Joining the The Master Photographers Association.
Membership of the MPA is open to anyone declaring income from Professional Photography.
Full membership and the right to describe yourself as a Master Photographer, is strictly limited to full-time professionals who must provide references and submit a portfolio of recent commissioned work for judging at Licentiate.
Ordinary members (non-voting grade) can submit work to achieve the MPA certificate of competence, attend regional meetings and national events and progress when ready to full membership entitling the use of the MPA logo, designatory letters for qualifications, entry into all award classes, inclusion in promotions and the description ‘Master’.
If you join as a probationary full member, you are expected to submit for Licentiateship within your first year. If you join as an Ordinary member you may submit your Licentiateship when you take the step to full time status.
MPA require all members to have current Public Liability, Employer’s (if applicable) and Professional Indemnity insurance.
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ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP Application Pack
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A new 'outward facing' website has been created for MPA, to recruit new members and provide a wealth of news and information for all professional photographers. The site has almost 200 articles and news stories so far, which can be searched through. MPA hopes to introduce an on-line method for photographers to join up before qualifying, through this new website.
All members receive MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY magazine ten times a year together with access to on-line editions and two MPA websites, Facebook pages nationally and for regions, member forum and monthly e-mail newsletters.
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Thinking of becoming an MPA member?
If you are a full time professional photographer, we'd love to hear from you. Benefits of membership include regional meetings, print competitions, national directory listing, use of our lively pro Forum and much, much more.
To find out more and send for an application pack.