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code of ethics

The Code of Ethics of the Detroit Professional Photographers Association shall be:

“We, who have been accepted into membership in the Detroit Professional Photographers’ Association, do hereby subscribe without reservation to this Code of Ethics, and do solemnly agree that:”

“We will endeavor to enhance and ennoble the status of the photographic profession by maintaining a dignity of manner in our behavior, in the appearance of our studio or place of business, in the presentation of our photography and photographic services, and in other forms of public contact.”

“We will observe the highest standard of honesty in all our transactions, avoiding the using of false titles, confusing or inaccurate technical terms of descriptions, and misleading terms or claims.”

“We will show a friendly spirit of cooperation with our fellow professional photographers and assist them whenever possible should they be in trouble or difficulty.”

“We will at all times avoid the use of unfair competitive practices. We will assist and give our knowledge to the members of our profession, and will encourage them individually and collectively, so the quality of photography may constantly be raised to higher standards.”

"In all matters relating to the interpretation of the Code, we will recognize the authority of the Detroit Professional Photographers Association."