M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, F-ASP
About the Class

If you’ve struggled with questions on why you should participate in the merit and degree programs or the benefits of earning your CPP, then this is the perfect class for you! Experienced photographer and PPA Instructor Michael Timmons gives you every reason you need to take these steps in your career.

You’ll discuss why continuing education is good for you and your clients. Learn the benefits that degrees and certification can have your reputation and your business. Discover ways that you can differentiate yourself from everyone else around you! Once you’re on board with the “why,” Michael discusses the “how.” For example, you will learn:

  • How many merits you can earn in each category of PPA International Photographic Competition (IPC).
  • How speaking, teaching or contributing at PPA events can lead to merits.
  • How volunteer time at PPA events is not only good for the soul but for merit accumulation.

Then, dig into the details of PPA degrees, what they involve and how they help your career. Discuss everything from photographic craftsman to diamond photographer of the year and the opportunities in between. Michael also shares the ways in which merits can be applied towards degrees that we'll bet you never knew!

Finally, Michael sheds some light on the famous (and formidable) CPP. Learn what this is, why it’s important and how it gives you credibility and credentials to make you a better photographer. This is an excellent breakdown of the career tracks and opportunities available to each and every photographer.

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