Become a Member of East Tennessee’s Official Photography Trade Organization

Are you considering joining East Tennessee’s official professional photography trade association? 

There are many benefits to membership – click here for a list of a few of them. All members must agree to and uphold PPETN’s Code of Ethics that can be viewed here. And, you can view the types of memberships PPETN offers here.

Applying for PPETN membership requires a simple 2-step process:

  1. Complete the application below as a new member.
  2. Submit your dues payment on the subsequent page (PPETN dues are for 12 months of membership and renew automatically on your renewal date at the end of 12 months).

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us here.

Required Information: There are three sections—Required Information for All Applicants, Required Information for Specific Applicants, and Optional Information for All Applicants. The second section describes which information is required to apply to each membership type (i.e. Business License info for Professional and Studio Photographers is required). If you mark “N/A” in a required field for your membership type, your application will not be complete.

PPETN Membership Application (Step 1 of 2)

Required Information for All Applicants


*I am a...

New MemberRenewing Member

*Which membership type are you applying for or renewing?








Required Information for Specific Applicants


Abbreviations include: Active Professional Photographer (APP), Active Studio Photographer (ASP), & Active Aspiring Photographer (AAP).

If your business has the information below, regardless of membership type, please make sure to enter it below. Enter "N/A" if the field does not apply to you.

*I certify that I have a current general liability insurance policy (with appropriate limits for my business) prior to joining or renewing. (APP & ASP)Need help finding appropriate general liability insurance for your business? Click here for insurance recommendations from Professional Photographers of America.

(required for all PPETN members who hold a current PPA membership)

(required for Active Student Photographer & Active Photography Educator)



Studio Membership Applicants Only


*I certify that the above Additional Studio Photographer(s) are employed in a full- or part-time photographic capacity by my business.



Optional Information for All Applicants


You may skip fields you do not want to share.

Photography Specialties (for directory and organization information)
Aerial PhotographyArchitecturalCommercialDigital ImagingEducatorEvidence & Legal PhotographyFine Arts
Freelance PhotographyHigh School SeniorsIndustrialLegalNaturePanoramicPortraits (includes Family & Children)
Retouching/RestorationSpecial EventsSports PhotographyStock PhotographyVideo ProductionWedding VideosWeddings


Number of Years of Photography Experience

0-12-45-78-1011-1516-2425+

Photography Degrees, Certifications, & Designations


Required Acknowledgements


*I have read and agree to the PPETN Code of Ethics.
*I certify that all the information in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. If any information on this application changes, I agree to provide the updated information to PPETN at my earliest convenience. I understand that providing false information or not submitting changed information to PPETN may result in my membership being terminated.

Only click the "Submit" button once! Please be patient after clicking submit--it may take a moment to send your application. If you click the button more than once, it will submit your application as many times as you click. Thank you for your patience!