Most of you do not know this, but Bill has been studying very hard lately and it has paid off. In May, Bill earned his Certified Photographic Consultant (CPC) designation through the Photo Marketing Association. This certification focuses on mastering both digital and film technologies and is the highest professional recognition in the photo/digital imaging industry. Needless to say, we were very excited when Bill passed the first round of testing, in which he scored 92% on a 300-question exam. He then went on to score 98% on the final exam – way to go Bill.. I’m very proud of you and I love you! To learn more about the CPC, click here.
Most people know that Bill has a B.A. in Photography, but many people aren’t aware that he has been passionate about photography as long as he can remember. He bought his first SLR camera at the age of 12 and photographed his first wedding while still in high school (yes, the old days of film!) Bill was fortunate enough to attend a junior high school that offered photography classes, and he went on to attended a magnet high school where he could continue studying photography. By the time he started university, he had an extremely solid base of knowledge, both technically and artistically.
The other big achievement we have decided to start working towards is our Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) certification. This is earned through the Professional Photographers of America and involves two parts – a written exam and a portfolio submission. We drove down to Kerrville last week so that Bill could take the test and I hope to be ready to take the test myself in January. We are also working on polishing our portfolios and hope to submit those this summer – wish us luck! The CPP designation is open to all professional photographers, but only 3% of all photographers ever achieve this certification.