Australian Institute of Professional Photography
The AIPP is Australia’s largest photographic membership body. Founded in 1963, the AIPP is a not-for-profit organisation run voluntarily for and by professional photographers and industry representatives, who seek to set a standard of excellence within the photographic industry. The AIPP strives to promote and maintain the highest standards of professional competence and business ethics in the profession. By maintaining rigorous entry criteria and a binding Code of Ethics for members, as well as providing ongoing education via seminars, workshops and events, the AIPP is a brand of trust in the photographic industry.
AIPP Committees represent members on important issues such as copyright; taxation, legal and business matters; insurance; digital imaging and work practices.
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WHAT IS AN ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL & WHY YOU SHOULD USE ONE?
It is an unfortunate fact that in Australia, the imaging industry is not held accountable to the same legal status and regulatory requirements as other Government and state-regulated professions. In the area of creative services, this can often be seen as a good thing, allowing fresh new people to work in this area without the restrictions and barriers to entry often required by other professions. But it can also be a problem, allowing anyone to call themselves a professional, without any recourse, any accountability and any attempt to adhere to agreed and appropriate standards.
Accreditation is designed to give you, the consumer, confidence that your professional photographer is a proven, experienced, technically capable, professional practitioner who complies with all legal business requirements, has appropriate insurance and who is willing to agree to the mandatory Code of Professional Practice and to the requirement to continually improve their photographic skills by committing to continue their professional development. All photographers and video producers in this directory have a current status as an Accredited Professional.
HOW DO I BECOME ACCREDITED WITH THE AIPP?
If you a photographer or video producer, please visit the join page to learn the process to become an Accredited Professional. The AIPP offers several membership types, each designed for you as a photographer or video producer. Whatever your skill, experience or professional status, you can become a part of the AIPP community.