We just returned from the Imaging USA convention in Atlanta and what an amazing trip! Like any industry convention, it was a chance to see new products, meet up with old friends and make some new friends, and most importantly, take a few classes from our fellow photographers on the new trends and techniques in our industry.
The high point for us was that Bill received his Photographic Craftsman degree at the Imaging Award and Degree Ceremony! He has been teaching PPA Super 1 Day classes for 4 years as well as a class for the Houston PPA Guild, so combined with his regular attendance of the Imaging USA over the past 10+ years, he had officially earned enough merits to qualify for this degree.
What is the Photographic Craftsman Degree? According to the PPA website ”The Photographic Craftsman degree is one of the highest recognitions for speaking, writing and/or mentoring in photography. You must be pretty darn good if other photographers want to learn from you!!”
Bill’s degree was present to him on January 12 2016 by PPA president Michael Timmons and Bill’s mentor, Dennis Hammon. He will wear it proudly at all future PPA events.
Upon receiving his Photographic Craftsman degree, Bill was granted membership into the American Society of Photographers and we attended the ASP Gala on Monday night. What a great time we had!
Bill receiving his medal from his mentor, Dennis Hammon (left) and PPA president Michael Timmons
Nina Barabash - CONGRATULATIONS, BILL!!! WE KNOW YOU WORKED HARD OVER THE YEARS TO ACHIEVE THIS AWARD… WELL DONE! MAY THE FUTURE BE EVEN BRIGHTER!