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BPPA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Joining a professional organization in your chosen field indicates a true commitment to your profession. That professionalism is a great source of confidence for your clients.
You are a working professional who has signed on to a code of ethics and one who is managing your business in a professional and ethical manner. You have a business license where required and, of course, you have a sales tax number. Your clients will know that you are operating your business in a professional manner!
You receive opportunities for education every month of your life!
You are able to use the BPPA logo in your advertising.
You will get to know your fellow photographers in a social and educational setting. Networking with other professionals in your field is a huge benefit both in terms of shared knowledge and perhaps even more importantly in receiving referrals from other members. Your skills and areas of expertise will be known.
You have the support of a strong organization behind you should you have any difficulties and/or questions about your business.
You have opportunities for scholarship awards that may be applied to any educational program sponsored by BPPA, Florida Professional Photographers, or the Professional Photographers of America.
You have access to other working professionals at monthly meetings. As you get to know them, they will be happy to assist you with questions pertaining to your profession such as dealing with a particular client, types of equipment, lighting knowledge, promotions that work, filing images, etc.
Your photography will continue to improve by entering the Print of the Month Competition. What do other members think of a particular print you may have created? This Monthly Competition is here for you to find out. And, just to stretch your creativity, there is the always fun themed Creative Quarterly.
Three times per year, Salon Competitions are held. As a member, you are eligible to have your work judged by outside judges under specified conditions. These competitions are incredible learning experiences and great exposures to new and marvelously creative images.