Code Of Conduct

The APHP is defined by the high standard and quality of members’ work, but also their exemplary behaviour. Adhering to the following Code of Conduct and Member Regulations are conditions of membership.

Code Of Conduct
APHP-Approved photographers undertake to provide the highest standards of service in their dealings with clients, and do nothing that could damage the reputation or standing of the Association. They:

  • -  Are polite, courteous and respectful at all times.
  • -  Act fairly, reliably, honestly, and with integrity in all dealings.
  • -  Honour bookings and give maximum notice of any change (except in exceptional
  • -  Abidebytransparentlyandpubliclystatedtermsandconditionsrelatingtobookings,
    session rates, deadlines re image supply and all fees.
  • -  Maintain the confidentiality of all personal information supplied before, or shared in a
  • -  Exercise all reasonable skill, care and diligence in work.
  • -  Uphold the high professional standards expected by the Association.
  • -  Co-operate with the Association in any investigation into an alleged breach of this Code.
Member Regulations
Members agree to:
  • -  Maintain the highest standards in their work and keep up to date with industry trends.
  • -  Publish and adhere to clearly outlined conditions of business for clients.
  • -  Honour bookings within reason, keep to deadlines per gallery provision and retouches,
    and have in place reliable back-up systems.
  • -  Maintain up-to-date Public Liability insurance.
  • -  Maintain confidentiality and good practice data protection when dealing with their
  • -  Pay the subscription fee and subsequent annual renewals promptly.
  • -  Be willing to participate in APHP-led mediation in the event of an unresolved dispute
    between an APHP member and a client.
  • -  Never to work as an Agent, Personal Manager of Casting Director.
    Failure to abide by any of the above Rules & Regulations could result in termination of APHP membership.

What is APHP approved?

APHP-Approved is a neutral hallmark of quality and expertise in a crowded marketplace. Wherever you see it, you can be sure of working with an APHP-qualified photographer who is fair, reliable and responsible, possessing the experience, skill and knowledge to provide you with the highest quality headshots.

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