Now that I’ve accomplished my goal of attaining my certification, I must set a new mark. The next destination I’ve chosen is PPAs Photographic Craftsman degree:
Awarded for service as an orator, author or mentor. This degree shows that you have gone beyond the creation of images and dedicated your time to move the industry forward and encourage education.
In addition to teaching, to earn the 25 merits required, I am going to start submitting prints in the International Print Competition, and I will need volunteer models for these personal projects. I’ll be exploring new lighting patterns and set-ups over the next few months. These sessions will be photographed on my family time, not during my regular studio hours. Therefore, I have a set of guidelines (more like rules, really) for these sessions. The first project will be titled “Mother and Daughter”. I am searching for several mother-daughter pairs, but the following must be adhered to:
- You must LOVE my work.
- If you have more than one daughter, we’ll set up multiple sessions – one for each daughter. This project will focus on the bond between each daughter and her mother.
- Because my kids and family will be home during these times it is important that I am able to concentrate on just the mom and daughter and not worry about accommodating other guests, so no siblings, dads, grandmas, aunts, etc. may accompany the mother and daughter.
- You have to promise to overlook my messy house.
- Yes, mom MUST be in the photograph!
Any age is welcome! If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Mother/Daughter” telling your name, your daughter’s name, and your ages.
These sessions will be photographed throughout the month of March.