ABOUT

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

WEBSITE
A powerful source of local and international contact, the AIPA website attracts over 5000 visitors each and every month. Members receive a free directory listing, plus portfolio and bio pages with links to their website.

JOB REFERRALS AND LEADS
Enquiries to the association for referrals are passed directly on to the membership, resulting in new assignments and clients for members.

EXPERT ADVICE
When members have questions relating to business or technical matters they can call on their fellow AIPA members for advice. The AIPA executuve team helps faciliate this process - connecting photographers who have questions with photographers who have answers.

ADVOCACY
The association provides a unified voice for commercial photographers operating in New Zealand. Members work together to develop new strategies and initiatives that improve industry standards and promote ethical business practices.

PRIVATE FORUMS
Automatic subscription to the online discussion forums of the association, providing timely information and private communication for all members.

RECIPROCAL NZ ASSOCIATION RIGHTS
Members are invited to attend meetings and events hosted by the NZIPP.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Links with other national and international industry associations around the world.

DISPUTE SUPPORT
Members gain support and advice for disputes with clients and competitors.

LEGAL SUPPORT (Litigation and Intellectual Property Rights)
Free initial consultation with the AIPA lawyers, Clendons.

DISCOUNTED SERVICES
Members receive significant discounts for AIPA seminars and events, business insurance (via Rothbury), computer software, data recovery, online portfolios, publications, studio rental, storage units, and courier services, plus special promotional and advertising opportunities. These discounts can equate to more than the membership costs in any one year.

FORMS AND SYSTEMS
Business forms and systems developed by the AIPA are available to members free of charge.

STUDENT AND ASSISTANT SUPPORT
Providing industry support to training institutions, graduating students, and photographic assistants.

SEMINARS AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Occasional seminars with local and international guest speakers provide opportunities for ongoing education and business development.

LIBRARY
Members gain access to a comprehensive collection of books and DVDs covering a range of subjects that are of specific interest to professional photographers (including retouching, lighting, pricing, copyright, licensing, marketing and publishing).