Published in “Professional Photographer” Magazine

This months issue of “Professional Photographer” magazine marks a major milestone for me professionally.  They published a 5 page article on me and the unexpected education I’ve found through my involvement with Professional Photographers of America certification process and their “See the Difference” campaign.

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I was contacted earlier this year by the editor, Jane Gaboury,  of “Professional Photographer” magazine inquiring if I would be game to do an interview regarding my role as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) Liaison and share my story of the process and how I’d become involved.   I jumped at the opportunity as the CPP process and being a liaison has meant a lot to me and helped me both as a photographer and a mentor.  Really it’s introduced me to so many wonderfully talented people from all over the country, whom I’m proud to call my friends.

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So in August, International Photographic Competition Week, to be exact.  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jeff Kent from the magazine.  What a week that was, finding out my competition images had earned me a Platinum Medalist Photographer of the Year honor, and then the next day being interviewed for this article.  Jeff spent a little over an hour with me on the phone and asked me basically from when I got started with the PPA to where I was  as a Platinum Medalist and the road I took to get there, specifically in regards to the Certification process and being a liaison.  I have to say he did a great job taking my thoughts and translating them into words and wrote this fantastic article.

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I still can’t believe this is all happening.  I’ve worked really hard to get my work to the level that it now is and certification was and is a huge catalyst for helping me get it there.  I’ve worked equally hard to help others who are getting started with the Certified Professional Photographer process with the PPofA.  It means a lot to me that Certification Team back at the PPofA main office recommended me for this article.  It is undoubtedly, one of my proudest moments as a professional photographer and member of the PPofA.

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I can now say that I’m officially a published photographer.  Never in a million years would I have thought that could happen, but it has and I’ll enjoy this moment because I really still can’t believe it happened! 🙂  Cheers!


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