Don MacGregor

Studio History

MacGregor Studios started in 1974. The studio has grown from a humble beginning in an apartment to a 500 sq ft store front and finally to a 3500 sq foot building in Vancouver. The studio has gone through several changes over the years. Wedding photography has comprised approx. 40% of the studio business and has been consistent over the years. Graduation portraits were a foundation in the 70’s and 80’s. The 90’s saw a dramatic focus on Lifestyle family and wall portraiture which now comprises almost 70% of the studios sales. The studio focuses on wall portrait and wedding work only and low volume.

Degrees and Awards:

Professional Photographers of Canada Master of Photographic Arts (13 Bars
Service Of Photographic Arts Honorary Life Member
National Award for Service Qualified Judge
Professional Photographers of BC Honorary Life Member
Fellowship Degree
Associate Degree (only five presented in 60 yrs)
Professional Photographers of America Master Photographer (14 bars)
Photographic Craftsman
National Award
Approved PPA Photographic Instructor
Ross Sandahl International Award
Member: Cameracraftsman of America
Past President: Professional Photographers of Canada
Director: Professional Photographers of America (Board of Directors)
Salon Awards (PPOC, Western States, PPABC, PPA)

The awards podium has been visited virtually every year since obtaining membership. Best of class, Gallery, Epcot, Fuji and aggregate awards in almost every portrait and wedding class and in many cases the awards have been received numerous times (ie wedding album awards more than ten times, portrait of a Women … 7 times and the list continues etc.)

Don has taught over 40 week long classes for PPA Affilliate schools.

Highlights of Presentation Experience

  • Photoworld 2003 (Manila, Philippines)
  • PPA China Tour 2010
  • PP New Zealand
  • Texas School of Professional Photography, 1993, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Mars School
  • East Coast School
  • Imaging Workshops of Colorado
  • Professional Photographers Society of New York 2003/2004/07/08
  • New England School NEIPP 20,022,003,200,720,000,000
  • PPANE 2001
  • Kansas School 2002
  • Golden Gate School 2001
  • Mid America School 1999,2000
  • Triangle Institute 2001,2002
  • International Wall Portrait Conference mid 1980’s through 2013
  • Masters Tour Canada 1997
  • Image Explorations 2000-2011
  • Canadian and American National conventions as well as PPA Marketing Conference