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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.


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


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.

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

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?

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

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.

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.

06-14-2011, 04:22 AM

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

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

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.

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

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...

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

07-08-2011, 02:47 AM
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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 !!!

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!

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

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.