I am very proud to announce that Lindi-Mari Photography is now an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers or AIPP for short. I though I would quickly outline what this actually means and why it is important.
WHAT IS AN ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
An Accredited Professional Photographer is a photographer, who doesn’t just claim to be a “professional” but earns that title by successfully completing an accreditation process.
Accreditation is designed to give you, the consumer, confidence that your Professional Photographer is a proven, experienced, technically capable, professional practitioner. A photographer who complies with all legal business requirements, has appropriate insurance and who is willing to agree to the mandatory Code of Professional Practice. A photographer who continually improves their photographic skills by committing to continue their professional development.
WHY USE AN ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
In this day and age, there are many people who call themselves a “professional”. But how can you be sure? It is an unfortunate fact that in Australia, the photography industry is not held accountable to the same legal status and requirements as other professions. This can be seen as a problem, allowing anyone to call themselves a professional, without any recourse, any accountability and any attempt to adhere to appropriate standards.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORK WITH AN ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
First of all you are working with a professional whose status has been formally validated and recognised. You are working with a professional who you can trust. As a professional photographer my creativity is constantly pushed and developed. You are working with a professional who adheres to the AIPP required level of service and quality. I am bound by a Code of Professional Practice, as a professional photographer.
if you would like to know more about the AIPP and what they stand for, you can read more about them here.
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