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 asmp.org/forums. 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?
- For AIA-sponsored competitions: PDF file or Microsoft Word doc
- For competitions sponsored by educational, cultural or design organizations other than AIA: PDF file or Microsoft Word doc
- For competitions sponsored by editorial organization (e.g. magazine or book publisher): PDF file or Microsoft Word doc
- For competitions sponsored by a commercial entity or trade group: PDF file or Microsoft Word doc
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.
- Tutorial: Model and Property Releases
- Pamphlet: Commissioning Architectural Photography
- Agreement (8/14/2003): AIA Agreement on photo rights for award competitions
For more on the AIA show, and an online look at the gallery images, read our story.