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    Default Statement of Purpose

    Submitting my images and wondering what they mean by "Statement of Purpose". Any clues? Is that just where you write - "This is my Short Lighting image", "This is a General Image of client work"? Or are we supposed to say more?


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    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    New Orleans, LA.

    Default Re: Statement of Purpose

    It's just something to let the judges know the reason you created the image - if there are any extenuating circumstances that you might want the judges to know about why you created the image the way you did, or a reasoning for any special handling you used for the image that might not be readily apparent by just looking at the image.
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    Default Re: Statement of Purpose

    Thanks Rick!


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    Default Re: Statement of Purpose

    This is from the Certified Photographer website:

    Statement of Purpose
    A simple description of the photograph is all that is required. For example, "senior portrait session on location" or "baby's first birthday session."
    Tracy, CPP
    Recording Secretary, VPPA State Board of Directors
    2015 VPPA Convention Chairman
    VPPA Tidewater District Treasurer

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    Default Re: Statement of Purpose

    I submitted a photo of a moonbow on Yosemite Falls to my local affiliate and the judges had no understanding of what or how I created the image, or for that matter, what they were looking at. This I know from their comments. I should have written a statement of purpose and I am certain they would have scored it higher.

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