Active Members: An active member shall be a person, in good standing, who earns the major portion of his or her livelihood as a professional photographer, or who is the owner or manager of a professional photography business, or a person designated by such a firm, or who is an independent color artist or negative retoucher. Only active members shall have the right to vote and hold elective office in this corporation. Active members are eligible for scholarships awarded by this organization.
Student Members: An student member shall be a person who is a current student (high school or higher education such as college or trade school) and either running a photography business or interested in professional photography. Student members shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership except voting and holding elective office in this corporation, and scholarship awards.
Life Members: A life member shall be a person who has retired from the photography profession and who has been a member of the IPPA for at least 20 years. Life membership may be conferred upon the approval of and at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Life members are entitled to all the privileges of active members. Life members shall not be required to pay dues or convention fees. Life members shall pay meal fees where applicable.