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    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

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    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.
    Vance Wagener, CPP Liaison

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    My portrait endorsement (when CPP still had endorsements) was 100% pets.
    STEFF (not StePH)

    Stephanie Millner Cr.Photog., CPP

    main site | destination pets | blog | facebook | fan page

    Ah, to live like the Italians... with extremely little to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie_Millner View Post
    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.
    Vance Wagener, CPP Liaison

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    *blush*
    STEFF (not StePH)

    Stephanie Millner Cr.Photog., CPP

    main site | destination pets | blog | facebook | fan page

    Ah, to live like the Italians... with extremely little to do.
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    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.
    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?
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    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.
    Last edited by Marie_M; 10-15-2012 at 02:14 PM.

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    [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

    DWIGHT OKUMOTO
    CPP, M. Photog., M. Artist, M. EI., Cr. API.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marie_M View Post
    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).
    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
    http://www.meritageonmain.blogspot.com

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    I believe you need to hold certification before degrees now. Michael - is that still right?
    STEFF (not StePH)

    Stephanie Millner Cr.Photog., CPP

    main site | destination pets | blog | facebook | fan page

    Ah, to live like the Italians... with extremely little to do.
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