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IFPO PROVEN PROGRAMS
Developed Over 28 Years of Serving Freelancers

IFPO BENEFITS:
Freelance Photographers don't have to be out there on their own. IFPO provides the Tools, Back-up and Support necessary for you to:

  • Make Money with Your Camera
  • Gain Access to Sports, Entertainment and Breaking News Events.
  • Earn the Prestige and Income that comes with Getting Published.
  • Membership is Open to Everyone.

Application Include

JOIN IFPO's 80,498 World-Wide Membership

1) GOLD PRESS CREDENTIALS

"THE GAIN ACCESS PROGRAM." The Gold Press Credentials will get you and your camera where you could never go alone - behind the scenes at sports, entertainment and breaking news events. The unique IFPO PRESS program,which includes the Press Passport and Badge Credentials, is available to IFPO members only. The backbone of the IFPO Press Program is Today's Photographer magazine. IFPO member photographers who participate in the program are on assignment for the magazine and submit their work to be considered for publication. Accessories available for these credentials include Business Cards, Emil addresses, Press Hats or Patches, Windshield Stickers and Dash Card .

2) UNIVERSAL PRESS CREDENTIALS

Issued by American International (A.I.) News Service and are available to experienced IFPO press photographers. The AI News Service Universal credentials are designed to open press gates for the highest profile events around the world. AI Photographers succeed more than 85% of the time at all kinds of events and submit their work to various daily news outlets and monthly magazines -- including Today's Photographer Magazine. With AI, you work for multiple news outlets instead of a quarterly photography magazine. Accessories available for these credentials include Business Cards, Emil addresses, AI News Service Hats or Patches and Magnetic Auto Signs.

3) USPRESSCORPS.ORG

IFPO launched a new Hard Card Press Program in 2009 limited to 1500 experienced photographers by invitation only. Accessories available for these credentials include Business Cards, Emil addresses, USPRESSCORPS.ORG Hats or Patches, Dash Cards and Magnetic Auto Signs.

4) A.I. News Service's SPORTS CREDENTIALS

Go on sports assignments with American International News Service's Sports Credential Program

5) MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER PLATINUM PORTFOLIO

The exclusive and impressive Master Photographer Diploma Program is available to the most experienced IFPO members. Qualifications are required. Accessories available for Master Photographers include Business Cards, Master Photographer Hats or Patches, and Dash Cards.

6) IFPO DISTRIBUTORSHIPS

The IFPO Distributor program is a business opportunity that can earn you thousands of dollars in a matter of weeks. It is a proven system to make money part-time or full-time. You can sell IFPO memberships, programs, books, videos and forms and keep a part of the profit for yourself. No minimum sales are required. In a nutshell, you make the sales, IFPO does the work. We ship directly to you or your customer. Complete Distributor Program details come with your kit.

7) MODEL CONSULTING NEW DISCOVERIES PROGRAM

The New Discoveries Model Consulting Program is a business opportunity sponsored by the International Freelance Photographers Organization (IFPO). The program gives photographers three effective ways to make money immediately and get immediate exposure for newly discovered models:

  • a) Offers opportunity to start or expand a model portfolio business (photo or video).
  • b) Provides photographers with an easy way to attract models for their other photography interests and assignments.
  • c) Provides models immediate exposure on the IFPO New Discoveries Internet Site.

8) GLAMOUR.ELITE

GLAMOUR.ELITE program is dedicated to the publication of photographs that promote celebrities and discoveries of interest to GLAMOUR ELITE photographers. Published photos are screened and selected by the editorial staff for excellence in subject appeal and photographic excellence. GLAMOUR ELITE Photographers receive certificates of accomplishment for each image published.

9) HONOR ROLL OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

Diploma for Lifetime Achievement and years of IFPO service. Each year certain IFPO members are recognized for their lifetime achievements in photography and their names are permanently placed on the Honor Roll of IFPO Photographers on the internet.

10) IFPO HALL OF FAME

Each year a number of deserving members are inducted into the IFPO Hall of Fame. Their names can be verified on the IFPO Hall of Fame web site. An impressive portfolio of credentials are available including a sterling silver Hall of Fame Lapel Pin.

11) FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS' ASSIGNMENT BANK on the INTERNET

Register your specialty, stock photos and direct contact information on the internet so you can get assignments or sell photos you already have!

Assignment and Picture Editors and other Photo Buyers have direct and instant access to this vital information from anywhere in the world 24/7! Cut out commissions forever! Buy no more expensive Yellow Page Ads!

12) STOCK GALLERY

Now IFPO members can sell the photos they have already taken without having to supply the 1000's most stock agencies require. You negotiate directly with the buyer or user of your images and pay NO COMMISSIONS ever.

13) TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS WEB-SITE LINKS

You can put a link to your own web-site on the "TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS" page.

14) THE MERIT AND ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

Awards merit and recognizes achievement of IFPO photographers. The program is designed to recognize your achievements, build your image, announce your specialty and enhance your status with clients. The backbone of the program is the Flex System of 6 Gold Seal Achievement of Merit Cards for Freelance Photography, News/ Photojournalist, Investigative Photographer, Glamour Photographer, Sports Photographer and Celebrity Photographer.

15) IFPO CREDENTIALS

IFPO's Recognition programs give you the clout you need to succeed with your clients. Through IFPO affiliation, members like yourself find that they can land clients easier and command higher fees. The IFPO BUSINESS CARDS, RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES and other important identification credentials confirm your affiliation with an internationally recognized organization and define your specialty.

16) PICTURE AWARDS

Earn Publishing Credits and "Certificate of Publication Awards."

17) PHOTOGRAPHER'S BUSINESS FORMS

Sixty one+ (61) photographer's business forms are available to cover every aspect of the photographer's business. Contracts, checklists, and releases protect photographers and videographers while reducing paper work. Forms cover general job assignments, weddings, model portfolios, press assignments, job pricing and more.

18) LEARNING LIBRARY

IFPO's HOW-TO programs span the expertise range of basic, intermediate and advanced photographic techniques. Exposure and lighting, use of lenses, design and composition, using filters, film, flash techniques, available light, setting up a studio, the use of cameras including 35mm and digital.

HOW-TO programs include applications such as wedding, portrait, videography, sports-action, photojournalism, travel and scenic, wildlife and nature, glamour and boudoir, model portfolios, commercial and advertising photography, underwater, special effects, darkroom, still life and more. These programs include beginner, intermediate and advanced techniques for shooting indoors, outdoors, location or studio.

HOW-TO programs for making money include topics such as press photography, wedding photography, and most of the categories listed above.

19) LIFETIME DISTINCTION of HONOR DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Exclusive 27th Anniversary Program for All IFPO Members: Open to OLD and NEW Members exclusively in this 27th Anniversary Celebration all the way back to our first members in 1984.

20) ACCESSORIES

Other accessories are available to further heighten the awareness of your IFPO affiliation as you use them for work or play. These items are designed to elevate your prestige, give you credibility and help you gain access to opportunities for you and your camera. They include impressive IFPO Member or Press emblems, and auto identification stickers and placards.

21) IFPO SPECIALTY BRONZE HARD CARDS

Complete I.D. set components are available including lanyards or badge clips.

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