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The Swiss Professional Photographers and Film Creators (SBF) is a photography-based professional association. As such it is its task to realise and represent the common interests of its members. The SBF distinguishes itself with professionalism, expertise, a sense of responsinility, a willingness to innovate and the photography of its members. The SBF provides a high-capacity offer - by its own as well as external services - which gets developed for demanded requirements. The association concentrates consistently on efficiency and promote the further training of its members actively. The SBF provides - next to the exclusive members only offers - numerous exciting activities for photographers as well as any other person who works in a photography-based field. With the SBF FORUM the SBF encourages interesting conversations and a networking between different regions. Moreover, the SBF informs on a monthly basis with the SBF INFO newsletter.
Becoming a member
More informations are to be found on the following pages.
If you have any questions the SBF presidio or the person in authority of the sections are at your disposal at all times.
The services of the SBF cover the most important aspects of our profession. Most of our information are reserved exclusively for SBF Members. But some of them are also accessible for non-members or they are determined for our customers, institutions as well as further users of professional photography.
The SBF regularly publishes its fee recommendations for the calculation of photographic commissions. This is also offered to non-members for free download. Our members also receive a detailed evaluation of the member survey.
The SBF provides its members with a special "SBF Member" logo. It should indicate the affiliation to the association, vice versa the degree of recognition of the association should be increased.
The SBF has negotiated attractive framework agreements with special conditions in cooperation with insurance brokers. These insurance policies are specially tailored to the needs of our profession.
The SBF offers legal advice in connection with the exercise of the profession of photographer. This service is free of charge for SBF members.
Model contracts as well as additional information on the general terms and conditions, fees, etc. are reserved solely for our members and can be accessed under Current in the login area under "Documents Law".
Since March 10, the SBF regularly informs its members about legal issues concerning the Corona Virus situation. Together with the associations vfg and USPP, the SBF worked out a Corona protection concept and informs its members regularly about the current status.
The SBF provides its active members with an online platform for the personal portfolio. available. Divided into professional categories and with the help of an attractive search function and the new map view, the SBF Portfolio offers a much-used platform for customers.