Are certifications really useful or just a money grab? Sometimes it’s a really good idea as when you need to certify doctors and engineers. But at other times, it’s just a money grab.
Beate Chelette shares her professional opinion in this video. We’ll summarize it for you if you’re in a hurry and don’t have the time to watch it: “Why would in the freakin’ world would anyone want a certification as a photographer is completely besides me.”
There! You’re welcomed, no need to thanks us.
Seriously, do watch the video because there is a “However…”
Our “hey-what-do-we-know” view on this: Listen, a certification will not a professional photographer make. And a professional photographer does not need no freakin’ certification to say she or he is one.