Professional Photographers of Canada – Salon

By April 8, 2015Blog, News
Merit image for Professional Photographers of Canada 2015 Salon called Bird in Bush of tattoo on female butt in a swing by Aura McKay photographer

Every year the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) holds a national print competition for it’s members. Professionals from across the country submit up to four images into specific image catagories to be evaluated by a panel of trained judges.

Their choices are Not Accepted, Accepted, Merit, or Excellence and anything that receives and Accepted or better is inlcuded into the national “show” – now a print book instead of a traveling print show – and is eligible for a national award.

I am very proud to announce that I had one image receive an Accepted – Bird in the Bush

Women with a bird tatoo sitting on a swing with branches photographed by Aura McKay - Fine Art Figure / Nude

Bird in The Bush – Accepted

and one image receive a Merrit – Artistic Dreams.

A colourful impressionistic photograph using in-camera techiniques of an artist pallette graffit by Aura McKay

Artisit Dreams – Merit

Sadly, the image that one a Best in Class Award for Figure Photography in the Provincial print competition was not accepted by the national judges.

Nude woman jumping in the air with a hat on white background photographed by Aura McKay

Tip of The Hat – Winner of Best in Class Figure Photography in PPOC-BC Salon, Not Accepted to PPOC National

Nor was the social media favourite shown below.

Granville Bridge at Night with motion blur of ship taken at twilight by Aura McKay

Granville Bridge, Vancouver – Not Accepted to PPOC National Salon

Still the overall experience was definitely a success.  If you would like to read a much longer post on the Subjectivity of Success, and my thoughts on the process of participating in this print competion, please read this blog post.

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