Society of International Media & Press Photographers
Benefits of membership - SIMPP
Mentor Me Programme
Receive one to one appraisals of your work through the ‘Mentor Me’
programme. All reports include recommendations for participation in
training programmes pertinent to your professional development and it
doesn’t just stop at reaching your Licentiateship. In fact, that is only the
beginning on a journey of lifelong learning.
The Societies organise a range of seminars from location shoots in
stunning venues to full-day seminars across Europe.
With all our seminars you will receive a warm welcome, have a great
day out and will be taught by a highly-respected working photographer.
For a full up to date list of seminars please see:
The Societies has a number of qualification levels/distinctions for
photographers. Levels Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship are available
in all eight of our Societies, with Craftsman only being available in
Wedding. Once you gain these distinctions you will be able to use the
appropriate lettering after your name.
Professional Imagemaker Magazine
Professional Imagemaker is renowned as one of the most informative
magazines in the photographic business.
Aimed at the professional photographer through to the serious
enthusiast, Professional Imagemaker features articles on photographic
techniques, photographic software, specialist interviews, practical
advice and photographic inspiration to name a few, to inspire and
educate you to enhance you photographic career.
Professional Imagemaker is published six times per year and is free to
members of Societies
Do you like entering image competitions?
The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition is a ‘must’ for all our members. There are 28 categories that
cover all aspects of photography and it is judged by some of the most esteemed Fellow, Master and
Grand Master photographers from across the world. All entries which gain the coveted ‘Gold’ award
are put forward to our annual judging and if deemed to be the best, can gain their maker a prestigious
‘Photographer of the Year’ Award within its category at our annual Awards Dinner.
Network with other photographers on our online community.
Keeping in touch with fellow photographers on The Societies’ Forum, we believe is one of the most
significant benefits of membership.
Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:
Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
Keep up to date with current photo issues
Debate with experts in specialist areas
Network with other photographers
Add to your continuous professional development
Enhancing Your Business
The Societies provides a range of benefits to help grow your photographic business.
Business listing on our website
Trade sponsored promotions for members
24 hour legal advice line (UK Only)
Reduced insurance rates (UK Only)
Join today and take advantage of these benefits of membership.