Happy New Year! We have a beautiful fresh canvas ahead of us, what creativity will 2019 bring you??
Looking back at my first year as a Click Pro has been both tremendously fulfilling and rewarding.
I always looked up to the Click Pros with such admiration. The idea of ‘making it’ seemed to be a hand-wringing, nerve- racking task. But, here I am!
Why do I love being a Pro?
This community of remarkably talented artists are hands down one of my favourite parts. The support. The encouragement. The inspiration. There is an actual cheer squad celebrating every step of the way and filling the room with sunshine on those days were inspiration is at a low point.
Next, the perks!!
I love the complimentary issue of Click Magazine, the free CM Membership, your very own Pro Directory, Publications in the Daily Project, being a blog and/or magazine contributor, the incredible advanced learning library, vendor connections, financial and exposure opportunities and beyond…
Finally, creative growth.
I have grown immensely in both creatively in photography as well as growth in my vision as an artist. This growth has opened opportunities for feature of the week on National Geographic and even some magazine (Click Magazine) and blog publications.
If you are contemplating on applying to become a click pro, there are a few things to think about when putting together your portfolio. Visit the Application Guidelines to learn more.
[all information is from the Click Pro website dated January 1st, 2018]
WHAT IS THE BASIS FOR THE PORTFOLIO EVALUATION?
Our Standards were create along with Click Pro in 2010, evolving into what we have today. Applicants are required to submit a 150 image portfolio of work that is critiqued on the following seven categories. Depending on the application level (basic, personalized, or portfolio), the applicant’s portfolio is reviewed by 1-3 panelists, including the Click Pro Director, Courtney Larson. An overall average of 32+ points (out of a possible 42) is required for admission.
The portfolio Standards considers mastery of the following factors on a scale of 1-6:
Color and White Balance
Use of Light
Creativity & Intention
**Basic and Personalized applicants are required to submit a portfolio of 150 images that is either the applicant’s website or collection-based portfolio. Portfolio review applicants are required to submit a Flickr Album of 150 images.
YOUR APPLICATION IS REVIEWED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CLICK PRO. YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR SCORING FOR EACH OF THE SEVEN CATEGORIES. NO PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK IS GIVEN.
INCLUDES 50.00 APPLICATION FEE
YOUR APPLICATION IS REVIEWED BY THREE PANELISTS, INCLUDING THE DIRECTOR OF CLICK PRO. NOTES TAKEN BY THE PANELISTS ARE GIVEN TO YOU WITH FEEDBACK ABOUT YOUR STRONGEST/WEAKEST IMAGES AND FOLLOW-UP ADVICE.
INCLUDES 50.00 APPLICATION FEE
YOUR APPLICATION IS REVIEWED BY THREE PANELISTS, INCLUDING THE DIRECTOR OF CLICK PRO. YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR SCORING FOR EACH OF THE SEVEN CATEGORIES FROM ONE OF THE PANELISTS. YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE A DETAILED PORTFOLIO REVIEW FROM ONE OF THE PANELISTS WITH A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF YOUR WORK BASED ON THE CLICK PRO STANDARDS.
**YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT YOUR PORTFOLIO VIA FLICKR FOR THIS OPTION.
Ready to Apply? Click Below… oh, and be sure to use this PROMO 25% OFF your application [VALID ONLY UNTIL FEB 1st, 2019] as my way of saying Thank You for your ongoing love and support on instagram! CODE: LETSGOBIG2019
Not Ready for Pro? Why not enjoy the perks of being a Clickin Moms member!
Believe me, it’s a journey you won’t regret!
Thank you for your ongoing support, and let’s do something amazing in 2019!!