Membership Classifications

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Membership Classifications 2017-03-03T14:01:04+00:00

Membership Classifications

Active Membership:   ($125)

Individual residents of the State of Louisiana who are actively engaged in the profession of photography

  • Eligible to attend all educational events at membership rates
  • Eligible to enter any and all print competitions
  • Member has voting privileges
  • Eligible to run for board after two years of membership

Shall be limited to individual residents of the State of Louisiana who are actively engaged in the profession of portrait or commercial photography, including movies, either as studio owners, persons owning their own business (individual or in partnership with others), managerial employees of industrial firms, managerial employees of partnerships or individuals, engaged in photography, instructors in photography employed in educational institutions or conducting recognized photographic schools, managerial employees of newspapers, news syndicates, magazine departments, photographic journals, etc., and division or section chiefs in any Federal, State or Local Government photographic department or bureau.  Active members shall have the right to hold office in the corporation and to vote in its meetings and with respect to its affairs.  All active members shall have equal voting rights.

 

Associate Membership:   ($75)

Someone working only under the guidance of an active member (must attach to registration form a letter from the active member you are working for stating/proving same) & cannot be operating independently.

  • Eligible to attend all educational events at membership rates
  • Not eligible to enter any and all print competitions
  • Member has no voting privileges
  • Not Eligible to run for board

Shall be limited to individual residents of the State of Louisiana who are employed by corporations, partnerships or individuals engaged in the profession of portraits of commercial photography (including movies) and who are not managerial employees of or corporation officers; to wives of active members, to students of photography, and such other individuals whose business or profession is, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, related to the art, science or profession of photography, and who do not qualify for any other class of membership.  Associate members shall have no voting rights or right to hold office, but may be permitted to participate in the proceedings and activities of the corporation to such extent as may from time to time be permitted by the bylaws or rules adopted by the Board of Directors.

 

Aspiring Membership:   ($125)

  • Eligible to attend all educational events at membership rates
  • Not eligible for print competition awards
  • Member has no voting privileges
  • Not Eligible to run for board

Shall be open to individuals who are aspiring to pursue the business of professional photography as a career.  This category of membership does not require the presentation of a business license.  Membership as an aspiring member is limited to a period of two years, after which time the member must upgrade to Active or Limited Affiliate membership, the Aspiring member must show proof of possession of all licenses required to operate a legal business within the State of Louisiana.  An Aspiring member may attend public functions of the association such as conventions, seminars and social events.  Aspiring members are invited to participate in the PPLA annual print judging for scoring and educational purposes but is not eligible for any awards.  Aspiring members cannot use the association’s name or seal in any way, shape, or form; particularly in any promotions or advertising.  Any such use of the association’s name or seal will automatically terminate their membership in the association.  Aspiring members are eligible to work on committees and towards the achievement of their state service degree, however, print competition scores earned during the period of Aspiring membership are not applicable towards the Fellowship program.  Aspiring members may not hold office and have no voting rights.

 

Sustaining Vendor Membership:   ($250)

Vendor please submit the name of one actual employee of the company to act as their representative.

  • Eligible to attend all educational events at membership rates unless the vendor has paid for a display booth/table, then his/her fee to enter is waived.
  • Not eligible to enter print competitions
  • Member has no voting privileges
  • Eligible to run for the sustaining member representative on the board of directors

Shall be limited to individuals, partnerships, or corporations engaged in manufacturing, importing, distributing, wholesaling of photographic equipment, apparatus, materials, supplies, services, and accessories, publishers of photographic magazines, and to trade associations whose activities pertain to the photographic industry.  Neither Sustaining Members nor their representatives shall have voting rights  or rights to hold office, but they or their representatives may be permitted to participate in the proceedings and activities of the corporation to such extent as may from time to time be permitted by the bylaws or rules adopted by the Board of Directors.

 

Non-Resident Membership:   ($55)

Shall be limited to individuals who are actively engaged in the profession of photography outside of the State of Louisiana.  Non-Resident Members shall have no voting rights, or the right to hold office, but they may be permitted to participate in the proceedings and activities of the corporation to such extent as may be from time to time permitted by the bylaws or rules adopted by the Board of Directors.

 

Student Membership:   ($35)

Must be enrolled in an institution of higher learning, pursuing either a major or minor in the field(s) of communications, art and/or photography.  Student cannot be working for an active member (must submit the name of the school attending on registration form)

  • Eligible to attend all educational events at membership rates
  • Not eligible to enter any and all print competitions
  • Member has no voting privileges
  • Not Eligible to run for board

 

Past Presidents/ honorary Membership:   ($0)

Shall be limited to such individuals, residents of the State of Louisiana, who the Board of Directors shall determine have performed outstanding service to photography in general and to Professional Photographers of Louisiana, Inc., in particular and who are elected to such membership by the Board of Directors.

  • Eligible to attend all educational events at membership rates
  • Honorary Members are exempt from ALL payments
  • Eligible to enter any and all print competitions
  • Member has voting power
  • Eligible to run for board after two years of membership

 

Senior Membership:   ($20)

Must have been a member of the association for 25 consecutive years.

  • Eligible to attend all educational events at membership rates
  • Eligible to enter any and all print competitions
  • Member has voting power
  • Must be retired
  • Must submit affidavit stating that he/she is retired from the business of photography who has been paying dues for 25 consecutive years requesting relief from paying of dues.  Also, in the event of forced retirement due to illness or inability to work, the board may waive the 25 year requirement.