You may have seen on my Facebook page the other day my announcement of having received accreditation with the AIPP. You may have asked yourself what does that mean?
Well by exact definition the AIPP is the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
With continuous improvements and greater accessibility to cameras that produce a high quality image, why should you commission an AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer? The old saying "you get what you pay for" is a short and highly accurate answer.
An Accredited Professional Photographer:
- Is Assessed and Proven – Accredited members are judged by an assessment panel to ensure that each accredited member achieves and maintains an expected level of craftsmanship
- Is Professional - operates a registered business
- Is Professional - has liability insurance, as appropriate to their business
- Is Professional – agrees to follow the AIPP Code of Ethics and AIPP Terms and Conditions of Membership
- Is Professional – agrees to abide by the AIPP Accredited Membership Business Requirements
- Is Experienced – every Accredited Member has a minimum of two years industry experience or has completed a minimum two year photographic program before applying for Accreditation
- Is Experienced – Has the skill, creativity, style and ability to get the job done on time and on budget
- Never Stops Learning – through the AIPP Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program, all Accredited Members must take part in workshops and seminars throughout each year to ensure they continue to develop along with the industry.
In my work I want to continually keep pushing myself to grow, improve, learn new skills and be challenged. To date the AIPP has already provided this opportunity along with ability to network with other amazing photographers so I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!