A not- for-profit association for professional photographers, with more than 14,000 members in 64 countries. Browse through their website to find a calendar of professional conferences and other information related to the field. Membership benefits available.
APA’s mission is to advance the careers of advertising photographers. The News section of this site has a variety of tips from industry leaders. The Resources section has information on the Midwest Chapter along with a list of valuable professional links.
The mission of this worldwide, multidisciplinary organization is to promote excellence in visual communications and to encourage young people entering the field. ADC provides a job bank for creatives in photography, advertising, graphic design, interactive media, broadcast design, typography, packaging, environmental design, illustration, and related disciplines.
ASPP is a community of image experts committed to sharing their experience and knowledge throughout the industry. Provides networking and educational opportunities for those who create, edit, research, license, or publish pictures. ASPP has over 900 members in the U.S. and overseas.
SPE provides members with opportunities, essential resources and a community to support their photographic practice. It offers annual scholarships, grants, awards and a job listing section. There are also regional chapters across the country that hold local conferences and events each year as an opportunity to connect with others.
Insider advice from various experts on selling your work and building your career. Listings cover opportunities in magazines, stock photo agencies, ad firms, book publishers, newspapers, businesses, galleries, grants, workshops and art fairs.
Examples of successful design, and interviews with industry professionals are included in this guide. Covers the complete process of conceptualizing, designing, and developing all the interconnected aspects of a total portfolio package.
Presents a variety of career options with insight and advice from industry professionals. Best practices for students looking at a graduate program, beginning a career, or just starting a personal business.
Covers the multitude of concerns facing aspiring and beginning freelance photographers--from compiling a portfolio and promoting your work to winning the first client and running a healthy, profitable business.