Just thought I’d drop in a quick note about the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). The AIPP was established in 1963 with the twin objectives of:
“Promoting the profession of photography”
“Enhancing the skill and knowledge of professional photographers”
The AIPP is a member run organisation and the closest thing to a regulator of photographers in Australia. As it stands pretty much anyone can buy a camera and call themselves a photographer. However, in order to be a member of the AIPP one must meet minimum professional standards in work quality and business structure. We also have to commit to continuing education to further our skills. There are levels to member ship starting as student and emerging members, then moving on to become a normal member. By demonstrating excellence members can further increase their standing and move up to become Associate Members, through to Masters and Grand Masters.
As the AIPP says “nearly 50 years after our inception, using an AIPP accredited photographer is still the best assurance you can get that your chosen photographer is a professional, skilled in the art of photography.
If you want to be sure you are using an AIPP accredited professional photographer…..look for the logo!”