Certified Professional Photographer
I’m very excited to announce that I recently earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from the Professional Photographic of America (PPA). I had to meet rigorous requirements measuring my artistic and technical competence. The PPA currently recognizes less than 2000 Certified Professional Photographers.
Going through the certification process was amazing process. I learned so much about my craft and was pushed more than I ever thought I could grow. I connected with a lot of other certified photographers who volunteered their time to help me. For that I will be forever grateful.
The PPA is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. Certified Professional Photographers must complete a written examination, finish an image evaluation and adhere to a stringent code of conduct.
The image above is one of the 15 images that passed the image evaluation. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continuing confidence in the professionalism of Certified professional Photographers.
Only 3% of all photographers in the United States are certified. There are only 4 certified photographers in Bloomington/Normal, and I am proud to be one of them.