Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
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The SWPP-BPPA Society is a British professional photographic organization formed in January 2000 as a result of a merger between the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and the British Professional Photographic Associates. This merger meant the two organisations would be under the umbrella of the SWPP and would be known as the SWPP - BPPA.
The association encourages development and discussion relating to photography and promotes the interests of photographers via seminars, workshops, roadshows and industry recognised qualifications. The group provides lists of recognised and qualified professional photographers throughout the world, all of them meeting strict standards of conduct as laid down in the group's rules.
The society publishes its own magazine, Professional Imagemaker, which is issued six times each year. The magazine includes:
- Equipment Reviews
- Digital Capture
- Photographer Profiles
- Architectural Photography
- Marketing Tips
- Wedding and Portrait Tutorials
- Industry News
- High End Capture
- Print Competition
The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP)
The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers was a photographic trade association founded in 1988 to service the needs of professional wedding and portrait photographers, whether in full or part-time occupations.
British Professional Photographic Associates
British Professional Photographic Associates was a trade association established in the 1980s. Its aim was to encourage high professional standards and ethics in the photography market. The association's strapline was "All photographers are not alike!".