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PPGH offers the following membership categories

PPA Degreed Professional Active Membership.  This membership is for professional photographers or visual artists creating work in various mediums, still or motion, within the scope of the professional photography industry for 2 or more years and have acquired and maintained one of the 4 degrees designated by the PPA and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be available for a minimum of 30 hours per week for consumer assignment
  • Have a current DBA and Sales Tax Certificate in good standing
  • Must have acquired and maintained one of the following PPA Degrees: Master of Photography (M.Photog.), Master Artist (M.Artist), Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.), or PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)
  • Must be an active member in good standing with PPA
  • Must attend a minimum of four General PPGH Meetings per year

This membership entitles the member to discounted membership rates, to full voting and office holding privileges, discounted educational opportunities, participation in the image competition, participation in the Fellowship program, proper use of the PPGH logo and are listed in the online directory.

Professional Active Membership.  This membership is for professional photographers or visual artists creating work in various mediums, still or motion, within the scope of the professional photography industry for at least 1 year and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be available for a minimum of 30 hours per week for consumer assignment
  • Have a current DBA and Sales Tax Certificate in good standing
  • Must submit 5 images of your work for review only
  • If member is not a studio owner, proof of full-time employment at a professional studio must be provided

This memberships entitles the member to full voting and office holding privileges, discounted educational opportunities, participation in the image competition, participation in the Fellowship program, proper use of the PPGH logo and are listed in the online directory.

Associate Membership.  This membership is for people that are affiliated with the photographic industry either through a studio or industry related vendor.  Associate Members can be studio owners, studio employees, partner or spouse of a member, or  affiliated with a company who supplies products or services to the photographic industry.
        

This membership entitles the member to discounted membership rates, discounted educational opportunities, committee or action team membership, participation in the image competition.

Associate Members do not have voting privileges, may not hold office or committee chair positions, participate in the Fellowship program and are not included in the online directory.  Members who are vendors may use the PPGH logo for advertising purposes only.

Aspiring Membership.  This membership is for people who are not yet considered a professional photographers/visual artists as outlined in the one of the Active Member levels, but wish to join PPGH for educational purposes and to build association with other working professionals.

This membership entitles the member to discounted membership rates, discounted educational opportunities and participation in print competition.

Aspiring members do not have voting privileges, may not hold office, participate in the Fellowship program, use the PPGH logo in any form and are not included in the online directory.

Student Membership.  This membership is for people who are preparing for a career in photography or graphic arts. Student Members are required to be currently enrolled and attend a college, vocational or technical school that has been approved by the Board of Directors.

This membership entitles the member to discounted membership rates, discounted educational opportunities, committee or action team membership, participation in print competition in the Student Category.

Student members do not have voting privileges, may not hold office, participate in the Fellowship program, use the PPGH logo in any form and are not included in the online directory.
Retired Membership.  This membership is for Active Members who retire at age 55 or older and are no longer engaged in the photography business more than 10 hours a week. A Retired Member must have five (5) years of PPGH Active Membership and must have approval from the Board of Directors in order to eligible for this membership category. Retired Members have voting rights, may not serve as an officer, but can serve as a Director. 

This membership entitles the member to discounted membership rates, discounted educational opportunities and are entitled use the PPGH logo in any form.

Retired Members may not enter print competition, may not participate in the fellowship program and are not included in the online directory.

Supporting Membership.  This membership is for people who wish to be a part of the photographic industry and begin their photographic career or hobby.  Supporting Members may not vote, hold office, enter print competition, attend workshops, will not be included in the online directory, participate in the fellowship program, or use the PPGH logo in any form. 

Affiliate Membership.  This membership is for people who are members in good standing of another PPA local affiliate.  Affiliate members are not required to pay dues dues, do not have voting rights and cannot hold office, but may attend PPGH meetings and educational events at PPGH member prices and serve on PPGH committes or action teams.

Life Membership.  This membership is reserved for those who have served as a past president, remain in good standing for one year following their term as President and has received approval by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Honorary Membership.  This membership if for individuals who have been recommended and approved by an unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.

Life and Honorary members are exempt from payment of all dues and are entitled to full voting privileges, discounted educational opportunities, participation in image competition, participation in the Fellowship program, proper use of PPGH logo and are listed in the online directory.  Life and Honorary members are not eligible to to hold the office of President, Vice-President, Secretary and or Treasurer, but may serve on committees or action teams. 


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