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ASMP can help you succeed like no one else, we’ve been doing so for 75 years.

Photo courtesy ASMP member Maurice Northrup

Membership Pays

Professional membership with ASMP pays for itself many times over, with industry leading benefits not found anywhere else — that’s why we’ve been around for 75 Years, but always at the cutting edge of change:


Documents and Forms

ASMP has created the industry’s Gold Standard library of document templates and forms for you to use in every aspect of your content creation business. And unlike what you’ll find most other places, our legal team keeps them up-to-date so you can use them with confidence.


Building Industry Connections

In addition to its 4,000 strong and growing National Membership, ASMP has 38 local chapters across the United States, and Members in 22 countries — wherever you are, will be, or want to be, we have the in-person events, committees, boards, and online programs to introduce you to the connections that can change and grow your career. Many of our Members have built their careers with us for decades.

Savings with Corporate Partners

From insurance to equipment to technology, we’ve built partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands to save you dollars.

Copyright Protection Tools

ASMP offers a Complete Copyright Curriculum that will give you a full understanding of how to protect the photographs, video, and film you create — plus we provide you with easy-to-use forms to get the appropriate model releases, and to properly register and license your work.

The ASMP Academy

The only comprehensive resource of its kind designed specifically for visual content creators of all stripes: Everything you need in one place to form, build, and grow your visual content creation business — and to legally protect the content you create. It’s color-coded by topic, always up-to-date, and with advanced search functions so you can always quickly find what you need, when you need it.

One-on-One Clinic Hours

Get personalized attention to your legal and business questions from our General Counsel, who will discuss what’s going on in your business and how ASMP’s resources can help you solve whatever issues you face and take advantage of business opportunities.

Grow Your Career With
the ASMP Academy

This unique Members Only one-stop-shop platform gives you everything you need to create, build, innovate, protect, and grow your visual content creation business

What Our Members Say About ASMP

ASMP is where I learned the language and understanding needed to know what I was talking about and doing when it came to big contracts.

Justin Kase Condor, ASMP Member

“I value the work ASMP does on my behalf, as a strong voice for copyright protection, making sure intellectual property is protected and usage is properly reimbursed.”

Vicky Stromee, ASMP Member

“I generate at least eight times my dues in savings and assignments. In addition, I have developed great friendships and am very impressed with the support ASMP provides to the photographic community.”

Scott Indermaur, ASMP Member

“I had been an amateur photographer since my teens, with another career, when it came time to turn professional.  Looking for resources, ASMP seemed to be everywhere, supporting all kinds of photo specialties…it helped me learn how business works, how to make sense of the industry.”

Barry Schwartz, ASMP Member

“One Find A Photographer client is paying for my ASMP membership until I retire…Long live Find A Photographer!”

Jeffrey Hanshaw, ASMP Member

Get Unlimited Access to One-of-a-Kind Webinars on a Broad Range of Legal, Business, Technical, and Creative Subjects.

August 16, 2021

Ask a Curator on Instagram Live
Join curators Pamela Jean Tinnen and Sherri Littlefield, live on ASMP NY Instagram channel @asmpny while they answer common questions about how to place your work in front of curators and exhibitions.

August 19, 2021

ASMP Professional Practices in Photography, Part 2

Join us as Barry Schwartz takes us through the long-time “bible” for photographers, and answers questions about how the rise of digital content affects you and your business.

September 9, 2021

Crit with Pamela Jean Tinnen
Pamela Jean Tinnen, Curator for NYU’s Public Art Program, and Co-Chair of ASMP NY Fine Art Committee, will lead a form and fun Crit of member work.

Photo courtesy ASMP member Stephen Cherry

Discount Programs

From insurance, equipment, website hosting and design, we’ve built a host of special relationships with partners to help you build and sustain your business.


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