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MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP
 

What does it mean to be a Master or Grand Master in any industry? It means EXCELLENCE in all that you know for that Industry.

What does it take to become a Master or Grand Master Photographer with the MPI Organization?

It means pushing your mind, your passion and your soul to perfect in the Art of Photography.

If you are a Professional or Aspiring Photographer – Join us on your journey of achieving Excellence in the Art and Business of Professional Photography. Your journey with the MPI Grand Master Program will take you from your current level to the best that you can personally be as you push yourself to new levels.

 

Who can join?
 

The Master Photographers International (MPI) Organization is available Internationally for registration to full and part-time professionals, who have a web presence and charge for their services and/or art.

Whether this is your dream, a passion you have been pursuing that you want to turn into a successful business or you are already a successful professional photographer,
at MPI we look at accepting serious minded Professional Photographers into MPI Organization.

Registration to the Master Photographers International Organization is reviewed individually

Memberships consist of Professional Photographers in the six main categories listed below. MPI has created its Master’s Program to reflect these categories.

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY - DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION PHOTOGRAPHY - FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY -
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY - PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

 


 

MPI MEMBERSHIP for QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL

 

HOW TO BECOME A PART OF MPI

If you are interested in being included with our MPI Qualified Members, you can register by clicking below. If you fit the MPI criteria for membership, you will receive a welcome letter within a few days. 

Once you receive a welcome letter letting you know that you have been successful in being accepted into the MPI Organization. You are then able to continue onto the next level. MPI new members can be placed as an Associate, Craftsman or a Master Photographer in category. All Grand Master levels are earned through the Master Program. The MPI Qualified Professionals Members Galleries are accessible to members once final placement has been completed.
 

 


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE A WELCOME LETTER?

Welcome letters take a few days as we process your request 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT MPI IS ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS EARNING AN INCOME FULL OR PART-TIME AND HAVING A PROFESSIONAL WEB PRESENCE.
 

PLACEMENT PORTFOLIOS

When you have been accepted into the Master Photographers International Organization, you will be required to submit a placement portfolio within 60 days of registration. Starting to think of what you would like to submit is advised when you send your request in. Submitting your best work will help with MPI placing you at the highest level of your experience. If you are at a Grand Master Photographer level, this honor is earned through the MPI Master Program.

Your placement portfolio will not only help place you into your designation level at MPI, but will also give you great insight and tips on your images.

The cost for the review of your placement portfolio is $125.00 CND and charged once you have submitted your portfolio.

Designation Placement Minimum Requirement
Associated Photographer AP Placement Scoring of Submission with 80% of Images between 65% to 74%
Craftsman Photographer CP Placement Scoring of Submission with 80% of Images between 75% to 79%
Master Photographer in Commercial MPC Placement Scoring of Submission with 80% of Images higher than 80%
Master Photographer in Digital Illustration MPD Placement Scoring of Submission with 80% of Images higher than 80%
Master Photographer in Fine Art MPF Placement Scoring of Submission with 80% of Images higher than 80%
Master Photographer in Nature MPN Placement Scoring of Submission with 80% of Images higher than 80%
Master Photographer in Portrait MPP Placement Scoring of Submission with 80% of Images higher than 80%
Master Photographer in Wedding MPW Placement Scoring of Submission with 80% of Images higher than 80%

 

Once you have placed into your level of experience, and have chosen to jumpstart, you will then be able to publish your MPI Qualified Members Gallery.

 

 

 

MPI QUALIFIED MEMBER GALLERIES

The MPI Qualified Member Galleries are unique and developed for the purpose of promoting the Master Photographers International Qualified Professionals.

What is different with the MPI Member Galleries?

The MPI Member Galleries have been developed to allow members to log in and update their images, contact info and other information that displays on their Galleries. There is no need to email info and have your Gallery updated. We believe keeping your Member Gallery up to date will reflect to your clients and Art Buyers what you have available for services.

 

MPI MASTER PROGRAM

The Master Program is a great way to distinguish yourself in your field as a Qualified Professional for your industry, while also excelling your photography practices and business. Jump starting in the program not only saves you time, it also places you in your current level of experience.

 

Approximate time saved when jump starting the MPI Master Program
 

Associate Photographer 2 to 4 Years
Craftsman Photographer 3 to 7 Years
Master Photographer in Category 5 to 10 Years

The MPI Master Program has been developed to work with the MPI International Image Challenge (IIC) along with MPI certifications and workshops.

Continuing on the program is not required after placement. If, however, you would like to grow, strengthen your skills or stay up to date with your photography in today's ever changing market – challenging yourself is the best way to accomplish this with the MPI Master Program.

 

 

CERTIFIED MEMBERS

For the members that are interested in also obtaining Certification in their field, MPI has various Certification that can be attained. As an MPI member you may earn unlimited certifications. This has been created for professionals that specialize in a certain field and/or for professionals that would like to challenge themselves or continue on with the Master Program.

Certification is a great extra that speaks to your clients on your specialty. Some examples are displayed below showing how certifications can be used.

Example; you placed as a Craftsman Photographer and you earned a Certification in Newborn Photography. You would then be referred to a

CRAFTSMAN PHOTOGRAPHER, CERTIFIED IN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

Some other examples could be:
MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER IN COMMERCIAL CERTIFIED IN ARCHITECTURE and CORPORATE HEAD SHOTS
MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER IN NATURE CERTIFIED IN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER IN FINE ART CERTIFIED IN FINE ART LANDSCAPES.

Certifications are also a great way to receive feedback on your images. Certifications are based on a submission of 10 images. Displaying a current certification allows your clients to see that you are up to date on the latest industry practices. MPI Certifications may be submitted at any time during the year. We have included a list of certifications currently available. Only placed members of Master Photographers International are eligible for Certifications.

 

 

CATEGORIES AND CLASSES

 

COMMERCIAL
  • ADVERTISING
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • AERIAL or DRONE
  • BEAUTY and FASHION
  • EDITORIAL and PRESS
  • BOTANICAL
  • FOOD and PRODUCT
  • INDUSTRIAL
  • SPORTS
  • CORPORATE PORTRAIT (1 Person)
  • CORPORATE GROUP PORTRAIT
  • TRAVEL
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
  • DIGITAL CREATED ADVERTISING
  • FINE ART
  • DIGITAL ILLUSTRATIVE STORYTELLING
  • PORTRAIT
FINE ART
  • ABSTRACT
  • ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES
  • FINE ART ARCHITECTURE
  • FINE ART AERIAL or DRONE
  • BLACK and WHITE
  • CITYSCAPES
  • CITYSCAPES - PAINTERLY and/or ARTISTIC
  • CITYSCAPES - PANORAMA
  • FINE ART LANDSCAPES
  • FINE ART LANDSCAPES PAINTERLY and/or ARTISTIC
  • FINE ART LANDSCAPES - PANORAMA
  • FINE ART NUDE or FIGURE STUDY
  • FLORAL
  • STILL LIFE
  • STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
  • FINE ART NATURE
NATURE
  • BIRD and BIRDS of PREY
  • BOTANICAL
  • MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
  • NATURAL LANDSCAPES
  • NATURAL SEASCAPES
  • PANORAMA NATURAL LANDSCAPES
  • PANORAMA NATURAL SEASCAPES
  • SEA LIFE
  • WILDLIFE
PORTRAIT
  • CHILD PORTRAIT
  • CHILD PORTRAIT STORY
  • COUPLES and ENGAGEMENT
  • PORTRAIT (1 PERSON)
  • FAMILY PORTRAIT (2 or MORE PEOPLE)
  • GROUP PORTRAIT (10 or MORE PEOPLE
  • FINE ART PORTRAIT
  • PORTRAIT STORY
  • MATERNITY
  • NEWBORN
  • PET PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WOMEN'S PHOTOGRAPHY
  • UNDERWATER PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
WEDDING
  • BRIDE'S TALE
  • GROOM'S TALE
  • BRIDAL PARTY
  • WEDDING COUPLE
  • WEDDING CEREMONY
  • WEDDING DETAILS
  • WEDDING FORMALS
  • STUDIO WEDDING FORMALS
  • WEDDING RECEPTION
  • TRASH the DRESS

 

 

MEMBER PROMOTIONS

 

One of MPI’s main objectives is to promote professional photography and the importance of hiring a professional photographer. In today’s digital age, it is easy for anyone to purchase a camera and call themselves a professional photographer. With so much out there many clients are not aware of what they are purchasing or who they are commissioning.

Qualifying our members and placing them in their experience level will help clear up some of the confusion for most, as they search for a professional photographer, artist or instructor. A portion of membership funds are used to promote and run advertisements. We believe that advertising as a whole brings more to each professional and to the photography industry. Many of our members mentioned last year was a busy one for them and we believe that our promotions and advertising have helped.

MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT

General Member - $288.00
Spousal or Studio Extra Member - $178.00
Member over 65 years of age, Proof Required - $125.00
Malaysia/Indonesia/India/Philippines/Africa - $149.00

Industry Partners - $350.00

Note:
All Membership Fees are in Canadian Funds
Applicable taxes apply for all Canadian Memberships


Studio or Spousal Members

Do you have a studio with employees or do you and your spouse work together? The Studio or Spousal membership would be a benefit allowing for a second more economical membership.

Studio or Spousal membership is a great and allows these members to enter the image challenge and grow within the Master Program

Members Over 65

If you are professional over the age of 65 working and charging for your services, take advantage of the Member over 65 still practicing membership.

If you are a retired professional over 65 and currently passing your time as a hobby, join us as a retired member. Retired members are still able to enter competition along with being in community with other professionals.

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Contact Us

Master Photographers International

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Phone: 1-844-273-6762

Website: www.mpio.co