We’re glad to hear that you are considering joining our esteemed organization.  There are many benefits to membership – click here for a list of a few of them.  All members must agree and uphold our code of ethics that can be read at the bottom of the page here.

You are welcome to attend one meeting for free. Thereafter, all non-members are charged $20 per meeting.

There are various membership types that are outlined below.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact anyone on the board – click here for the list.

Primary Membership Types

[one_third]Professional Active Member: $75 per year. Individual membership, basic membership category of PPETN. Professional Active members must be employed full time in a photographic capacity by a firm or corporation or operate a business with the primary purpose of assignment photography. Professional Active Members owning their own business must furnish a copy of their current business license (when applicable) and sales tax certificate. Employees of firms and corporations must provide a statement of employment. Professional Active Members must be a member in good standing with Professional Photographers of America, Inc. (PPA) and supply their PPA membership number. Professional Active Members have all rights and privileges of membership including holding office and voting.[/one_third]

[one_third]Studio Membership: $125 per year. Studio membership is one fee for a multi-employee studio for up to four persons listed on the application. Each person listed must be engaged in a photographic or support capacity by a business with the primary purpose of assignment photography. The studio must furnish a copy of their current business license (when applicable) and sales tax certificate. Each listed member must provide a statement of employment. At least one Studio member listed must be a member in good standing with Professional Photographers of America, Inc. (PPA) and supply their PPA membership number. Studio Members have all rights and privileges of membership including holding office and voting.[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Aspiring Photographer: $40 per year. An individual preparing for a career in photography or a new “entry level” professional (in photography related business under two year). This membership category does not have voting rights nor can they hold office in PPETN. Aspiring Photographers do not need to be PPA members. They may enter prints in the monthly 8×10 or annual salon competitions, but may not vote. This category is for two year and is offered one time only.[/one_third_last]

 

[one_third]Student: $25 a year. Any student pursuing photography or in the field of photography that is currently enrolled.  These members do not have voting rights, nor can hold office, nor enter monthly print competitions for Photographer of the Year.  Proof of student status must be given to Treasurer upon membership submission.[/one_third]

[one_third]Educator: $25 a year. Any educator pursuing photography or in the field of photography that is currently teaching.  These members do not have voting rights, nor can hold office, nor enter monthly print competitions for Photographer of the Year.  Proof of instructor status must be given to Treasurer upon membership submission.[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Additional Associate Member: $40 per year. Employee and/or partner of Professional Active member. This category is open to non-photographer members of a studio or firm’s staff. PPA membership is not required but is recommended. This membership category does not have voting rights nor can they hold office in PPETN. They may not enter prints in the monthly 8×10 or annual salon competitions.[/one_third_last]

 

 

Other Membership Types

[one_third]Retired Member: $25 per year. Individuals no longer active in a business with at least five years continuous membership of PPETN. Retired members have no voting rights nor can they hold office in PPETN.[/one_third]

[one_third]Commercial Member: $75 per year. Commercial members must provide at least $125 in advertising per year. Manufacturers, laboratories, and publishers in photography. Commercial Members have no voting rights nor can they hold office in PPETN.[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Honorary Member: No charge. Honorary membership is bestowed only at the discretion of the board of directors and must be recorded in the PPETN Board Minutes. Membership in PPA is recommended. Honorary members have no voting rights nor can they hold office in PPETN. Honorary members may vote in the monthly 8×10 print competitions.[/one_third_last]

To join is a two-step process:

Member Application – Step 1 (of 2)

Fill out the Member Application form below and select the Submit button at the bottom.
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Required Information for All Applicants

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Required Information for Specific Applicants

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

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

(required for Active Student Photographer & Active Photography Educator)

Optional Information for All Applicants

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Photography Specialties (for directory and organization information)
 Aerial Photography Architectural Commercial Digital Imaging Educator Evidence & Legal Photography Fine Arts
 Freelance Photography High School Seniors Industrial Legal Nature Panoramic Portraits (includes Family & Children)
 Retouching/Restoration Special Events Sports Photography Stock Photography Video Production Wedding Videos Weddings

Number of Years of Photography Experience

 0-1 2-4 5-7 8-10 11-15 16-24 25+

Formal Photography Training & Degrees

Click to read PPETN Code of Ethics. *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. I understand that providing false information to PPETN may result in my membership being terminated.

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