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Awards & Certification

Winner of the 2012 Southeastern Professional Photographers Association (SEPPA Award) for outstanding service to the photography industry. 


David Lee received his Professional Photographers Certification in November of 2012.  The certification of specialized skill-sets affirms a knowledge and experience base for practitioners in a particular field, their employers, and the public at large. Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence. In some professions certification is a requirement for employment or practice. Doctors, mechanics, accountants, professional secretaries, surveyors and many others are all required to go through a certification process of some kind. To maintain his certification, David Lee is required to participate in continuing education.

David Lee received his Associate Fellow of Photography Degree from the Virginia Professional Photographers Association in February of 2013.

David Lee Has also won many awards for his work in competition and album design.

David Lee is a Member of the Virginia Professional Photographers Association and sits on the Executive Board.

he is also a member of The Professional Photographers of America, and is a PPA Councilor for the State of Virginia

David Lee is also a Certified Professional Photographer Liaison for the State of Virginia.

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