If you are ready to turn your passion for photography into a profession. We can help you. Our Certification Course is paired with a series of Coaching Sessions, helping to plant your feet firmly on the road to professional success.
Our short 4 weeks course prepares you for a final test, eliminating any surprises. We take you through all the materials that might show up on the test, step by step, sharing and explaining all the correct answers. Each class consist of hands-on overview and refreshers for different topics, followed by questions that may show up in the test. We'll guide you right through the topics, tell you all the correct answers and administer the test on the last night of the course. We will be able to tell you if you passed right after taking the test.
Spontaneous celebrations right after passing the test, uncontrolled dancing and any exuberant behavior is totally optional.
In order to become certified as a professional photographer, students must pass the certification test with at least 70% correct answers and submit a portfolio with 5 samples of paid work, accompanied by an affidavit stating that said work has been done for monetary compensation. Once you passed the test and submitted your portfolio along with your affidavit we will issue your certificate as Certified Professional Photographer. You will then be able to add the letters CPP to your name.
Week 1: Cameras and Lenses
Week 2: Color and Composition
Week 3: Portraits and Lighting
Week 4: Certification Test
The Certification Test will consist of 50 questions, drawn from the topics covered in the weekly sessions. You must score 70% or better on the test in order to pass. A passing score is required for certification.
You must submit samples of your work.
Requirements: Submit paid work in the form of 5 images that were done for 5 different clients. You will be asked to include a signed affidavit confirming that the images you submit are your original work and that, additionally, they were taken for 5 different clients and that you were monetarily compensated for your work. The images and the affidavit are required to receive your certification.
Once you have passed the Certification Test with a score of at least 70% correct and submitted your portfolio of 5 images with your affidavit, we will issue your Certified Professional Photographer credentials. And, because we are committed to your success, we don't stop there. Our Certified Professional Photographer Course includes 4 of our Personal Success Plan professional coaching sessions, to help you along.
Our purpose is to help you pinpoint your strengths and then figure out how to capitalize on them. All the technical skill in the world will not help you if you cannot manage your mental processes and stay on the course you’ve plotted. We help you to find your path and then, as the Personal Success Plan progresses, gently guide you so that you stay focused on that path, tuning out distractions and hewing your own way.
We’ll work together to craft an individually tailored curriculum. The material we cover will depend on you: your needs, your chosen path, and the areas where you feel you need guidance. Sessions are 20 minutes long and ideally scheduled 2 weeks apart. These sessions can be conducted in person or, if it's more convenient for you, via phone or Skype. more ...
Included with C1MACPP:
• 4 weeks classroom certification course
• CPP test and test score evaluation
• 4 Personal Success Plan Coaching Sessions
Not included is:
• Re-testing, if needed
Your $1998 course retainer reserves your seat in the next course at our Amherst, NH location. To reserve your seat in the course C1MACPP at the starting date above, click on Add to Cart
Or sign up for our Easy Pay installment plan and pay in 4 easy installments:
Pay one payment of $524.50 at checkout and 3 further monthly payments of $524.50 for a total of $2098 including a $100 installment plan admin cost.
By purchasing a seat in this course you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Your retainer fee reserves your seat and is fully refunded if the course is canceled. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. From time to time, we videotape our classes, so it is possible that you will be recorded while studying with us. Warning: On rare occasions we do run out of chocolate chip cookies.
One attempt at the certification test is included in the cost of the course. In the unlikely event that you do not pass the certification test on your first try, a re-testing fee will apply. But we think you'll sail through with flying colors.
By purchasing a spot in this retesting session you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Your retainer fee reserves your seat and is fully refunded if the course is canceled. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. From time to time, we videotape our classes, so it is possible that you will be recorded while studying with us. Warning: On rare occasions we do run out of chocolate chip cookies.
Interested in becoming a Certified Professional Photographer, but unable to clear 4 Wednesday nights in a row? Cover the same material in a Weekend Intensive format instead. Everything but the schedule stays the same. The price too.
Let us know if you are interested becoming a Certified Professional Photographer in a weekend intensive course. We don't run them all the time, but when we get enough interest, we can float a couple of dates and see what works best. All you need to do is call the number below and get on the list.
If you are traveling from out of town, we work with a local Hampton Inn and can get you a group rate.
Weekend Intensive • Sat & Sun 9 AM to 12 PM
March 25th & 26th
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