I would like to take a little bit of time to introduce myself and welcome you to a different approach to capturing the memories of childhood and the magical moments of time. I have seen some amazing moments and images through the lens, artists, actors, poets, politicians, dancers, musicians, moms and dads and everything in between. But the greatest thing that I have seen is the growth of our little boy. When I look at the images of him as a baby, I am thankful that I was able to stop time for that instant so we can hang on to that memory. For that reason alone,
I am a photographer.
In January, 2010, I received my Photographic Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Along with this degree, I became a member of the American Society of Photographers. Membership in the ASP is by invitation only. The Society maintains the highest level of excellence refining technical competence while promoting education of the science and art of photography. After becoming a member of the Professional Photographers of America in 2004, I earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation the very next year.
Obtaining the CPP credential is no easy task and can only be earned after meeting rigorous requirements measuring artistic, technical, ethical and business competence. In this day and age of digital, education is what separates the professional from the person who owns a camera. In February 2015, I received the Educational Associate Degree from ASP. Currently, there are only 40 EA Degree recipients.
Dana Nordlund, Cr. Photog., CPP, EA-ASP