Here are the images I submitted for judging by the Professional Photographers of Canada to receive my accreditation in the category of Child & Infant Portraiture. I've also received accreditation in the catagory of newborn portraits. That submission can be seen by clicking HERE
According to the PPOC website, "Accredited Professional Photographers of PPOC are specialists in their chosen field of photography. It demonstrates that the photographer has been deemed capable of delivering image excellence in that field by a panel of their peers, which sets them apart as being industry leaders." An Accreditation is achieved by submitting ten samples of the applicant's photography to a PPOC Board of Review. In assessing submissions, the judges consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Colour Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Quality, Technique, and Story Telling. You can read more on accreditation, and the process by clicking HERE.
It feels incredible to know that my work has been reviewed and accepted by the experienced and professionally trained judges at PPOC. Becoming accredited means SO much to me. I've worked so hard to study my craft, improve my technique, and grow my small business. To call myself a professional photographer and truly believe this in my heart of hearts, I needed to prove to myself that I have the knowledge and skill to back up that title. Becoming accredited validates my hard work, helps me believe in my work, and encourages me to continue to learn.
Thank you so much to the judges at the PPOC, and to my family for allowing me the time to do this for myself.