The PPAQ is committed to providing a platform for the promotion and growth of Professional Photography industry in Queensland.

Membership Levels

The PPAQ has two different levels of membership for photographers of all skill levels – CPP and DPP.

Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

Our CPPs are able to demonstrate a broad photographic skill set and are proficient in more than one genre of photography.

To apply for membership as a CPP, you will need:

  • to have been in continuous practice of professional photography for a minimum of two years.
  • be able to provide evidence of an ABN and Public Liability Insurance with a minimum cover of $10m.
  • maintain a Professional Online Presence.
  • Agree to uphold the PPAQ Code of Conduct.
  • Supply a link to your professional website or supply a portfolio of 20 images to be reviewed by a judging panel.

CPP Membership currently costs $180/year or $15/month.


Developing Professional Photographer (DPP)

Are you new to the business of photography?

At a time when the photography business is in a rapid state of change, having the support of like-minded pros is invaluable, and affiliation with an association like the PPAQ provides access to a community who understand that starting out and working independently can prove isolating and stressful.

If you have questions, who do you turn to? As a Developing Professional Photographer with the PPAQ you will have access to a network that can offer guidance in matters ranging from the technical to the procedural.

Whether via regular social forums, industry visits or just a good old phone call, DPPs get to bridge the gap between ‘developing’ and ‘certified’ with the safety net of some of Queensland’s top professional photographers on their side.

DPP Membership currently costs $180/year or $15/month.

**These are challenging times for professional photographers. At the PPAQ, we believe that a united community is a more resilient community. We offer support, guidance and clarity at a time when we need it most. To help, we’ve decided to offer membership for $10 – to all approved applicants – between now and June 30 2020. Membership for the next financial year has also been reduced to $50. We are all in this together. Let’s make it work. There has never been a better time to join the PPAQ.**

To find out more, contact the PPAQ team via the APPLY NOW page.