Do you remember in my list of New Year’s resolutions, one of the items was becoming a Certified Professional Photographer? A few weeks ago I went and took the test. Oh man was I nervous, and it was definitely hard. I studied for months in preparation for the exam, and it paid off. I PASSED! I can’t even begin to tell you how good that feels. Now step two is submitting a portfolio of 20 images to a panel of Master Photographers to be judged. They’re looking for technical and artistic excellence. I can’t wait to pull together all of my images to submit. I know many photographers get rejected their first time around, but if I can pass the test on my first try then I’m determined to pass the judging! I’ll let you know just as soon as I’m officially a Certified Professional Photographer.