Our organization has a clear and public mission that focuses on building credibility and exposure for our members worldwide. We believe that photographers, journalists, videographers and correspondents need the experience that comes with going on real assignments, publishing their work in a quality publication and building their professional portfolio of their work.
IPA is the only recognized web based organization offering its independent staff members the tools to learn their skills as a photojournalist, photographer, videographer, journalist or correspondent. All members have the opportunity to publish their works on our web site and showcase their best works on the IPA websites.
“IPA believes that photographers and journalists must real experiences so they can be prepared to enter the professional market. Today only a handful of fortunate individuals, now have the means to attend a journalism or photography school. In these difficult times media outlets are just not hiring, so photographers and journalists have begun to earn a living as independents. Those that want to work in the media may simply have to learn on their own and that is where we can help”
In addition the IPA independent staff program aids members in obtaining assignments to cover a wide range of subjects including:
Local • National • International
• Public & Private Events
Parades • Red Carpet • Ribbon & Award Ceremonies
• Trade & Consumer Shows
Fashion • Automotive • Food • Computer • Photo • Gift • Medical • Comic Book • Toy • Travel
Local Teams & Sports • Collegiate • Pro • International • Nascar
Concerts • Premieres • Broadway Shows • Music Festivals
Attend hot fashion shows • Report on the Latest Fads • Interview Designers & Models
Destinations • Hotels • Cruises • Attractions • Excursions
• Food & Restaurants
Reviews of restaurants • New products • Culinary personalities • Wine Tasting events
• Review New Products
Computer software and hardware • Photographic equipment and accessories • Books • Music • Tech Gear • More
• Review Services
Your choice, from Sprinkler Installation companies to any type of service your choice.
• Conduct interviews
Famous or Local personalities and celebrities • Business people • People on the street
• Cultural & Arts
Museums • Exhibits • Attractions • Road Shows • Historic Sites
• Write How To Articles
A great way to write about what you know
• Breaking News
Parades, Festivals, St. Fairs, and many other news worthy stories.
This is simply a partial list of topics our IPA members write about or photograph. You can select the areas you want to cover or report on based on your expertise and interests. There are literally thousands of topics you can write about or photograph that would be of interest to IPA readers.
Our members may select their assignments, obtain the approval or access from the companies or organizations that grant access, then cover the event and publish their article or photographs on our web site. Our editorial staff reviews and approves every article and photograph submitted to our site for publication and is available for editorial support if necessary. Our Member Services department helps you every step of the way.
IPA does not accept paid advertising and its only support comes from the small yearly membership fees that help cover the IPA operating expenses and sponsorship programs we offer at some of the major Trade and Consumer shows we cover. As such, the scope of our members’ works are broad and cover many subjects of interest to our web site visitors and members. IPA membership is selective, but not exclusive and members at all skill levels may qualify for membership.
IPA members have a number of renewal options including credits given them when they publish qualified articles on our websites. Members can earn up to $120 per year toward their renewal fees.
Our independent staff members may enjoy all the benefits and courtesies that are afforded members of the working press and should conduct themselves in a professional manner when representing IPA on assignment. IPA has the right to refuse publication of articles or photos we feel do not meet the criteria set in our Terms of Membership.