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dpalme
06-13-2011, 01:47 AM
I am putting together an online study group starting on July 1. The idea is to get prepared for the test at Imaging USA in January.

If you are interested let me know, It's based on the London Photography book.

Full schedule, sample questions, etc.

I am going to make this happen this time, once and for all.

Douglas

dpalme
06-13-2011, 01:48 AM
I am even going to try to talk Greg Yager into helping us out :)

Really?

GregYager
06-13-2011, 02:47 PM
I think it's a great idea so count me in. I'm sure Angela Lawson would enjoy helping as well.

Angela_Lawson
06-13-2011, 03:07 PM
Absolutely - I'll help with whatever I can.

dpalme
06-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Question, would it be better to have the complete outline (calendar) in one single document or one for each month, or even each week?

GregYager
06-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Once a month would work good. Remember to use the last 30 days for review.

dpalme
06-13-2011, 08:59 PM
Another question, I can put up a forum off of my site for questions, and discussions, or should we do it here? I have no problem doing it here, but did not want to cause problems here.

Either way works for me.

GregYager
06-14-2011, 01:13 AM
Here is obviously better. There's no conflict of interest here because the PPCC is considered a separate entity.

dpalme
06-14-2011, 04:22 AM
Perfect

I'll post the calendar tomorrow as well as some links

Found a great site for creating quizzes in addition to the flash cards

ChristyLynn
06-14-2011, 12:22 PM
I actually took the test for the first time yesterday. I'm not good with test so I have no idea how I did really.

I have an app on my iPad for flash cards andcused the ones Heather Smith setup.

This sounds like a great idea. I'm also going to start working on my image submission.

dpalme
06-14-2011, 07:05 PM
I have the same app :) It works great for quick easy studying.

dpalme
06-14-2011, 07:11 PM
Here is a tentative schedule for the online study group. It is broken down by month showing each week which chapters we'll be working on.

Some of them are over a two week period, this was done due to either the subject matter or the size of the chapter.

Feel free to ask any questions, or comment...

dpalme
06-14-2011, 10:04 PM
I will be adding an outline for the first three chapters later this week as an additional attachment. In addition I will post some links to flashcards, quizzes, etc.

dpalme
06-17-2011, 10:00 PM
Here is the study notes for Chapter One. I will have Chapter two finished before the weekend is over.

dpalme
06-17-2011, 10:02 PM
So anyone else interested in the study group? I'm feeling lonely :)

dpalme
06-18-2011, 02:33 PM
I have added a couple of quiz sets to the quizlet.com website. They are both under the Certified Professional Photographer study group.

Here is the link: http://quizlet.com/group/102138/

I will be adding more as time goes one. One covers chapter one and the other covers learning full stops. I will be adding two more this weekend for 1/2 and 1/3 stops.

dpalme
07-02-2011, 04:24 AM
Wow I can't believe that nobody is interested these days....

GregYager
07-02-2011, 04:37 AM
There's probably just not that many candidates frequenting the forums right now. The numbers kinda come in waves.

TerryMiller
07-02-2011, 04:06 PM
I here and wanting to do the test sometime.:D

GregYager
07-02-2011, 04:48 PM
Hey Terry. I have a test scheduled at my studio on August 28th and I'm not that far from you. I'm about 45 minutes south of Evansville. Have you declared your candidacy yet?

cramesphoto
07-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Thanks for putting this together Douglas... I hope it's not to late to join.

dpalme
07-07-2011, 02:49 AM
Absolutely not, so far its just you and me the way it looks. Although we do a few mentors available.

dpalme
07-07-2011, 03:00 AM
We are headed out tomorrow for an equine show in Washington, IL - Endure for the Cure which is a Susan G. Komen Foundation Fundraiser; but I will be posting at night during the weekend. I have put up the schedule, which at this point is set, I have also put up the class notes for Chapter one. I will post Chapter two no later than Sunday. I will also be posting some quizzes on the quiz site this weekend as well.

dpalme
07-07-2011, 03:14 AM
There is a chapter one quiz online in the quizlet, I will add one for chapter two by the end of the weekend barring any complications with our SGK event.

Next week I will post chapter three.

Rick_Massarini
07-07-2011, 03:27 AM
Doug,
I've sent out a notice to our PPLA members who are CPP candidates - some of them may be joining.

dpalme
07-07-2011, 03:56 AM
Great, thanks for the referral Rick. Between Angela, Greg and you we definitely are covered.

bwalker
07-07-2011, 02:21 PM
Wow I can't believe that nobody is interested these days....

Douglas, I am interested and have printed out whatever material you have posted so far. Sorry for the late response.

J_Davidson
07-07-2011, 02:33 PM
I just found the thread, and I've been on vacation. I'm participating!

dpalme
07-08-2011, 02:47 AM
Great,
As I mentioned previously I am out of town right now at an event that we are shooting, but I will be posting additional study notes on Chapter two hopefully by Sunday and Chapter three before the end of the week.

dpalme
07-08-2011, 03:40 AM
If someone would like to volunteer to create the study notes for Chapters 5 and 6, please let me know.

dpalme
07-12-2011, 01:40 AM
We are finally back from the show, and I know I'm running a little behind but I plan on having the chapter two material posted tomorrow and I will have three up by the end of the week.

How is everyone coming along? Any questions on the first chapter? Did the material make sense? Complaints?

TMarie
07-12-2011, 02:51 AM
I'm in Doug! ... Downloading all your docs now.

dpalme
07-13-2011, 12:11 AM
Here are the study notes from Chapter two, again my apologies for my tardiness; although I will admit that after having a problem with my eyes focusing today I was not sure I would be around to even upload this :)

When you have a problem focusing eyes and a tingling sensation in the arm and leg it sort of makes you a tad nervous.

At any rate, here it is. I will post some flash cards for chapter two and a quiz or two throughout the week. My goal is to have the notes from Chapter Three up by the end of the week.

dpalme
07-13-2011, 12:12 AM
Ok I forgot to include the attachment, here it is

dpalme
07-13-2011, 01:20 AM
I have added another quizlet set for chapter two, I still need to add some additional questions but there are twenty in there right now.

GregYager
07-13-2011, 02:57 PM
You're doing good Doug. You've got a lot of lurkers following along so your information is getting out.

Rick_Massarini
07-13-2011, 09:05 PM
To all the lurlers out there - (and especially if any of you are our PPLA people) - how about chiming in so that Doug will know that all of his work is gettng to those who need it and is of benefit to someone. It takes a lot of time to put this together and I'm sure that he would love to hear from some of you !!! Thanks !!!

SNPhotography
07-19-2011, 02:56 AM
Hi Doug..
I'm Steven from Virginia. Thanks for putting all of this together! After reading about what it means to be Certified and thinking of taking the exam for almost a year, I'm finally getting stoked to get moving on this!

To Rick, Greg and the other Mentors..Thank you as well for being interested in helping us!
Hope to see you all in New Orleans in January!

GregYager
07-19-2011, 04:30 AM
Welcome aboard Steven!

J_Davidson
07-19-2011, 01:47 PM
I'm following along the best I can. My husband is gone to Korea, and I was left with a house to prep to sell alone. Its kind of nuts at my place.