Now AIPP registered:
I finally bit the bullet and registered with the AIPP; the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, as an Emerging Member. As you can see below, my registration card and little pack arrived in the post.
**NEWSFLASH** I UPGRADED MY MEMBERSHIP TO FULL MEMBER, WAS ACCEPTED AND AM NOW A FULLY ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER!!!
Technically, I could have applied for AIPP membership as a fully fledged professional photographer rather than an emerging member, however I really wanted to benefit from the mentor program that the AIPP offer and I guess, I was really a little bit scared of submitting photographs to be judged as a “professional”. Eek, that title doesn’t somehow seem worthy of me! In the end, I was required to submit 20 photos to become an emerging member and it was still very scary!
The AIPP is the membership organisation for professional and aspiring image makers. With continuous improvements and greater accessibility to cameras that produce a high quality image, why should you commission an AIPP Accredited Professional? The old saying “you get what you pay for” is a short and highly accurate answer. An Accredited Professional is a member of the AIPP who has successfully met the standards required for accreditation. By the end of the year, I hope to be confident enough to be able to submit 20 more of my images and to become a fully accredited member. In the mean time, I shall practise more, try harder and look to build a really full and creative portfolio.
I submitted 20 photographs that related to the genre of portrait photography. Want to see those 20 photos? I knew you would!!