About Us

The AIPA Photo Academy provides high-quality education and training for photographers who want to improve their technical knowledge and business skills.

This initiative has been developed by the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA), an incorporated society that represents the interests of commercial photographers in New Zealand.

We are not-for-profit, so any revenue we collect goes back into supporting our members and the photographic industry as a whole.

Founded in 1978, there are now over 180 AIPA members nationwide, representing all levels of experience and areas of specialisation.

The AIPA is committed to:

  • Promoting the highest standards in commercial photography
  • Advancing the business interests of advertising and illustrative photographers
  • Helping educate and inspire photographers through our workshops, seminars and lectures
  • Fostering public interest in photography as an art form, via exhibitions and publications
For more information about our association please visit www.aipa.org.nz.


Postal Address

Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA)
PO Box 160, Silverdale, Auckland 0944, New Zealand


Administration Enquiries

Email: photoacademy@aipa.org.nz