Memories by Moira Neal, MPA, SPA, F/PPABC

Biography


Banff2011-0524.jpgMoira Neal MPA, SPA, F/PPABC  is an internationally acclaimed award winning photographer residing in Prince George, BC.

She is known as much for her warm, charismatic and bubbly personality, as for her stunningly creative and cutting edge images.  Besides being a member of PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada), she is also registered with WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers Institute), and the PPA (Professional Photographers of America).  Moira is a national judge for PPOC and PPABC (Professional Photographers of British Columbia). 

Some of Moira's accolades and achievements include holding nine national accreditations and her 'Masters of Photographic Arts' with PPOC.  Attaining 'Master of Photographic Arts' and 'Outstanding Achievement' from the WPPI, and for over 30 years, having her images score high enough to warrant provincial, national or international recognition. 

Moira spends a great deal of time giving back to her community as she is always donating her art and talent to non-profit organizations like the Northern Central Senior's Association.  Moira is the official photographer for Theater North West, Evening of the Pink (Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser) (2008-2011), the Railway & Forestry Museum of Prince George and Region.

Since 2010 Moira has been working with CNC's Continuing Education program offering courses in photographic studies.  Courses range from introduction to making great images to photographic business operations.

Over the years Moira's contagious energy, enthusiasm and unique personality have become synonymous with her professionalism and attention to detail.  Never one to deny an up and coming photographer her knowledge, Moira also has a strong passion for sharing. Moira conducts various programs teaching the elements of Professional Photography and finds this one of the great joys of her success. Along with her passion for life, there is no denying that her passion for her work is a journey that will probably never end, but will be enjoyed by her and the people she crosses paths with for a very long time.

List of Awards And Honours

  • PPOC Nominee Photographic Artist of the Year, 2014
  • PPOC Masters Bar (Second), 2013
  • PPOC Masters Bar (First), 2010
  • SPA - Service of Photographic Art, 2008
  • Northern Region Top Overall Submission, 1999, 2006
  • F/PPABC - Fellowship of Photographic Art (Professional Photographers of British Columbia), 2005
  • MPA - Masters of Photographic Art, 2005
  • CPA - Craftsman of Photographic Art, 2003
  • AOPA - WPPI Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement, 2001
  • APM -Accolade of Photographic Mastery, 2000
  • Moira Neal is a Provincial and National judge with PPOC / PPABC
  • PPOC Loan Collection "Waiting for Clyde"
  • PPOC Loan Collection "The Battle" 
  • PPOC Loan Collection "Swept Away"
  • Called Upon to Photograph Notable Guests/Individuals of PG - Biff Naked, Shirley Bond, Mayor D. Rogers