Photographic awards as recognised by a panel of international experts as meeting professional world portrait standards.
Based in Los Angeles, The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation programme "is explicitly for portrait photographers of all genres and recognises "high professional standard, not something that awards merit only.
Portrait Masters accredited photographers can ensure clients they are working with true professionals of the industry."
If your image earns a bronze, silver or gold merit, you receive points towards becoming an Accredited Portrait Masters Photographer.
Bronze images have a high professional standard of technique and communication and earn .5 accreditation points.
Silver images have exemplary technique and visual presentation execution and earn one accreditation point.
Gold images exhibit excellence in all technical fields with outstanding creative communication and narrative and earn two accreditation points.
Judging criteria include Expression and connection styling composition, lighting, overall technique, and Presentation Post-Production Focus Storytelling.