The Society has a number of levels of qualifications/distinctions for photographers, which are awarded: Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship with Craftsman being available to wedding photographers only.
We appreciate that some subjects could easily apply to more than one of the ‘Societies’we recommend that you send some sample images and our advisors will guide you.
Licentiate details here
Associate details here
Fellow details here
Craftsman details here
Qualifications can be applied for the following Societies:
The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers - SWPP
Subject matter: Weddings, portraits, fashion, glamour, children, babies, school and all other social photographic subjects.
Qualifications/distinctions available: LSWPP ASWPP, CrSWPP and FSWPP
The Society of International Sport &Leisure Photographers - SISLP
Subject matter: Events, all sports and leisure activities.
Qualifications/distinctions available: LSISLP, ASISLP and FSISLP
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers - SINWP
Subject matter: Landscape, wildlife, nature, seascapes, insects and bugs, astronomical, marine and all other natural scenes, animals or plants
Qualifications/distinctions available: LSINWP, A SINWP and FSINWP
The Society of International Travel &Tourism Photographers - SITTP
Subject matter: Continents, countries, cities, towns, national parks and places of interest
Qualifications/distinctions available: LSITTP, ASITTP and FSITTP
The Society of International Media &Press Photographers - SIMPP
Subject matter: Press, photojournalism, advertising, media, PR and all news related images
Qualifications/distinctions available: LSIMPP, A SIMPP and FSIMPP
The Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers - SICIP
Subject matter: Products, corporate, construction, banking and finance, industrial, commercial
Qualifications/distinctions available: LSICIP, ASICIP and FSICIP
The Society of International School and Event Photographers - SISEP
Qualifications/distinctions available: LSISEP, ASISEP and FSISEP
The Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers - SIFGP
Qualifications/distinctions available: LSIFGP, ASIFGP and FSIFGP
How do I apply?
Apply for qualifications
Read the article: To be or not to be? – (Qualified) –The final question!
Photo Quote: For me, the creation of a photograph is experienced as a heightened emotional response, most akin to poetry and music, each image the culmination of a compelling impulse I cannot deny. Whether working with a human figure or a still life, I am deeply aware of my spiritual connection with it. In my life, as in my work, I am motivated by a great yearning for balance and harmony beyond the realm of human experience, reaching for the essence of oneness with the Universe. - Ruth Bernhard