Architecture Specialty Group

The ASMP/Architecture Specialty Group serves as the leading forum for architectural photographers around the world. Formed in 1994, this group’s aim is to foster greater communication within the photographic community and to increase understanding and cooperation between architectural photographers, clients, related trade organizations and the entire design community.

If you are an ASMP member and would like to join the Architecture Specialty Group, please go to All ASMP forums are open to any member.


Competition Release Forms

The blanket releases offered by many competitions often have overly broad terms and permissions. Rather than sign their release, why not submit your images with these ASMP-recommended releases?

ASMP’s position on photo competitions is explained more fully in this article.

AIA Best Practices Article

Over the years, AIA and ASMP have collaborated on developing best practices.  The AIA published an article relating to those issues you can download as a PDF HERE.

    Downloadable and Printable Documents

    ASMP has developed a number of templates for our members, and a pamphlet discussing best practices between photographers and their clients, suitable to send as a PDF or to print and hand to clients.



    © Seth Shimkonis
    ASMP gallery at AIA 2011. The convention was held in New Orleans, May 12-14. Our thanks to everyone who took part, and special thanks to George Kondogianis for a fine job of printing the photographs.



    ASMP gallery at AIA 2010. Architects could see what good photography looks like in our Canon-sponsored image gallery.


    For more on the AIA show, and an online look at the gallery images, read our story.


    ASMP Arch SG at ASLA 2009 The members of the Architectural Photography Specialty Group made a big splash at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects, an important client group.

    Story, video, more photos.