2019 Winter Edition of Gallerie Magazine - English

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A C C R E D I TAT I O N Jackie Standing • Studio Portrait Accreditation


was sitting in my doctor’s office looking through some magazines, wasting time, as I waited for my name to be called. I came across some amazing imagery that caught my eye. I had just gotten my first DSLR camera, and was very intrigued how these images were put together. The attention to detail was so on-point and as an amateur photographer, I wouldn’t even know where to start when it came to creating something like that! At the bottom of the page, the artist was, of course, credited, but what caught my eye, was not so much the name of the artist, but what came before it. The


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word “ACCREDITED PHOTOGRAPHER” was the prefix in the title. Whatever that was?! But it sounded cool and obviously he knew what he was doing and had to have some credentials when it came to photography as these images were gorgeous. Fast forward, years later, as I was diving deeper into the photography world, I was invited to a PPOC meeting in my hometown which consisted of other photographer professionals. I was very intimated, but excited to hear about what the Professional Photographers of Canada was all about. And from there I heard that word again- “ACCREDITED”. To become an accredited photographer in the PPOC, I learned from that first meeting, was quite the process! First, finding a category that I felt confident enough in to submit images was my first challenge. This first particular category I had chosen (Couples Portrait), needed to have 10 different couples from 10 different photo sessions in 10