Benefits Of Membership
Training, mentoring, a great network, insurance,
legal protection, great discounts and much more!
Professional, enthusiast or both - if you are a photographer the Guild can help you to get the most from your camera in a friendly and supportive way!
Our membership includes full and part-time professional photographers committed to delivering the highest standards to their customers, distinguished social photographers of many years standing, plus enthusiasts who are involved with photography simply because they 'love it', as well as aspiring photographers who can benefit from the experience of our established members.
We offer training and mentoring from internationally respected tutors, have industry relevant assessment processes and differing membership levels, and can save you £££'s with our discounts! We also offer incredible legal protection and support for those in business as well as much more! Perhaps this is why the Guild is growing so quickly!
There are two main types of Membership -
Regular Membership .. which is suitable for all (especially enthusiasts or those based abroad) - just £90 per year
'Pro' Membership .. which comes with a large amount of additional services ideally suited to the professional photographer based within the UK - just £120 per year
More details about what the Guild offers can be found above, but below is a brief summary of what each membership type offers -
'Pro' Membership includes ..
Loss of earnings protection, a 24/7 Legal Advice helpline, 24/7 access to a team of PR experts, a Tax Advice helpline, a mediation service, and an on-line Business Legal Services facility where you can personalise and download around 100 legal documents.
Also included is Business Legal Cover which responds to a generous range of legal disputes that can arise from day-today business activities including Tax Investigation Protection which covers a formal aspect or full enquiry into your business tax affairs by HM Revenue and Customs, Contract Dispute and a Debt Recovery service which protects you if a customer or supplier doesn't fulfil a contractual agreement, Compliance and Regulation cover which defends you from business-related prosecution or civil action brought under the Data Protection Act and provides cover to appeal as well as Employment Protection and Compensation Awards which provides protection from disputes with past, present or prospective employees.
Plus more .. and all the benefits of Regular Membership of course
Regular Membership includes ..
Access to the highly recognisable Guild logos and the highly regarded Guild assessment programme, access to critiques and mentoring plus 121 or group training opportunities and social events. There are also monthly photography competitions with the opportunity of feedback to help personal development and a FREE bi-monthly magazine. Members also get a FREE listing on the Guild's contemporary and powerful search engine, FREE Downloads, private FB group areas ideal for networking, advice and support, a Priority Data Recovery service and an expert post-production service.
There is also access to some great discounts including discounted and comprehensive insurance and up to 12% off at the Apple Store.
Remember - qualifications from other respectable organisations are transferable from 'Licentiate' (an 'L' as they are commonly known) to our 'Qualified Status'. They may also be at higher levels.
ALL THIS IS AVAILABLE FROM JUST £90 A YEAR(LESS THAN 25 PENCE A DAY) so iF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE OR WHAT THE GUILD CAN DO FOR YOU, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. Alternatively, if you've read enough you can join here.
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Most of these benefits are exclusive to Guild members and all of them are subject to change as they are constantly kept under review for both quality and value, plus circumstances change. Some items do incur extra costs with the Guild or the supplier so if you need to know more please ask. We are also constantly looking to enhance our range of exclusive services and are open to suggestions and requests if you have any.