Click Pro is a modern network of highly skilled professional photographers and independent artists.
Our members’ work spans all photographic specialties, including newborn & maternity, children & families, weddings, seniors, fine art, still life, documentary and more. Membership to Click Pro is application-based, and invitation is extended on the basis of an applicant’s portfolio evaluation
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why Click Pro?
Click Pro is much more than a badge of recognition. The list of benefits immediately available to members is unprecedented among industry professional organizations. Click Pros also enjoy primary consideration for high-profile features, speaking, promotional, teaching and other collaborative opportunities through Click & Company and with our vendor partners. And in becoming a Click Pro, you also become part of a network of artists that will introduce you to a wealth of new peer relationships and friendships that will develop along the way.
Who should apply for Click Pro?
We firmly believe that the mark of professionalism is defined not by a business license but by mastery of the craft. With that in mind, admission to Click Pro is based strictly on a portfolio evaluation, and both professional photographers and those pursuing their artistic passion independently are invited to apply.
How much does Click Pro cost?
Prospective Click Pros pay a non refundable fee of $50 pre application. Membership fees are $100 per year.*
* Clickin Moms Lifetime Members receive a $50 annual discount
What kind of images should I include in my application portfolio?
Your portfolio should represent the best of what you do as a photographer. As such, we don’t have any requirements surrounding the genres you work in or the techniques you demonstrate. Some of our pros shoot senior portrait sessions, while others focus on personal documentary work, and still others are fine art or landscape specialists. Similarly, some shoot only film, while others shoot exclusively in black & white. Show us who YOU are as an artist, whatever that means to you.
What is the basis for the portfolio evaluation?
Three panelists from among our review board thoroughly evaluate each applicant’s website or collection-based portfolio using a seven-part evaluation rubric. The panelists’ individual scores, together with scores from Click Pro Director Courtney Larson, are averaged to determine the application outcome. An overall average of 32+ points (out of a possible 42) is required for admission.
The portfolio rubric considers mastery of the following factors on a scale of 1-6:
Color and White Balance
Use of Light
Composition and Posing
Processing Cohesion and Polish
Creativity, Expression, and Intention
Who is on the Click Pro evaluation panel?
Our panelists have all undergone a rigorous vetting process. This process includes, but is not limited to, an evaluation of the work via same Click Pro rubric, and a series of conversations that indicate the technical and creative expertise of each applicant. In addition, each one of our panelists is an active photographer who consistently produces high-quality work. Our panelists know how to make images in manual, are masters of exposure, use of light and composition, and have the visual literacy to view images with an objective eye. The Director of Click Pro, Coutney Larson, also scores every application submitted.
Can I submit my application anonymously for the purposes of the portfolio review?
Scoring panelists never see your name or email address and only see the portfolio link that you provide to us. If anonymity is important to you, you are welcome to set up an anonymous Flickr gallery or other photo sharing account and use that as your submission link.
Can I submit an Instagram or Facebook portfolio?
Neither Facebook nor Instagram is an ideal platform for your Click Pro submission. That being said, we will consider an Instagram portfolio. Facebook submissions are not permitted.
My application was declined. Can I apply again?
Photographers may apply no more than once every 90 days. A $50 fee is required for each application submitted.
My membership expired (or I was invited but never signed up). Do I have to reapply?
Prior members or candidates invited to Click Pro are welcome to subscribe to Click Pro anytime within 6 months of having held an active membership or invitation. A lapse in membership of 6 months or more, or a failure to join ClickPro within 6 months of acceptance, will require reapplication to the program.