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Would you hire a Certified Professional Photographer over someone who's not Certified?


Only 3-4% of professional photographers have gone through the steps to become Certified. This involves passing a comprehensive written exam measuring technical expertise as well as submitting qualifying images of the photographer's work to a panel of judges for approval. In many industries, you wouldn't consider hiring a non-certified person (doctors, accountant, etc). Does it matter to you if a professional photographer is certified?

 

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    Keely Deuschle (KDeus) 4 years ago

    Thank you, Claudia. I agree that the ultimate decision should be based on the body of work. As thechronicler mentioned below, many who get certified may never apply it. Work stands for itself.

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    Keely Deuschle (KDeus) 4 years ago

    Actually, it's not a rip off course. It's a certification from the same organization that certifies CPAs, doctors, etc. But thanks for your comments.


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    Keely Deuschle (KDeus) 4 years ago

    Thank you, alexhd57. Yes, there are so many things that go into selecting the right photographer for you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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    Keely Deuschle (KDeus) 4 years ago

    Yes, thechonicler, I agree with you. I also think it matters how well they can apply what they learned from going through the certification process. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!