01325 356 555 membership@thempa.com

An Association owned by its members.
An Association built by photographers.
An Association that belongs to professional photographers like you.

By becoming a member of the Master Photographers Association, not only are you investing in the future of your photographic career, you are also investing in an organisation committed to leading the professional photographic industry to its future.

Each qualified member is an equal stakeholder of the Association with voting powers – giving you the voice to help make those differences within your industry and within the organisation.
We pride ourselves in listening to our members, and endeavor to act as a collective voice. No other organisation gives its members the power to be heard like we do. We believe that by nurturing your needs as a professional photographer you will become a Master of Photography, and in that mastery stand tall at the forefront of the professional photographic industry.

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UKFA-0041-David Bradford
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Some of the benefits

  • Access to MPA Mentoring
  • A 3 tier qualification system to encourage continual learning
  • Use of designatory letters and MPA Logos (Qualified members only)
  • Once Qualified, Personalised Profile Page On Website
  • 12 Months Complimentary Access To The Photography Academy
  • Complimentary WPPI Membership
  • Master Photography Magazine 6 times per year
  • Free Online Directory Listing on the MPA website (Qualified members only)
  • Enter the prestigious Master Photography Awards
  • Trade Discounts with participating Trade Partners
  • Reduced rate seminar fee’s
  • International networking opportunities
  • Stability of joining a structure of support
  • Promotion of Qualified members to buyers of photography
  • Recommended suppliers list of recognised trade quality
  • Electronic Wedding and Portrait Contracts
  • Subsidised training by industry leaders
  • Regional and National meetings
  • Utilities Discount
  • Reduced Rates on professional insurances with our recommended Insurance Broker
  • Lead Generation Scheme

Public Campaigns

Join other likeminded photographers in our public awareness campaigns and promotions driving business to your door.

Ask about joining our renowned Cherubs Portrait Scheme. Subject to availability, participants have exclusive data of pregnant mums and newborn babies in their area, enabling direct mail, and where available, email promotions from your studio.

Student Member £25
Must be in full time education
Access to all digital magazine content
Discounted rates to seminars
Networking opportunities with professional photographers Trade student discounts with participating trade partners

Probationary Member £13.75 pcm Inc. Qualification Fees & vat
Access to membership benefits

Access to mentoring and qualifications

*excludes qualified member benefits

To be recognised as a qualified photographer, licentiate qualification is required. A submission fee will be chargeable of £65.00 upon application.

Reciprocal Membership £13.75 pcm Inc. vat

Please contact Head Office for more information.


Easy payment options, direct debit, monthly installments, credit card, world pay


Please contact membership@thempa.com or call +44(0) 1325 356 555 to find out more


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