Written by Erin Stalcup for World Education
Many people have found new passions over the last year. Some have abandoned their careers to start completely new ones doing something they love. However, breaking into niche fields as a career can be hard. It requires time, money, energy, and knowledge just to learn the basics. Then it takes more time and practice to perfect your style before you can even think of taking on clients. So how do you separate yourself from the others to show potential clients you have that extra spark that they *need* in their life? You get that one thing that most others do not have - a certification. Definitive proof you know your stuff and are willing to do your best to achieve your goals.
World Education has an all new career training program for a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) that will teach you all you need to know to become a professional photographer and pursue a career as a portrait, aerial, news, scientific, fine-arts, or commercial photographer. This program is suitable for entry-level photographs as well as established photographers looking to improve their skills or earn credentials.
The CPP training program is a 12-month course that teaches different photography techniques and photography fundamentals including starting your own photography business and photo editing with Photoshop. The program also covers:
- The science of optics
- Technical skills involving digital photography
- Subject-dependent techniques
- Freelance professional entrepreneurship
Why do you need a certification to be a professional photographer? Well, the truth is, you don’t. However, a certification from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) assures potential employers and clients of a photographer's knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. As with all careers, photography is an ever-changing medium with new tools and techniques being perfected every day. CPP certification will let any potential employees or clients know that you are committed to your field and up-to-date on the best practices and techniques in photography.