From May 2011 press release:
Local photographer recognized as a Certified Professional Photographer
In May 2011 Dorene Sykes, photographic artist and owner of Dorene Sykes Photography in Falmouth, earned Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) credentials. A program managed by the Professional Photographers of America, there are fewer than 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers worldwide, only four of whom reside on Cape Cod.
Sykes earned this distinction after meeting rigorous requirements: successfully completing a comprehensive written exam and a portfolio evaluation that together demonstrate a broad scope of knowledge and skill in general photography and portraiture.
“I decided to pursue certification for two key reasons,” advises Sykes. “First, quality has always been a defining part of who I am. As anticipated, preparing for certification drove me to strengthen my abilities even further since beginning my photography journey decades ago. I also feel that CPP credentials will give my clients peace of mind knowing their memories will be competently and creatively captured. There’s only one chance to get it just right at celebrations such as major birthdays and 50th anniversary family reunions!”
In addition to being a photographer, Dorene Sykes is an educator at Cape Conservatory, teaching photography year round. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts, and Professional Photographers of Cape Cod. Sykes is also a Master Artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association and a member of the Falmouth Artists Guild. Many of her photographs have won awards in local and national juried art shows.
Dorene Sykes Photography specializes in fine art photography and portraits. The business is a member of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. More information can be found by calling 508-564-8248 and by visiting www.dorenesykes.com online.