Wildlife Photography

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."

AT THE 100TH MERIDIAN...OR CLOSE ENOUGH by Tracy Munson

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).