3 More Days For Full PPOC Package!

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PPOC members have 3 days left to register for the full package that includes registering for your choices of 12 fantastic Fusion speakers for free!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  Beau Photo has generously offered our members the option to see these speakers for free when you purchase the full conference package.

For only $100 you can:

  • Attend the Open Exhibition gala
  • Join the Riverboat cruise for social night (bring your portfolio for reviews and feedback)
  • Browse the Fusion trade show for free
  • Attend your choice of  Fusion speakers
  • Enjoy a fabulous banquet dinner on awards night
  • See our keynote speaker Ken Sklute!

Seats are filling up, so don’t miss out on your favorites….. Register today at PHOTOGraphie Eventbite Registration

After September 11th, PPOC members get 20% off the full Fusion speaker price.

Whether you want to attend the whole weekend, or only a few of the events, be sure to register soon!  The Creative Crawl looks like it will be really exciting and inspirational this year….space is limited for this free event so reserve your spot soon!

This is shaping up to be a great weekend full of inspiration and camaraderie.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Camera Club Members Can Take Advantage Of Special Rates Too!

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Don’t miss out…. you can partake in a great weekend that includes the following:

  • Opening Night Gala September 25th from 6-10pm

$10

H’ors D’oeuvres, full cash bar, meet the keynote speaker Ken Sklute, and be the first to see the beautiful work on display this year in the gallery sponsored by SONY. The Anvil Centre in New Westminster is a beautiful state of the art building and host to our whole PHOTOGraphie Festival!

  • Creative Crawl-Saturday September 26th

Free

Put together by member Gabor Gasztonyi and sponsored by SAVE-ON FOODS, partake in this great opportunity to visit local galleries and studios and get your inspiration on!

  • Micro Talks-Saturday September 26th

Free

Topics include:

How to click with your kids-(Tips for taking better photos of children)

Choosing the right Wedding Photographer for YOU.

Buying a digital camera-(What you need to know to make your choice)

Instant Gratification-(Learn the impossible project method and more)

  • Social Night-Saturday evening September 26th

$25

Join us on a fabulous boat cruise on the Fraser River sponsored by NIKON! Have a few drinks, socialize, enjoy the music and bring your digital portfolio for review and feedback.

  • Fusion Industry Expo and Speakers-Sunday September 27th

$52 with discount code: Contact Beau Photo at 604-737-7771 for code

(reg. $65) or 20% off individual speakers/expo

Beau Photo Beau Photo has a pkg. That includes a variety of fabulous speakers as well as entrance to the Industry Expo. Seats fill up quickly so register for your package today!

  • Keynote Speaker Ken Sklute-Monday September 28th

$60 with discount code: Contact Beau Photo at 604-737-7771 for code

Be inspired and learn techniques at a full day with Keynote Speaker Ken Sklute. Sponsored in part by CANON. Read more here at: http://www.photographiefestival.ca/keynote-speaker/

Take advantage of these low prices, or feel free to purchase a la carte. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to all our sponsors!

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PHOTOGraphie 2015 Open Exhibit Announcements

SONY sponsored Open Exhibition announcement!

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This is an open themed exhibit and brought in talented works from PPOC members, the community, camera club members and of course, will also showcase work from our keynote speaker Ken Sklute.

You can expect to see all kinds of beautiful photography this year such as:

  • Scenic
  • Botanical
  • Portraits
  • Landscape
  • Architectural
  • Abstract
  • Underwater Photography  and much more!
Artworks Gallery in Vancouver kindly curated this year’s show.

The artists exhibiting this year are:

  • Anna Beaudry
  • Terry Beaupre
  • Alison Beaumont
  • Michele Broadfoot
  • Sophie Bujold
  • Renee Charboneau
  • Jillian Chateauneuf
  • Carol Coleman
  • Carolina de la Cajiga
  • Ellie Ericson
  • Karen Evans
  • Gabor Gasztonyi
  • Joshua Hergesheimer
  • Margaret Hines
  • Tristan Joe
  • Jennifer Lamb
  • David Long
  • Jason Manchester
  • Doug Matthews
  • Craig Minielly
  • Ross Outerbridge
  • Kim Pasacreta
  • Ali Penko
  • Larry Scherban
  • David Simka
  • Danielle Sinclair
  • Kerri-Jo Stewart
  • Grant Withers
  • Melissa Woodward
  • Paul Wright
  • Ivan Yastrebov
Don’t forget to check out the Youth Photography hanging in the show as part of the NIKON sponsored Youth Photography Contest.

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One lucky youth will be going home with a brand new NIKON camera!!

Youth Contest 2014

Youth Contest 2014

Spread the word to your community as there will be so much to see.  Invite your neighbors and friends to join the opening gala September 25th from 6-10pm! For $10, they can come be the first to see the show, mingle, enjoy scrumptious H’ors D’oeuvres and have a drink (or two!) from the full cash bar! Anyone can get a ticket here.

It’s a show they won’t want to miss and it will be at the brand new Anvil Centre in New Westminster BC. Conveniently located right across the street from the skytrain, you can plan on enjoying the evening without worrying about driving after the party!

We look forward to seeing you there!

9 More Days For Free Fusion Speaker Package

PPOC members have 9 days left to register for the full package that includes registering for your choices of 12 fantastic Fusion speakers for free!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  Beau Photo has generously offered our members the option to see these speakers for free when you purchase the full conference package.

For only $100 you can:

  • Attend the Open Exhibition gala
  • Join the Riverboat cruise for social night (bring your portfolio for reviews and feedback)
  • Browse the Fusion trade show for free
  • Attend your choice of  Fusion speakers
  • Enjoy a fabulous banquet dinner on awards night
  • See our keynote speaker Ken Sklute!

Seats are filling up, so don’t miss out on your favorites….. Register today at PHOTOGraphie Eventbite Registration

After September 11th, PPOC members get 20% off the full Fusion speaker price.

Whether you want to attend the whole weekend, or only a few of the events, be sure to register soon!  The Creative Crawl looks like it will be really exciting and inspirational this year….space is limited for this free event so reserve your spot soon!

This is shaping up to be a great weekend full of inspiration and camaraderie.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Open Exhibition Results Are In!

We are pleased to announce that Artworks Gallery has provided the list of curated images for PHOTOGraphie 2015!

Once the technical difficulties of submitting were ironed out, we had an amazing response with over 90 entries.  We are extremely excited to showcase the beautiful work that came in this year.

You can expect to see a display of talent from the local community as well as PPOC members, and keynote speaker Ken Sklute.  (We even had submissions from Ontario that will be on display!)

Thank you so much for your patience! You can expect your notification email to arrive today or tomorrow, providing information about your selected image(s) and what to do next.

We look forward to seeing you all September 25th for the opening night gala!

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PHOTOGraphie 2015 Open Exhibition and Youth Contest Extension

Open Exhibition and Youth Contest Deadline Extension

It was brought to our attention that there was a glitch in the submission process and it was showing as already closed, as well as the website going down for several hours periodically.  We apologize for any confusion and have extended both the Open Exhibition and the Youth Contest deadline until August 22nd. 

We hope this allows those who had any difficulties time to resubmit!  We look forward to your entries.

This is an exciting opportunity for ALL photographers!  Although a PPOC sponsored event, we will be showcasing work from the community, photography club members, keynote speaker Ken Sklute, as well as PPOC members.

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Sony Sponsored Open Exhibition offers Photographic Artists the following:

  • Showcase and SELL your work!
  • Network and meet new friends in the artistic community
  • Gallery owners and media invited to VIP opening night, mingle and talk about your ​images and make connections
  • The Anvil Centre is promoting this event widely to the local New Westminster arts community
  • Images hanging in the exhibition will be promoted with a take-away brochure:
    The brochure will ​show a thumbnail of your images, pricing and contact information.
  • Open Exhibition will be promoted widely with marketing and press releases
  • Exhibitors receive 4 tickets to the opening night gala.  Enjoy H’ordoevres and the full bar while you take in the gallery and mingle!We look forward to seeing you there!

ENTER HERE: http://www.photographiefestival.ca/event-schedule/open-exhibition/

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Nikon Sponsored Youth Contest offers high school aged youth the following:

  • Showcase your talent!
  • Network and meet other photographers in an artistic supportive environment
  • Win an awesome Nikon camera!
  • Entry, printing of images and hanging in the show is free!
  • Winning entry showcased in press releases, marketing materials and blog and social media

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Enter here: http://www.photographiefestival.ca/youth-2/youth-contest/

2014 Winning Youth Image

2014 Winning Youth Image “Peppers” by Liano Liu.

Submit Your Images – Youth Contest Sponsored By Nikon

NikonLogoPHOTOGraphie’s Youth Contest sponsored by Nikon is open! One lucky Grand Prize Winner will receive a Nikon D7200 Camera, while the top 18 images will be printed and exhibited in the PHOTOGraphie Gallery Exhibition – September 25-28th at the Anvil Centre. All finalists will receive four tickets to the Gallery Exhibition Opening Night Gala and a certificate of recognition.

2014 Winning Image "Peppers" by Liano Liu.

2014 Winning Image “Peppers” by Liano Liu.

2014 Youth Contest Winner Liano Liu was thrilled with his experience last year and highly recommends that youth in grades 8 through 12 take advantage of this amazing opportunity:

As an aspiring photographer, the PHOTOgraphie Youth Contest was an incredible experience. From before submitting my entries until after the awards ceremony, it created an environment for me to shoot at my personal best.

Liu Receives His Youth Contest 2014 Prize

Liu Receives His Youth Contest 2014 Prize

The deadline for the 2015 Youth Contest is August 15th. Don’t miss your chance – Read more about contest eligibility and download the official rules and entry form to get started!

Call For Submissions – Gallery Exhibition Sponsored by SONY

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PHOTOGRAPHIE 2015 GALLERY EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY SONY

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Calling ALL photographic artists!

Professional Photographers of Canada-BC Region welcomes ALL photographers (non-members and general public) to submit entries of your work for the curated gallery exhibition sponsored by SONY during the PHOTOGraphie festival, September 25-28, 2015.

The PHOTOGraphie 2014 gallery exhibit had a wide variety of artwork including Fine Art Nudes, Portraits, Animals and Architecture. So let your creativity soar, as this is an open themed exhibit! We encourage all photographic artists to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their work. We handled several gallery sales last year for artists and many exhibitors made promising connections!

The gallery exhibition runs during the entire PHOTOGraphie festival, and exhibitors whose work is selected will receive four complimentary tickets  to network, meet potential buyers and socialize at the Galley Opening VIP Reception: September 25, 2015 at the Anvil Centre, New Westminster 6:30-9:30 pm. Here you’ll have a chance to mingle with other exhibitors and meet PHOTOGraphie keynote speaker Ken Sklute. Enjoy H’ors D’oevres and a cash bar while browsing the exhibition.

The submission deadline is August 15. For more details, entry rules and guidelines please click here.

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PHOTOGraphie Festival – Youth Contest 2014

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PHOTOGraphie 2015 Youth Workshop

Award-Winning Photographer Nick Didlick

Award-Winning Photographer Nick Didlick

PHOTOGraphie 2015 is ready to kick off July 12th with a free workshop for youth in grades 8-12 led by world renowned and award winning photographer Nick Didlick. Among other accomplishments, Nick has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and he was the Photo Chief for the 2010 Winter Olympics. This is a learning opportunity not to be missed, and best of all it’s FREE.

Young photographers will learn about basic technical aspects of photography and how to get creative with lighting, backgrounds and composition. This is a hands-on workshop, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

Read more about the workshop and reserve your spot here!

PHOTOGraphie Festival 2015

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We are gearing up for this year’s exciting PHOTOGraphie Festival!  Our new venue, The Anvil Centre, is conveniently located in New Westminster near the skytrain, hotels, and the Westminster Quay!

If you are new to PHOTOGraphie Festival, we invite you to be inspired by diverse gallery exhibitions and learn from rich educational presentations at The The Anvil Centre in New Westminster. With something for everyone, this festival promises to inspire, entertain and educate about all things regarding professional photography. This community festival opens with a VIP private gallery reception and continues with free micro-talks for the public, hands on workshops for amateurs, pros and videographers and includes photos from our youth photography contest. One lucky youth will win a Nikon D3300 camera and lens.  Check out www.anvilcentre.com for location information and save the dates for this enriching experience.

Like last year’s PHOTOGraphie Festival, there will be plenty of free events for the public as well as tickets to purchase for Beau Photo’s Fusion Trade Show.

Stay tuned for this year’s exciting line up!