Important Information about the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP);
It is an unfortunate fact that in Australia, the imaging industry is not held accountable to the same legal status and regulatory requirements as other Government and state-regulated professions.
In the area of creative services, this can often be seen as a good thing, allowing fresh new people to work in this area without the restrictions and barriers to entry often required by other professions.
But it can also be a problem, allowing anyone to call themselves a professional, without any recourse, any accountability and any attempt to adhere to agreed and appropriate standards.
The AIPP Accreditation Process
The AIPP have addressed this dilemma by encouraging photographers and video producers, to enter the profession by providing a membership pathway to become recognised as an ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL.
Using an Accredited Professional means that…
You are working with a professional whose status has been formally validated and recognised
You are working with a professional who is a member of the only recognised professional imaging membership body in Australia.
You are working with a professional who adheres to OUR required level of service and quality, a standard we set, regardless of the standards the professional sets for themselves.
You are working with a professional who has been through our accreditation process
You are working with a professional who is bound by our Code of Professional Practice
If you want to make sure you choose a professional photographer or video producer, make sure you LOOK FOR THE LOGO and choose an Accredited Professional.
There is an AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer or Video Producer in every field of professional image making.
Congratulations also goes out to Charles Foulsham who is a Licentiate member of the institute (APP.). This is considered to be a mark of respect and recognition for seniority and experience, awarded to AIPP accredited members of 15 years or more.
According to the AIPP a licentiate is “a person who has a formal attestation of professional competence, borne from experience, to not only practice a profession, but also to teach, educate and mentor others in the profession.”
27 Years in the Pictures
Charles Foulsham has dedicated over 27 years to the world of photography. He is incredibly passionate about his work and has achieved both National and International recognition. Charles Foulsham is one of the highest awarded photographers in Australia with over 150 gold and silver awards to his name through the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographer). He has achieved his third masters through the institute.