AIPP

What I learnt working on a board

board meeting

Back in 2006 I was on the education board of a private college. Later that year I was co-opted onto the board of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), a not-for-profit association. The head of an organisation determines the … read more

CPD for Creatives in Isolation

self isolation shelter in place

Many of us are now in self isolation, working from home or under shelter in place orders. I wish you the best and hope that you’re OK knowing this will eventually end. It could be a good time to catch … read more

Get Off My Lawn

Sydney opera house photography

Many professions have been disrupted by technology over the last 20 years. Professional photography is one of them. For most of last century the journey to becoming a professional photographer was predictable. There were a few avenues for entry and … read more

What a Professional Photographer Delivers

George Lawrence's Giant Camera

For 150 years professional photography has been delivered in a common format. Images were processed using standard formulas for predictable, repeatable results. Commercial photographers would supply their clients with prints, film and before that glass plates. This would be repurposed … read more

Kids Learn Teachers, Not Subjects

high school marketing

In the middle of drafting this I attended a talk by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg where he said, “Kids learn teachers, not subjects“. Many subjects from school have proven useful in my photography career. The lessons that really stick with me were … read more

Is There Any Value In Formal Photography Education?

The traditional path to professional photography started with a formal education at a brick and mortar college. Students could assist photographers during or after graduation for hands on practical experience before establishing their own businesses. Now, just as with photography … read more

Photography Portfolio Ethics

There are many aspects to finding a photographer. These may include, experience, location, availability, price and personality. Part of evaluating whether any creative is a good fit for your job involves looking at a portfolio of their work. But what … read more

Professional Photographer

Finding a professional photographer for your next job has just become a lot easier. The Australian Government recently recognised what it means to be a “Professional Photographer”. Through the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) the Australian Institute of Professional … read more