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Welcome To PPOC Alberta
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We capture memories and help you reminisce them as and when you want. No matter what your photography dreams are, we are here to turn them into reality!
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Is photography your passion? Do you love clicking pictures or do you enjoy nature? Then you must join us and give it a shot. There are a lot of reasons for why you must join us. After all, why shouldn’t you?
ABOUT PPOC – Alberta
Who we are
We help people capture moments that are dear to them and help them store it forever. We are dedicated and we simply realise how much you value your pictures. This dedication and empathy are making us the leaders in the field of professional photography.
Alberta is an association of hard-working professionals that has been around since the early 1960’s.
From Our Blog
That Christian Bale launched into a profanity-laced tirade on the set of Terminator: Salvation last summer should not come as a great surprise (an audio tape of the incident has just emerged and gone viral on the web; you can hear the Christian Bale tirade here). On the tape, you can hear Christian Bale becoming unhinged as he cusses out director of photography Shane Hurlbut with such profane intensity that it would make a sailor blush. Bale was upset with Hurlbut for walking on the set in the middle of a scene.
Christian Bale Tirade: Batman Goes Ballistic
Why should Christian Bale’s F-bomb-infused meltdown not be surprising? According to MSNBC, the incident occurred just days before Christian Bale was arrested in London on allegations of assault. Allegedly, the incident took place at the Dorchester Hotel where he was staying during a tour to promote The Dark Night. The allegations were brought by Bale’s mother, Jenny, and his sister Sharon. Clearly, then, Christian Bale was embroiled in familial turmoil during the Terminator: Salvation shoot and was acting out. Of course, this is not an excuse for his verbal abuse, but it does shed some light on his state of mind at the time. Some might claim, however, that he was just showing his true colors – the colors of a typical self-centered and arrogant actor. But I beg to differ.
Christian Bale Unhinged: A Forgivable Offense?
I’m willing to cut Christian Bale major slack on this matter. Yes, his behavior was horribly abusive and uncalled for (Hurlbut did nothing so reprehensible that it deserved this kind of reaction) Yes, it serves to solidify an image that many people have of actors (spoiled, insensitive, self-aggrandizing, arrogant, pretentious, etc.) but, as noted above, Christian Bale was going through a rough patch at the time. His emotions were running high and he lost it. Even the most minor provocation would have set him off (and apparently it did).
But I have another reason for writing Bale’s behavior off as atypical. I worked on the set of the The Prestige as a background actor for several days. I got a chance to observe Christian Bale on set, and, I can tell you in no uncertain terms that he was always a gentlemen; in fact, he exuded a Zen-like calm, a sense of tranquility and serenity. Thus, I believe Christian Bale’s tirade was uncharacteristic. We all have bad days from time to time and it just so happens that one of Christian Bale’s bad days was caught on tape.
If you are a shutterbug like most people these days, then chances are you’ve taken one or two photos you are really proud of. Do you show off your masterpiece every chance you get, but still feel like you aren’t getting the recognition you deserve? Uploading and selling your photos online could be the feedback you’ve been looking for. I remember when I sold my very first photo online… the feeling is overwhelming and very satisfying! The fact that someone actually took notice of my work and paid to own it is a big confidence boost! Stock photography websites are the perfect outlet for my inner artist.
Film photography is a thing of the past! It is virtually impossible to find a company that deals with film photographers, so I’m not even going to bother getting into how to sell you photos with prints via snail mail. Microstock photography is the royalty free stock photo industry. Microstock is personal and small business users, but has recently opened the door for many professional photographers as well. Microstock sites are open to anyone and any type of photography; therefore, allowing many amateur and hobbyist photographers to make a good income. However, do not be too quick to rush in and start uploading your photos just yet. Any site worth getting involved with have very strict guidelines on what they will accept, and most require a screening process. This is how agencies keep their site ahead of the game, only allowing the best work to be displayed and sold.
Beware of sites who make promises that guarantee you will sell hundreds of photos and rake in money like crazy. Sites that do this are usually ones that require a fee to join, and are more concerned with what kind of subscription they can sell you and at what cost. A perfect example of this is www.shutterpoint.com. This site used to be one of the lead contenders in the stock photography industry a few years ago, but the quality of their work has gone downill so much that they basically will allow anyone to upload anything to their site (including pornography)….as long as they pay the account fee. The customer service is absolutely terrible. There is a money back guarantee, but you basically have to go through hell just to get your money back. When I was a newbie in the stock photography game, I regretabley signed up on this site, realized it was BS, asked for my money back, waited 2 weeks….no reply, waited another 2 weeks…no reply. Only after I reported them to the Better Business Beaurea did I get my money back.
Now on to the good stuff! One site that I absolutely LOVE and am so grateful to have stubbled across is www.redbubble.com. The people on this site are amazing and so friendly. It feels like a little family, and everyone is so supportive and gives great feedback. It’s a wonderufl little community, and I am happy to be a part of it. The site is userfriendly and they do all the work for you. All you do is upload your work, and set your price. When someone purchases something from you, RedBubble takes care of everything. They create the purchased product and ship it straight to the buyer. You can even create your own little mini gallery where people can buy your work. Here is my own personal gallery on RedBubble, ©sassyNpunk photography.
There is no approval process on RedBubble, but the work displayed on the site has remained exceptionally high. No bogus promises on this site.
I also am a contributor on www.istockphoto.com. They are one of the leading stock photography websites, but getting your photos approved by them is no walk in the park, so I wouldn’t recommend this site to anyone just starting out.
I haven’t had extensive experience with other sites besides the three mentioned above, but I plan to diversify soon and hopefully it will be a successful experience.
Good Luck with your art!
Catherine B. Negron
Photos add so much beauty to our memory and that is why you have to do it the right way. All of us love clicking pictures, but we hardly find the right person who can help us click the right picture at the right place. Be it corporate events or family gatherings, you will have a lot of things to handle and photography must not stop you. From now on you have PPOC- Alberta to take care of all your photography needs.
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