This page details the examples and evidence you require for your membership category;
- Full Member
- Associate Member
- Student Member
- Retiree Member
For Members (not student or retiree members) there are two parts to the application process
- A portfolio of 20 images.
- A selection of Business documents.
The purpose of this part of the process is not to intentionally make it difficult for people to apply but to make sure that we are the `right fit for you' and you for us. There are many aspects to being a professional photographer, including the crafting of high quality , professionally polished imagery suitable for a range of clients and markets. Then there is the business side of the profession. Pricing, business planning, legal considerations, marketing, business processes, tips and tricks. This is just some of the subject we hope to canvas from time to time.
Part 1 - A portfolio of 20 images.
Can be submitted in two ways;
- As a portfolio of digital image files (JPEGs) which are uploaded to a drop box (such as Googledrive, Dropbox, Onedrive, etc) and you provide a link in your application.
- Your website, provided they images available meet the criteria.
Image criteria - your images are to be of professional quality (well captured, exposed, sharp where needed, etc). Competent camera craft and proficiency in post-production. We're not necessarily looking for award-winning excellence, it's competent, quality professional photography.
Image file format;
- JPEG format (Photoshop compression at 10 or higher. Raw converter (Lightroom, Capture 1, etc) at 80% or higher compression).
- File size = 2,000 pixels on longest edge.
- Colour space = sRGB or Adobe RGB (1998)
- File size to not exceed 2 MB.
Applicants submitting images via the `website option' may be requested to supply images via a dropbox should the website images be insufficient for an assessor to make a fair judgement.
Part 2 - Business examples and evidence
A check list to the value of 50 points.
(Please note: Insurance, ABN, website, social media pages, etc. must all be related to the photographic/videographic business of the applicant):
|Example / Evidence||Points Value|
|Public Liability insurance||20|
|Formal Qualification at Diploma level or higher||20|
|If currently employed in a photographic/videographic business, an employment letter from your employer||20|
|Current member of an overseas professional photography/videography association (e.g. NZIPP, BIPP, etc.)||15|
|Previous AIPP Accredited Member||20|
|Owner/operator of a photographic/videographic service or supplier business||20|
|Previous recognised awards (max three)||15 pts each|
|Active social media pages||10|
|Working With Children Check||10|
|Client Reference (max three)||10 pts each|
|Peer Reference (max three)||10 pts each|
|Exhibited a collection of images at a Gallery, within last 10 years (max three)||10 pts each|
Total required = 50 points
Exactly the same requirements as Full Member (detailed above).
Proof of current enrolment in an Australian course which upon successful completion would result in the award of a qualification in photography/videography at Diploma level or higher.
Proof of full retirement from the workplace, and earning and income from the business or photography/videography or a related business for the ten years immediately preceding retirement.
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org