PPA Certified Professional Photographer is a designation granted by the Professional Photographers of America, with more than 14,500 members in 64 nations. Only those who meet the Association's strict requirements can earn certification. Those holding the PPA Certified designation have:
In order to maintain their PPA Certified designation, professionals must participate in continuing education programs and periodically submit their work for critical evaluation.
Ashforth became only the 57th professional photographer in New Jersey to earn this PPA Certification, out of approximately 10,000 professionals in the State.
The 10 images below were submitted by Ashforth as representative examples of his current work. A panel of experienced print judges examined these prints at the PPA Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Factors such as lighting, posing, cropping and printing were all considered in determining whether Ashforth's prints would be accepted as truly representing the highest quality professional images.
All 10 submissions were accepted on the first try. Whew!!!