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MPA

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The Professional Photographers of Canada recognize achievement by accepting images in competitions, by gaining accreditations and by service to the organization and the public.  In doing this, merits are accumulated and after many years, I’m very happy and proud to say that I have achieved the level of Master of Photographic Arts (MPA). To ...

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Awards from Provincial Salon

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The Professional Photographers of Canada-BC held their Winter Workshop and Image Competition in Sun Peaks this January and I’m honoured to say that two of my images were award winners.  “Bonehead” won the Best Editorial category and “Cheese!” won the Alvin Schafer Memorial Langara Alumni award.

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Commercial Accreditation!

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Recently, I submitted another Accreditation gallery to the Professional Photographers of Canada and, I’m happy to say, it was accepted!  So, now I have a 5th Accreditation, this time in Commercial Photography.  And more good news; this also means that, after many years of striving, I have achieved the level of Master of Photographic Arts. ...

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You don’t need a pro photographer.

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Photography is simple, not rocket science, right?  We can all do it with a good camera, even a good camera-phone.  We do it all the time. It’s the same with your profession; you know that anybody could do what you do, no skills or training needed.  Just go buy a scalpel and you’re a surgeon!  […]

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Frozen Beauty

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This mannequin face and its skin tone, texture, eyelashes and makeup is part of a collection by Kevin Smith of the Langara College Design Formation Program.  Kevin has used part of his collection to create, with the hard work of his students, an exhibition at the College called Muse. I’ve been lax in getting this […]

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Vegas Was Just A Blur…

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Sometimes, it’s fun just to play with a camera.  In fact, I think play is important because if you’re not enjoying your job, it’s just that: a job.  But I love my job! The gambling in Vegas don’t interest me as much as it does my beloved, so I tend to spend my time looking for […]

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Location Executive Portraits

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As a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada, I can submit images for accreditation in various categories.  Recently, I submitted the above images (individually) and received my 4th accreditation, this time in Location Executive Portraiture.  My others are for General Portrait, Wedding Portrait and Wedding Story. I’m proud of the...

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The Other Side of the Camera

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It’s interesting to feel what it’s like to be in the posing seat instead of behind the camera, and a good reminder of what it’s like for your subjects.  My good friend and former employer, Don MacGregor, did me a favor today and made this portrait of me in his studio for use here on the […]

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Slingshot Blues

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The Making of an Award Winning Image I have learned that grabbing images from client or personal files and bundling them off to competition is not a great way to amass kudos. With that hard-learned lesson in mind (you don’t have to hit me more than a few dozen times with a hammer before I get […]

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