I am so pleased to have been featured on the back page of the Voice of Pelham this past week. Tina Chivers, the editor for the Voice of Pelham wrote a wonderful article about my recent accreditation in Wedding Photojournalism from the Professional Photographers of Canada.
Furthering my education and constantly improving as a photographer and artist is something that I am very passionate about, and I am actively working towards my Craftsman of Photographic Arts from the Professional Photographers of Canada. I am proud to currently be accredited by the PPOC in the following categories:
– Couple’s Portrait
– Wedding Story
– Wedding Environmental
– Wedding Photojournalism
– Children’s Portrait
– Environmental Portrait
I am working on receiving accreditation in several more categories, including Maternity, Model Portfolio and Wedding Formal. Wish me luck!
Here is the article, as it appeared in the Voice of Pelham. Credit goes to the fantastic editor, Tina Chivers. Enjoy!]]>Bryan Caporicci just added another notch on his belt. Caporicci, a Pelham photographer submitted 10 images for judging by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). The PPOC had a record number of submissions for this judging, and Caporicci came out successful with the professional designation of “wedding photojournalistic”. The designation deems Caporicci an expert in the category. Along with his new title, he’s also previously been accredited in the categories of “wedding story”, “environmental portrait”, “children’s portraiture”, and “environmental wedding”. Caporicci says he actively seeks accreditation through the PPOC because, as a photographer, he wants to hold himself to the highest standard possible. “I like to see where I stand in relation to other professional photographers across the country,” says Caporicci. “And by having my photographs judged by the professionals at PPOC, I receive sincere, genuine criticism of my work.” According to the PPOC, earning such accreditations demonstrates that a photographer has proven professional ability to the Board of Examiners of the PPOC. The “wedding photojournalistic” category was evaluated by the judging panel of Lane Collison, Ian Grant, MPA, Jill Shantz, MPA and Kathy Walker, MPA. “Holding myself to such high standards helps me to grow as a photographer,” states Caporicci. “The best way to grow in the craft is to put your work against the work of other professionals.” Caporicci is the vice chair of the Hamilton/Niagara branch of the Professional Photographers of Ontario. As an active member of that organization, Caporicci says he’s trying to grow the organization, and get more professional photographers in Ontario. “We want to raise the bar,” says Caporicci. “When we, as photographers, aim to become better, it’s a win-win situation for everyone—including the client.” Caporicci points out that other fields have standards and associations that people fulfilling those occupations must meet, such as doctors, lawyers, hairstylists—and the list goes on. He says that there is presently no standard in the field of photography. Anyone can call themselves a photographer—and Caporicci urges photographers to join him in raising the bar, and setting some standards. “Being a part of the PPOC is very important to me,” says Caporicci. “I do it for myself, as a professional.” Caporicci hopes that people will become more familiar with the PPOC symbol, and that they will ultimately recognize what it means. “By pursuing various PPOC accreditations, I am holding myself to a higher set of ethics and standards that I must follow,” he says. Caporicci specializes in wedding photography, and he urges couples to be careful when selecting a wedding photographer. “Wedding photography is the singular most difficult thing you can do,” he says. “It is very difficult to capture good images in a dark church or reception hall, or to take good photos under the bright sun in a park.” Furthermore, he says that with weddings, photographers are dealing with tight time limitations and moments which come and go so quickly – and once gone, cannot be recaptured. “You have to document the love story between the bride and the groom,” he says. “You want to trust your wedding day to a professional – if the photographer misses a moment, you can’t redo that.” Caporicci says that, as a full-time photographer, he offers a lot to his clients. When a couple books him for their wedding, he spends about 60 hours with them. “I like to get to know my couples so that they’re comfortable with me on their wedding day,” he says. Caporicci’s approach is to capture his couples’ emotions and unique personalities. Ashley and Braden Cronmiller hired Caporicci to photograph their September 2010 wedding. “Bryan is an incredibly talented photographer, and he made our overall wedding experience even more special,” says Ashley Cronmiller. “Bryan’s fun-filled professionalism made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and his exceptional service ensured all our expectations were exceeded.” Cronmiller further beams, “We are amazed at how Bryan captured all the details of our wedding in such a creative and beautiful way.” For more information on Bryan Caporicci Photography, visit http://www.bcapphoto.com.