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Become an ASMP Member

ASMP is delighted to make this special offer to Photoserve and WPPI members. Join ASMP for only $125 (or $11.11 per month) instead of the regular $225. That means you will save $100 on your first year's membership!

ASMP Associate Members receive these great benefits: all insurance and discount programs, chapter participation, staff consultations, education events and ASMP's extensive advocacy. After 12 months, you will be asked to renew* at the regular Associate Member rate, or you can upgrade to Professional Member at any time.

*Hard copy of ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, the classic guide to running your business, will be supplied upon renewal of your membership.


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: $335/year (or $29.76/month) and one-time Find a Photographer fee $50


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: $125 for the first year, or $11.11 per 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: $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: $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: $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:

Associate ($125 for the first year, or $11.11 per 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.