For those interested in my credentials…
2012 – Certified as a Certified Professional Photographer, Professional Photographers of America
2011 – Awarded Associate Fellow of Photography Degree, Professional Photographers of Washington
PPA Affiliate – Imaging Exploration, British Columbia (Week Long Intense PPA Affiliate School – Business and Portraiture) Summer -2009
PPA Affiliate – Evergreen School of Professional Photography (Week Long Intense PPA Affiliate School San Juan Islands – Environmental and Family portraiture) Summer – 2009
PPA Super Monday 1-Day Lighting workshop Fall – 2009
PPW “Lighting is Exciting” 1-Day Light Theory workshop Fall – 2009
PPA Affiliate – Evergreen School of Professional Photography (Week Long Intense PPA Affiliate School in Everett – Lighting Workshop for the Professional Photographer) Winter 2010
PPW “VitaSculptore Illuminare” workshop in Leavenworth, WA May 8, 2010 – a workshop detailing the shared obstacles for sculptors, painters and photographers. A classroom and field workshop including lighting and composition theory.
PPA Affiliate – International Wall Portrait Conference May 15-21, a six day, intensive workshop for business, and the creation of heirloom fine art portraiture pieces.
Business Strategies and Family Portraiture August 2,2010
Business Strategies and Event Photography August 3,2010
Studio Lighting Challenges workshop Fall 2010
2011 – Independent Study – Completed Corel Painter training with Jane Conner-Ziser, world renown painter/retouch artist
2011 – PP of WA Completed “The Business of Family Portraiture” workshop
2011 – PP of WA Leadership Training, presented by Professional Photographers of America Representatives/Teachers
2011 – PP of WA Light & Posing workshop
2011 – Social Media Marketing Bootcamp
2011 – The art of Dodge & Burn in image post-processing
2011 – Evergreen School of Professional Photography – The Art of Fine Portraiture
2011 – Photography as a Business – Tamara Lackey
2012 – WordPress for Photographers – Justin Seeley
2012 – Designing for the Social Web – Justin Seeley
2012 – Foundations of a Working Photographer – Zach Arias
2012 – Oz to Kansas – Every B&W Conversion Known to Man – Vincent Versace
2012 – Suzette Allen – Photoshop (coming March)
2012 – Tim & Bev Walden – Portraiture (coming March)
2012 – Bambi Cantrell – The Art of Posing
2012 – Vicki Taufer – The Art of Pet Portraiture
2012 – Evergreen School of Professional Photography – Bry Cox
2012 Ocean Shores Juried Art Show – 2nd Place & Honorable Mention
2012 Professional Photographers of Washington – National Merit (Portraiture)
2012 Professional Photographers of Washington State Trophy awarded for Best Pet/Animal Portraiture
2012 Professional Photographers of Washington – professional merits awarded for all print entries
2011 – PP of WA Spring Professional Photographers of Washington Conference – Awarded Associate Fellow of Photography (Awarded to members of Professional Photographers of Washington after earning a measure of merits consisting of print, service, and professional education merit points)
2010 PPA CPP Exam – Successful completion of the Certified Professional Photographer examination.
2010 Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition Work received National merits
2010 PPA Western States Regional Print Competition – Two prints were awarded PPA (Prof. Photographers of America) National Merit Seals (Western States Print Competition, competing with photographers from Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, Alaska, California and Oregon.)
2010 Professional Photographers of Washington – Awarded Honorable Mention for Best Commercial Architecture
2010 Professional Photographers of Washington – Awarded State Merits for all four print entries the annual PPW print competition.
2010 Professional Photographers of Washington – Winner of the Alma Gray trophy and scholarship for the first time entrant with the highest aggregate score.
2010 Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition – One of four entries was selected for the PPA Annual Showcase book. This is one of the highest honors PPA awards, second to selection for the PPA Loan Collection.
2009 – Present: Olympic District Representative, Professional Photographers of Washington
2011 – Present Trustee, Evergreen School of Professional Photography – A Professional Photographers of America affiliate school operated by Prof. Photographers of WA
2012: Vice President Professional Photographers of Washington
2012 Accepted to Collective Visions Gallary, Bremerton, WA
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