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.
Provide business tools and creative inspiration which help photographic artists of all levels run a smarter, more creative, and profitable business.
APA offers education, community, and opportunities for networking and social engagement through local chapter activities.
The mission of this worldwide, multidisciplinary organization is to promote excellence in visual communications and to encourage young people entering the field. One Club for Creativity provides a job board 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.
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.
How to start and run a photography business along with markets for fine art photographers; informative articles on what it means to be a photographer, setting goals, getting organized, building a résumé, and mastering marketing and branding.
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.
Explains how to become part of the professional community and explores developing your photographic voice, finding your area of specialization, exploring the moving image, building a website, and understanding self-presentation, promotion, legal aspects, and marketing.
Guidance on the key areas of running your business: fine-tuning your brand, attracting new clients and keeping existing ones, costing and producing shoots, professional ethics and codes of practice, contracts, preparing a business plan, operating your business effectively, legal obligations, working with agents and agencies and how to evolve and prosper in this ever changing industry.
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.