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Marie_M
10-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Hi all,
Does anyone know of a photographer who has successfully passed the image portion of CPP using animal (and pet) and landscape images only? I would love to speak with them privately about this.

Thanks!
Marie

Vance_Wagener
10-13-2012, 05:29 PM
Marie,

I don't know of anyone who has. But I can tell you....

It's extremely difficult to get CPP with landscape because most photographers are not paid/commissioned to take landscape. Most are made then sold. This take out of the realm of being a customer image. Even if the client is paying you to take several properties in several sessions IE: a landscaping company ... you may only use one photo per client in your port. Not one per session.

If you are going to do animals you need to be top notch ... they can't look like the pictures average pet owner takes. There must be directional light and all of the others judges look for in any client image.

That being said there are some extremely talented pet photographers who are top in their field here who could guide you further.

Stephanie_Millner
10-15-2012, 07:15 AM
My portrait endorsement (when CPP still had endorsements) was 100% pets.

Vance_Wagener
10-15-2012, 07:59 AM
My portrait endorsement (when CPP still had endorsements) was 100% pets.

Actually you were one of the people I was thinking about when I said top notch.:)

Stephanie_Millner
10-15-2012, 08:47 AM
*blush* :)

Michael_Gan
10-15-2012, 12:45 PM
Don't go there with landscapes. It just looks looks like you ran out of client work. See my tips for image submissions in the sticky section of Certification.

Marie_M
10-15-2012, 01:53 PM
Thanks everyone!

Thanks, Michael-unfortunately thats where I'm making the most money right now.

Just thinking, maybe I will focus on PPA Masters Degree instead of CPP. The majority of my photography business income is from Landscape with a little bit of Pet Portraiture mixed in.

Stephanie_Millner
10-15-2012, 02:31 PM
I believe you need to hold certification before degrees now. Michael - is that still right?

Vance_Wagener
10-15-2012, 03:11 PM
I believe you need to hold certification before degrees now. Michael - is that still right?

As much as I would like to see that happen for the health of the CPP program...I think that requirement was dropped when CPP went to the ICE standard. I could double check to see if there was a change if you like.

okumoto
10-19-2012, 08:47 AM
[QUOTE=Marie_M;282125]Thanks everyone!

Just thinking, maybe I will focus on PPA Masters Degree instead of CPP.

_____________________
Hello Marie-
Working on your Certification and Master's concurrently is very possible. Both have similar goals and can be accomplished without interfering with each other.

I believe you are capable to do so.
Good Luck!
Dwight

Michael_Gan
10-19-2012, 06:39 PM
Thanks everyone!

Thanks, Michael-unfortunately thats where I'm making the most money right now.

Just thinking, maybe I will focus on PPA Masters Degree instead of CPP. The majority of my photography business income is from Landscape with a little bit of Pet Portraiture mixed in.Well, you have three years to certify. Can you get 20 images of pets by then (and 6 of those can be of the same subject in various disciplines).