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The Photographer

Tracy Munson is a rainbow haired, wine drinking, nature-loving, bunny hugging, award-winning Canadian nature and pet photographer. While living in Toronto, Tracy took every opportunity to escape the city and her rewarding but stressful job in one of the country's largest Animal Shelters. For many years, she travelled Canada in a tiny car, with a large man, a tent, and two chihuahuas. After seeing it all, Atlantic Canada kept drawing her back and in 2018 she escaped city life for good, relocating to beautiful Albert County, NB to pursue photography full time.

Her 25 years of experience as an Animal Care Worker and Veterinary Technician make Tracy uniquely qualified to work with animals who may be shy or fearful. The families she works with are frequently surprised and delighted by the beautiful pet portraits she is able to create by applying a little patience and understanding of animal behaviour.

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Achievements

So far, Tracy has achieved Professional Accreditations in Animal Portraits, Pictorial/Scenic Photography, Ornithology/Bird Photography, and Canine/Dog Portraiture. Her work has been published in books, calendars, and magazines and has been displayed in galleries, including the prestigious McMichael Canadian Art Collection. She was the winner of the Tibor Horvath Award of Excellence in the Professional Photographer's of Canada, Ontario Branch Image Competition in 2016 and has had several images score well in the National image Salon, even winning an Excellence, a Judge's Choice, and a Best In Class in the Pictorial/Floral category in the 2017 Competition. She also writes photography articles for websites and blogs, including the popular Improve Photography website and is a founding member of the Photographer's Co-operative.

 I am so proud to announce my first accreditation in Pictorial/Scenic photography and acceptance for full membership with the Professional Photographers of Canada as of October, 2015 and the achievement of my second accreditation, in Canine Portraiture in April of 2017. In 2018, I added a third accreditation in Ornithology/Bird Photography.  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.

I am so proud to announce my first accreditation in Pictorial/Scenic photography and acceptance for full membership with the Professional Photographers of Canada as of October, 2015 and the achievement of my second accreditation, in Canine Portraiture in April of 2017. In 2018, I added a third accreditation in Ornithology/Bird Photography.

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.