Al Audleman

Al Audleman - Preparing For The Certification Exam

Course Fee $595.00

Plus $50.00 study guide fee* 

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With Al Audleman, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API

The class is a concentrated study of serious photographic knowledge requirements and ends with the Certification Exam.  It is based on the current certification process and reference materials, including London, Stone & Upton’s Photography text book.  There is a workbook fee included in the class. You will be given a download link for my CPP Exam Study Guide upon registration, covering all the info you need to now without the extraneous material in some of the other resource material.  Using this Study Guide prior to the class will really help prepare you for both the class and test.

All the “math” requirements are explained in detail and several sample “tests” are studied in order to prepare the student for the exam.

Topics covered include f-stops, shutter speeds and exposure, plus lighting ratios, portrait lighting patterns, portrait styles, technical lighting, lens selection, perspective, the inverse square law, guide numbers, etc.  In addition, color is discussed in detail, as are filter factors and exposure values -- all including lots of practice.

This class will conclude with a short review on the last day, immediately followed by the Certification Exam, giving you the benefit of having gone over the material immediately prior to the test.

In order to take the exam, you must declare your candidacy through PPA’s website and pay the required fee prior to the test. 

The image submission process will also be discussed and get you started on that portion of the process.

Once you have completed the process and become certified, your will see a significant increase in the quality of your work.  Certification is a big step in becoming a much more accomplished and competent photographer.

About Al Audleman

PPA Certified Master Photographic Craftsman, API, FDPE, FSA, FED, GFD

Al Audleman is a commercial photographer operating out of St. Petersburg, Florida. He is past president of the Florida Professional Photographers.  A PPA Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman, he was one of the first PPA Approved Photographic Instructors and has been PPA Certified for 25 years.   He is also one of the three recognized PPA Certification Instructors.

Professional recognition includes several PPA Loan Collection images, selection to the Kodak Epcot Center Exhibit, Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards, Florida’s “Becker Award for Creative Photography,” and the coveted Florida People’s Choice Award.  Al has also earned the Georgia Fellowship Degree, the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, the Florida Service Award and the Florida Education Degree.  He was named the Florida Photographer of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and will receive the Florida Degree of Artistic Excellence in 2014.

His teaching credentials include Certification Exam Preparation Classes and teaching photoshop to professional photographers.  Al has taught classes at PPA affiliated schools in New England, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, California, North Carolina, Texas, the Bahamas and Canada. He has been a featured speaker at several PPA International Conventions plus state conventions in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois, Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

He also served as Chairman of the PPA Certification Committee in the 1990’s and was instrumental in preparing the updated Certification Exam in the early part of the 2000’s.  He is currently involved with the PPA Certification program working on the development of an official instructor training syllabus for future CPP Exam Prep classes.

Email Al with any questions about his course or course content at .

*Purchase of the study guide is not reundable