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.
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."
Have you ever had one of those moments that you wished you could go back in time and tell your 17-year-old self about? That happened to me recently, when I was contacted by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for non-Canucks, and kind of a big deal for anyone who grew up before the internet...before even widespread cable). They wanted to use my photo of free roaming bison in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan in their upcoming feature on the Tragically Hip and how could any good Canadian Girl say no to THAT? Even if I haven't really loved anything they've done since Up To Here (ok, ok, maybe Road Apples), you'll still find a few of their tunes on my iPhone and, hey - I don't change the station when they come on the radio, and that's about as high praise as you're likely to get from this music snob. My photo is representing the song 100th Meridian, check out the feature on this truly iconic Canadian band and have a listen through the link below. You could also do worse than to check out Grasslands National Park - Saskatchewan is NOT all flat and boring (that's Manitoba).