Thanks to modern technology, it is possible for almost anyone to take a perfect exposure under limitless lighting conditions. However, it takes an exceptional photographer to truely capture the essence of a person in a flattering pose, and express it in a way that is compositionally excellent. To find such photographers, look for the phrase, "PPA Ceritfied", or "CPP" (Certified Professional Photographer), these photographers have been certified by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). PPA only gives a photographer the "PPA Certified" designation only after passing a series of rigorous tests that measure technical expertise, artistic ability and business skills. There are less than 1,800 PPA Certified photographers WORLDWIDE. All PPA Certified photographers must: *pass a comprehensive written examination measuring their technical expertise. *submit images for critical review. *submit to a reference and credit check. When you are looking for a photographer, look for one that is "PPA Certified."
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