So I’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks now and still don’t really know how to describe it. When I started this photography career I really didn’t have a clue on where it would bring me and where I would end up. The acceptance of my work from those of you who visit the site frequently and from others in the photography field has been very humbling. There have always been goals that I have set for myself, either announced or kept secret that I’ve wanted to reach. One such goal that I’ve been working on over the past year was gaining my accreditation through the Professional Photographers of Canada. With the encouragement of James Hodgins and Anna from Kevanna Fine Photography the wheels were set in motion. In the simplest of forms I had to submit photos for judging and approval; they were approved; I became accredited.
So officially I am accredited by the Professional Photographers of Canada in the Wedding Environmental field. Personally and professionally this means a lot to me as a self taught photographer who essentially started this business at the request of a couple of friends who had faith in me. I have joined a small number of photographers locally and geographically who have been accredited by the PPOC. I plan on using this as motivation to continually move forward and take this journey as far as it will let me go.
A big thank you out there to all of you who have shown and given support to me over the past couple of years; there are simply too many of you to name: photo friends around the world, family and friends local here in the Sault, silent and vocal viewers on the site and all my couples, families, musicians and any one else who I may have shot or will be shooting.
And here’s an as yet, unseen shot:
CONGRATULATIONS!! Well done, sir.
How fantastic is this Curt?!? You deserve it!!! Congratulations!
I remember you mentioning this a while back… Glad to see that everything worked out. Congrats!
Big congrats Curt!!!!
That is awesome Curt!!! Well deserved by the way!!
Thanks guys, it feels like a pretty big accomplishment reached and a relief to make it through the process!
Congratulations Curt!! You deserve it!
Congrats to you friend…..Jay and I are so proud of you. You deserve everything you have worked so hard to get. Again, Congrats!
Super Achievement -Congratulations Curt!
Congrats Curt, fully deserved!
Congrats Curt! You Deserve it!!
Wow that’s amazing news Curt!! Congrats that’s a great accomplishment…
You deserve it, congrats all the way!!
Congrats Curt – that is awesome!!
I already said it on twitter but I wanted to congratulate you again. You make it look easy and we all know it’s not… you’ve put a lot of hard work into your craft and I’m happy its paid off for you!
Is it like the Miss Canada pageant? When you get accepted do you get to advance to the Professional Photographers of the Universe? 😛
Congrats Curt – amazing work!
Wow! Congratulations Curt!!! You are very deserving of this… your photographs never fail to amaze me. The way you are able to capture a feeling is something not everyone is able to do. I’m not sure how you are able to take pictures in the same spots over and over, yet make them just as exciting as the first!? Great job!!!