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ILP Guidelines - Must Read For New Members

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[size=1][size=5][b]Differences between the various member groups: [color=#b22222](Updated 9/2012)[/color][/b][/size]

[size=3][b]Open members: Free[/b]
The open forums area, which includes Open House, Showcase and more, are free and accessible by anyone who registers as a member of ILP. Because it is accessible to all, we do not allow business/client related discussions or supplier-related discussions to take place. Members are advised to read carefully the ILP Guidelines soon after registering. Welcome![/size][/size]

[font=Arial][size=1][font=Verdana][size=3][b]ILP Enthusiast: [/b][/size][/font][/size][/font][size=3]Enthusiast membership was designed to allow those photographers who are serious about improving their photography to share and learn with others of like mind. Forums included on the Enthusiast side include: "Basics and Beyond" (image sharing and discussion), Constructive Critique (honest image critique), Enthusiast Tutorials, Portfolio Building (discuss conducting PB sessions/methods), Lessons & Assignments, ILP Local Meet-ups, Pixels & Chips (any tech related discussion), Photo Equipment Discussion, ILP Advanced Readiness, etc. Note that in depth critique is not available on the free side, so Enthusiast membership allows members to receive constructive critique from others with more experience and more skills. No application necessary to join.[/size] [b][size=3]ILP Enthusiast membership may be purchased here: [url="http://ilovephotography.com/forums/index.php?app=nexus"]Purchase ILP Enthusiast[/url][/size][/b]

[font=Arial][size=1][font=Verdana][size=3][b]ILP Advanced: $30/6month, $50/1yr.[/b][/size][/font] [/size][/font][size=1][size=3]ILP Advanced allows access to a special forum that ILP members requested in order to allow discussion of advanced photo topics in a private setting. Both amateurs and pro-bound members are welcome. Accessible by application only, you must have a grasp of photographic basics and be producing consistently good images as evidenced on your website or blog, Flickr set, etc. [b][url="http://ilovephotography.com/forums/index.php?showforum=273"]Apply here.[/url][/b][/size]

[font=Verdana][size=3][b]ILP Pro Forums: $50 fee on approval, no charge thereafter.[/b][/size][/font] [/size][size=1][size=3]Discuss all aspects of professional photography in a moderately secure environment. It's more difficult to get approved for access to ILP Pro compared to Advanced. Members approved for ILP Pro must show not only excellent photographic technique, but also just as important, he/she must demonstrate a "voice", a certain level of deliberateness and consistency in the way they approach and execute their photography.[b] Application availability posted on front page of ILP.[/b][/size]

[font=Verdana][size=3][b]ILP Gold (badge), by invitation only. [/b][/size][/font] [/size][size=3]For ILP members who currently produce exceptional work on a consistent basis, AND who have shown long time contributions and helpfulness to the ILP community over the years.[/size] No special forum is allocated.
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