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PPA launches new drone photography certification


July 2017 issue News

Justin Moore first to be certified by PPAIn response to a growing interest in aerial images, PPA has launched a drone photography certification program. To become a certified drone photographer, a PPA member must submit an application showing that he or she meets certain minimum requirements—an FAA Section 333 certificate or remote pilot certificate (Part 107), proof of general liability insurance, UAS registration number, and a logbook summarizing 30 hours of flight time—and then pass a... Continue Reading >

PPA teams up with NYIP to offer CPP exam

May 2017 issue News

Students at the New York Institute of Photography now have a leg up on the competition when they graduate. NYIP has partnered with PPA to offer students the certified professional photographer designation. Photographers who study with NYIP now qualify to take the CPP exam and earn their certification. This is an exclusive partnership and the first time the CPP has been used as the qualifying standard by an institution such as NYIP.PPA’s CPP designation confirms to potential clients that a... Continue Reading >

Get certified from home

September 2016 issue Business

CPP exam available onlineUntil recently, taking the certified professional photographer exam meant making a trip to the nearest proctor in your area, which could be inconvenient depending on where you live. But good news: PPA has rolled out an exam that can be taken online.“The benefits are obviously the ease and convenience of taking the test in the comfort of your own home, office, or studio,” says PPA Director of Certification Julia Boyd. “You also have the flexibility of... Continue Reading >

Outside, looking in


April 2016 issue Business

Gaining community and guidance to grow a businessTen years ago, Stacey Williams Dunse, CPP, launched her studio, Tailfeather Photography, in the small town of Webster, South Dakota. Situated in a rural patch of the state about two hours south of Fargo and five hours west of Minneapolis, Webster is home to fewer than 2,000 people. Dunse set herself up as the town’s do-it-all photographer and built a client base from the surrounding area. Business was growing, but she felt a few things were... Continue Reading >

Case study: Finding validation


September 2015 issue Business

Tracy Page discovers career-saving supportWhen Tracy Page, Cr.Photog., CPP, of Douglas, Georgia, first got into photography, she faced a wall of negativity from many of the established photographers she encountered. Members of the old guard doubted her professionalism and her abilities. They were suspicious of her motives and withheld advice. Most discouraging: They told her again and again, “You’re doing it wrong.”SITUATIONWith a background in painting, drawing, and fine art, Page... Continue Reading >
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