A little confused by all the initials and acronyms after Betsy’s name? Well, in short, they represent the degrees and certifications that Betsy has earned over the years. M.Photog.Cr. means that Betsy is a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman:

Master Photographer

Betsy became a Master Photographer in 2012, when she received her Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). This degree is conferred to photographers who meet the standards of excellence set by PPA for superior photographic competence demonstrated through success in photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession. Betsy’s award-winning competition prints that qualified her to become a Master Photographer include several landscapes, and portraits animals, children, seniors, and families.

Photographic Craftsman

Betsy received the title Photographic Craftsman after receiving her Photographic Craftsman degree in 2010 from PPA. This degree is conferred to photographers who have met the standards of excellence set by PPA for service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor.