I believe it is important in this industry to always be learning and growing as an artist and as a person. Part of doing that is challenging yourself to be the best you can be. I have found that print competitions are a great way to continue learning and improving your craft. I started by competing in local PPA affiliate competitions in 2011 and entered my first international competition in 2012. Over the years I have grown considerably and now compete at the local, state, district, and international levels.
I have earned my Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation and Master of Photographer (M.Photog.) degree with the Professional Photographers of America. My photography continues to evolve and improve as I take advantage of many different educational resources and conferences.
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