As part of its continuing program of Honours and Awards, the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)recently announced that PEI photographer Berni Wood is a recipient of the coveted Master of Photographic Arts, First (1st) Bar.
This prestigious designation is bestowed by the PPOC upon its members whose images accepted into the annual PPOC Image Salon over a number of years are consistently of a high quality and in recognition of the contributions made by them to the Association and to photography in Canada. These photographers have proven their photographic abilities by participating in the Association’s National Image Competition and have confirmed their dedication to the profession by serving the Association.
PPOC is a not-for-profit organization representing photographers of all genres from across the country. The Association promotes photographic excellence through education and exploration of image artistry and establishes standards of professional performance.
Berni is an award winning photographer with national photography accreditations in 13 categories. She is a past Chair of PPOC Atlantic, and a member of PPOC, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, and Forum for International Trade Training, and she also has a Service of Photographic Arts designation from PPOC.
Berni is the owner of Reel Media Studio, a Charlottetown boutique studio specializing in professional photography, commercial video production and website design. She is also the owner of Berni Wood & Associates, a project management consultant company. Along with being a professional photographer, she is a FITT Certified International Trade Professional.
The designation was presented to Berni by PPOC Chairperson, Ross Outerbridge MPA, at the Association’s annual Awards Gala, which took place in late April as a Virtual Gala.