What we do
The official qualifying body for professional photographers in the UK, we support all disciplines of photography - Wedding, Portrait, Commercial and many more.

The Bipp is at the forefront of the training and development of professional photographers.

Internationally Recognised

1The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) is an internationally recognised qualifying organisation, with over 100 years of experience in supporting photographers.

We have over 3,500 members worldwide, covering every discipline of photography - fashion, wedding, portrait, wedding, architectural, commercial, advertising & many more.

Training & Support

2The core aims of BIPP are to train, qualify and support professional photographers. In order to do this, we offer a challenging qualifications structure, a full programme of training courses and events plus a number of preferential deals on useful products and services.

We also work with a number of colleges to ensure the future of the professional photographic industry.


3One of the key areas of our work is representation - we represent professional photography to government and industry.

BIPP is a not-for-profit organisation, run by its members. The Advisory Boards and the Board of Directors are elected by our members. All Regional Committees are run by volunteers, who give their time freely, as do our Mentors, Assessors and Directors.

Qualifications & Mentoring

World recognised, BIPP qualifications are a benchmark of excellence. Each qualification reflects increasing levels of experience, skill and achievement. If you're interested in gaining a professional photographic qualification, read through our information.

Training & Support

Our courses and workshops are designed for professional photographers; from those starting out in the business to the more experienced photographer who wants to develop new skills. They are led by trained professionals and are open to members and non-members, although members benefit from a subsidised rate.

Benefits Of Joining

As a qualified member of BIPP you would have access to a huge range of benefits including intenationally recognised professional qualifications...leading to increased prominence in the market place & recognition of your qualification by other organisations and employers.