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    Since I just got my masters I have added the letters after my name and I realize how silly it looks. M. Photog. It seems like every other abriviation is just 2 or 3 letters and not an abriviated word. They did OK for the certified abbreviation CPP but Master and Craftsman are just too long. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (a podiatrist) isn't Doc. Potia. Med. it is DPM or MD, PHD, MFA, CPA, MB, DVM

    What do we need to do to get the abbreviation for Master and craftsman changed to MP and CP?

    Thanks for your help and comments
    Mark Rose M. Photog.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Rome, Italy

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    The whole long abbreviation doesn't bother me. People will ask what it's for and that's another chance you have to sell yourself. Also, in Europe - all the degrees are long words. Here, everything is 4 or 5 letters minimum, anyway. (And everyone is a "dottore" if they went to college.)

    "Dottoressa" Stephanie.
    STEFF (not StePH)

    Stephanie Millner Cr.Photog., CPP

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    Not sure why that bothers you. IMHO MP or CP doesn't say anything and looks kind of silly. Don't think anyone would even know what an MP or CP would even stand for.
    Joe Campanellie
    CPP, M.Photog., Cr., Fellow-ASP

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    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    North Platte, NE

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    To me MP means military police. I prefer M.Photog.

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

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    Well maybe i am the only one who thinks this. Thanks for sharing your opinions.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Normal, Illinois

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    I would say it depends on who you're talkiing to. There are a lot of people in my market who have strange insurance industry degrees like "CLU." These mostly seem to be intended for comprehension only within their own community (Do you know what professional degrees your insurance agent has?).

    Where the "audience" is other photographers, maybe shorter abbreviations would work, but if the audience is the public, I don't think they can be made shorter with any degree of intelligibility. We can expect people to figure that "M" means "master" as it does in the academic community, but nobody will have a clue as to what the "P" might stand for, even knowing we're photographers.

    I only have CPP at the moment, and I spell it out entirely where I use it for public consumption.
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    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    New Jersey

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    i kind of like it the way it is
    sometimes clients will ask, what it means?
    love when they do that, gives me a chance to brag a bit

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    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Petaluma, CA

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    I like the elite status of M. Photog. I always tell those who ask that I'm one of only 200 in the state of California. MBA's and MFA's are a dime a dozen
    Michael Gan,M.Photog.Cr. CPP,
    Meritage House of Photography

    If your business depends on you, you don't own a business-you have a job. And it's the worst job in the world because you're working for a lunatic... You can't close it when you want to, because if it's closed you don't get paid. You can't leave it when you want to, because if you leave there's nobody there to do the work. You can't sell it when you want to, because who wants to buy a job?
    —Michael Gerber

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    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    New Orleans, LA.

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    MP could also be mistaken for MD.
    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
    PPA Affiliate Juror; 97th Recipient PPA Directors Award
    ASP Governor, SW District Rep. & Convention Booth Chair
    PPLA Past President & Fellow

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Ottawa Ontario

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    MP in canada is a government representative like your govenors .....somedays having mP is good behind your name....most days not ....
    Suzanne Bird, CPP
    Ontario CPP Liason

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