Professional Photographers of Canada – Alberta bio picture
  • WELCOME to PPOC – Alberta

    PPOC – Alberta is an association of hard-working professionals that has been around since the early 1960's. The association has grown in numbers and now includes over 250 photographers who practice their craft in a wide range of disciplines across Alberta.

    PPOC - Alberta would like to thank all of the sponsors of Exposure Symposium.

Congratulations National Image Salon Winners

PPOC-Alberta would like to congratulate all 2014 National Image Salon Winners.

Alberta counted 3 of its own in the list…


ANIMALS – WILD / DOMESTIC – Pierre-Andre Ouellet


Floating RootHiroaki Kobayashi    10 Fine ArtMerit




Welcome into my world

New Members Meeting and Membership Drive in Calgary


PPOC-AB Central Branch will be hosting a New Members meeting on May 26th 2014 at The Camera Store Classroom Location. This meeting is mandatory for all new members at least once and we encourage anyone attending this meting to bring a guest along. Whether the guest you bring is family member or a friend whose interest and passion is in photography there will be a lot of valuable information for everyone attending.

This will be a very informative meeting about the PPOC as an organization, benefits and advantages of joining such a strong organization with branches and offices in every province in Canada. We will also have photographers whose achievements and recognitions earned through PPOC are some of the highest in Canadaspeaking and sharing some their experiences and journeys to achieving such honours.

And of course we’ll have snacks and drinks for everyone to enjoy before the meeting.
Looking forward to meeting new people and seeing you all at the meeting.

The Camera Store’s Classroom
3060 9 St SE #210
Calgary, AB
T2G 3B9



April 28, 2014 - 10:42 am

Brian Sheppard - Good day
I am just wondering how I go about joining your association

May 7, 2014 - 9:11 am

Dean Thompson - I am interested in seeing if PPOC is right for me. I will alsow ask two of my photography friends if they wish to attend with me.

PPOC Alberta 2014 – Inspiration in Focus

Here are the 2014 Image Salon Award Winners. Congratulations to all !!!

Categories Photographer
Architecture Robert Moroto
Fashion Tracy Garbowski, MPA
Illustration Ian Grant, MPA, SPA
Industrial Ian Grant, MPA, SPA
Editorial Tammie Campbell
Press Scott Winter, CPA
Pictorial/Floral Scott Forsyth
Animal Wild/Domestic Hiroaki Kobayashi
Experimental/Unclassified Karyn Lee
Fine Art Scott Forsyth
Portrait Mark Orenstein, MPA
Group Portrait Wynna Cooper, MPA
Child Portrait Wynna Cooper, MPA
Figure Study Susie O’Connor
Wedding Portrait Jeff Noon
Wedding Album Mark Orenstein, MPA
Student Christopher Benard
Observer Award Tammy Thomsen


Best in Show
Pat Eisenbarth Award Hiroaki Kobayashi
Out of Province Jay Terry
Photographic Artist of the Year Scott Forsyth
Portrait Photographer of the Year Shelley Vandervelde, MPA


Judges Choice Ribbons
Jenny Alston chose Darwin Mulligan, MPAThe
Truth is Out There Somewhere
Dan Nelson & Kathy Walker chose Hiroaki Kobayashi
Touching You Touching Me
Phanh Tran chose Mark Orenstein, MPA
Top Gun
Fred Katz chose Mark Laurie, MPA, SPA, F/PPOC, FSWPP, M. Photographer
Bill Hill chose Christopher Benard
What’s Up

Hanson Fong Workshop

PPOC Alberta – South Branch and deJourdan’s Photographics is co-sponsoring a workshop with Hanson Fong.

Date – June 18 & 19 | 9-5 daily
Location – deJourdan’s – Lethbridge AB
Cost – $250 (payment plans available)

Hanson is world renowned for his posing techniques. He is a Canon “Explorer of Light” and has taught at almost every major convention and workshop in North America.

To know more about Hanson:

To register for this workshop, click here:

2014 PPOC Image Salon – Alberta’s Accepted

Congratulations to all for successful Image Salon entries.

As we all know the Image Salon judging has been completed, and we are on our way into the national conference where we will find out who our major award winner are.

Competing in our Image Salon is one of the best places that the PPOC offers to improve yourself as an image maker. Always pushing the limits to what you can do in digital imagery. For some there is many hours of thought, panning, executing and processing to make the images that we consider the best of the best.

Below is a list of all the image makers with the image title and whether they were awarded an accepted, merit or excellence.

Aleysha Sury
Allan Bailey
Bonnie Hoskin
Cameron Colclough
Cameron Fischer
Chelsea Weiman
Chris Thombs
Dan Nelson
Darwin Mulligan
Dave Holland
Dirk Brouwer Jr.
George Fraser
Heather Landals
Hiroaki Kobayashi
Ian Grant
Iris Jackson
Jeff Noon
Jenny Alston
Jill Shantz
Joan Fox
Karyn Lee
Kathy Walker
Kim Berlie
Kim Morritt
Linda Senychych
Lorne Coultman
Margaret Abraham
Mark Laurie
Mark Orenstein
Marlene Palamarek
Martine  Martell
Merle Prosofsky
Michael Shandro
Phanh Tram
Pierre-André Ouellet
Royce Howland
Scott Forsyth
Shannon Pratt
Sharon Barnes
Shelley Vandervelde
Susie O’Connor
Tamie Campbell
Tanya Sedore
Tracy Grabowski
Wynna Cooper


To view the image titles for each of the Alberta photographs accepted and to see if they received a Merit or Excellence,  please download the following PDF file – PPOC AB 2014 ACCEPTED.