Fonthill Photographer Achieves CPA Status
He may be young, but he’s achieved more in five years than some achieve in a lifetime.
Pelham is now home to the youngest Craftman of Photographic Arts (CPA) on record in Canada. Earlier this month, Font- hill’s Bryan Caporicci was awarded the designation through the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). “As far as I know, I am the youngest photographer in all of Canada to earn the title,” says Caporicci.
In order to reach his goal, Caporicci had to earn merit points in two categories–print and service.
“I earned print points by getting accreditations and being accepted into the National Image Salon,” he says. “I am accredited in nine categories, and I have a total of six successful acceptances into the National Image Salon.”
According to Caporicci, getting even one accreditation and one photo accepted into the National Image Salon is an honour for any photographer.
“It feels great,” says Caporicci. “And my goal is to help other photographers reach their potential.”
Caporicci managed to achieve the designation so quickly and in such a short period of time by being actively involved in his craft. He has earned service points by serving on the PPOC-Ontario, Hamilton/Niagara Branch for the past two years. In his first year, he was a member at large, and now he is the vice-chair of the branch. In his role, he’s helped organize and run meetings, and he has spoken at more than 20 seminars for the PPOC. Furthermore, he has served the industry by offering work placements to co-op students—to date, four in total.
“I’m raising the bar in my industry,” says Caporicci. “I may be the youngest CPA in Canada, but I’m also probably the most active.”
Caporicci’s youth has not held him back. “I’m giving seminars to photographers twice my age, and to people with 20 or 30 years’ experience, and I’m teaching them new things,” he says. “I’ve been doing this for only five years but I’ve accelerated my knowledge base in such a short time.”
Caporicci says that it’s not surprising he’s achieved so much in so little time. “I’ve always been the driven type,” he says. “I’m not satisfied doing the status quo.”
According to Caporicci, the PPOC sets challenging goals and standards that he can work towards achieving; it’s his way of bringing excellence to an industry that isn’t regulated.
“My clients hire me for the high-quality work I produce,” he says. “My accreditations and titles give my customers confidence that I am a qualified and skilled photographer.”
Caporicci says he has a vested interest in his clients’ satisfaction, and that he will continue to strive for the top. He is currently working on his Masters of Photographic Arts through the PPOC, which he expects to achieve by 2012.
For more information on Caporicci’s work, visit his website at http://www.bcapphoto.com.]]>