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11-28-2006, 05:46 PM
Ok, so I think I said I would share some of my thoughts from the books I read while preparing for Certification. ...ta da! I've put my mini "reviews" of each book on this blog -- http://learnwithbetsy.com/certification

I figured it would be easier to put them all in one place :) -- and this way, as I read more books for other purposes, I can add reviews/summaries of them here as well. The ones recommended specifically for certification purposes are tagged "CPP"

So enjoy :D

11-28-2006, 06:00 PM
Wow. Great. It's like having Clef (sp?) Notes. I have a couple of these books and have yet to sit down and read them. Maybe I'll do it when hubby and the kids go camping for a week next month.

Thanks Betsy. :)

11-28-2006, 06:15 PM
No problem! I was writing them down for myself so I'd remember what they were about (once you read through a certain number of books, it can be hard to remember which one you're thinking of!).

12-21-2006, 04:10 PM
Curious to find out the other titles for photographers in terms of being certified and is PPA one of them or not?

12-21-2006, 04:18 PM
Hi Angel, welcome to OurPPA!

Here are some resources:

Certification (http://www.certifiedphotographer.com)

PPA's Education Page (http://www.ppa.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=18)
-- there is a Certificate of Business management (http://www.ppa.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=42)

PPA's Merits & Degrees Page (http://www.ppa.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=123)
-- you can earn a variet of degrees -- M.Photog.; M.Artist; MEI; Cr.Photog.
-- Currently, you must become certified before you can earn a degree.

PPA is just an acronym for Professional Photographers of America, it's not really something you put after your name as a title. As a member, you would get a discount on the application fee for certification, as well as the ability to earn merits towards the degrees mentioned.

Does that help?

12-21-2006, 07:50 PM

Thanks for the write up, particularly the Rangefinder link. I just ordered Don Blair's book from them.


12-21-2006, 09:04 PM

Thanks for the write up, particularly the Rangefinder link. I just ordered Don Blair's book from them.


Glad to be able to help! :D

01-13-2007, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the book list! I had some of the books on the list already and now I have more to put on the wish list. Don Blair's "Body Parts" looks like a must-have so that will probably be item #1 in the shopping cart!

Congrats too on your profile in PPA magazine!

Thanks and take care!

01-13-2007, 10:16 PM
No problem :) I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy "Body Parts" :)

Thanks Justin! (btw welcome to the forum)