Independent Photographic Supplies Pty Ltd (IPS) proudly supports the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) as a Gold Sponsor, and is a Trade Affiliate Member of the Institute that highly recommends that all Professional Photographers in Australia join and support their Industry body. IPS also offers Special Product Discounts and Regular Special Offers to all accredited Members of the AIPP.

In joining the AIPP the working Professional Photographer will enjoy many Educational, business benefits including a Professional Photographer Accreditation Program & Award System, along with a real sense of community with like-minded people across Australia in the Photographic Industry:

The AIPP has different categories of membership ranging from “Student Membership” through to the “Full Accredited Professional Photographer” The Institute also welcome photography enthusiasts into their special non membership category “AIPP Enthusiast” If you are looking for a professional commercial photographer, a Professional Wedding Photographer, a Professional Portrait Photographer or a Professional Photographer for your General Photography needs, please click on the “Find a Professional Photographer” link. The AIPP comprehensive database of members will provide you with details of professional photographers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, Tasmania, Perth and Professional Photographers in most other towns and regions throughout Australia.

Membership Accreditation Types to the AIPP:

Full Accredited Member:

Professional membership. Completed portfolio assessment by 2 AIPP Full Accredited Members. Signed statutory declaration to comply with accreditation criteria & AIPP Code of Ethics

Registered Subscriber:

Non-Professional Membership OR, A photographer who has yet to complete two years as a working professional required to apply for Full Accredited Membership

Emerging Member:

Photographer entering the industry for the first time

Student Member:

Individual currently studying a photographic course

Trade Partner Membership:

Provides goods and/or services to the photographic industry

Retired Member:

Individual retired from the photographic industry.

The AIPP was established in 1963 with the twin objectives of:

1- "Promoting the Profession of Photography"

2- "Enhancing the skill and knowledge of Professional Photographers"

These two objectives remain as relevant today as they were in the 1960s.

Today the AIPP achieves these objectives through its own accreditation process, continuing professional development program (CPD), Online learning system,National and State based photography competitions and regular series of events and activities in every state throughout Australia.

The AIPP are proud to say that, nearly 50 years after the Institutes 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.

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The AIPP is Australia's leading membership body for the photography community. Supporting professional photographers at all stages of their careers and enabling them to become accredited to the photographic organisation that is the AIPP. Whether you are a portrait photographer, wedding photographer, commercial or advertising photographer, you can benefit from AIPP Membership.The AIPP has state officers in all major cities in Australia, including these:

Photographers Sydney | Photographers Melbourne | Photographers Adelaide | Photographers Brisbane | Photographers Cairns | Photographers Canberra | Photographers Perth | Photographers Tasmania