An Accredited Professional Photographer is a professional photographer who has met the AIPP accreditation standards and is a current AIPP member.
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.
To become accredited, a professional photographer has to…
- Demonstrate that they have been practicing for a minimum of 2 years
- Demonstrate that they have satisfied clients and suppliers by providing written references
- Demonstrate that they comply with all legal, ethical and moral business requirements to practice as a professional in Australia
- Demonstrate that their photographic skills are of a “Professional Standard”
- Agree to have a portfolio of their work, assessed by experienced AIPP image assessors
- Achieve the required portfolio assessment standard.
- Agree to continue their professional development through the AIPP CPD program, maintaining up to date skills and business practices each year.
The AIPP continually monitors its accreditation requirements to ensure that the standard for accredited membership is appropriate for the profession of photography in 2015 and beyond.
My Achievements within the AIPP
In 2013, was my proudest moment. I was awarded the 2013 Canon AIPP AUSTRALIAN Family Photographer of the Year. It was a big year for me, as I also won the 2013 Epson AIPP ACT Family Photographer of the Year.
In 2014, I was runner-up 2014 Epson AIPP ACT Family Photographer of the Year.
In 2014, I proudly received the honour, “Master Photographer” awarded by the AIPP in recognition of my creative achievements at a national level.
As an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), I am bound by the AIPP code of ethics. This requires professional practice in all facets of the business.