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$50 gift for a test order or your first order
- 40% off for any other subsequent orders
 

A&I Books

A&I Books - Printing Discount

APA members receive 10% off any custom book order from A & I Books. Designed for both Mac and PC use, Book Creator’s clean interface makes it simple enough for the novice book designer, yet the functionality is powerful enough for the critical artist. Photos, text and a variety of professional borders and effects can be added simply by dragging and dropping or clicking a button. Your creativity combined with our modifiable templates make for infinite possibilities, delivering photo books that are as unique as the person creating them.

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

AbelCine

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 training.abelcine.com. Please email training@abelcine.com 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
  • 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 Lynn Kyle, Karen D’Silvia, 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 informational hub where photographers and industry professionals share their stories, advice and inspiration.

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

Altpick

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

APA National Payroll

APA National Payroll Service is the preferred provider for American Photographic Artists and members of APA will receive a discounted handling fee. APA National Payroll is provided through Smith & Stilwell, Inc. This special member benefit program has been developed in collaboration with APA to keep the process simple and accessible, making it a no-brainer whether you have a part-time or full-time assistant, makeup artist, stylist, receptionist… or an entire staff. They’re ready to service all of your payroll needs.

Smith & Stilwell has been a major payroll provider to the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years.

APA National Payroll Service provides daily, weekly and salaried wages per individual client requests. Smith & Stilwell offers a quick turn-around of properly submitted timecards, provide direct deposit to all employees & customize invoices and projects specifically to our clients needs. Because Smith & Stilwell becomes the employer of record for your employees, they also offer:

• Nationwide workers comp insurance

• Unemployment insurance

• Union fees if applicable

• Accurate withholding for federal, state and city payroll taxes regardless of your location and the location of your crew members

• NO forms for you to file or sign since you are no longer the employer

• Easy reporting for each employee’s time, day rate or hourly rate

• Simple payroll invoice shows what you owe each member (serves as backup for expense billing)

• Checks issued and mailed on your approval

• Complete reports for all filings

This important member benefit of APA National Payroll is so inexpensive and simple to use that many members pay their own salaries through the service rather than going the usual payroll route. It can be used for office staff at reduced rates, is specially priced for APA members at 2% of gross pay, along with employee and employer matched tax fees, and best of all, is billable for each job.

Your liability is eliminated, payment is automatic and hassle-free, you completely avoid payroll bookkeeping, and it costs less than doing it yourself. (More info about your liabilities is included down below).

APA Payroll is provided through Smith & Stilwell. They're ready to service all of your payroll needs. For forms, information, and to sign up, contact Smith & Stilwell.  Current APA Membership number required.

How APA National Payroll Service can reduce your liabilities

Two very important liability issues face every photographer who hires assistants and other crew members.  Standard insurance policies for workers comp insurance (for job-related injuries) are costly and likely limited to in-state crew members.  This means that even with a standard policy in place, your policy will not be enough when shooting in another state.  But this is only part of the problem.

The far more serious problem may be assistants and other crew members who may be incorrectly classified as independent contractors (according to current IRS rules).  A discovery to this effect during a routine IRS audit can create huge liabilities for back taxes that can put a studio out of business.  Those who do it right have a huge overhead related to meeting these requirements (like employee unemployment insurance), and recovering these direct costs as job-related expenses can be daunting if not impossible.

The second liability issue is an IRS audit that reveals unpaid withholding taxes for assistants and other crew members who have been incorrectly classified as independent contractors (according to current IRS rules) can put a studio out of business.

The overhead related to meeting these requirements (like employee unemployment insurance), and recovering the costs as job-related expenses can be daunting if not impossible. APA's Production Payroll service solves all these and other problems by becoming the employer of record, relieving you of all related liabilities. The extremely low cost can save the fee for membership dues many times over in a single year.

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: members@apanational.org

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.

Blazing Editions

Over the past 20 years, Blazing Editions has developed into a leader in the Fine Arts industry.  Based in Rhode Island, we are dedicated to providing the finest reproductions on the market. APA Members are entitled to a 10% discount.

BlinkBid

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 members@apanational.org

Blurb

Blurb® is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks.

APA members at the Supporter level and above receive an 30% percent discount. Offer valid through July 31, 2018. Valid for photo books, magazines, and trade books.

Clickbooq

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.

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:

fotoQuote
The industry standard for pricing stock and assignment photography.

fotoBiz
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.

CreativeLive

Complete details are here on the CreativeLive APA Landing page.

APA members at the Supporter level and above receive an 20% percent discount.

Dripbook

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.

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.

Eyeist

APA Members at the Supporter level and above save 10%.

First Entertainment Credit Union

Who we are:

https://www.firstent.org/our-credit-union/our-history

Our companies served; your organization and website is listed under “Entertainment Industry Organizations”

https://www.firstent.org/membership/companies-served

(more info soon)

Format

Format is a website and portfolio builder designed and built especially for photographers. We designed our platform with creators in mind. With Format, get access to beautiful dynamic themes, e-commerce, client proofing, marketing, and blogging tools.

(more info soon)

HotelStorm

APA Members save up to 55% on hotels worldwide.

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

ImageRights

ImageRights International provides intelligent images search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide to ensure that their intellectual property rights are protected and that they are compensated for the unauthorized use of their copyrighted works. Through its in-house license compliance team and global network of copyright attorneys, ImageRights has recovered more than $7 million in settlements and awards on behalf of their clients. 

APA Members save 20% on any ImageRights account type.

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

liveBooks

APA Members receive a 20% discount off the first year full list price for the liveBooks Professional and Custom website template tier for the first year of the membership term only. Offer Expires: 11:59 pm ET on December 31, 2018.

Offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by liveBooks at its sole discretion at any time and without notice. Offer is void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Offer cannot be used or combined with other offers, discounts, or promotions.  Other restrictions may apply. 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 the Emerging tier.

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

Lürzer’s Int’l Archive

All 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 luerzersarchive.com and on your iPhone or iPad.

MOO

MOO is an online print and design company headquartered in London, England. Passionate about great design and the difference it can make to the world, MOO offers a variety of premium print products including business cards, postcards, notebooks and more. With six locations across the United Kingdom and United States, MOO serves over 190 countries and was founded in 2006 by CEO and Founder, Richard Moross MBE.

APA Members (at the Supporter level and above) can use the code to receive a 15% discount.

To access this, or any other of your member benefits, go to the Discounts Code page.

Palm Springs Photo Festival

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

Paper Chase

Paper Chase Press is a second generation, family-run press and bindery providing clients bespoke, cutting-edge printed media since 1976. The firm is owned and operated by a group of skilled artisans, each providing expertise from several sides of the industry, allowing us to work directly with our customers as a printer and design partner. 

Our in-house production allows us to focus on quality craftsmanship as we build an environmentally conscious, community-focused business.

We specialize in catering to photographers and their print needs, providing beautiful hand-made hardcover and softcover portfolio books as well promotional items like multi-panel folded cards, flat cards and posters.

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

PDN Magazine

Members save 61% off the cover price and can purchase an annual subscription for $39.00. Plus you'll receive access to pdnonline.com 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.

PhotoDeck

https://www.photodeck.com

PhotoDeck is the professional's choice for a modern photography website:

- super-fast, responsive HTML5 websites, native video support
- highly customizable designs, full-page still and video backgrounds capabilities
- easy to use and flexible proofing suitable for commercial clients: secured by https, galleries protected by password or individual-level permissions, direct downloads, lightboxes, ... zero-commission ecommerce for downloads, stock, prints...
- SEO tools, social networks integration

APA members at the Supporter level and above benefit from an ongoing 15% discount on the PRO and STUDIO plans

Learn more and try for free now!

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

PhotoPlus Expo

PhotoPlus Expo 2019

Check back here for updates as we get closer to the PPE registration dates.

APA Members typically are entitled to a Free 3-Day Pass.

APA Members usually also receive a discount to attend keynote speakers, seminars, and classes.

For example, in 2018 members enjoyed:

• 15% discount on Full Conference Pass or any One Day Conference Pass Option.

APA Members also received a discount for the official Portfolio Reviews at PhotoPlus Expo produced by PSPF

• 7.5% discount on Portfolio Reviews.

https://www.photoplusexpo.com/

PhotoServe

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

Includes:

  • Special discounts on WPPI Expo and PhotoPlus Expo
  • 1 Year subscription to our magazines: PDN and RF 
  • Member Discount to our conferences and expos for our brands: PhotoPlus, PhotoServe, and WPPI 
  • 30% Discount on all of our contests: PDN, WPPI, and RF Contests
  • WPPI's Honors of Excellence Program including exclusive access to 1st Half and 2nd Half Competitions
  • WPPI-Certification Program: An online, educational certificate program, exclusively for wedding and portrait photographers (separate fee for WPPI certification program)
  • Exclusive access to the WPPI online video library featuring over 100 hours of educational footage from the annual WPPI Print, Album and Filmmaking Competition
  • Photoserve.com: PDN's database of photographers where creatives come and search for their next photographer
  1. Unlimited specialty portfolios
  2. Unlimited images
  3. Promotion with custom content written on your work
  4. Your Work promoted in newsletters to over 15,000 creatives, social media.
  5. Promotion in Top Monthly Picks
  6. Your Contact information listed with dedicated web address, SEO, links, and stats tracking
  7. Your Bio, clients and awards.

APA members at the Supporter level and above are entitled to a special price on a Premium Portfolio.

PhotoShelter

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.

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

Samy’s Camera

ABOUT SAMY'S CAMERA

For over 40 years, Samy's Camera has been the leader in sales of high quality imaging products and the ultimate resource for the professional and amateur photographer. Knowledgeable sales staff, exceptional customer service, and an impressive up-to-date inventory are the reasons that Samy's Camera enjoys a loyal following. Samy founded Samy's Camera in 1976 with a vision for a full service store. This vision is exemplified in all of our locations including our flagship store in Los Angeles, with three floors stocked with the latest and most exciting selection of photographic, video and electronics equipment available.

Samy's Camera rents a huge assortment of photography equipment, including digital cameras and lenses, photo lighting and studio grip gear. Our clients include students, professional photographers, movie studios, and more. We offer lighting equipment, a wide variety of digital cameras and lenses, camera kits, tripods, scanners, underwater photography equipment, video gear, and film cameras from 35mm up to 4x5 and 8x10, plus panoramic format cameras. You can pick up your rental gear at one of our locations throughout California or we'll be happy to ship it to your location.

Our Camera Department carries an extensive selection of digital SLRs, lenses and point and shoots from every major manufacturer. Samy's realizes that professional photographers, as well as amateurs and students are always seeking the most advanced photographic and video technology. Samy's rental department constantly updates its extensive rental inventory to provide one easy stop to prepare for any shoot or project. For those looking to "trade up" or find a rare and unique camera, our Used Camera Department buys and sells an extensive selection of used cameras and lenses.

The Pro Department carries an unparalleled selection of medium and large format cameras, digital backs, lighting and accessories. We have Apple certified specialists on staff ready to design any digital photo or video workflow system. Professional and amateur video equipment can be found along with expert assistance in our Video Department. Our Film and Printer Department carries all types and sizes of film, darkroom equipment, digital printers and scanners and supplies. Our state of the art in-house lab offers a large array of high quality digital imaging services from retouching and restoration, to large format museum quality prints in our Service Bureau.

Samy's Camera regularly hosts equipment demonstrations, special sessions with manufacturers, product training, and guest classes - all in addition to our own classes held in our state of the art computer lab at Samy's EDU. Our EDU blog is a place to find useful information online about classes, workshops and photo trips. It's also a place to connect to the photo community and see helpful videos from our instructors and friends.

In the past 15 years, Samy's Camera has expanded to include successful full-service stores in San Francisco, Pasadena, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara and Culver City. We now provide this renowned service, information and product inventory nationwide at samys.com or 1-800-321-4SAMY.

All APA members are entitled to a full 20% discount on rentals by simply showing your current APA Member Card, or current APA Pro Media Photo ID when you pick up your equipment order.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

For over 25 years, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has offered the best in photo workshops, with world-renowned instructors, a 3,000 square foot studio, small class sizes, and a state-of-the-art digital lab.

Santa Fe Workshops is pleased to offer APA members $100 off tuition* on any four-day or longer workshop in Santa Fe.

Celebrate your passion for photography at Santa Fe Workshops!

For the full schedule of upcoming workshops, visit www.santafeworkshops.com.

Email info@santafeworkshops.com with any questions.

*Discount only valid on new registrations for four-day or longer workshops in Santa Fe; may not be combined with other offers.
 

Tether Tools

APA members at the Supporter level and above are entitled to a 15% discount on Tether Tools products at www.TetherTools.com.

To receive the discount, enter the promo code (available to Members in the Discount Code area) after you have items in your cart.

Think Tank Photo

APA members enjoy special privileges on Think Tank Photo products.  When you order $50 or more you receive free gear and free shipping with your order. 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 and Mirrorless cameras.

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

Yodelist

APA Members take advantage of Yodelist’s services and take 15% OFF your subscription to the most vetted database in the creative industry!

Purchase a Pro-Membership with our Emailer and Double Your Email Credits on Us Just for Mentioning This APA Ad!

This 15% off 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 at the Supporter level and above are entitled to a 15% discount on Yodelists services. Provide your current APA Member ID when you contact them.

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