Categories of Business for CPP Application
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    Default Categories of Business for CPP Application

    I am filling out my CPP application and calculating the percentage for wedding vs. portrait, etc.... One of the things I do is sell some fine art pieces via shows, shops and galleries. It is a small percentage (like 3%). Do I include photos that I have sold? What category would I put that under?

    The categories are
    Advertising/Commercial
    Corporate/Industrial
    Portrait
    Wedding
    Videography
    Sports/Events

    Thanks.
    Marilyn Dillon, CPP

    www.marilyndillonphoto.com
    www.naturalexpressions-photo.com

    "The question is not what you look at but what you see!"
    -Henry David Thoreau

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    Marilyn,

    With it being such a small percentage I would not bother including it unless you need the pieces to make the minimum number of "paid, professional" assignments.

    If you want to you them, I would put them as commercial if they don't include people, portrait if they do.

    If you need to include this type of image, I would try to use images that show some craft; for instance, if it is a nature scenic, I would look for an image that shows control of lighting (like a ND filter to bring the sky into the same range as the ground, etc.)

    I submitted a couple of commercial images with my CPP application, but it was product photography so it was clearly "commercial".

    I would just try to avoid using images that look like they were taken with a point and shoot in a pretty field, if you know what I mean.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    John
    John Vanek, CPP
    John Vanek Photography
    San Jose, California

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    Thanks John - My collection of images for the CPP review is a "work in progress". If you want to take a peek, I would love your feedback.

    http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/i...0CPP%20Images/
    Marilyn Dillon, CPP

    www.marilyndillonphoto.com
    www.naturalexpressions-photo.com

    "The question is not what you look at but what you see!"
    -Henry David Thoreau

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    Marilyn,

    You should have received a private message from me.

    John
    John Vanek, CPP
    John Vanek Photography
    San Jose, California

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