Member Benefits

ASMP Membership Advantages and Benefits

Whether you’re an established photographer working with the world’s top brands or publications, a fixture in your local community, a YouTube creator, a film or video maker, or a student who wants a career creating the images or video that can change our culture, if creating visual content in the diverse and exciting modern media landscape is what drives you, we can help you succeed like no one else – we’ve been doing so for 75 years.

Programs

  • Legal & Business Education
    • ASMP offers the most robust legal & business education program in the industry, so you get the know-how to build your business and protect your rights.

 

  • Health & Safety During COVID-19
    • ASMP has partnered with international health policy expert Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel to create an exclusive set of video & written resources so you can operate safely.

 

  • Braintrust Program (ASMP NY) 
    • Peer groups that meet monthly  to support and  help each other.

 

  • Webinars 
    • We offer our Members an unlimited number of webinars, and VIP-pricing on in-depth workshops and seminars, all on a broad range of legal, business, technical, and creative subjects.

Resources

  • Legal and Business Library
    •  an exclusive library of legal and business document templates at your fingertips; and ASMP legal guides that are the Gold Standard in the industry.
  • Listservs 
    • on topics like Architecture, Video, Fine Art, Pro-Food, Assisting and Corporate photography. People who do what you do can really focus on your needs. Having access is tremendous, losing it can be detrimental. 
      • Legal Advice when you need it 
        • A lawyer on staff who you may call for advice. (Ever need a lawyer to talk to? ASMP has one and you can talk with him at no additional cost)

Income Generating Opportunities

  • Portfolio Reviews
    • ASMP NY has 3 portfolio reviews a year, Commercial, Fine Art & Student Review connecting members to industry professionals.  
  • Find an Assistant
    • Get listed in ASMP’s national database and get booked for assisting with our network of thousands of photographers around the country
  • Find a Photographer (Professional Level Members Only) 
    • ASMP’s widely-recognized “Find A Photographer” is a trusted industry resource that connects you with potential clients both locally and nationally.

Discounts & Corporate Partnerships

NOTE: You must be logged in as a current member to take advantage of member benefits and secure discounts associated with the following benefits.
  • Apple
  • B&H 
  • AT&T
  • Zipcar
  • CSI Rentals New York – 30% off all rentals
  • Health Insurance
  • Business/Equipment Insurance
  • Car rental & hotel discounts 
  • Museums- Free entry to select museums
  • Enjoy 30% off Stella Pro from Light & Motion 
  • FREE Creative Live Courses 
    • Advance your skills or explore new paths with twelve free online courses 

Community & Social  

Local Community, National Reach – You Get Both

ASMP has 38 local chapters across America. In these chapters you will find mentors and colleagues, and access to a local community of visual content creators. 

  • ASMP NY Summer and Winter Industry parties (all members are welcome) 
  • Networking Events 
  • National and local network of photographers as a resources.

National Advocacy 

  • Get your voice heard in Washington
  • ASMP has established itself as an influential voice in the industry, representing members’ interests on Capitol Hill, in the courts, and in the business world. In this changing digital world, ASMP maintains key contacts to keep apprised of new developments, and works with representatives in Congress, the legal community, and other organizations on issues that matter most to professional photographers.