Photographer must be actively and professionally engaged in publication
photography with three or more consecutive years of substantial
publication experience from date of first published work. This publication
record must generate the major source (over 50%) of earned income.
General members are the only voting members of the Society and receive
all publications and benefits of the Society at no additional charge.
General members are the only members listed in Find a Photographer
on asmp.org. A review of publication experience is required and
applicants must be sponsored by two General members of ASMP.
-One time Find a Photographer fee $50.00 / Dues $300.00
This category includes all photographers not qualified for General
membership. The category does not require moving up to general in
three years, and the dues will be constant. Associate members have
most of the benefits of general members, but they will not be listed
on Find a Photographer, and they do not have a vote.
Sub category of associate. This is a one-year only category serving
as a transition for photographers who are starting out or are assistants.
After one year, the dues will automatically be billed at the full
associate member level. Benefits are the same as a full associate.
Affiliates are non-voting members, and receive the same benefits
as an Associate member.
This affiliation is for individuals, self employed or employed
by organizations, who service, supply, sell or educate photographers.
Students at the college or post secondary level. Written proof
of enrollment from a department head or admissions office, or
class schedule on official school letterhead must accompany application.
An individual can remain a student member for one year after completion
of degree program. Student members receive a copy of the ASMP
Professional Business Practices in Photography Book at the time
application is approved.