Participants in our instructional opportunities often take a variety of classes according to their interest in given areas of photography. This is not only appropriate but a great way to grow ones skills in an area of interest. A second step though to the learning process is gaining a broader perspective on all areas of photography and in the particular skills and camera functions that are used in a given area. In order to set some goals for students who want to broaden their knowledge and skills, we have created Certification Levels. These certificates recognize that a student who participates in the prescribed classes has learned a variety of techniques, camera operational skills and is overall better prepared to capture all kinds of photographic subjects.
Below is a list of these Certification Levels with the specific classes that would need to be taken to meet the requirements. When each level is completed, the student receives a Certificate of Achievement to recognize not only their accomplishment but to acknowledge a positive direction in the learning process. In addition, each certificate will also come with a $60 learning credit for future classes, trips or individual instruction.
Another benefit of gaining certifications is that they are a necessary element of becoming an Intern with our photography company, The Professional Photography Group (www.TheProPhotoGroup.com). Any student completing Level 1 is invited to be considered for our 6 month Internship program.
Level 1 Certification
Digital Photography Bootcamp
Event or Wedding Photography*
Next Level: Part 1
Level 2 Certification
Studio Portraiture or Outdoor Portraiture
Available Light or M Mode*
Next Level: Part 2
Level 3 Certification
Post-Processing and Editing Critique*
Thinking Like a Pro
Business of Photography
Next Level: Part 3
One Photo Expedition
* Denotes changes made as of January 2019