For Members

Photo courtesy ASMP member Andy Batt

About ASMP

For more than 75 years, the American Society of Media Photographers has focused its efforts on promoting still and motion photography, protecting members’ creative works, and preserving the legacy of its members’ special role in documenting history.


ASMP has established itself as an influential voice in the industry, representing member interests on Capitol Hill, in the courts, and in the business world, to ensure that policy and regulations protect the works and rights of still and motion photographers.


In this changing digital world, ASMP maintains key contacts to keep apprised of new developments in the legal forum, and works with representatives from the legal community, and other organizations on issues that matter most to professional photographers.


In this fast-paced digital age, it is now more important than ever that ASMP provides its members with the necessary resources and benefits that promote and support their viability as visual creators.

Professional Development 

ASMP is a known leader in business education for professional photographers and your membership entitles you access to webinars, seminars, and workshops that will benefit you as a photographer and you as a small business owner.