Mission Statement


The North­ern Cal­i­for­nia Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers is an orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to advanc­ing the busi­ness of pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phy. Our pur­pose is to cre­ate an envi­ron­ment amongst pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers that will inspire each of us and to help one another grow as busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als and artists.
Fur­ther­more the objec­tives and pur­poses of this Asso­ci­a­tion shall be to:

(1) Advance pho­tog­ra­phy in all its branches, both as an art and as a profession.

(2) Cre­ate, fos­ter and main­tain cor­dial rela­tions, coop­er­a­tion, and inter­change of thoughts and opin­ions among its members.

(3) To be a pro-active group in which each mem­ber is expected to participate.

(4) Oppose vio­la­tions and infringe­ments of the rights of pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers or their organizations.

(5) Coop­er­ate with other orga­ni­za­tions endeav­or­ing to accom­plish sim­i­lar purposes.

(6) Pro­mote and edu­cate the con­sumer to the advan­tages of hir­ing a pro­fes­sional photographer