Photographic awards as recognised by a panel of international experts as meeting professional world portrait standard.
Based in Los Angeles, The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation programme "is explicitly for portrait photographers of all genres, is a recognition of "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 execution of technique and visual presentation and earn 1 accreditation point.
Gold images exhibit excellence in all technical fields with outstanding creative communication and narrative and earn 2 accreditation points.
Judging criteria include Expression and Connection Styling Composition Posing Lighting Overall Technique and Presentation Post-Production Focus Storytelling