Wildlife Photography Accreditation by Tracy Munson

I’m so excited to announce my sixth accreditation through the Professional Photographers of Canada, this time in the Wildlife Photography category. My submission was accepted with an overall quality of “Good” (which is better than merely “Accepted”).

These are the 10 images that made up my successful Wildlife Accreditation submission.

These are the 10 images that made up my successful Wildlife Accreditation submission.

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2018 Photographic Artist of the Year by Tracy Munson

Now that the Professional Photographers of Canada National Image Competition is done and awards have all been announced, I can finally share my winning images from our PPOC Atlantic Regional competition in the fall. All 4 images were also accepted into the 2019 National Image Salon, and “Flight of the Harrier” scored merit.

The big news is that I won Atlantic Region Photographic Artist of the Year, which I still can’t believe, 6 months later! It was extra special for me because all of my winning images were created within about 20 minutes drive of my new home in beautiful Albert County, NB.

My image “Enchanted” shows Dickson Falls in  Fundy National Park, NB . It scored excellence and won the Bruce Berry award for Best Overall Image, Best Pictorial/Floral, and a Judge’s Choice Award.

My image “Enchanted” shows Dickson Falls in Fundy National Park, NB. It scored excellence and won the Bruce Berry award for Best Overall Image, Best Pictorial/Floral, and a Judge’s Choice Award.

“Flight of the Harrier”, captured on the Shepody Marsh scored merit at both the regional and national image competitions. Regionally, it also won Best Fine Art and a Judge’s Choice Award.

“Flight of the Harrier”, captured on the Shepody Marsh scored merit at both the regional and national image competitions. Regionally, it also won Best Fine Art and a Judge’s Choice Award.

“Snow in June” is an infrared image, and it really was taken in June. Albert County locals will recognize the scene, just off Hwy 114, behind the Sawmill creek Covered Bridge.

“Snow in June” is an infrared image, and it really was taken in June. Albert County locals will recognize the scene, just off Hwy 114, behind the Sawmill creek Covered Bridge.

Last, but certainly not least, my “Bookends”, Stompin’ Tom (Persian) and Trillian (Sphynx). Their portrait now hangs proudly above that same bookshelf.

Last, but certainly not least, my “Bookends”, Stompin’ Tom (Persian) and Trillian (Sphynx). Their portrait now hangs proudly above that same bookshelf.

Animal Portraiture Accreditation by Tracy Munson

I’m happy to announce that I have just received notice of my fourth Professional Accreditation through Professional Photographers of Canada, this time in Animal Portraiture. Here are the 10 images that were accepted, along with the press release from PPOC.

Press Release  2018/10/20  The Professional Photographers of Canada is pleased to announce that:  Tracy Munson ,  has just earned an accreditation in Animal Portrait, at our Accreditation judging in Edmonton, AB.  Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the  applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is  capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category.  In assessing Accreditation Submissions, the judges will consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style,  Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Image file quality, Technique and  Story Telling.  Along with other service and print merits, a minimum of one Accreditation is required to qualify for a Craftsman of  Photographic Arts and two accreditations are needed for a Master of Photographic Arts.  For more information, please contact:  Tracy Grabowski, MPA,SPA  Tracy Grabowski Photography  11313 - 69 Street  Edmonton,AB  T5B 1R8  780 413 4550  tracy@tracygrabowskiphoto.com  Tanya Thompson  PPOC Executive Director  T: (888) 643-PPOC (7762)  F: (519) 537-5573  e-mail: exec.director@ppoc.ca

Press Release

2018/10/20

The Professional Photographers of Canada is pleased to announce that:

Tracy Munson ,

has just earned an accreditation in Animal Portrait, at our Accreditation judging in Edmonton, AB.

Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the

applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is

capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category.

In assessing Accreditation Submissions, the judges will consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style,

Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Image file quality, Technique and

Story Telling.

Along with other service and print merits, a minimum of one Accreditation is required to qualify for a Craftsman of

Photographic Arts and two accreditations are needed for a Master of Photographic Arts.

For more information, please contact:

Tracy Grabowski, MPA,SPA

Tracy Grabowski Photography

11313 - 69 Street

Edmonton,AB

T5B 1R8

780 413 4550

tracy@tracygrabowskiphoto.com

Tanya Thompson

PPOC Executive Director

T: (888) 643-PPOC (7762)

F: (519) 537-5573

e-mail: exec.director@ppoc.ca

My 2018 National Image Competition Scores by Tracy Munson

Again this year, I have 3 images accepted into the Professional Photographers of Canada National Image Salon Competition (and "Silent White" received a Merit). Not quite as good as last year, but still a huge honour/achievement!

From the PPOC website:

"One of the cornerstones of the Professional Photographers of Canada is the PPOC Annual Image Salon. This juried exhibition showcases the best of the best. Within this Salon Exhibition, you will find the most creative, the newest and most cutting-edge, and finest technically executed images produced by our members...

From those submitted images deemed worthy of inclusion in the final Salon Exhibition, those which stand above the rest are awarded scores of Merit, and the small number which are deemed to be truly exceptional images are awarded the prestigious score of Excellence."

Woohoo! I Am A Nationally Accredited Bird Photographer! by Tracy Munson

The ten images that were accepted towards my Professional Photographers of Canada Accreditation in Ornithology/Bird Photography.

The ten images that were accepted towards my Professional Photographers of Canada Accreditation in Ornithology/Bird Photography.

Press Release 2018/02/17
The Professional Photographers of Canada is pleased to announce that:
Tracy Munson ,
has just earned an accreditation in Ornithology/Bird Photography, at our Accreditation judging in Winnipeg, MB. Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category. In assessing Accreditation Submissions, the judges will consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Image file quality, Technique and Story Telling. Along with other service and print merits, a minimum of one Accreditation is required to qualify for a Craftsman of Photographic Arts and two accreditations are needed for a Master of Photographic Arts. For more information, please contact: Tracy Grabowski, MPA,SPA Tracy Grabowski Photography 11313 - 69 Street Edmonton,AB T5B 1R8 780 413 4550 tracy@tracygrabowskiphoto.com
Tanya Thompson PPOC Executive Director T: (888) 643-PPOC (7762) F: (519) 537-5573 e-mail: exec.director@ppoc.ca