ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

What’s the Deal with Professional Photographer Associations?

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Editor’s Note: Tommy Feisel is an ASMP Professional Member. Read on to learn more about what he thinks ASMP has to offer you, and why as a member of the photographic community you should join ASMP.   

Cross-posted from fstoppers.com

[by Tommy Feisel]

Have you heard of ASMP before? If not, you could be missing out on a valuable resource that can have a huge impact on your career as a photographer. But, with all the fantastic resources on the Internet these days, are professional organizations worth it anymore? Yes, and here’s why.

When I was in college (a long time ago), one of my professors told us that if we were serious about earning a living as a photographer that we needed to join ASMP (American Society of Media Professionals). It was how we would find an internship or our first job as an assistant. It would be through those experiences that we would really learn how to survive in this industry. At first glance, you might think you don’t need to be a member of something like ASMP with all of the educational resources available online, but there is lot going on that you could be missing out on.

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