In my continuing efforts to advance my career as an architectural photographer I recently joined the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers. Unlike many photographic organizations, members have to prove their work within the field of architectural photography and offer both references and a portfolio during the application process. This is important because it helps establish its members as working professionals with a proven degree of experience. I’ve been photographing architecture in Vermont for several years for many clients and my hope is joining the AIAP now will help future clients find me and help frame their view of my experience. My membership is also linked to the Real Estate Photographers of America & International.