How to join

GRIPS welcomes everyone interested in photography, and offers individual and family memberships, as well as special reduced fees for students (with valid student ID). GRIPS is a non-profit organization and our fees are used to pay for rental of our meeting space, membership in affiliated organizations (such as the CAPA ) and for purchasing equipment. Membership entitles members to participate in-club competitions, workshops and other club activities. Members may also benefit from discounts off regular prices at participating stores. Guests may attend a maximum of two meetings in a year for a minimum fee of $5 per meeting. We reserve the right to increase guest fees for high-profile speakers. All members are required to complete the liability waiver form.  Please download the  Member waiver form (PDF) to print and sign.

Membership Fees:

  • Single membership : $50 Paid before March 1. After March 1st, the fee is $33.50, to join until the season end. If you join after May 15th, membership fee is $50 and will be applied to the following year.
  • Couple membership: $75 Paid before March 1. After March 1st, the fee is $52.50, to join until the season end. If you join after May 15th, membership fee is $75 and will be applied to the following year.
  • Student with current ID card (join any time): $30
  • Guest: $5

Workshop fees are not included in membership dues.

Membership inquiries:

To join GRIPS simply fill out the form below. We are limited to 150 members. If we are unable to accept your request to join, you will be added to our waiting list.