppoc.ca Saskatchewan Director / Vice Chair Alison Berk, MPA, SPA SKdirector@ppoc.ca Manitoba Director/ PPOC Chair Ken Frazer, MPA, F.Ph. chair@ppoc.ca Ontario Director Tina Weltz, MPA, LPPO ONdirector@ppoc.ca Atlantic Director Rachelle Richard-Leger, MPA ATdirector@ppoc.ca

PPOC Office / Bureau du PPOC 209 Light Street Woodstock ON Canada N4S 6H6 Bus: (519) 537-2555 Toll Free: (888) 643-7762 (PPOC) Fax: (888) 831-4036 Email: exec.director@ppoc.ca Email: bureauduppoc@ppoc.ca

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Alberta President, Cameron Colclough, MPA, SPA 403-669-9644 | artistryin@yahoo.com Saskatchewan President, Wayne Inverarity 306-775-7509 | inverarity@siast.sk.ca Manitoba President, Mimi Boule 204-291-3784 | memoriesbymimi@mts.net Ontario President, Dan Morency 613-932-5761 | dan@roystudio.ca Quebec Contact, Nelson Simard, HLM, MPA, SPA Toll Free: (888) 643-7762
(PPOC) bureauduppoc@ppoc.ca Atlantic President, Louise Vessey, MPA 902-894-7141 | Toll Free 866-894-7141


PORTRAIT

Shelley Vandervelde, MPA

Photographer Of The Year

| Calgary, AB

~ Sponsored by: Technicare Imaging Ltd.

Shelley Vandervelde’s photographic career began in 2002, when she and her niece decided they would do wedding photography ‘at a reasonable price’. While their intentions were good, by the end of their first day, after working 10 hours and covering all expenses, they only made nine dollars each! Despite her less then lucrative start, Shelley opened her own studio in 2003 and began focusing on portraiture, with aspirations to become a truly professional photographer. “To me, just having a camera and having someone pay you doesn’t make you a professional,” she says. She submitted her portfolio to the Professional Photographers of Canada, and they invited her to a workshop in Calgary. It was this workshop that led Shelley to realize that photography was what she really wanted to do. “The reason I do portraiture and I love photographing families is the fact that I lost a lot of people in my life,” Shelley says when asked what inspires her. “When people ask ‘When is the best time to do a family portrait?’ I say right now, because you never know what is going to happen tomorrow.” Whenever a client requests a family portrait, Shelley always does her best to fit them in as soon as possible. She also stresses the importance

of having professional portraits of oneself. “People should not have a funeral picture of them holding a beer at a party or cropped out of a group shot. Memories fade faster then we like to think.” When asked about her most memorable shoot, Shelley responds, “There are certain types of sessions that are really memorable.” She describes the experience of photographing a teenage girl, who started out shy and awkward, but whose face lit up at the sight of the first image, and had a visible change in confidence. Shelley insists any woman will feel beautiful when photographed from the right angle and with the right lighting. Helping people to see their own beauty is the part of the job Shelley most loves. “It’s the way our portraiture can affect people that is memorable to me.”

La carrière de Shelley Vandervelde a débuté en 2002 lorsqu’elle décide avec sa nièce de faire de la photographie de mariage à des prix « raisonnables ». Même si leurs intentions étaient bonnes, à la fin de leur première journée, après 10 heures de travail et payant toutes leurs dépenses, elles avaient fait que 9.00$ chaque! Malgré ce départ peu lucratif, Shelley ouvre son propre studio en 2003 et met l’emphase sur la photographie de portrait avec l’intention de devenir une vraie photographe professionnelle. « A mes yeux, avoir une caméra et le fait que quelqu’un vous paye cela ne fait pas de vous un professionnel.» dit-elle. Elle a soumis son portfolio à l’association des Photographes Professionnels du Canada et ils l’ont invitée à un atelier à Calgary. C’est cet atelier qui a mené Shelley à réaliser que la photographie était vraiment ce qu’elle voulait faire. « La raison que je choisis le portrait et que j’adore photographier des familles, c’est que j’ai perdu plusieurs personnes importantes dans ma vie, » répond Shelley lorsqu’on lui demande qu’est-ce qui l’inspire. « Lorsque les gens me demandent, c’est quand le meilleur temps pour prendre un portrait de famille, je leur dis, maintenant,

parce que vous ne savez pas ce que l’avenir vous réserve. » Quand un client lui demande un portrait de famille, elle s’efforce de lui faire un rendez-vous le plus rapidement possible. Elle parle aussi de l’importance d’avoir un portrait professionnel de soi-même. « Les gens ne devraient pas avoir une photo funéraire où on les voit tenant un bock de bière lors d’un souper, ou bien une photo ou on a découpé les autres personnes sur le cliché. Les souvenirs s’effacent plus rapidement que l’on pense. » Lorsqu’on lui demande de parler de sa session la plus mémorable, Shelley répond, « Certains types de sessions sont mémorables.» Elle décrit l’expérience d’avoir photographié une adolescente très timide et gauche, en voyant la première image, il y a eu un changement visible dans sa confiance en elle, son visage s’est illuminé. Shelley insiste sur le fait qu’une femme se trouvera toujours belle lorsqu’on la photographie du bon angle et avec un éclairage adéquat. Aider les gens à voir leur propre beauté ça fait partie de mon travail, la chose que j’aime le plus. « C’est la façon que nos portraits peuvent avoir un effet sur les gens qui est mémorable pour moi.»

“It’s the way our portraiture can affect people that is memorable to me”

Article written by: Alicia Kingsland

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Porcelain Dolls

Honour

Against The Elements

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Round About


COMMERCIAL

Kristian Bogner

Photographer Of The Year

| Canmore, AB

~ Sponsored by: Nikon Canada Inc.

Third generation photographer Kristian Bogner got his start in photography as a toddler with a Polaroid camera given to him by his mother. As a child, he frequently went along on shoots with his parents, as well as attending photography conferences and conventions at their side. A confident and extroverted child who grew up around photography, he considered himself a professional from a young age. He describes going to shoots as a youngster, dressed in full formal attire, cummerbund and all! By high school, Kristian had already established his identity as a photographer. He joined his school’s yearbook program, which allowed him to spend first period every day taking pictures. By sixteen, he had his own photography business. But there’s more to Kristian than just being a photographer. A self-proclaimed computer geek, he recalls being called upon in grade school to help fix computer problems at the school. When asked about his spare time (“What spare time?” he laughs), he describes a love of

Issu de la troisième génération de photographes, Kristian Bogner a débuté en photographie comme bambin lorsque sa mère lui offre une caméra Polaroid. Enfant, il était fréquemment amené sur des prises de vue par ses parents. Il était aussi présent à leurs côtés pour des mariages, des conférences et des congrès. Un enfant confiant et extroverti qui a été élevé avec la photographie, il se considère professionnel déjà à un très jeune âge. Il parle d’aller sur les prises de vue étant très jeune et vêtu d’un habit ‘smoking’ avec tous les accessoires d’usage ! Une fois rendu au secondaire, Kristian avait déjà établi son identité comme photographe. Il a joint le comité de livre mémoire scolaire de son école ce qui lui permettait de prendre la première période de chaque journée pour photographier les événements et le quotidien de son école. À seize ans, il avait déjà sa propre entreprise photographique. Mais, Kristian est plus qu’un photographe. Un « nerd »par sa propre

extreme sports, mentioning mountain biking and skiing in particular. When discussing a memorable shoot, Kristian recalls his first shoot with Three Sisters, his first corporate client after moving to Canmore. When he arrived on the set, the company had hired a high-end art director. As a young guy, you would expect him to have been nervous, but this wasn’t the case. “I never get nervous on a shoot,” he says,. “I’m always playing, always having fun.” Despite the art-director’s disapproval of his natural and playful style, Kristian didn’t back down. And of course, once she saw the images, the artdirector changed her mind!

“I’m always playing, always having fun.” description, il se rappelle qu’il était très en demande pour la réparation de problèmes d’ordinateurs, même à l’école primaire. Lorsqu’on lui parle de ses loisirs, « Quels loisirs ? » répond-il en riant, il adore les sports extrêmes, particulièrement le vélo montagne et le ski. Lorsqu’il parle de session photo mémorable, il se rappelle sa première session avec son premier client corporatif ‘Three Sisters’ après être déménagé à Canmore. Lorsqu’il est arrivé sur le plateau, il constate que la compagnie avait engagé un directeur artistique très haut de gamme. Comme jeune personne, on aurait cru que ça l’aurait rendu un peu nerveux, mais ce ne fut pas le cas. « Je ne suis jamais nerveux sur un plateau, » dit-il, « je m’amuse toujours, j’ai toujours du plaisir. » Malgré l’œil désapprobateur du directeur artistique qui n’appréciait pas sa nature enjouée, Kristian n’a pas reculé. Une fois qu’elle a vu les images, par contre, elle a rapidement changé d’idée! Article written by: Alicia Kingsland

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Mountain Nomad

Peace Stupa By Starlight

Racing The Giant

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Coca Cola Proud


PHOTOGRAPHIC Artist Of The Year

Angela Cameron

| North Vancouver, BC

~ Sponsored by: The Regional Affiliates of PPOC

The first photo that Angela Cameron ever took “in a serious manner” was a photo of her daughter when she was four years old. It was just a simple, natural light photo, but she got a good expression and the picture was phenomenal. From there, she got her start in photography by entering a few photos she’d taken of her children into a local newspaper competition. Prior to the competition, she hadn’t known much about the technical aspects of photography and had been primarily self-taught. However, her images won first place and she describes this as the beginning of both her passion and the learning process. Impressionist painters, particularly Monet and Rembrandt, are a huge inspiration for Angela’s work. However, despite her artistic style, she describes herself as being more business-orientated then artist-orientated. This business side clearly shines through when she suggests that beginners do their homework before deciding what field of photography they would like to pursue, and ask themselves if there is a market for it. It’s not all business and homework for Angela though. “A lot of beginners want to know the technical

aspects,” she says. “But that really has nothing to do with it. It’s all about gut feeling.” Spoken like a true artist. At the end of the interview, Angela has some final words of wisdom; “It takes 10 or 15 years to be an overnight success,” she says. “It’s a long road.”

“It takes 10 or 15 years to be an overnight success.”

Photo by: Kyrani Kanavaros

lorsqu’elle suggère aux débutants de faire leurs devoirs avant de décider dans quelle branche de la photographie travailler et de se demander s’il existe un marché pour ce qu’ils veulent faire. Ce n’est pas tout affaires et devoirs pour Angela par contre. « Plusieurs débutants veulent savoir les détails techniques, » dit-elle « Mais ça n’a vraiment rien à voir. C’est une question de tripes. » Voilà qui ressemble à une parole de vraie artiste. À la fin de l’entrevue, « ça prend 10 à 15 Angela nous donne ans pour devenir quelques mots de un succès soudain. sagesse; » dit-elle « C’est un « ça prend 10 à 15 ans pour devenir un succès long chemin. » soudain. » dit-elle « C’est un long chemin. »

La première photographie qu’Angela Cameron a prise d’une « façon sérieuse » c’est celle de sa fille de quatre ans. Une image simple en lumière naturelle, mais elle a su capter une expression qui a rendu la photo exceptionnelle. À partir de là, elle a débuté en photographie en participant à des concours photo de son journal local en y présentant des photographies de ses enfants. Avant la compétition photo, elle ne savait pas grand-chose sur technique de la photographie et était autodidacte dans le domaine. Mais, ses images ont remporté la première place de cette compétition et elle décrit ce moment comme le vrai début de sa passion et de son apprentissage. Les peintres impressionnistes comme Monet et Rembrandt l’inspirent énormément dans son travail. Par contre, malgré son style artistique, elle se décrit comme étant plus orientée vers les affaires que vers le côté artistique du métier. Ce côté plus pondéré est très visible

Article written by: Alicia Kingsland

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Pond Grass

Linear Landscape

Autumn Gust

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Twilight Waves


D800E 14-24mm (24mm) f11 1/200 ISO 100 - given the D800E is a 36 mega pixel camera, this image is best viewed as a metallic print measuring “unbelievable x astounding”.

New Camera, New Heights By Anna Beaudry, CPA

| www.annabeaudry.com

When NPS Canada received the first D800E camera in Canada, they sent it to me. I immediately began plotting and scheming some challenging scenic locations in Vancouver to put this highly anticipated camera to the test. Being a corporate/commercial photographer who is dominant in architecture, I wondered which building I should photograph first. Well, I thought, why choose? Why not shoot ALL of the buildings in Vancouver?! So, with the great cooperation of one of my most fabulous clients, up the flagpole on Harbour Centre I climbed. 600’ above the ground, on a dry and windy afternoon I captured 15 images to create this 360 degree panorama. See the cruise ship on the right? You’ll see the tip of its bow on the left. Kind of a mind freak, yes? The other challenge in creating this image lay in the mechanics of capture for panorama. Photographing from the upper crow’s nest I worked my way around the flagpole, replicating as best I could, the camera position as if it was rotating on the correct nodal point. Thankfully there were struts I could stand on, but the existence of the flagpole prevented the use of any pan heads, so I relied solely on lots of in-depth technical knowledge, experience and a steady hand! Times like this make knowing fundamental “old school” stuff totally worthwhile.

It’s windy up there which was challenging for the twilight session.

The challenges of a twilight capture up there were obviously the low light, slow shutter speed and flagpole sway from the wind. Yes, it sways in the wind. Mind over matter counts, BIG time! So I pushed the ISO to a respectable 400, rigged up a tripod, pulled back a little on the zoom and the D800E came through with flying colours.

D800E 14-24mm (19mm) f3.2 1/13 ISO 400 on a tripod.

Harbour Centre.

Zoomed in on flagpole. Anna climbing. Image courtesy of Craig Minielly.

One of the unique characteristics of this 36 megapixel camera, same model as the D800, BUT with the D800E there is no anti aliasing filter built in, it is (apparently) susceptible to moire. Not once, not even with all my random snap shots did I encounter significant moire. And I was trying to find it! I was prepared to deal with it. Check out Lightroom 4 and in the gradient and brush tools you’ll see a slider to reduce moire, if you can find any. Sweet. Unbelievably rich colours, fabulous image detail in the shadows and in the highlights, sharp responsive auto focus in low light and easy to hold with intuitive placement of the buttons and wheels. The D800E gets my vote!

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Thankfully there are struts to stand on.


nikon.ca

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CLASS AWARDS Aquatic Fantasy

by:

Maggie Habieda-Nowakowski Sponsored by: Technicare Imaging Inc.

Wedding Portrait

Trapped

by:

Child Portrait

Stéphane Larivière,

Back To The Future by: Steve Voth, MPA Illustration

Sponsored by: Photocoach International

MPA

Sponsored by: Harvard Western Insurance

Leonardo’s Devil Free Style

Cranberry Carousel Industrial

by:

Berni Wood Sponsored by: Vistek

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by:

Aura McKay

Sponsored by: Beau Photo Supplies


Harmony By Design

by:

Jason Brown Sponsored by: PPOC

Architecture

At The Gates of Hell

by:

Experimental/ Unclassified

Cap Rouge

by:

Pictoral Floral

Sponsored by: Harvard Western Insurance

Sponsored by: PPOC

Over Crowded

by:

Editorial

Press

by:

Gina Yesnik,

MPA

Sponsored by: Dekora Album Corp.

Portrait

by:

MPA

Alexandra Morrison, CPA

Shattered Angel

Hats Off

Warren Gordon,

Paul Wright

Sponsored by: Nikon Canada Inc.

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Tanya Sedore

Sponsored by: PPOC

Coiffure Fashion

by:

Erin Ball

Sponsored by: PPOC


CLASS AWARDS Just Chillin by: Chester Goosen, MPA

Colour Me Bad by: Cheryl Struss

Group Portrait Sponsored by: PPOC

Red Maple Fine Art

by:

Karen Evans

Sponsored by: Remax/ Bruce Berry

Wedding Group

Sponsored by: No BS Photo Success Inc.

Maiden Form by: Jay Terry Figure Study

Sponsored by: No BS Photo Success Inc.

Lap It Up

by:

Susie O’Connor

Animal Wild Domestic

Volume Two: The Story of Two Sisters Ages 5 through 10 by: Storey Wilkins, MPA Feature Album

Continued

Sponsored by: PPOC

Katie and Jesse by: Alexandr Onyshchenko Wedding Album

Sponsored by: Qlounge Pro

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Sponsored by: Album Epoca


aster Class Award Sponsored by: Nikon Canada Inc

About The Master Award

276 PPOC members across Canada have earned the title of Master of Photographic Arts (MPA). To be awarded this title, a member must have earned image merits by participating in National Image Salons, as well as service merits through educational attendance and volunteer capacities within our association. The MPA award, which takes years of dedication and photographic talent to earn, elevates the status of our members to the most talented and committed photographers in the country. The Master¹s Salon Award is intended to challenge our Master Photographers to an elevated competition amongst MPA¹s.

My Eye Is Up Here

by:

Greg Schurman, MPA

276 membres ont obtenu le titre de Master of Photographic Arts (MPA). Pour recevoir ce titre, un membre doit avoir participé à plusieurs Salons Nationaux ayant obtenu des mérites d¹images ainsi que d’avoir accumulé des mérites services en participant à des activités éducationnelles et en tant que volontaire pour notre association. Le titre de Masters (MPA), qui nécessite années d’engagement et de talent photographique, élève le statut de nos membres parmi les photographes les plus talentueux du pays. Le prix Master’s fût créé dans le but de procurer parmi les MPA, un défiamical.

Student Awards Sponsored by: Lee Filters

Ghost Owl

by:

Ryan Vince

Student General & Student Outstanding Image Georgian College, ON

Rugged Men by: Denver Rodrigues Student Portrait

Humber College, ON

Descendants of Lukomir Student Commercial

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by:

Adnan Saciragic Holland College, PEI


PPOC Designations Congratulations to the following PPOC members, who have invested time and effort to earn these special designations. These awards are achieved by accumulating merits through participation in the PPOC national print show, by working for the association or its Regional Affiliates, by attending educational events, and by promoting professional photography. Thank you for returning something to the profession and representing our members and photography so well. Félicitations aux membres du PPOC suivants qui ont investi temps et efforts pour se mériter ces honneurs. Ces prix sont acquis en accumulant des points mérites par la participation à la compétition nationale, en travaillant pour l’association ou une Affiliés Régionaux, en participants à des activités éducationnelles et en faisant la promotion de la photographie professionnelle. Merci de redonner à la profession et représenter nos membres et la profession.

Craftsman of Photographic Arts (CPA)

MPA Bars • Dan Nelson, 1st Bar.......................................................AB • Lorne Rostotski, 1st Bar............................................. ATL • Ingeborg Skliros, 1st Bar.............................................MB • Tina Weltz, 1st Bar....................................................... ON

• Anna Beaudry.......................................................... BC • Bryan Caporicci .......................................................ON • Tina L. Cyr................................................................. BC • Rob Corrado.............................................................ON • Karen Learmonth..................................................... BC • Gabor Gasztonyi...................................................... BC • David James............................................................. BC • J. Carey Lauder....................................................... MB • Debbie Malm............................................................ BC • Lorna Mooney......................................................... ATL • Kim Morritt............................................................... AB • Chad Movold............................................................ AB • Jodi Proctor.............................................................. BC • Ute Wilder................................................................ BC

Master of Photographic Arts (MPA)

• Dirk Brouwer Jr., 2nd Bar.............................................AB • Tracey Harper, 2nd Bar..................................................BC • John Perret, 2nd Bar..................................................... SK • Sam Sciarrino, 2nd Bar................................................ ON • Luc Charpentier, 3rd Bar............................................... SK • Cam Colclough SPA, 3rd Bar.........................................AB • Tony Galic, 4th Bar....................................................... ON • Bruce Hendricks, 4th Bar.............................................MB • Robert Hewitt, 4th Bar..................................................BC • MaryEllen Nealis, 4th Bar........................................... ATL • Marc Bailey, 5th Bar................................................CMPQ • Marlene Fast HLM, SPA, 5th Bar..................................MB • Mark Laurie F/PPOC SPA, 8th Bar.................................AB • Merle Prosofsky, 9th Bar...............................................AB • Don MacGregor HLM SPA, 13th Bar............................ BC

Service of Photographic Arts (SPA)

• Anna Bereza-Piorkoswka...................................... AB • Claude Brazeau...................................................... ON • Jean Chartrand...................................................... ON • Jillian Chateauneuf................................................ BC • David Corkum........................................................ ATL • Brenda Hala............................................................ BC • Joel Ross................................................................ MB • Charlene Williams.................................................. AB

• Alison Berk MPA...........................................................SK • Michel Lavallee.................................................... PGMPC • Chris Stambaugh HLM MPA....................................... AB SPA 1st Bar

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Respecting Copyright What is copyright, and why do we want to own copyright in our own work? In the simplest terms, it is the right to protect our images from being copied. By Brian Boyle, MPA, SPA, FPPO

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without their permission and found objects to create their art. Major record labels are now suing more individuals (and winning) for “file sharing”. An American student was found guilty of downloading and sharing about a dozen they will never get caught breaking those laws. music tracks and now owes the label over $200,000.00! It has become common to hear of photographers Record labels are now looking at photographers who finding their images on somebody else’s website, or in a provide DVDs to their wedding or portrait clients with a magazine with either no credit line or somebody else’s name under it. Often, an invoice for double the usual fee for sound track of a favourite piece of music. It doesn’t make any difference who owns the music a specific usage can be sent and will be paid. CD or track – putting it in a compilation with something Many times, there could be a suit for usage, else is copyright infringement, unless you have bought damages and costs, and many times, nothing happens because the photographer cannot afford the legal costs if he a license to do so. Talk to other members – you will find or she loses. Often in Canada, photographers find that they that a number of them are buying licenses for high quality tracks of good music, probably nothing that you will do not indeed own copyright because they haven’t used a recognise as current, but music that will fit your needs. contract assigning copyright to themselves. Many people brag about the software they One of the quirks of the Canadian Copyright Act downloaded from pirate sites. Be aware that these too is that photographers are the exception to the rule: all are illegal. You could be charged for having it on your Canadian creators automatically own copyright in their computer. What I am trying to get across here is that if work except photographers, who may only do so through we want people to respect our copyright we had best be respecting their’s. the use of a contract. As I write this, Bill C-11, (The Copyright Recently in the news, we Modernization Act) has been to the Senate Committee for have been hearing more presentations and is now in review by the Committee. about individuals being Once the Bill has been passed by the Senate and received charged with copyright Royal Assent, an implementation date will be set by the infringement. So called “Appropriation Artists” have Government for the Bill to take effect. A future article will been using photographs and explain the effect of the changes for photographers. Brian Boyle, MPA, SPA, FPPO Photo by: Walt Malone MPA, artwork created by others e know that the world wide web is like the wild west – there are lots of laws which can be difficult to enforce, and lots of people willing to take the chance that

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ue veut dire droit d’auteur, et pourquoi fautil que le droit d’auteur sur nos propres travaux nous appartienne? En terme plus simple, c’est le droit d’empêcher la copie de vos images. Nous savons tous que sur l’internet c’est encore un terrain sauvage genre Wild West – il ya beaucoup de lois qui sont difficiles à appliquer, et beaucoup de gens qui sont prêts à prendre la chance de ne pas ce faire prendre à enfreindre ces lois. Nous entendons souvent que des photographes

retrouvent leurs images sur le site de quelqu’un d’autre, ou dans un magazine sans crédit ou pire encore sous le nom d’une autre personne. Vous pouvez souvent, envoyer une facture doublant votre tarif habituelle pour cet usage spécifique et non autorisé, ces factures sont payées, généralement. Plusieurs fois, il peut y avoir poursuit pour mauvaise utilisation, dommages et intérêts, mais ça n’aboutit pas puisque le photographe ne peut pas se permettre les frais légaux.

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de musique préféré du client. Peu importe qui possède le CD de musique ou de la piste – le fait de l’utiliser dans une compilation avec images ou autres choses est une violation du droit d’auteur, sauf si vous avez acheté une licence pour le faire. Parler à d’autres membres – vous trouverez qu’un certain nombre d’entre eux achètent des licences pour des pistes de musique de haute qualité, sans doute rien que vous reconnaitriez, mais de la musique qui répond aux besoins. Plusieurs se pètent les bretelles en disant qu’ils ont téléchargé des logiciels sur des sites pirates. Soyez prudent ça aussi c’est illégale. Ils peuvent vous poursuivre si vous l’avez sur votre ordinateur. Le message que j’essaie de passer c’est que si nous voulons que les gens respectent nos droits d’auteur, il faut donc que nous respections les leurs. Au moment d’écrire cet article, la loi C-11 (la Loi pour la modernisation du droit d’auteur) a été présentée au Sénat qui en fait la révision. Une fois que la loi aura passée le Sénat et reçu l’approbation royale, une date d’implantation sera décidée par le gouvernement. Un article paraitra prochainement pour expliquer les changements en ce qui concerne les photographes.

Très souvent au Canada, les photographes découvrent qu’ils ne sont pas, en fait, les propriétaires des droits d’auteur parce qu’ils n’ont pas utilisé de contrat leur donnant expressément le droit d’auteur à eux. Une des bizarreries de la Loi Canadienne sur les Droits d’Auteurs est que les photographes font exception à la règle: tous les créateurs canadiens sont automatiquement propriétaire de leurs œuvres sauf les photographes, qui peuvent seulement l’avoir avec l’utilisation d’un contrat le spécifiant. Récemment dans les nouvelles, nous entendons parler d’individus chargés de violation du droit d’auteur. Ce qu’on appelle “les artistes d’appropriation” utilisent les photographies et les œuvres d’arts créer par d’autres sans leur permission, pour créer leur art. De grandes maisons de disques poursuivent maintenant de plus en plus de personnes (et ils gagnent) pour le partage de fichiers. Un étudiant américain a été reconnu coupable d’avoir télécharger et partager une douzaine de morceaux de musique et doit maintenant à la compagnie de disque le montant de 200,000.00$! Maintenant, les maisons de disque vérifient les photographes qui fournissent un DVD à leurs clients de mariage ou portrait incluant piste sonore d’un morceau

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The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print is the performance. ~ Ansel Adams

Images on a DVD anyone? / Vos images sur DVD!!!

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et’s take this citation from one the most recognised and respected photographers of all times and place it in today’s context of consumers demanding their images on DVDs. First of all, I understand that certain types of projects require images on a DVD or to be sent by email (commercial). I am referring here to the epidemic number of “photographers” who shoot and burn portraits or weddings and hand over all the images immediately after the event or worst yet, instead of providing hard copies of their finished work. If the main reason why people choose a photographer over another is related to price only, and you are the one they choose, that says a lot about how you are positioned in the market. However, in the majority of cases, you have been chosen because of your signature style. That signature requires a certain amount of artistic

interpretation to complete the images and to make a lasting physical impression of your art, namely a print, album or other lasting media. By placing unprocessed images on a DVD, you are bypassing what makes you stand apart from the competition and you are spreading the word. You are putting the burden of creating a finished product in the hands of your client who, in most cases, will not have the abilities to transform your creativity in a decent finished form. As an example, pick a restaurant you enjoy going to one special occasion. Why do you go there again and again; because of the food, the ambiance, their signature style of service? The next time you go, ask the chef to give you the basic ingredients, the spices, the recipe on a jump drive so that you can go home and cook the meal yourself. Do you see a difference in this scenario! Not me! Think of the consequences for your clients, for your career. Photography can never be a short term activity because we have so much at stake in the preservation of history. The preservation of our own livelihood. André Amyot

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laçons cette citation d’un des plus grands photographes dans le contexte moderne des clients qui exigent leurs images sur DVD. Avant tout, je comprends très bien que pour certains projets, les images sur DVD sont essentielles (commercial). Je fais référence particulièrement à cette épidémie de « photographes » qui prennent les images de

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Un négatif est l’équivalent de la partition du musicien, le tirage; c’est sa performance. ~ Ansel Adams

portraits, mariages et les gravent sur DVD immédiatement après l’événement ou à la place de compléter leur travail avec des tirages sur médiums permanents. Si le prix est la seule raison pour laquelle un photographe est choisi et que vous êtes ce photographe, cela en dit long sur le positionnement que vous avez dans le marché. Toutefois, dans la majorité des cas, vous avez été sélectionné grâce à une signature distincte. Cette signature demande un certain niveau d’interprétation artistique pour compléter les images et les transférer sur un médium concret tel un tirage papier, toile, album ou autre forme physique. En livrant des images non finies sur DVD, vous court-circuitez l’étape qui vous distingue de votre concurrence et vous en faites la promotion. Vous transférez votre responsabilité de fournir un produit fini dans les mains d’un client qui, dans la majorité, n’a pas les compétences nécessaires pour transformer votre créativité en un produit décent.

Voici un exemple : choisissez votre resto préféré. Pourquoi y retournez-vous régulièrement? Pour la nourriture, l’ambiance, la signature du chef, du service! À votre prochaine visite, demandez au chef de vous remettre les ingrédients, les épices, la recette sur clé USB et dites-lui que vous irez cuire le tout à la maison. Vous voyez une différence dans ce scénario? Moi non! Réfléchissez aux conséquences pour vos clients, pour votre carrière. La photographie ne peut pas être une activité à court terme, car nous avons une responsabilité pour la préservation historique du monde. La préservation de notre qualité de vie. André Amyot

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Get Your Lights Working For You

Faites travailler vos éclairages

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Article submitted by: Paul Wright, CPA

ncreasingly, we are using our flashes and strobes outside of the studio. In bright sunlight, you lose your usual clues to recognize the shape of light on your subjects and the surrounding elements. Here is a simple way to have intimate knowledge of your lighting equipment, which will supply you with even more tools to create stunning images. In a very dark environment create images of your lights at different settings and distances. Study these, and get to know them. Then the next time you work with lights in daylight, you will know exactly where your light will fall and can choose the best light position for your subject. When testing your on-camera flash take time to see how the light behaves when you zoom. Again, take a picture of it and remember it.

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e plus en plus nous utilisons nos flashes et éclairages à l’extérieur du studio. Au soleil brillant, il est possible de perdre les indices de la forme de la lumière sur vos sujets et sur les éléments environnants. Voici une méthode simple de développer une connaissance intime de votre équipement d’éclairage qui vous permettra d’avoir encore plus d’atouts pour créer des images exceptionnelles. Dans un environnement très sombre, prenez des photos de vos lumières à des intensités et des distances différentes. Étudiez ces images et familiarisez-vous avec elles. Alors, la prochaine fois que vous aurez à travailler avec des éclairages à la lumière du jour, vous saurez exactement là où la lumière tombera et vous serez en mesure de choisir la meilleure position de l’éclairage pour votre sujet. Lorsque vous testez votre flash sur la caméra, prenez le temps de regarder comment la lumière réagit lorsque vous faites un « zoom » et souvenez-vous-en.

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Study the shape and fall-off

Group Lighting Tip When photographing a larger group there is never a problem getting enough light up front. To create even light front to back; aim your lights to blow over the heads of the back row and usually the falloff will then be even across the group. Start with your lights pointing up at 45 degrees. You can also try this angled setup in a darkened environment to really gain an understanding of what this does.

Truc d’éclairage de groupe Lorsque vous photographiez un groupe plus nombreux, il n’y a jamais trop de difficulté à avoir un éclairage suffisant en premier plan. Pour avoir une lumière plus égale du devant vers l’arrière; disposez vos éclairages pour qu’ils passent par-dessus la tête des gens de la dernière rangée et habituellement la tombée de la lumière fera que votre groupe sera éclairé plus également. Commencez en pointant votre éclairage environ à 45 degrés vers le haut. Vous pouvez tester cet éclairage à angle dans un endroit très sombre pour voir l’effet que ça donne.

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Aiming your light(s) up over the subjects helps with foreground exposure.


My PPOC

PPOC members share their stories.

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ear Tanya (PPOC Office), I just wanted to pass a long a positive note about a situation that arose here in Hamilton/ Niagara last week. I know members and potential future members are always asking what they get out of the organization. Everyone always talks about the seminars and the education opportunities, however I think the following is often over looked: On Monday March 12th I found myself in a hospital emergency room - after undergoing many tests the doctors informed me that I was going nowhere and that I was being scheduled to have emergency surgery that evening.

“The first thing I said was “well I have a wedding this weekend can we do this like next week?” The doctors didn’t really laugh - as much as they told me that I was in no way going anywhere - that I wasn’t going to be shooting my wedding, and that if not taken care of immediately my infected Gallbladder could prove to be fatal.

Those words were very sobering. My first thought was to call my PPO sponsor - current Second Vice President of PPOC Ontario - Rob Nowell. I explained - through tears my situation and he told me not to worry that he was going to make some phone calls and that we would get this covered. I was terrified - seven years building my business and as the saying goes you are only as good as you were last weekend - in less than 5 minutes Rob called me back offering to cover the wedding himself. The education and seminars that come with membership are fantastic, but the importance of the relationships we build and how together we form a PPOC family of sorts cannot be understated.

for this kind of selfless act I propose there should be. In my eyes Rob is the “mostsportsmanlike” photographer - if that example works - I have ever met and I feel he deserves recognition for stepping up. Rob is an asset to the PPOC and leads by example - I look up to and respect him more than he knows and I feel he personifies class, professionalism, and everything that is amazing about our organization. My hope is that this letter may make a future newsletter and in turn may inspire other members. My sincere thanks to Rob and his family.

I would like to openly convey my heartfelt thanks to Rob and his family for taking the time out of his weekend to cover for me. Words can’t describe how thankful I am. I consider myself a member for life and would not hesitate a moment in paying it forward in the future. If there is not a category for merit points or recognition of some sort

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Shawn Taylor LPPO Member Since 2010 www.shawntaylor.ca


Concept to Cover The creative story behind the cover photo.

facebook “What I Love”

Photograph By: Gina Yesnik, MPA

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was hired by this beautiful young lady to create some portfolio images. She was on her way to Asia for a modeling assignment and I really wanted to create something special for her. We were shooting in downtown Saskatoon and we came across a piece of broken glass under a railing. I loved the effect of the glass! So... I asked her.... “Tiffany.... um.... can I have you go sit and lean up against the broken glass?” LOL!.... She looked at me like I had just fallen and hit my head! I knew it was safety glass and rubbed my hand on it to show her it was okay. We created about 20 images in front of this broken glass and when I knew I had the one I wanted, we moved on. She totally trusted me and was such a trooper! The original image was shot with natural light and is straight out of the Raw photo before retouching camera, no adjustments. My first thought was “you goof - I should have shot one without her hand in it....” So.... I just took her hand out, cleaned up her face, and added more contrast. I did not fix her hair or do any skin softening..... I loved the simplicity!

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2012 Summer/Été Gallerie Bilingual / Bilingue  

Canada's premier magazine for professional photographers. / Le premier magazine pour les photographes professionnels au Canada

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