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Guelph Photographer is Finalist for Canada’s Portrait Photographer of the Year
Sooooo, this happened.
I have been a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) for 4 or 5 years now. Every year all “Accredited” photographers are allowed to enter four images into the National Image Salon. There are many different categories and styles of photography, such as categories like Portrait, Wedding, Fine Art, Landscape, Wildlife, Commercial, Child Portrait and Fashion, just to name a few.
Every year there are four major awards given out. These are called POTY for short, “Photographer of the Year”. There are four different “POTY’s”: Commercial, Artist, Wedding and Portrait.
To qualify for a POTY you have to enter four images in certain categories and have all four of those images “accepted” into the National Salon. Of all the qualifiers, the “Finalists”, are those that have the highest combined scores of the four accepted images.
Images are judged over two days by two panels of five judges and one alternate. All entries are entered anonymously. If one judge knows who the maker of a photo is, they step aside and the alternate judge steps in, so there is absolutely no favoritism.
This year I entered four images in the Portrait categories in the hopes of getting all four images in the show for the first time. Every year I enter I go 3 for 4. Well….this year it finally happened. BAMMMMM!
I am very happy to announce that not only did I get all four images in, but I also scored high enough to be one of five Finalists for Canada’s Portrait Photographer of the Year.
Below are the four images with their names and the category they were entered in.
The awards will be give out the end of April in Ottawa, Ontario at the International Photography Conference and Expo.
I am very proud to have my name on the same list as the other four amazing portrait photographers.
Thank you to my fabulous clients. You all ROCK!
Another huge thank-you goes out to my incredible family. Your support over the years has been nothing short of AMAZING!