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Society of International Media & Press Photographers

Benefits of membership - SIMPP

Join SIMPPMentor 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.

Photography Seminars
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: www.swpp.co.uk/seminars/

Gaining Qualifications
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.

These include:
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.

Last Modified: Thursday, 01 September 2016