關於通過ISPWP,WPJA,AG|WPJA相關國際認證

相信很多朋友對於ISPWP,WPJA,AG|WPJA等相關國際專業攝影師認證 其實還是很陌生的!!
嵐楓這裡跟大家分享一段小插曲,以申請ISPWP為例,
還記得2013年,當時看到一些台灣專業的婚禮攝影師通過了ISPWP的認證,除了替他們開心並恭喜他們以外,嵐楓當時很大的疑惑是
這會不會是像台灣一般的婚禮商業網站一樣,等同只是繳年費刊登廣告罷了!
於是在沒有任何準備下,嵐楓在申請表上隨機填了三本作品集,甚至於很多資料都不符合ISPWP的填表相關規定,
然後就這樣送交申請了,大約14天後嵐楓收到了來自ISPWP的相關信件告知,嵐楓提出的申請並未通過ISPWP的審核,
並且要一年後才能再度提出申請!!
直到那時候,嵐楓才真正知道其實事情並不是我想的那樣,ISPWP並不是你想付錢,他們就會讓你通過會員資格的!!

這一年裏聽過幾場專業婚禮攝影師的分享會以及講座,或多或少都有提及相關國際認證的資訊,慢慢的才知道申請這類國際認證的難度
以及這些機構審核的嚴格,於是經過一年後,嵐楓這次就不敢掉以輕心,做好準備並提起勇氣再次提出申請入會,大約14天後再次收到信件,
當下的興奮與開心實在是很難以形容,特別是經過2013年首次提出申請的插曲後,更是讓嵐楓雀躍!!!!

對於相關國際認證的申請,嵐楓抱持的想法是想要藉由這類國際攝影協會的認證,試試看自己攝影的水準到怎樣的程度?自己有多大的能耐?
然後也透過加入這些認證機構,成為他們的會員與更多國際專業攝影師,透過觀摩他們的作品讓自己更加成長與進步!

謝謝申請這些認證時給予嵐楓很多協助的許多朋友!!也謝謝攝影這一路走來,給嵐楓許多指導以及支持鼓勵的每一位朋友!!!

在這些國際認證通過後,除了喜悅其實還有更多更大的壓力,因為這些認證會讓嵐楓覺得自己不能丟這些認證的臉,所以今後嵐楓也會更加努力自我提升與進步!!!

握拳!!!

以下是相關國際認證的一些簡介,也同時提供給大家做參考,希望大家能有更進一步的認識!!^^


什麼是ISPWP? (資料來源:ISPWP官方網頁)

ISPWP專業婚禮攝影師國際協會是世界上最好的婚紗攝影的組織。它是由專業攝影師創造並期許提高婚紗攝影行業的標準。

新人們都要聘請最好的和最優秀攝影師紀錄自己的婚禮喜宴。ISPWP提供保證,新人所聘請的會是行業內最受人尊敬,最具道德,最具專業,最有才華的婚禮攝影師。

當你聘請ISPWP成員,你可以肯定,他們都通過了嚴格的申請程序,他們的攝影同業也都認為是在他們的領域的頂尖。

為什麼你應該聘請一個ISPWP成員的攝影師?

有很多新的婚禮攝影師充斥市場,而且這個數字還在穩步增長。然而,婚禮攝影是一個要求很高的職業,儘管對經驗豐富的攝影師來說,也是一種挑戰。

那麼,你如何知道你的攝影師有足夠的經驗?

ISPWP篩選和審查每一個成員的申請。當你聘請ISPWP攝影師,你可以確信,他們有多年的經驗,他們已經拍攝了不少婚禮在各式各樣的情況,以及他們行為的專業守則。他們真的是世界上最好的,他們每個人一直致力於他們的職業生涯,以自己的專業技術。

入會條件

各種風格的專業攝影師均可申請入會:攝影記者,傳統主義者,真浪漫主義,時尚,靈感,藝術電影風格,或任何廠牌你給自己。但是,不管你的攝影風格,將ISPWP保持高標準的基礎上的經驗,人才,誠信,專業和推薦成員:

經驗:大家都會拍攝至少50婚禮作為主要負責攝影。第二備份攝影師不列入計算。這是起碼的經驗要求,很多ISPWP成員都有數以百計的婚禮紀錄經驗。

天賦:會員必須通過ISPWP成員組成的小組提交的網站/博客/組合進行審查。完整婚禮紀錄的相簿必須展示出攝影師的美感和技術能力。婚禮照片必須有顯示完整的婚禮過程。

誠信:會員必須沒有消費者投訴問題

敬業精神:會員必須工作按照ISPWP 行為準則。這樣可同時保護攝影師和客戶端,並提供了保證。

原文: (資料來源:ISPWP官方網頁http://www.ispwp.com/about)
What is the ISPWP?

The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession.

We are a resource for wedding clients who know they want to hire the best and the brightest for their wedding. We provide assurance and peace of mind that they are hiring the most respected, most ethical, most professional and most talented wedding photographers in the industry.

It’s no secret there are many online directories of wedding photographers. Some of them have hundreds, even thousands of photographers. That SOUNDS great because there are so many to choose from! But most of these directories have little or no criteria for membership, they are simply link farms that oftentimes include photographers with zero experience and unknown backgrounds who have simply paid the applicable fee.

When you hire an ISPWP member, you can be sure they have passed a rigorous application process and are recognized by their peers to be at the top of their field.

Why should you hire an ISPWP member photographer?

There are a lot of new wedding photographers flooding the market, and the number is growing steadily. However, wedding photography is a demanding profession and provides a host of challenges even for experienced photographers. Wedding photography requires adapting quickly to uncontrolled lighting situations, and dealing with unexpected equipment failures in a situation with no second chances.

You have to get it right the first time, every time. You have to be a master of the craft and know your gear so well that you can make adjustments on the fly, without thinking or hesitating. And you have to do it for 8, 10, or 12 hours in close quarters with clients who have put their trust in you to get it right. In this kind of work environment, experience is essential to delivering beautiful images on a consistent basis, week after week.

So how do you know your photographer has enough experience? How do you know they operate their business according to professional business practices?

That’s where the ISPWP comes in. We screen and review every member before their application is accepted. When you hire an ISPWP photographer, you can be confident that they have years of experience, they have shot a LOT weddings in a wide variety of situations, and they subscribe to a professional code of conduct. They truly are the best in the world and each one of them has dedicated their professional lives to their craft. In short, we’ve done the searching and screening for you.

Membership Requirements

Professional photographers of all styles are welcome to apply for membership: Photojournalists, Traditionalists, Neo-Romanticists, Fashion-Inspired, Fine Art Cinematic style, or whatever label you give yourself. However, no matter what your photography style, the ISPWP maintains high standards for membership based on experience, talent, integrity, professionalism and references:

Experience: Members must have photographed a minimum of 50 weddings as the primary in-charge photographer. Weddings shot as a tag-along, second, or backup photographer do not count. This is the minimum experience requirement, many ISPWP members have shot hundreds of weddings.

Talent: Members must submit a website/blog/portfolio for review by a panel of ISPWP members. Online portfolio galleries must demonstrate artistic and technical ability. The portfolio must display a minimum of three galleries of complete weddings. Galleries that only display “selected favorites” from multiple weddings will be rejected.

Integrity: Members must have no outstanding complaints with consumer protection organizations such as the Better Business Bureau.

Professionalism: Members must operate in accordance with the ISPWP Code of Conduct. This protects both the photographer and the client, and provides assurance to the client they are dealing with a professional who takes their business seriously.

References: Members must submit 2 client references, and 2 peer photographer references, or be sponsored by an existing ISPWP member.

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WPJA 國際婚慶攝影記者協會(資料來源:WPJA官方網頁)

自2002年以來一直WPJA頭號信任的來源為最佳婚禮攝影記者在世界上。公認的卓越領導新娘婚禮刊物,包括雜誌,WPJA是一個國際網絡,大力審核工作的專業攝影師經常判斷獲獎的攝影記者(包括許多普利策獎得主)和新聞圖片編輯。與正在進行的策展視野協會確定的新興人才,使我們的人才庫的新鮮和前沿。該 WPJA致力於堅持最高的標準,創造性的婚禮攝影,同時促進最佳業務實踐。
我們的使命

誠實的瞬間捕捉到我們的事項。所以,做正直,信任和創造力。我們的使命是保證消費者最廣泛,獨家網絡屢獲殊榮的婚禮攝影師可在任何地方。而我們的承諾是一個有益的成員界的精英組的最優秀的婚禮攝影師在世界上。
我們的願景

為了實現我們的使命,WPJA只接受為會員優,誠實的婚禮攝影記者誰不懈努力,以提供出色的拍攝到他們的客戶。我們還贊助半年度競賽,激發攝影師和說明消費者如何轉換為真正偉大的婚禮攝影即可。
我們的價值觀

信託 |精度|保證卓越|獨家 |最佳業務實踐

原文: (資料來源:WPJA官方網頁http://www.wpja.com/about-wpja/)
Since 2002 the WPJA has been the number one trusted source for the best wedding photojournalists in the world. Recognized for excellence by leading wedding publications including BRIDES magazine, the WPJA is an international network of vigorously vetted professional photographers whose work is regularly judged by award-winning photojournalists (including many Pulitzer Prize-winners) and news photo editors. With ongoing curatorial vision the association identifies emerging talent, keeping our talent pool fresh and cutting edge. The WPJA is dedicated to upholding the highest standards in creative wedding photojournalism while promoting best business practices.
OUR MISSION

To us capturing honest moments matters. So do integrity, trust and creativity. Our mission is to guarantee consumers the most extensive and exclusive network of award-winning wedding photographers available anywhere. And our promise to members is a beneficial fraternity in an elite group of the finest wedding photographers in the world.
OUR VISION

To achieve our mission, the WPJA only accepts into membership gifted, honest wedding photojournalists who work tirelessly to deliver excellent photography to their clients. We also sponsor semi-annual competitions to inspire photographers and illustrate for consumers how transformational truly great wedding photojournalism can be.
OUR VALUES

Trust | Accuracy | Guaranteed Excellence | Exclusivity | Best Business Practices

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AG|WPJA 國際藝術婚禮攝影師協會(資料來源:AG|WPJA官方網頁)

婚禮攝影記者協會股份公司藝術協會 AG | WPJA是由優秀的婚禮攝影師,誰在婚紗攝影行業的前列,當談到增強圖像。該公司的主要目標 AG| WPJA是為會員提供一個平台,讓最優秀的增強,操縱和/或在世界藝術婚紗攝影新聞被關注和推廣為新娘和新郎。

AG| WPJA是婚慶攝影記者協會(WPJA)的一個獨立部門。而WPJA堅持,禁止過度的圖片操作,該公司嚴格指引| WPJA鼓勵和促進創造性的圖像增強,與推動美術婚禮攝影記者的眼光。

AG| WPJA確立和堅持這是在為我們的婚禮攝影比賽評審過程考慮的高水準。利用一切藝術手段在他們的處置,成員巧妙地活躍在後期製作處理自己的工作。

原文: (資料來源:AG|WPJA官方網頁http://www.agwpja.com/about/)
The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association AG|WPJA is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers, who are at the forefront of the wedding photography industry when it comes to enhancing images. The chief objective of the AG|WPJA is to provide members with a platform where the finest enhanced, manipulated and/or artistic wedding photojournalism in the world is spotlighted and promoted for the bride and groom.

The AG|WPJA is a separate division of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Whereas the WPJA upholds strict guidelines that forbid excessive picture manipulation, the AG|WPJA encourages and fosters creative image enhancement, with the vision of promoting Fine Art Wedding Photojournalists.

The AG|WPJA establishes and upholds high standards that are taken into consideration during the judging process for our wedding photography contests. Using all artistic tools at their disposal, members skillfully enliven their work in post production processing.