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Become an ASMP Member

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Your new membership includes a free PDF 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

Associate Member

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, communications, programs, events, and special offers and discounts.

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.

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.

Educator Associate

This category is for full time post-secondary and college educators in the field of visual arts and other subject areas pertinent to still and motion photography and related matters.

This category is not open to working photographers who qualify for the Professional or Associate membership category. Verification of academic employment is required.

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.

Merit Member

Membership cost: free (scholarship)

If you have a special offer code, enter it here:
Only one offer code can be used per application

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

Professional Member (Dues $335/year or $29.76/month, plus one-time $50 FindaPhotographer setup fee)
Associate Member (Dues $225/year or $19.99/month)
Emerging Associate Member (Dues $140/year or $12.44/month)
Student Associate Member (Dues $45/year)
Educator Associate Member (Dues $95/year or $8.44/month)
Individual Affiliate Member (Dues $225/year or $19.99/month)
I am reinstating a previous membership (check if applicable)


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If you are currently a member and wish to change your category of membership, don't use this form. Instead, go to the Membership tab of your member profile (password required).




Procedural note: Your application is reviewed by staff to verify that it is complete. When all documents have been received, your membership is approved provisionally and you are given access to all member benefits. The next step, following standard ASMP policies, is to publish your name for one month of review by the entire membership. Objections to membership are rare, historically, but they have happened. For this reason, your formal membership date is at least a month later.