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Palm Springs Photo Festival

APA Members save 7.5% on all Palm Springs Photo Festival activities including registration, seminars, workshops, portfolio reviews and more.

PhotoPlus Expo

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Join APA at the largest photography and imaging event in North America.

Javits Center, New York, NY


All APA Members typically receive a 20% discount on registration.

The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Masters Classes, and over 250 exhibitors displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare. PhotoPlus Expo offers the ultimate experience in photography, video and digital imaging.Whether you want to improve your craft, learn how to run a successful photography business or discover the latest trends, the entire conference is dedicated to helping expand your expertise.


APA Members save up to 55% on hotels worldwide.

This benefit is available only to Supporter and higher member levels.


ImageRights International is leading the global fight against the infringement of photographer's visual works by offering copyright registration and enforcement services to more than 6,000 professional photographers and top tier agencies. We register our clients' images with the US Copyright Office, search for use of the images online, assess potential infringement claims, and pursue them through our global legal network.

Our core value to our professional photographer and photo agency clients is that we are able to leverage our scale, expertise and top tier global legal representation to effectively and efficiently negotiate and collect settlement fees on their behalf, without our clients bearing any of the upfront costs or financial risks associated with pursuing an infringement claim.

Through our global network of legal partners and unsurpassed technology, ImageRights eliminates the most common barriers to pursuing copyright infringement claims: high cost, time and resources.

APA Members save 20% on an ImageRights Pro or Premier account type. 

This benefit is available only to Supporter and higher member levels. To upgrade, please contact

Lürzer’s Int’l Archive

APA members receive 40% off the cover price and can purchase an annual print subscription for just $66.30 or, full subscription for just $118.15 and you'll receive unlimited access to our entire Archive collection since 1984 on and on your iPhone or iPad.

With your full subscription, unlimited digital access includes:

  • Agency Profiles
  • Top Creatives profiles
  • Client Profiles
  • Interviews with industry’s top Creatives
  • Access to our specials like 200 Best Ad Photographers,
  • 200 Best Digital Artists, 200 Best Illustrators
  • and much more

This benefit is available only to Supporter and higher member levels. To upgrade, please contact


Exclusive Offer for APA Members

Save 25% on clickbooq's PRO annual payment plan with your APA membership.  At the APA discounted price of $216 per year, you'll pay just $18 a month (regular price is $288/year).

Attract top-tier clients and maximize your online presence with clickbooq's all-new, all-in-one website design and management platform. With our user-friendly web application, we’ve made it easy to create and manage a professional, full-featured portfolio website. 

  • Get up and running quickly with our predesigned site templates – then make it your own with hundreds of design and customization options.
  • Show off your best work with full-size, fast-loading images. clickbooq's smart, responsive sites display your images larger and will scale your images beautifully to fit any screen, from desktop to mobile.
  • Customize the viewing experience for every gallery by displaying your images in a traditional slideshow, a horizontal or vertical scrolling page, or a modern thumbnail grid. 
  • Send select images to clients, prospects and friends as private, password-protected web galleries.
  • Store up to 5,000 images in a single, searchable archive with our Pro level accounts.

With clickbooq you can do all this and more. Come see why clickbooq is the portfolio site of choice for photographers by trying our free, 14-day trial.


AbelCine offers sales, service, rental, training and equipment financing on all levels of camera equipment, accessories and optics.

AbelCine brings over twenty years of experience providing production equipment and services to content creators. With rapidly evolving technology making video more accessible and prevalent than ever before, we are excited to offer our services to photographers in the still imaging world as well.

AbelCine is pleased to offer APA members 15% off any of our training classes. We regularly hold workshops and seminars, as well as free events, in our New York City, Chicago and Burbank, CA facilities. Our classes, taught by AbelCine experts and working professionals, are hands-on and focused on practical knowledge. Classes offered include camera specifics, fundamentals of HD video technology and audio, lighting, optics and much more.

For a full schedule, visit Please email with any questions.

Agency Access

APA members receive a 15% discount on any Agency Access database. Agency Access provides a team of experts who support APA member photographers' careers.

Their services include:

  • Database - browse over 90,000 potential creative clients worldwide, from ad agencies, graphic design firms, magazines, book publishing, corporate direct companies and more
  • Email marketing - send well-designed email campaigns to potential creative clients with tracking capabilities  
  • Printing & direct mailing services - print and send beautiful mail pieces for you at extra affordable rates
  • Phone Marketing - We call potential creative clients to book you meetings and get requests for your electronic portfolio
  • Design services - We design logos, emails templates, direct mail cards and more
  • Consulting - get one-on-one advice from top industry consultants. The roster of consultants includes Angee Murray, Lynn Kyle, Karen D’Silvia, Andrea Maurio, Jennifer Perlmutter and Jennifer Kilberg.
  • Campaign Manager, Plus, and Pro– Select from three marketing programs executed by a dedicated Campaign Manager, Marketing Consultant, Designer, Email Coordinator and a Phone Marketing Specialist with your help.

Check out what's brewing at The Lab, our Q&A hub where industry experts & creatives answer photographers' questions.

This reward is available only to Supporter and higher member levels.


APA members save 15% on a Standard account and save 9% on a Professional account. More than 50,000 photographers worldwide use PhotoShelter to power their success online. Offering websites with e-commerce, searchable galleries, client log-in, bulletproof image storage and essential Internet marketing tools; PhotoShelter is the industry's leading resource for serious photographers looking to have their images found, sold and delivered online.

Offer details:

  • Customizable Website
  • E-commerce (for print & product sales, image licensing: rights managed, royalty free and personal use)
  • Enhanced SEO
  • Social sharing tools
  • Directory listing

Photoshelter discount is a benefit for members at the Supporter level or above.

DriveSavers Data Recovery

DriveSavers Data Recovery offers APA Members a 15% discount on all data recovery services. DriveSavers is the worldwide leader in professional data recovery services and provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery service available in the industry today. All major digital camera companies, including Canon, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus and Sony, refer their customers to them. They perform data recovery on all types of storage media, including memory and hard disk solutions such as SD(HC), xD, SmartMedia, Memory Stick(Pro), P2, SSD, RAID and more.

DriveSavers discount is available to members at the Supporter level and above.


APA members are entitled to a 10% discount on monthly and annual subscriptions of Professional and Emerging priced Website Templates and Custom Website Design. liveBooks provides award-winning websites that serve as a business hub to help professional photographers promote their businesses and make more money.

liveBooks is pleased to partner with APA at a National level, providing resources to photographers and helping members grow their businesses through efficient and effective marketing. We understand the passion behind your work and the need to efficiently translate that work into effective online experiences that increase your exposure and connect your creative vision with potential clients. The discount does not apply to Enthusiast products.

livebooks discount is a benefit for members at the Supporter level or above.


UNTIL JULY 31st, take advantage of Yodelist’s Summer Lovin’ Sale and take 20% OFF subscriptions to the most vetted database in the creative industry! That’s 5% more savings than our normal benefit, exclusively for APA members!

Get your marketing into high gear with our biggest APA discount ever! But only until July 31st, so contact us today!

This benefit applies to database subscriptions only. Choose from the following:
Buyers + Agencies │ Production + Suppliers │ Art + Artists

And take advantage of these features:

  • Over 50,000 creative contacts across North America.
  • Powerful list targeting tools.
  • Upload and manage your own contacts.
  • Optional Emailer upgrade with template design, stat reporting, email scheduling, and campaign management tools.
  • Media storage library and more!

Yodelist discount is a benefit for members at the Supporter level or above.


APA members receive a PhotoServe Premium Portfolio for $560 (regular price is $800).


  • Subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder magazines in print, online, digital editions
  • Listing on portfolio display site — hot links, 10 searchable specialties
  • Discounts of 30% on contest entry fees for all PDN and WPPI contests
  • Discounts and early registration for WPPI and PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo shows
  • Top 10 Monthly Pick Promotion
  • 7 galleries — library storage for 300 still images & video
  • Custom surveillance editorial content, news on PhotoServe, Facebook, Twitter promotion
  • 1/4 print ad on PhotoServe page in PDN — PDN has bonus distribution to 5,000 creatives  monthly
  • Work promoted online, newsletters to 15,000 creatives, weekly blog posts


APA members receive a discounted price of $85 on an Altpick account. This is a $15.00 savings off a regular Altpick subscription.


APA members receive a 20% discount on Dripbook Pro and Premium accounts. This discount applies to your Dripbook subscription as long as you maintain a active APA membership.

Resource Magazine Subscription

Resource Magazine is a quarterly Photo & Video publication for forward thinking image-makers, filled with awe-inspiring images and the latest insight on photography skills, tech new and marketing techniques. Resource has an unique, fresh perspective on the quickly-evolving photographic world, emphasizing the work, the art and the power of imagery.

Resource Magazine offers a 50% discount on subscriptions or individual issue (including back issues) for any APA member with a Supporter level subscription

PDN Magazine

Members save 61% off the cover price and can purchase an annual subscription for $39.00. Plus you'll receive access to subscriber-only content. Act now and receive PDN's annual Studio & Equipment guide as part of your subscription.

Unlimited access to subscriber-only content includes:

  • Who's Shooting What
  • People on the Move
  • Client Profiles

This benefit is available to members at the Supporter level and above. Not an APA member? Join now.

Apple Discounts

APA and Apple, Inc. are proud to partner together to offer APA members preferred pricing on Apple products and accessories online. This benefit is available to all members at the Supporter level and above. After joining, to access this, or any of your other online member benefits, please go to the Discounts Code page by first logging in, then click on Discount Codes in the right side vertical navigational menu. Scroll down the alpahbetical list of discount codes until you see Apple. Click on the link to go to the APA - Apple Online Store. The prices in the APA - Apple Online Store include the APA member discounts.

Partnership program benefits:

  • Special APA member pricing on Apple and third-party products
  • Exclusive promotions
  • Complimentary shipping on all orders over $50
  • Free engraving on all new iPod models
  • Mac customization
  • Flexible business financing options

Not an APA Supporter or higher level member? Join or upgrade today to take advantage of all the benefits of membership. Question? Email:

Offer terms and conditions
Members can purchase up to 3 computer systems and 10 iPod devices per calendar year, as well as unlimited software and peripherals. Promotion details are listed on your store site. Terms and conditions apply. Not all products are available for discount. Discounts subject to change without notice. TM and © 2014 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.


Save $50 off Blinkbid yearly plan, the leading photographic estimating software on the planet.

 Blinkbid is the world’s easiest way to create a bid. Features include:

  • Helps manage the business side of your creative life.
  • Prepare bids, produce jobs, and invoice for the delivery of projects.
  • Built-in item catalogs that can be easily customized for any workflow.
  • Collaborate with agents, and producers using Blinkbid’s sharing feature.
  • Protect your copyright, Blinkbid generates usage licenses or can be customized to fit any studio needs. 

If you are an APA member at the Supporter level or higher save $50 off your Blinkbid yearly plan. You will continue to receive the $50 discount each year that you renew as long as your APA membership is current.  Monthly plans receive $4 discount off first month with BlinkBid. 

BlinkBid has moved to an online subscription model. If you have the current desktop version it will continue to be supported but not updated. 

This benefit is available only to Supporter and higher member levels. To upgrade, please contact

Think Tank Photo

APA members enjoy special pricing on Think Tank products and members who order $50 or more will receive a free gift. Think Tank Photo is a professional photography equipment manufacturer, creating innovative camera bags, camera cases, photo backpacks and belt-packs for Professional Photographers that use digital SLR cameras.

This benefit is available to members at the Supporter level and above.

Cradoc fotoSoftware

For more than 20 years Cradoc fotoSoftware has been helping photographers streamline their business and simplify their workflow.

APA Members save 10-15% on full version standalone and bundled products. Program offerings include:

The industry standard for pricing stock and assignment photography.

Gives you a complete set of business management tools that go beyond simple bidding and invoicing.

fotoKeyword Harvester
An accelerated solution to keywording images.

Offer applies to full versions only, additional site licenses and upgrades are excluded. The discount cannot be combined with any other offers.

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