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Become an ASMP Member

The time limit for the special offer has passed. Below is the standard membership application form.

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Your membership includes a free copy of the valuable, highly acclaimed book, ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography.

There are more reasons than ever to get connected to ASMP.
ASMP membership offers you state-of-the-art resources, benefits and programming you can't find anywhere else. Whether you are a professional, a student or somewhere in between, you'll find an ASMP membership category to fit your individual needs.



Professional Member

Professional Membership is reserved for still and motion photographers of good moral character and reputation who have been actively and consistently engaged in professional practice for at least 3 years. Applicants must be sponsored by two ASMP Professional Members. Professional Members have full voting privileges, may serve on the ASMP National Board of Directors, and receive three free portfolios in ASMP’s searchable database, Applicants seeking sponsors should contact their local chapter or email

Membership Cost: Dues $335/year or $29.76/month


Photographers who are professionals with less than three years of publication experience, and non-professionals may join as Associate members.

This membership category brings many of the benefits of Professional Membership including access to all member information/communication, programs and events, and special offers and discounts.

Membership Cost: Dues $225/year or $19.99/month

Emerging Associate

Photographers just starting out in business can participate in a one-year Associate membership category.

After a year, the Emerging Associate membership is automatically raised to an Associate membership. Emerging Associate membership benefits are the same as those of Associate members.

Membership cost: Dues $140/year or $12.44/month

Student Associate

Photographers at the college or post-secondary level are qualified for Student Associate membership.

Written proof of enrollment from a department head or admissions office, or class schedule on official school letterhead is required with the application. (Photocopies of student ID cards are not accepted.) Individuals may remain Student Associates for one year after completion of a degree program, and they receive the same benefits as Associate members.

Membership cost: Dues $45/year

Individual Affiliate

Individuals who are not working photographers, but who are a part of the industry (such as those who teach or supply a service to photographers) are welcome as Individual Affiliate members. Benefits are the same as for an Associate Member.

Membership cost: Dues $225/year or $19.99/month

Merit Member

Membership cost: free (scholarship)

Transitional Member

Membership cost: $225/year or $19.99/month

I am applying for membership in the American Society of Media Photographers as a:

Professional Member (Dues $335/year or $29.76/month)
Associate Member (Dues $225/year or $19.99/month)
Emerging Associate (Dues $140/year or $12.44/month)
Student Associate (Dues $45/year)
Individual Affiliate (Dues $225/year or $19.99/month)
I am reinstating a previous membership (check if applicable)


Notes, special requests, etc.

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Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix (Jr., Sr., Esq., etc)
Date of Birth


Company name
Postal Mailing Address  
State / Zip / Country




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