What Degree Holders Say
The PPA degree program has been the driving force behind my professional development and my motivation to be the best. At each level of achievement, my success was more than a ribbon and a medallion, it was a noticeable growth in the quality of my images. A growth that has solidified my reputation in my community.
- Robert A. Howard, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
I am one of 11 people in the world with all 4 PPA Degrees along with certification. I have participated in print competition since almost the beginning of my career. It has helped me learn, grow and become the artist I am today!
- Cheri MacCallum, M.Photog.M.Artist.MEI.Cr., CPP
My proudest moment as a professional photographer was when I received my Photographic Craftsman degree. Speaking is something I always dreamed of doing but I never thought in a million years I would do it. I started the process and got my degree in 7 months. I love being able to give back what I have received in education through PPA.
- Christie Kline, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
I joined PPA for so many reasons, chief among them was being able to professionally advance myself with the merit and degree program.
- Margaret Bryant, M.Photog.Cr.
PPA's degree program has gotten me recognized in my community as a true professional in the industry. Earning recognition through awards and degrees has been a true asset to my business and success in the photography business.
- Gregory Finney, M.Photog., CPP
PPA's degree program has made me a better photographer. I have been competing for over 40 years. I thought I hit a wall after I received my Master of Photography degree at the age of 29. My wake up call came when my wife said "what is your next goal?" I have continued to grow and have earned the ASP Fellowship and other degrees.
- Tim Mathieson, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP, EA-ASP
It's always about personal goals for photographers. We need to strive for something more than monetary goals to make us whole. The PPA degree program helps to fulfill the personal goals we set for ourselves.
- Nancy Green, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
My proudest moment as a professional photographer was definitely when I received my Craftsman degree. Being acknowledged as a teacher and leader in my industry is a proud accomplishment for sure.
- Jessica Edwards, Cr.Photog.
PPA print competition and the degree program is by far the best education one can receive in professional photography.
- Jim Chagares, M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP, F-ASP
I was motivated to go for degrees after seeing other photographers get theirs and seeing their beautiful photographs hung at conventions. My customers are impressed that I have a degree and have confidence in my doing a good job for them.
- Mary L. Soddy, M.Photog.Cr.
Earning my Master of Photography degree was my proudest moment. I had possessed a certain level of confidence in my craft, but the validation from a respected group of my peers with this degree affirmed that I was good at what I do.
- Wendy Schicktanz, M.Photog.Cr., CPP