As well as belonging to the national body, each member belongs to at least one Division and participates in the activities of that division through a Region. Regions normally make a regional levy on top of the basic subscription to cover the cost of their activities.
Application for full Professional Membership is obtained through the region in which you live. Although the Constitution provides for any number of divisions depending on need at present the institute is divided into three divisions, Wedding, Portrait, and Commercial.
As a member of the NZIPP you have the support, networking opportunities, camaraderie if your peers within your industry.
It also adds credibility for clients that you are a professional photographer.
You will belong to an institute that represents all areas of professional photography in New Zealand, and through our focus on education, advice, and a wide range of membership benefits we will help you improve the success and vitality of your business.
Use of the NZIPP Logo
The NZIPP logo sets our members apart from other photographers, ensuring that our members are professional in the true sense of the word. All qualified NZIPP members are entitled to use the NZIPP Qualified logo on business cards, advertising, signage, vehicles, websites, and company stationery.
Epson NZIPP Iris Awards
For over 30 years the NZIPP has held the Epson / NZIPP Iris Awards. These prestige awards are comprehensively judged and promoted both within the industry and news media. A selection of award winners are showcased in a Touring Print Exhibition (both in the North & South Islands) for the follwoing year. Key award winners are also showcased in a wide range of other publications. The Iris Awards provide and excellent mechanism to promote your business.
Members entering the Epson / NZIPP Iris Awards receive a minimum discount of 30% over non members.
The annual Infocus conference in New Zealand's premier conference for professional photographers. Infocus is hosted by the NZIPP. The two-day conference is an opportunity to listen to world-class speakers, view the industry exhibition, network with colleagues, and participate in social events.
As a member of the NZIPP, you are entitled to receive a minimum discount of at least 30% over non members.
Meetings and Networking Opportunities throughout New Zealand
Regular regional meetings provide opportunities for members to network and learn from others in the industry. With many photographers operating as sole traders, this is essential to get support and understand the similar issues and problems professioanl photographers face daily. This peer suppport can also be helpful in an equipment emergency.
Throughout the year, the NZIPP hosts seminars and workshops for on going professional development. These seminars and workshops are co-ordinated thoughout New Zealand to ensure all members enjoy CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
Find a Photographer
All qualified members receive a complimentary directory listing, showcasing your images, and links directly to the member's website.
We have a range of discounted products and services available to members from accommodation and couriers to a comprehensive insurance package.
PROreport is published 11 times a year, and is emailed to members. Covering current issues, promotions, membership news etc.
NZIPP offers an independent complaints resolution service should it be required.
Industry Forms, Contracts and Documents
Members have access to a wide range of industry best practice forms, contracts and documents. These have been written by legal specialists and can save photographers considerable legal costs setting up their own documents.
As a member of the NZIPP, you will be part of a wider community with links with other international industry associations such as the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
Promotion of Members
The NZIPP actively works on advertising and brand awareness to promote the benefits of using a qualified NZIPP member.
All qualified NZIPP members are entitled to apply for scholarships on offer.