The Secrets to CPP Image Submission

  • Instructors:
    Francie Baltazar Stonestreet

    PPA Members:


    The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation is a technical certification, so when you submit your images they must be as near technically perfect as possible. But what does that mean? How do you navigate the waters or CPP image submission to create a "passing portfolio"? What are the "must haves" to insure your portfolio will be successful?

    In this class, you learn what it takes to create a passing portfolio and what makes a successful CPP image. You will also learn the dos and don'ts of image submission, what makes a strong compulsory image, which elective images are the best to submit and detailed explanation of each type of image. By the end of this program you will have the knowledge you will be have the knowledge you need to create a passing CPP image and portfolio.

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  • Duration: 0:51:59 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Francie Baltazar Stonestreet

        Cr.Photog., CPP

        Francie has a great passion for the CPP program and believes it is the gold standard in the industry.  In 2012, Francie and her team of CPP Mentors assisted 30 photographers in passing their image submissions and supported 25 of those through the testing process so that they could receive their CPP.

        A life-long photographer, Francie earned her CPP in 2009 and has been advocating and supporting others to achieve their CPP ever since. She is a full-time working professional photographer specializing weddings, engagements and bridal sessions, and continues to use the information gained through the  CPP program every day.  

        At Imaging USA 2013 one her images was selected for the General Collection. In 2012, she was honored as Houston Photographer of the Year and was a featured Photographic Artist at Fotofest. She has been featured in Houston Brides and Houston Luxury Weddings magazines. Francie is also a published author and been featured in the Dallas Business Journal, Houston Press and New York Times. Her inspirational essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, Stories That Warm the Heart as well as on many blogs and newsletters. She has also worked with Wiley Publishing as one of their Photographer Technical Editors.

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