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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Merits for attendance

    Well, dang- I just finally added CPP info to the back of my business card:

    "...certified by the Professional Photographers of America."

    Oh, well...


    Okay on the Continuing Education Units... I have nine merits, I think... that should get me by.
    -Phillip Colwart, CPP
    www.phillipcolwart.com

  2. #22
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    I was reading vital signs and remembered this thread and thought I would post the link to this article, in case anyone missed it. This gives detailed information about what is need for each degree.
    http://www.ppa.com/articles/310/Vita...-Get-There.php

  3. #23
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    ...and I just checked my "Myppa" page and noticed they have added the merits for IUSA 2010

  4. #24

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    Interesting degree discussion - I joined last year, taking my CPP in March, and heading for the Master, and eventually Craftsman degrees.

    I noticed a degree no one has spoken of... MASTER ARTIST. See here:
    http://www.ppa.com/findaphotographer...hp#DiffDegrees

    Photographic Craftsman
    Master of Photography
    Master Artist
    Master of Electronic Imaging

    Now, I checked out the link Ed Provided and guess what? Master Artist isn't there! Anyone know what's up with this?

    Additionally, ASSUMING I host 2 Super Mondays a year, and Present a program at my State conf. (which I assume would be an affiliate program) and am LUCKY enough to get an article published... I might pull off six meits in one year - if I got REALLY lucky!!!
    I would just like to understand more about creating opportunities and finding ways to share/present - make the degree more of a reality. I'm more than willing to work for it, just wish there were more ops to speak/teach. Are there no other ways to gain these points outside of Super Mondays, and/or Prof. Photog magazine articles? My state's newsletter is sewn up... :O) I'm looking for opportunities to help with IUSA to gain points also...

    I have a background in corporate training, and am comfy in front of a crowd and LOVE LOVE LOVE to teach.
    Thanks!

    (BTW - I had planned to add the CPP info just like Phillip did when I get the official nod... Glad I read this post!)
    Last edited by ninabeheim; 02-14-2010 at 12:29 AM.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninabeheim View Post
    Interesting degree discussion - I joined last year, taking my CPP in March, and heading for the Master, and eventually Craftsman degrees.

    I noticed a degree no one has spoken of... MASTER ARTIST. See here:
    http://www.ppa.com/findaphotographer...hp#DiffDegrees

    Photographic Craftsman
    Master of Photography
    Master Artist
    Master of Electronic Imaging

    Now, I checked out the link Ed Provided and guess what? Master Artist isn't there! Anyone know what's up with this?

    Additionally, ASSUMING I host 2 Super Mondays a year, and Present a program at my State conf. (which I assume would be an affiliate program) and am LUCKY enough to get an article published... I might pull off six meits in one year - if I got REALLY lucky!!!
    I would just like to understand more about creating opportunities and finding ways to share/present - make the degree more of a reality. I'm more than willing to work for it, just wish there were more ops to speak/teach. Are there no other ways to gain these points outside of Super Mondays, and/or Prof. Photog magazine articles? My state's newsletter is sewn up... :O) I'm looking for opportunities to help with IUSA to gain points also...

    I have a background in corporate training, and am comfy in front of a crowd and LOVE LOVE LOVE to teach.
    Thanks!

    (BTW - I had planned to add the CPP info just like Phillip did when I get the official nod... Glad I read this post!)
    You won't find the Master Artist requirements on the web site since the degree is no longer available. Master Artist was a degree for Artists and retouchers working in "conventional" media - those being pencils, oils, dyes, etc. As conventional retouching and artwork has been replaced by digital artwork, the Master Artist degree has been replaced by the Master of Electronic Imaging degree. Interest in the conventional Art-Tech competition waned and the last year it was offered, there were no entrants in the Art-Tech category. Art-Tech merits were required for the Master Artist degree.

    There are a lot of ways to earn merits within PPA. You already know about merits for speaking at conventions, Super Mondays, and articles in the Professional Photographer magazine. You can also earn service merits by volunteering to work at the PPA National Convention assisting the Program Talent and assisting the staff do other necessary jobs to run the convention. You can also receive a (1) service merit for serving as a member of the PPA Council for your state. If you become your State association's President or State Convention Chairman, you receive 2 PPA service merits for your service to the profession by leading your state association (but no one takes on these kinds of jobs just for the merits, since being a PPA Councilor or an Association President or Convention Chairman takes up a heck of a lot of your time). If you are selected to be a judge at one of the annual state convention print competitions, you will receive a merit for that service. Another opportunity is to volunteer to work at the PPA International Print Judging, or at the convention putting up and taking down the print exhibit. There are lots of opportunities to earn PPA merits, but accumulating merits is not a quick thing - it takes time and dedicated service...
    Last edited by Rick_Massarini; 02-14-2010 at 02:16 AM.
    The best way to gain for yourself is to give OF yourself.
    - - - So get out there and volunteer for something ...


    Rick Massarini, M. Photog., Cr., CPP., F-PPLA
    PPLA Past President; 97th Recipient PPA Directors Award
    ASP SouthWest District Rep. & ASP Convention Booth Chairman


  6. #26

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    Yeah...my wife considers herself kind of a dinosaur. She still loves the conventional mediums such as oils. She does some painter but still likes the feel and look of traditional artwork.
    Joe Campanellie
    CPP, M.Photog., Cr., Fellow-ASP

    www.campanellies.com

  7. #27
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    I attended WPPI (gasp) in 2008 and 2009. Is it possible to get a merit for that? Is there a form to fill out? What is the process... Thanks

  8. #28

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    Don't think so...WPPI and PPA are two separate organizations with their own separate degree programs.

    But I could be wrong.
    Joe Campanellie
    CPP, M.Photog., Cr., Fellow-ASP

    www.campanellies.com

  9. #29
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    WPPI is NOT a part of PPA, so no you cannot get a merit for attending their conventions.

    Keith
    Keith A. Howe
    M.Photog.,M.Artist, Cr.,D.F.Ph.

  10. #30
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    Thanks for the responses. I thought I heard that you could get continuing education credits (apparently not merits) for attending WPPI. What about a 2day class with Bambi Cantrell?...I'm just trying to figure out if I'm putting my professional development in the most beneficial area for merits, etc. I did get a merit for attending NILMDTS training. I didn't find a place on the PPA web site that makes it really clear what training qualifies and how you request credit. Thanks

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