WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE GUILD ?
Dear Professional Photographer:
The Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild is a non for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of professional photographers. We accomplish this task through education, competitions, and monthly meetings. Our monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month and offer a variety of speakers, topics, and products. One of the best benefits of becoming a member of IPPG is the networking and sharing of knowledge during our montly meetings. You will find our members friendly, helpful, and dedicated to advancing professional photography. Our premiere event, the Indiana State Fair Print Competiton offers over $2,000.00 in prizes for our members and a chance to have nearly 10,000 people view your work during the 12 days of the Indiana State Fair. I would encourage you to join our Guild at your earliest opportunity. If you are undecided, please call me at 619.569.6709 and come to the next meeting as my guest. I am sure you will have a great time!
Roben Bellomo, M.Ed., M.Photog., CPP
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE
Great speakers at every meeting! Come learn from some of the best photographers and experts around. Presenters will speak on portraiture, weddings, seniors, glamour, digital photography, marketing, framing, legal issues, color, B&W and more! See what others are doing to succeed in this business and implement those ideas which will help you!
The IPPG Forum allows members to ask and answer questions, critique photos, sell/buy equipment, and learn from some of the best in the business.
FUN, FELLOWSHIP AND NETWORKING
Have dinner with some of the best photographers in Central Indiana! Make friends and learn what is making our businesses succeed. Even if the guest speaker is not presenting on a topic relevant to your need, you might pick up some ideas from the people at your table that will pay for membership a hundred times over! Get referrals for work that others can’t do or are too busy to do!
SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
IPPG Members are eligible for several scholarships and are able to learn about the best offerings around the nation for educational programs that are most suited to fill your needs.
LEADERSHIP AND COMMITMENT TOWARD EXCELLENCE
All of our members are committed to enhancing the prestige of our profession, providing value to our customers and the public at large and to raising the general standard of photographic craftsmanship and excellence. You may find that answers to your questions or solutions to some of your biggest problems will come from a helping hand within our Guild …. or use some of your knowledge, skills and ability to help another photographer or the Guild reach new goals!
CODE OF ETHICS
We will endeavor to enhance the Photographic Profession by maintaining a dignity of manner in our behavior, in the presentation of our photography and photographic services, in the appearance of our place of business and in all forms of public contact. We will at all times avoid unfair business practices.
Membership dues range from $25 to $40 per year and there is a $5 initiation fee. Any questions regarding membership should be directed to the Membership Secretary
Whether you are a beginning photographer or an experienced professional, the IPPG offers the opportunity for advancing your professionalism through educational and networking opportunities. Please come join us and see for yourself! Individuals interested in joining should first come to one of the monthly meetings. This allows them to meet members and see what IPPG is about. We hope to see you at one of our meetings soon. Check out the Meeting Page for complete details.
Once deciding to join IPPG a formal application must be filled out and received by the membership secretary and then approved by the board. Once approved by the board the general membership is allowed to voice any comment and the announcement of application is run in the Guildlines. If no objections have been voiced the individual will become a full member the following month.