THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PICTURE PROFESSIONALS is a unique, supportive community of photographers, picture researchers, photo buyers, and picture agencies. With highly successful members from all sides of the picture-licensing industry, ASPP is particularly well positioned to help you make critical industry contacts. ASPP also serves as an invaluable gateway for learning the skills and strategies that will allow you thrive professionally.
What Membership Provides
- Annual individual membership in one of five Chapters.
- Free listing in our Find a Pro online membership directory (Professional members only)
- Free or discounted attendance at all ASPP events, including national educational programs and local Chapter meetings.
- Access to industry job postings.
- Submit your news for publication in our blog, social media and newsletters (Professional members only)
- Preferred pricing on the latest Apple products and accessories.
- Additional benefits through our partner special offers and discounts.
Three major reasons for joining ASPP:
Education, Education, Education. Education is the key to success in the constantly evolving picture industry, and ASPP members regularly rank educational opportunities as the number one value of ASPP membership. The digital revolution continues to usher in amazing new professional opportunities, but it also continues to baffle and confuse. Our educational conferences, ASPP’s highly regarded Picture Professional magazine, local chapter events and helpful support from other members are just a few of the ways that ASPP will contribute to your ongoing professional development.
Networking and Community. ASPP members meet some of their most important professional contacts through the organization. Because ASPP is a close-knit association of highly successful image professionals, membership gives you invaluable access to an elite but inclusive group of supportive peers. ASPP’s eNewsletter keeps you apprised of other members’ activities, as well as giving you a free channel for marketing your own efforts. ASPP’s online, searchable Find a Pro membership database is a powerful networking tool you can use to target specific picture professionals.
Supporting our Industry. ASPP is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting knowledge and practices that benefit the picture industry as whole. By bringing together the diverse perspectives of various professionals, ASPP helps find the common ground that is crucial to the livelihoods of ALL picture professionals. Your membership dues support an important organization!
Press Release Service for Members
Along with many other benefits, ASPP membership gives you a great free press release service via ASPP News. Your announcements are sent automatically to all of our social media outlets and to direct subscribers. Send your press release to email@example.com and if you include a photo it makes for a very nice post! News can be of practically any nature; a compelling project or idea you want to share, something amusing or just about anything to get your name out there! Join us today and improve your image with ASPP’s press release service.
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