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    Default About Wedding Photographers Association (Singapore)

    About WPAS

    http://wpas.org.sg

    The Wedding Photographers Association (Singapore) is a registered non-profit organisation for all Singapore wedding photographers. This organisation serves not only to protect the welfare of our members, but also to uphold the integrity of the wedding photography industry through accreditation and compliance to Code of Professional Conduct, public education and raising awareness to all potential clients and Singapore society as a whole.
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    Default WPAS Mission

    Our mission is to have "A WPAS accredited professional at every wedding".

    This simple statement encompasses not only the recgonition of WPAS as a trusted association, but it also meant that WPAS members and associates are prevalent in every weddings giving clients peace of mind that WPAS members and associates follows a set of Code of Professional Conduct.
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    Default WPAS Objectives

    WPAS seeks to achieve that mission set by the following

    a) To provide a platform for the networking and accreditation of wedding photographers both full and part time in Singapore.

    b) Publish news letter, journals and information print or online for circulation among members.

    c) Foster, develop and uplift the image, skills, morale, welfare and professionalism of wedding service providers in Singapore.

    d) To create business opportunities for it's members.

    e) To have code of professional conduct to serve the interest for the members and their clients.

    f) Advise members on image building .
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    Default WPAS Members Code of Professional Conduct

    1. Members of the Wedding Photographers Association (Singapore) (hereby referred to as the Association) are governed by the Memorandum and Articles of the Association and in accordance with the Constitution and By Laws, are bound by this Code of Professional Conduct. Members shall abide by this Code of Professional Conduct and recognise the authority of the Association committee in all matters relating to the interpretation and enforcement of this code.

    2. In the event of a member being found to be in breach of this code, the executive has power, in its absolute discretion, to expel or suspend that member from membership, or from any particular grade of membership, or to apply other sanction as may be appropriate inclusive of publicly blacklisting.

    3. The Clauses given below, while not exhaustive, indicate the general standard of conduct to which members must adhere when carrying out their professional duties:


    * Respect for confidentiality of information. Any confidential information acquired by a member in the course of his/her professional duties shall not be divulged to any third party.

    * Professional conduct. Conduct themselves so as to uphold the reputation of the Association and with it the spirit and dignity of their profession.

    * Strive for improvement. Strive continually to uphold the professional standard of their work and to improve the standard of practice in the profession as a whole.

    * Fair and Ethical business practice. Deal fairly, honestly and helpfully with their clients, employer, employees, suppliers and fellow members and when required to give professional opinion shall do so conscientiously and without malice.

    * Strive for customer's satisfaction and trust. A member shall exercise all reasonable skill, care and diligence in the discharge of their duties and, in so far as any of their duties are discretionary, shall act fairly and in good faith. And when claims are justified, fulfill all contractual obligation without hesitation.

    * Uphold the image and reputation of the Association. A member shall ensure that advertisements and other public announcements with which their name, or the name under which they practice is associated, are not such as would bring the Association into disrepute.

    * Abide by the law of the respective country. A member shall at all times and in all respects conduct their professional and business operations within the law.

    * Fulfill obligations to the Association. A member shall abide by, and assist the Association within the terms of its conciliation service whether such service be requested by them or their client.

    * Cooperate in investigations and inquiries. A member shall co-operate fully and truthfully with any investigations into an alleged breach of this Code.

    * Self policing. A member knowingly condoning a breach of this Code by one of their fellow principals or employees shall be responsible as if they themselves had committed such breach.
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    Default Wedding related businesses

    Wedding related businesses! Be our associate members so that we can provide comprehensive offerings to our clients.
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    Is it by law that all potential wedding newbies have to be a member of wpas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancey View Post
    Is it by law that all potential wedding newbies have to be a member of wpas?
    hmmm... if we have ministerial powers....mabbe.... just need Parliament to endorse it.

    But do you see any "by law...must" thingy in my post? In that case please point it out to me so that I can change it. (Cuz we got no ministerial powers )
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    thx for the affirmation.

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    Default Entry "Requirement"

    Photographers who wish to join the WPAS as Ordinary Members must satisfy the below 2 criterias including:

    Having a valid and professional wedding photography website with appropriate portfolios.

    And

    Have in the last 6 months, completed at least 3 paid wedding assignments where the applicant is the main photographer. (These weddings portfolio shall be made available either through website or personally shown when requested by WPAS)

    Associate
    members must be a registered company with ACRA, and conducting a business that is wedding-related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lancey View Post
    thx for the affirmation.
    No prob... thanks to your post... I was reminded that I've missed out the entry requirements.
    Last edited by CYRN; 14th October 2008 at 12:39 PM.
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    Default WPAS 1st Networking session

    With the kind support of CS and WPN, WPAS have successfully organized our 1st networking session in 13th Aug 08.

    The event was opened to all CS and WPAS members and the turnout was great! Some post event photos were posted in the below thread.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=392702



    Do keep a look out for our next event towards the end of this year
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    Default Re: WPAS 1st Networking session

    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    With the kind support of CS and WPN, WPAS have successfully organized our 1st networking session in 13th Aug 08.

    The event was opened to all CS and WPAS members and the turnout was great! Some post event photos were posted in the below thread.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=392702



    Do keep a look out for our next event towards the end of this year
    On behalf of WPAS Committee and fellow members, I would like to thank Clubsnap for your kind support. Greatly appreciated.
    just1book, no kidding!

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    Dear members of WPAS,
    The below agenda is for the 1st AGM, on the 25th March 2009, location PSS event hall. Please do make an effort to attend the AGM.
    Wedding Photographers Association (Singapore)
    1st Annual General Meeting - 25th March 2009
    8.30 pm -- PSS Event Hall

    Agenda
    1. President Address
    2. To receive, and if approved, pass the report and statements of accounts for the period from Nov 2007 to Dec 2008.
    3. To elect, by secret ballot, the committee members for the ensuing terms of 2009/2010.
    4. To elect President, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasury for term 2009/2010.
    5. To transact any other business, of which proper notice has been given to the Hon. Secretary one week before the AGM,
    together with the names of the proposer(s) and seconder(s), for the consideration of the committee.
    i) Two years term for new committee
    ii) To change name from "Wedding Photographers Association (Singapore)" to "Wedding Professionals Association Singapore".
    iii) To form a Malay Chapter.

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    Hi,

    Thanks to those who have stepped up to the plate to lead WPAS. I think the intentions are clear: to give credibility to the industry as a whole.

    However, I wish to ask: For the $170 that is paid as membership fees, what does the individual get in return? In short, what are the benefits?

    (In a truly altruistic world, we'd say we'd be contributing to the greater good. But realistically speaking, $170 is hard-earned cash for some, so I think it's only fair to expect some sort of returns.)

    Also, what is the progress like? At the last AGM, a few issues were left pending. It's hard to get any information from the website. I understand everybody's busy. Not pushing anything, but just wondering, that's all.

    And finally, how would WPAS compare with WPN? In terms of organisation & purpose, mission, etc?

    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks to those who have stepped up to the plate to lead WPAS. I think the intentions are clear: to give credibility to the industry as a whole.

    However, I wish to ask: For the $170 that is paid as membership fees, what does the individual get in return? In short, what are the benefits?

    (In a truly altruistic world, we'd say we'd be contributing to the greater good. But realistically speaking, $170 is hard-earned cash for some, so I think it's only fair to expect some sort of returns.)

    Also, what is the progress like? At the last AGM, a few issues were left pending. It's hard to get any information from the website. I understand everybody's busy. Not pushing anything, but just wondering, that's all.

    And finally, how would WPAS compare with WPN? In terms of organisation & purpose, mission, etc?

    Thanks again.
    "The one and only reason that you should join WPAS as a member is that you derive an income from the wedding market. As a player in the market, you want to be part of a system or standard that can be understood, recognised or just simply be identify as a member of an association that abide by a code of conduct and practices." (cut and paste from an earlier thread with no response)

    Were you at the talk and AGM?

    An Association verse a marketing network, totally different. I'm not sure what's your point and why are you asking these, but come forward and be heard. Pls join in the committee meeting and help out in sub-committees. There's a platform for all to perform and to help shape WPAS into a wedding professionals association.

    I'm not the official spokeman of WPAS, I'm not a wedding photographer, but I believed in contributing towards its cause and professionalism.
    just1book, no kidding!

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    Hi, if I want to hire a bro to shoot wedding veil photos. Where can I get the photographers information from the association?

    Thanks!

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    Ya i think for $170.00 is alot of money for that much of information and publicity , just like the PPS ( Professional Photographer of Singapore ) .Meet 3 or 4 time a years just to drink and talk **** .Anyway when a clients meet a photographer they dont care where you come from or where you belong they just you to deliver a very professional presentation or a recommation from a close and trusted friend.

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    Dear Sir/Madam

    Get Your Invitation To The First Wedding Photographers Social Nite Gathering

    Don't miss the Wedding Photographers Social Nite Gathering organised by The Wedding Photographers Association (Singapore) or WPAS on 12 September 2009! This dinner reception cum exhibition is the first such event of its kind to be held in Singapore for professional wedding photographers. The response has been very encouraging with 100 confirmed attendees to date.

    Venue: Grand Copthrone, Riverfront Ballroom

    This is a great opportunity to get together with other professional wedding photographers and to find out more about how you can benefit from having an official body that represents your interests as well as those of wedding consumers.

    What is WPAS?
    The Wedding Photographers Association (Singapore) or WPAS was formed in January 2008 to address the needs and raise the profile of professional wedding photographers in Singapore while setting standards that will give prospective clients peace of mind. Our members are full-time or part-time photographers specialised in wedding photography. All are dedicated to our mission to raise the standard of wedding photography in Singapore with a vision to build WPAS into an outstanding association where WPAS photographers are recognised and sought after by local and international clients.

    Join us on this night and find out how you can advance your career and grow your business through professional certification by the WPAS. Gain access to avenues for entering international wedding photography competitions and ways to upgrade your skills and knowledge.

    There will also be a gallery featuring prints from WPAS members and winning prints from the Best AD & Pre Wedding Prints contest. Awards to be presented to those who have won in the contest.

    So don't miss this special event put together just for you! Tickets are very limited now, so is first come first serve now. The ticket cost is $98/- only.

    To get your ticket to this event, please send a cheque together with your full name and contact details to David Lim, Hon. Secretary WPAS. Cheques should be made out to Wedding Photographers Association (Singapore).

    For more information, please contact David Lim at 97954615 or email david@foto-u.com. We look forward to seeing you!

    Regards
    David Lim
    Hon. Secretary WPAS
    97954615
    Last edited by fotoudavid; 13th August 2009 at 10:03 AM.

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    Dear all,

    Ellery, WPAS Vice-President, will be the official spoke-person for all replies in CS.

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    Yay~

    Its great hearing the response so far - besides photographers, we have in attendance various other wedding vendors too. It's very heartwarming to see members of the industry supporting the association and its mission.

    We're looking forward to finalising our total head count, so for those who haven't confirmed their attendance yet, we'd be happy to offer you a special rate of $65 instead of $98. Drop me a PM by 8th Sept Tuesday, latest.

    Good to note too that from 530pm, various photography related vendors will be showcasing their latest products. From 530pm also, we're having three free pre-dinner talks organised.

    530pm to 600pm - Malay Wedding Customs and Flow of Events (By Razin, Pixelwave Productions)
    600pm to 615pm - Studio Lighting (By Eng Howe, Montage Studios)
    615pm to 645pm - Chinese Wedding Customs and Flow of Events (By Leonard, Leonard Photography)

    Those who have already confirmed their attendance for the dinner would also be happy to note that we've arranged some really attractive lucky draw prizes for you guys.

    The grand prize (kindly sponsored by Cathay Photo Stores) is a set of Elinchrom BXRi 500/500 To Go Set worth $2500!


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