Congratulations to JPPG Members – PPA Degrees, Medalists, Certification

Our JPPG family extends a congratulations to several of our JPPG Members on their recent accomplishments and recognitions!

Certified Professional Photographer

We are very excited that our own Tammy Czigan has recently become JPPG’s newest Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). This is a designation that less than 3% of all professional photographers earn. Those who have earned the Professional Photographic Certification have passed a comprehensive written exam measuring their technical expertise, and have successfully submitted their work to a panel of judges for review and approval. Individuals must be re-certified every 3 years to retain their certification. Tammy proudly joins our other JPPG CPPs Cliff Addy, Jennifer Mosley-Connell, Damon Fecitt, Kevin Floyd, Susan Michal, and Keely Deuschle. Congratulations, Tammy! Learn more about Certification.

PPA International Photographic Competition Medalists

We also extend a congratulations to our JPPG Members who were Medalists in PPA’s 2014 International Photographic Competition and who were recognized at the Grand Imaging Awards in February 2015 in Nashville, TN.

  • Platinum Medalists: Platinum Medalists had three images included in the PPA Loan Collection and one image in PPA’s General Collection. Congratulations to our Platinum Medalists,  Ken Moran and Susan Michal.
  • Silver Medalists: Silver Medalists have achieved the inclusion of one photographic image into PPA’s Loan Collection and three images into PPA’s General Collection. Congratulations to our Silver Medalist, Keely Deuschle.

PPA Master of Photography Degree Recipients

And finally, we proudly congratulations two our JPPG Members on earning their PPA Master of Photography Degree at the 2015 Award and Degree Ceremony in Nashville, TN. We congratulate Keely Deuschle and Kevin Floyd on this incredible accomplishment. The Master of Photography, abbreviated M.Photog., is awarded for superior photographic skills—demonstrated through the PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced education and service to the industry. Keely and Kevin proudly join our other JPPG Master Photographers Rick Bauer, Olis Garber, Michael Joseph, Susan Michal, and Marianne Pophal. Congratulations, Keely and Kevin! Learn more about PPA Degrees.

PPA President Susan Michal

We’d be remiss if we didn’t congratulate our own Susan Michal on an incredible year as PPA’s President. And what a way to end the year – an amazing convention in Nashville, TN with record attendance of 11,000+. We are so very proud of you, Susan!

JPPG Member Receives FPP Awards

The Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) Convention is held in August of each year and is a time when the FPP presents their Degrees and Special Awards.

Awarded was the Outstanding Service Award which is presented to an individual in each of the affiliate guilds who go above and beyond in their service to their guild. This award was presented to Keely Deuschle for our JPPG affiliate!

Learn more about these degrees and awards from the Florida Professional Photographers.

Congratulations to Members Rick Bauer and Michael Joseph

We want to congratulate two of our Members – Rick Bauer and Michael Joseph!

At PPA’s National Convention, Imaging USA, in Nashville, these two talented men were recipients of some pretty awesome awards that are certainly well deserved!

Rick received a Photographer of the Year Silver Award along with an Imaging Excellence Award!

“A PPA member who earns a merit for each of the four images included in their print case for the International Print Competition is an incredible accomplishment. The level of the Photographer of the Year Award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection. ”

A Silver Level Photographer of the Year means that one of Rick’s four merited prints entered the PPA Loan Collection.

“The Imaging Excellence Award is presented to those who have achieved not only the Master of Photography degree, but have continued to excel in the International Print Competition. These individuals have placed 13 images in the renowned Loan Collection.”

Michael Joseph was awarded the Master of Photography degree.

“The Master of Photography degree (M.Photog.) is conferred upon those within PPA who have shown photographic excellence through competition and the continued desire to learn and serve the photography community.”

Descriptions of awards courtesy of PPA at http://www.ppa.com/education-events/awards_degrees_ceremony.php

PPSNF Members Receive FPP Degrees

The Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) convention in August of every year is a time when the FPP presents their Degrees and Special Awards.

This past August, we had three of our own PPSNF members receive their degrees. A huge congratulations to each of them for all the work that went into achieving this milestone!

Teresa Sacks was awarded her Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence.

Marianne Pophal was awarded her Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence.

Donna Campiz was awarded the Florida Service Award

Also awarded was the Outstanding Service Award, which is presented to an individual in each of the affiliate guilds who go above and beyond in their service to their guild. This award was presented to Susan Michal for our PPSNF affiliate. Congratulations and thank you, Susan, for all that you do!

Learn more about these degrees and awards from the Florida Professional Photographers.