I'm always striving to improve my craft and create images with impact and that tell a story and I'm excited to announce that I've recently earned my Canine/Dog Portrait Accreditation with the Professional Photographers of Canada. I have to say, I'm pretty darn proud! Having your work reviewed by your peers is nerve wracking to say the least, but it was a goal to strive for and I learned a lot through the process. The excerpt below is from the press release I received from the Professional Photographers of Canada.
"Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category. In assessing Accreditation Submissions, the judges will consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Image file quality, Technique and Story Telling."
The category I chose to pursue first was Canine/Dog Portrait. No surprise there right? I've already started to think about which category I will put on my goals list for next year.