Photo Associations

ASMP – Association of Media Professionals. ASMP is the premier resource for community, culture, commerce and publications relating to publication photography. ASMP is the authoritative voice of publication photographers worldwide

PPA – Professional Photographers Association Today, PPA is the world’s largest not-for- profit association for professional photographers, with more than 18,000 members in 64 countries. It is an association that seeks to increase its members’ business savvy as well as broaden their creative scope. It aims to advance their careers by providing them with all the tools for success.

PMA – Photo Marketing Association. As a professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to 20,000 members in 100-plus countries is part of an 82-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs and business services, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a nonprofit organization, any success enjoyed by PMA in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, allowing PMA to provide continual services and activities for members.

WPPI -Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.

Freelancers Union. Freelancers Union is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that represents the needs and concerns of America’s growing independent workforce through advocacy, information and service. Independent workers—freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, temps, part-timers, contingent employees and the self-employed—currently make up about 30% of the nation’s workforce.

Digital Wedding Forum – Interact and learn from over 4,600 other wedding photographers

NANPA – North American Nature Photographers Association. NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication for nature appreciation and environmental protection. NANPA provides education and inspiration, gathers and disseminates information, and develops standards for all persons interested in the field of nature photography.

ASPP – American Society of Picture Professionals. We are a community of image experts committed to sharing our experience and knowledge throughout the industry. We provide professional networking and educational opportunities. If you create, edit, research, license, manage or publish pictures, ASPP is the place for you. Join us.

EP – Editorial Photographers. A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and profitability of editorial photography. Our mission is to educate photographers and photography buyers about business issues affecting our industry, and in the process raise the level of business practices in the profession.

Blue Earth Alliance Through our support of Photography that Makes a Difference, Blue Earth has helped raise almost a million dollars for important issues often overlooked by traditional media–The Arctic. Global warming. The loss of open space in Los Angeles. Racism suffered by farmers. Disappearing traditions of New England fishermen. The role of grandmothers in AIDS-ravaged Africa.

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