Join or Renewal your NCPP mem­ber­ship 2012

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Mem­ber­ship appli­ca­tion New and Renewals please include all required infor­ma­tion and documentation.

Ben­e­fits of membership

Value far beyond this list of rea­sons to become an NCPP mem­ber is the oppor­tu­nity to be spend­ing time with your peers, shar­ing ideas and expe­ri­ences, learn­ing from and teach­ing each other.

Why join NCPP?

Gen­eral Mem­ber­ship
• Attend monthly meet­ings for free.
• Attend monthly guest speaker pre­sen­ta­tion for free.
• Par­tic­i­pate in Image Com­pe­ti­tion for mem­bers only monthly.
– Images are judged by a panel of NCPP judges and usu­ally our guest speaker.
PPA type scor­ing range 70 to 100 and com­ments about the image from the judges.
– This is an excel­lent way to help you grow your craft.
• Receive the Monthly Award Win­ning Focal Point Newslet­ter for free.
• Free adver­tise­ment for 3 months a year in the award win­ning Focal Point Newslet­ter.
• Dis­counts for attend­ing Night School.
• Dis­counts for NCPP spon­sored Work­shops.
• Free online Yahoo group: Help, job requests, job oppor­tu­ni­ties from our mem­ber­ship.
• Inter­ac­tion and friend­ships with many top pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers with whom you can share and learn from each other’s knowl­edge of pho­tog­ra­phy.
• Pho­tog­ra­phers you can reach out to when you need help.
• Access to earn­ing Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Pho­tog­ra­phy Degrees.
• Col­lab­o­ra­tion with National (PPA) Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers of Amer­ica and State (PPC) Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers of California.

New mem­bers are required to have a spon­sor to join NCPP. Your NCPP spon­sor will help you get the most out of the orga­ni­za­tion by help­ing you under­stand all the ben­e­fits of the orga­ni­za­tion. Your spon­sor will also assist you in print com­pe­ti­tion and intro­duce you to mem­bers that are in the same area of photography.

No worry if you do not have a spon­sor NCPP mem­ber­ship will help you find one.

 Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber­ship:
1. Adver­tise­ment in the Newsletter-Focal Point and NCPP Web­site.
2. Dis­play of prod­ucts and ser­vices at meet­ings.
3. Rec­om­men­da­tions to mem­bers to use their service…taking notice of dis­counts offered.
4. Mem­ber­ship advantages…attending meet­ings and see­ing speak­ers at no cost.
5. Busi­ness solic­i­ta­tion while at meetings.


Dues are due for your NCPP mem­ber­ship by Jan. 30th. We have rolled back the mem­ber­ship fees to $135 per year, and if you renew by mid­night Dec 31.  it is only $125 (you save another $10). Please down­load and fill out the renewal form Mem­ber­ship appli­ca­tion  and include it with your renewal check or Pay­Pal pay­ment.

If you need an invoice for your accoun­tant click here:

Mem­ber Categories:

Pro­fes­sional Active: Annual Dues $135. A pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher is an indi­vid­ual who on a reg­u­lar basis, takes and sells pho­tographs or pho­to­graphic ser­vices. Must sat­isfy fed­eral, state (resale per­mit), & local license require­ments. Pro­fes­sional Active mem­bers have full mem­ber­ship priv­i­leges (Free meet­ings, vot­ing, use of NCPP logo for self pro­mo­tional use, and image competition).

Aspir­ing*: Annual Dues $135. An indi­vid­ual who does not work in the pho­to­graphic field, or derive any income from pho­tog­ra­phy but plans to enter the pro­fes­sion. Lim­ited to one year. Mem­ber­ship priv­i­leges: meet­ings and enter­ing image com­pe­ti­tion, but may not vote, hold office or use the NCPP logo. May not actively sell pho­tog­ra­phy or advertise/ pro­mote them­selves as a pho­tog­ra­pher for hire. Lim­ited 20% enrolment.

Stu­dent*: Annual Dues $50. Mem­bers prepar­ing for a career in the pho­tog­ra­phy and cur­rently enrolled in a school as a full time stu­dent. Appli­cant must show evi­dence of enroll­ment. Meet­ing priv­i­leges and image com­pe­ti­tion only. Lim­ited 10% enrolment.

Sus­tain­ing: Annual Dues $150. Mem­ber­ship issued in the busi­ness name of the orga­ni­za­tion, which is a sup­plier, ven­dor, or man­u­fac­turer of pho­to­graphic mate­ri­als, sup­plies or pho­to­graphic ser­vices. One rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the orga­ni­za­tion shall have meet­ing priv­i­leges only, addi­tional pay guest fees.

New Mem­bers Port­fo­lio and/or web­site required with appli­ca­tion for review by the Board for clas­si­fi­ca­tion approval.

*Aspir­ing & Stu­dent Clas­si­fi­ca­tions must assist/help six events per year to main­tain clas­si­fi­ca­tion, sub­mit 2 images per month in Aspir­ing image com­pe­ti­tion (free), and attend Busi­ness 101 A to Z a new pho­tog­ra­phers guide to busi­ness suc­cess ($99) in order to move to Pro­fes­sional Active

For more infor­ma­tion, E-mail the Mem­ber­ship  3rd Vice Pres­i­dent Mem­ber­ship Anna Vick­roy 925–321‑5820
Down Load Appli­ca­tion here: To pay your dues via PayPal/credit card, click here

Mem­ber­ship Classifications Pay­ment

Pro­fes­sional Active $135/Year

Early Bird Renew by Dec 31st Mid­night $125/Year

Aspir­ing $135/Year

Stu­dent $50/Year

Sus­tain­ing $150/Year

Mem­ber­ship appli­ca­tion New and Renewals please include all required infor­ma­tion and documentation.



prior to the meet­ing or $25 at the door.



prior to the meeting
or $25 at the door.


Con­tin­u­ous Edu­ca­tion: Workshops/Seminars