Master of Photography Degree

Corona, California, Photographer Earns Master of Photography

Kathryn (Kat) Meezan of Focal Instincts, LLC recognized for superior image making and photographic service with a degree from Professional Photographers of America

Corona, January 10, 2017 – Kat Meezan of Focal Instincts, LLC in Corona, California has earned the master of photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degree was presented to Meezan by PPA president Lori Craft, Cr.Photog., at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 8-10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

The master of photography degree is not merely a piece of paper. It means that Meezan has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She has been awarded this degree in recognition of Her superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession.

Meezan’s degrees—and all the expertise they require—illustrate her accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.

Silver Photographer of the Year Two Years in a Row!

2015 - 2016

Inland Empire Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition
Kat Meezan
of Focal Instincts, LLC is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

Corona, California Kat Meezan of Focal Instincts, LLC in Corona, California was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2015 and 2016 International Photographic Competition. Meezan’s work was on display at the International Photographic Exhibit  held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations

A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,200 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,100 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,085 (roughly 21 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Meezan was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of her four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. 

About PPA:

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA's roots date back to 1869. It assists more than 28,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers Be More at

Contact: Kat Meezan 949-292-2314


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