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PPGH offers the following membership categories


ACTIVE Apply for Membership

An Active member is defined as a professional photographer/visual artist creating work in various mediums, still or motion, within the scope of the professional photography industry.
Below are the requirements to be submitted to the Board of Directors to be considered and approved for Active member status.

  • An Active member must be available for a minimum of 30 hours per week for consumer assignment during a normal work week. 
  • Required submission of a copy of your current D/B/A in good standing.
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  • Required submission of a copy of your current sales tax certificate in good standing.
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Active member status entitles member to full voting and office holding privileges, discounted educational opportunities, participation in the Active image competition in their respective categories, and proper use of the PPGH logo. It is preferred the Active member also be an active member in good standing with PPA and TPPA.

ASSOCIATEApply for Membership

An Associate member is defined as:

  • Either an owner, partner or spouse of a member.
  • An employee or member of a member’s studio or firm.
  • A person owning or working with a company who supplies services or products for the photographic industry.
  • OR any of the previous by definition who retires with five (5) years of membership status (notwithstanding retirement due to disability or early retirement before age sixty-five).

Membership is subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors. Associate members do not have voting privileges, may not hold office or chair positions, may participate in the Associate member category image competition, and do not qualify to use the PPGH logo in any form. Associate membership includes discounted membership rates and discounted educational opportunities.

ASPIRINGApply for Membership

An Aspiring member is defined as:

  • A person who is not yet considered a professional photographer/visual artist as outlined in the Active member level and wishes to join PPGH for educational purposes and to build association with other working professionals.
  • Aspiring members may at any time apply to the Membership Director to move their membership to Active status upon meeting all prerequisites of that classification and submitting any necessary materials to the Membership Director for Board Review.

Aspiring members do not have voting privileges, may not hold office, may participate in the Aspiring member category image competition, or use the PPGH logo in any form. Aspiring membership may include discounted membership rates and discounted educational opportunities as determined by the Board of Directors.

STUDENTApply for Membership

A student must:

  • Be a current active student at a school, college or university.
  • Provide a current school ID.

This membership is subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors. Student members do not have voting privileges, may not hold office or chair positions, may participate in the Student member category image competition, and do not qualify to use the PPGH logo in any form. Student membership includes discounted membership rates and discounted educational opportunities as determined by the Board of Directors.

LIFE/HONORARY

A past president who remains in good standing for one year following his term as President shall qualify as a Life Member, upon approval by a vote of the majority of the Board of Directors present. The Board of Directors, by unanimous vote of the members present, may confer Honorary Membership in the Guild upon anyone recommended. Life and Honorary members are exempt from payment of all dues and shall enjoy all rights and privileges; but, subject to all obligations of membership (excluding dues), shall not hold the office of President, Vice-President, Secretary and or Treasurer. Life/Honorary status entitles member to full voting privileges, discounted educational opportunities, participation in Active image competition in their respective categories, and proper use of PPGH logo.

NOTE

Members of each of the above classifications may attend PPGH functions, such as seminars, meetings, etc, for member discount fees. Anyone applying for membership or any current member is subject to the "Code of Business Ethics" which is part of the PPGH By-Laws. These will be strictly enforced by the "Board of Directors". Anyone not in compliance may be placed on probation or have their membership revoked without refund or reimbursement.


Revised 02/23/16 


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