Don’t Gamble with Your Certification: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
Gary A. Meek, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, EA-ASP, Hon.EA-ASP
Kathryn Meek, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API
In difficult and uncertain economic times what is there to separate you from your competition? It might be time to invest in yourself and work toward becoming a Certified Professional Photographer.
The book Photography by London, Stone and Upton is the major course of study for this class. This class will be VERY beneficial in the preparation for the test to become a Certified Professional Photographer.
This in-depth study of the technical side of photography will help you gain the knowledge that is equivalent to a semester of college. Students will cover lenses, lighting, light ratios, H&D curves and color theory, as well as a multitude of other topics. This class is likely to be the most intense photographic learning experience students will ever encounter.
Professional credentials are not just handed out. They are EARNED. And the recipients can attest to that general fact. Photography credentials are no different, and any Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) can tell you that. There’s a lot of effort that goes into preparing for the CPP exam alone (let alone the image submission review), and that’s why the Certification Preparation Class is so important.
“Everyone has their own weaknesses,” says Gary Meek, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, EA-ASP, Hon.EA-ASP one of the instructors of the upcoming Certification Preparation Class, along with his wife, Kathy, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API. “That’s the beauty of this class. We can find out what the participants’ weaknesses are and concentrate on strengthening their knowledge on those points.”
The Meeks are able to do that because every person who signs up for their class is sent about a one hundred-fifty pages of handouts and study guides…prior to the class. You’ll get sample tests, Gary’s own white papers, a handout on histograms and even a page of photographic formulas.