Certification - It is a GREAT THING!

  • Published February 1st, 2011 by Sherry Piche', Certified Professional Photographer, Katy Texas & West Houston Texas Photographer
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Happy New Year Everyone! 

I know I’m a bit late as we’re now into February!  Thank you everyone for making my fall a wonderful and successful season!  I hope you all are enjoying your portraits as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.

I have some really exciting news!  I recently completed and passed all the requirements  - 20 image submission review and a 100 question comprehensive technical written exam for certification.   I am proud to announce I am a Certified Professional Photographer!

Since October I have been studying for the Professional Photographers Certification exam and image submission review.  I took a very intensive three day review class in San Antonio this past month.  This class covered all of the technical aspects of photography such as the Inverse Square Law, Equivalents, Digital sensor, Color Management, Composition, Lighting Ratios, the Color Wheel, Subtractive/Additive colors, filters, The Zone System, Histograms, Focal Length of different lenses, Guide numbers, illuminance/luminance, spot/reflective metering……AHHHHHHH!  My head was ready to explode!  

Certification for me was a personal goal I set for myself last year.

“Certifications are a universal sign to all of us that the person who is credentialed has made the extra effort to ensure that his or her skills are up to par. As consumers, we feel an extra measure of assurance when we do business with a certified professional, whether it's a doctor, accountant or plumber. (PPA)” 

Photography is no different.  The ability to claim the designation of Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) is a great benefit for my clients.  Less than 4% of all registered members of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) are certified.  In fact, I am one of two Certified Professionals in the 10 mile radius of my studio.  Within 10 miles of my studio – there are a total of 68 registered members of PPA – that’s about 3% certified in just 10 miles!  Something I’m quite proud of!

The continuing education gained through the certification process is very rewarding and challenging. It really tests your technical ability relating to all aspects of photography helping me be the best photographer I can be for you, my clients.  Raising my standards to be a certified professional also improves the industry and raises standards of excellence across the board.

Thank you to all of you for your support on my journey….which has not ended yet! 

Sherry Piché

Certified Professional Photographer

 

 

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THS Madrigal Dinner Dec. 3rd & 4th, 2010

  • Published November 6th, 2010 by Sherry Piche', Certified Professional Photographer, Katy Texas & West Houston Texas Photographer
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ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY!  Event SELLS OUT FAST!  Tickets $25 before Nov. 20th, Then $30 after. 5 course meal & Enjoy the sounds of the James E. Taylor Choral Department Choirs. 

poster design by:  www.2chairsdesign.com, photography by: www.pichephotography.com

Here is a small sample of what you'll hear

http://www.youtube.com/v/6NCuuy_JcdI?fs=1&hl=en_US 

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November Family Portrait SPECIAL!

November is a perfect time to have that long overdue
Family Portrait session!  Book your session in the month
of November and receive a $75* portrait credit towards your order.

*No cash value, excludes holiday cards.

LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT GIFT?

Give the Gift of Portraits! Purchase a $200 gift certificate for only $100! Now through December 23rd!

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Another great opportunity at James E. Taylor High School

The past few weeks I have been working with another great Fine Arts Department - Director Kevin Riehle and Assistant Director Kristin Taylor of the Choral Department.  This is my third year working with this department, specifically photographing the show choir Expressions. 

On September 24th, 7:30pm Expressions will be presenting their annual revue.  This year we'll be hearing sounds of the Beatles in BEATLEMANIA! Please come out and enjoy the show!

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JET Band Family & Gig 'EM Aggies!

  • Published August 21st, 2010 by Sherry Piche, PICHE Photography
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What an AWESOME Week I had!  Last night I had the opportunity to photograph a family with strong roots in JET Band, family and their faith!  Joy & Don Prendergast and their family.  Natalie who is an Alum of A&M with Kelly & Robert soon to be alum as well.  What a blessing to have had our paths cross and what a great honor it was to have captured their family portraits ths week.  Here are few shots from this fun session!

 Joy - you know I love you girl!  This photo just captures your wonderful spirit and true love of life!  It's a special gift and I'm glad we share that! 

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to photograph your family.  It was a true blessing!

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THS Band Ad for Program

This is a copy of the ad that will appear in the 2010-2011 Football program.

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Volunteering..James E. Taylor High School JET BAND

This past month I have been working with the James E. Taylor High School band director Chris Bailey on their photography needs to help promote the JET Band. Of course I was on board!

Recently the JET Band Boosters purchased an 18 wheeler for the JET Band. This rig replaces the yearly rentals of trucks to transport band equipment to local football games as well as many of the band competitions throughout the year. What a GREAT Donation from the Boosters and an awesome addition to JET Band.  I donated my photography services and the images I created were used by gfxwraps.com in the creation of the "skin" which was all donated by John Eagle Honda & Acura.  I was really excited that in thanks my website was given credit for the photography! What a great honor to have this exposure. Here is the final product.

March-A-Thon - On Saturday, August 14th, the JET Band marched throughout the local community to raise awareness and give back to the community the wonderful sounds of music - the first time the band ever did this.  The new 18 wheeler lead the parade followed by the Fire Trucks, local police and the Ambulance (EMTs) followed the entire band taking up the rear.  What a sight it was!

The goal in this venture was three-fold:
- First and foremost, to provide entertainment for the supporters of the JET Band program.- Secondly, gain exposure from the supporters of our program. - Lastly, use this as an opportunity to raise funds for the 2010-2011 school year. The members of the band will be accepting pledges or donations (donations recommended) for total marching distance.

The final tally of donations is still in progress. I'll update that when I hear the final amount raised.

In addition, the local Constables & Fire/Ambulance all donated their time to help this event and spent 8am - 4pm on this event. I also found out yesterday that Academy Sports & Outdoors also donated the cab for the 18 wheeler AND a driver for the entire year! Many thanks go out to all of the Men & Women who spent the day with the JET Band - all wonderful volunteers!  As a final treat the local Fire Department gave all the kids a good soaking!  How fun is that!

Here are a few more photo's from the day! To view all the images from the parade - go to www.pichephotography.com and click on sessions - the password is: jetband

 

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