Certification Levels

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

  • Flash 1

  • Sports 1

  • Composition 1

  • Event or Wedding Photography*

  • Next Level: Part 1

Level 2 Certification

  • Studio Portraiture or Outdoor Portraiture

  • Composition 2*

  • Flash 2

  • Sports 2

  • Macro

  • Available Light or M Mode*

  • Next Level: Part 2

Level 3 Certification

  • Post-Processing and Editing Critique*

  • Thinking Like a Pro

  • Business of Photography

  • Wireless Flash

  • Portfolio Review

  • Next Level: Part 3

  • One Photo Expedition

* Denotes changes made as of January 2019