The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) is an internationally recognised organisation, and the only qualifying body for professional photographers in New Zealand.
NZIPP is a not-for-profit organisation, run by photographers for photographers.
Established in 1938, we have a great appreciation for the history of the industry, coupled with a huge vision as we move forward collectively. Our aim is to encourage and cultivate friendship, collaboration and the sharing of knowledge between members, alongside setting standards in technical, creative and business practice.
The success of NZIPP comes from the strength of its volunteer network; from the elected Board members, the groups around the country who organise regional events, through to members who make up the Accreditation and Honours Teams. We are also supported by a small team of contracted staff in our Head Office.
The NZIPP community is made up of over 350 members that shoot a huge variety of work from weddings and portraits through to high end advertising campaigns. But of course the photography industry extends far beyond just the photographers and one of the great things about our community is we have amazing relationships with the many photographic suppliers and retailers that share our passion for the industry.
We run events throughout the year to develop our members but also with the goal to enhance the awareness and community engagement with professional photography. One of these events is the iconic Iris Awards, which is a photographic print judging competition held annually.
InFocus conference is a concentrated weekend of inspiration and upskilling targeted for professional photographers. Alongside this runs ‘Exposure’ which connects our professional community with the general public.