View Full Version : Support or Study Groups?

04-12-2010, 10:19 PM
I'm getting ready to pursue certification and I wondered if there is any such thing as a forum or place where others get together and go through the book recommended for study and possibly critique images to help one select which would be appropriate to include in the portfolio submitted.


04-13-2010, 08:12 AM
Sure - here are some resources to help you get started:




You can also post images here, or in the CPP gallery above if you prefer to remain anonymous. Not sure how the login works for the anon. post - but PM Michael Gan for more info on how to do that.

04-16-2010, 07:45 PM
Sandy Puc' will be hosting a site soon that is designed for just that...helping get photographers certified. Not completely sure when, exactly, it will be up but it is coming soon. I believe she is calling it "Certify with Sandy" or something like that.

04-17-2010, 04:36 PM
Certify with Sam will be up very shortly, within the next couple of weeks. So far, we have around 2000 photographers ready to sign up! We have two and hopefully three CPP educators who will be conducting webinars through the site and I will be there for information regarding image submissions.

In the meanwhile, if you are a member of a local association, why not start a study group? I can help you to organize one.

04-17-2010, 07:57 PM
I'm happy to help as well.

04-17-2010, 10:04 PM
Likewise. I contacted you awhile ago about helping, Michael - any word on that? (While I got a LOT of free time!)

04-17-2010, 10:05 PM
lol, hang on Steph. You wanna see if you can get the Italians to certify?

04-17-2010, 10:47 PM
Thanks to you all! I will start looking into the links and hope to hear more about Sandy's site.

04-18-2010, 08:42 AM
Well, they're certifiable for sure... ;)

Actually I know 2 who are interested.

04-18-2010, 06:18 PM
LOL, based on what Leslie has told me, lots of truth to that...;)

04-23-2010, 02:48 AM
Hello, as soon as Sandy site is online I would like to be informed.

Manuel Planchart

04-23-2010, 03:01 AM
if a study group is going to start I would like to be informed.

Thanks a lot,
Manuel Planchart

04-25-2010, 04:04 PM
Hello Everyone,
We are just days away from launching the site. I am really excited about this project and I am grateful to people like Michael Gan for his willingness to help!
I will be posting something as soon as the site launches. We are hoping that it will be towards the end of next week.
There will be a forum for sharing, flash cards to download, Webinars, tweets each day, resources and testing information.
I am excited about this project and I look forward to seeing 1000 photographers become certified!

05-02-2010, 01:36 AM
Hi Amy,
I also recently started studying in preparation for certification.
Please keep me in the loop if you're able to create or join an online study group of sorts.

05-02-2010, 05:34 PM
Is there a web address for Certify With Sandy?

05-10-2010, 12:11 AM
I just declared my candidacy as well and ordered the book today. Can't wait to start studying and am really interested in Sandy Puc's site to go live!!!

05-19-2010, 07:13 AM
Alright...she launched the site...then it crashed due to the overwhelming popularity. So, those of us that didn't get the email until the next morning are waiting...

05-26-2010, 03:17 AM
We have formed a study group for Orange County, CA if anyone is interested. We are meeting for the first time this Thursday, May 27, at the Irvine Spectrum food court at 11:00 am. All are welcome.

06-06-2010, 10:13 PM
Do I have to be CPP to study for PPA’s Merit & Degree Programs and vice versa?
Thank you.