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Thread: Image Submission....
07-26-2006, 06:27 PM #1
Ok so I took the initiave and submitted a set of 20 images on DVD for the July 28th deadline. I've heard it takes about 2 weeks to get results (if that's wrong, feel free to correct me). Being the worrier I am, now I'm wondering if the images I submitted are "good enough." [yeah, I'm being too hard on myself and shouldn't...I know ]
When the judges accept or deny Certification Image submissions, do you receive reasons for their decision?? (e.g. great lighting on this one v.s this one has improper lighting and was rejected). Or do you just get a notice as to whether you "passed/failed"?
07-26-2006, 07:11 PM #2
I just received my certification and it took them more like 2 1/2 months to get the results back to me. All I got back was my original submission form with the judges signature under "accepted by jurors" bracket... no comments. But mine was accepted by all jurors so I don't know what they might do if they're not accepted. However, I've seen you're work and I think all of you're worrying is for nothing... I think you won't have any trouble having your images accepted. But I worried too... especially about two months, one week and six days into waiting to hear back from the panel.
Good luck and keep us posted.
07-26-2006, 08:18 PM #3
07-26-2006, 09:56 PM #4
Good Luck Betsy,
Waiting is awful--do they only allow you to submit once a year? I need to read the instructions.
After reading all the stuff on creating DVDs and special software and color correction, I think I'm sending paper prints. I'll let my lab worry about all the correction and won't have to buy software I don't need and then teach myself to use it.
When are you planning to take the test and do you feel that the study group was a big help. I read the test questions on the book site and felt they were pretty outdated, but definitely good stuff to know.
The sample questions from PPA seemed more relevant.
Again, good luck to you.
07-27-2006, 12:14 AM #5
I'm wondering - is the long delay in getting approval because they only have a panel of judges every so often? Like maybe 3 or 4 times a year? It's been a long time since I got certified but I know it was no where near 2 months. And they called me with my test results in about 2 weeks. If you wanna know when they will be reviewed just call national and ask. I wouldn't have been patient enough to wait so long. Craig should know the answer to this.
HollyHolly Howe M.Photog., Cr.
07-27-2006, 12:40 AM #6Originally Posted by Auralee Dallas
Yeah I thought DVD submission would be tricky (it does sound hard)...but I'm really glad I tried it. I might even make a few portfolio DVD's the same way, since they looked really good on my TV. (better than laptop hooked up through S-Video connection).
I'm planning on taking the test Oct. 8th at the PPM Fall convention in Traverse City, MI. It will give me time to review my "problem areas" but also will be early enough that I can still retake it in Nov in IL if necessary.... (but I plan to pass the first time!). The study group has been great for me because otherwise I might not have kept up with the reading....and for the chapters that did have difficult material, it was good to be able to discuss the concepts (I still get the color filters confused...only printed color prints for a short time myself and even then didn't know it except visually). yeah, sections of the book are outdated, but they have tried to update it to include sections on PS and digital imaging.
07-27-2006, 12:42 AM #7
07-27-2006, 01:46 AM #8
There are scheduled review dates. The Professional Photographer lists when and where exams are scheduled. Print review dates are also listed there I believe. It used to be they would be judged whenever and wherever they could get 5 masters together. Now I'm pretty sure it's more of a structured time factor.
D. Craig Flory PPA Certified, Cr.Photog., PPA C.P.P. Liaison. ASP
07-27-2006, 06:29 AM #9Originally Posted by Betsy Finn
07-27-2006, 09:54 PM #10
That's ok.... I got pretty close to that...
Sent mine priority mail to make sure the DVD submission would make it on time...and then realized that I sent the submission and the CPP application the same day -- not what they request you to do. I got it straightened out, the person at PPA was very helpful, thankfully.