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Member Benefits:

APA provides a full complement of member benefits that help photographers run a smarter, more creative and profitable business. Our benefits have been time-tested over four decades and give members the tools to build a sustainable business. APA Members please log in to your account to access the page with discount codes and links.


15% off plus we plant a tree in Africa with every order.

If you want to make beautiful, eco-friendly, affordable, high-quality business cards and postcards, you've come to the right place!

  • Place an order and get it delivered to your doorstep in 48 hours.
  • We review every order to ensure that it prints as you expect it to.
  • We're proud to offer eco-friendly papers and inks.
  • Get quick responses to all of your questions via chat, email and phone.

Access to Members-Only Content

APA produces content on a variety of photo related subjects each year. Gain access to our comprehensive 2013 Photography Industry Survey - this is a great tool for analyzing your business performance with other professional photographers.

APA publishes white papers on industry best practices and important topics like understanding social media terms and conditions.

May 2021 APA SF event, COLLABORATIVE NEGOTIATING video now viewable to APA Members Only on Vimeo. Click here for more info.

Event Description:

As photographic artists, we create unique, powerful visuals that elevate brands, individuals and industries every day. Whether you are new to photography or are an established artist, feeling confident and comfortable in your ability to negotiate with your clients is an ever-evolving skill.  

Join APA SF for a panel discussion with industry leading negotiators Kelly Montez, Heather Elder, Shel Burks and Monica Zaffarano. 

APA SF board member Nicole Morrison skillfully moderated an engaging discussion around collaborative negotiation practices with reps and producers who navigate these conversations daily. 

Primary Take-Aways:

  • Learn strategies that can help you win jobs and feel satisfied and confident in the terms you’ve negotiated.
  • Elevate your ability to effectively collaborate with your clients.
  • Learn the difference between creative fees and hourly/day rates.
  • Vendor terms and conditions

Access to members-only content is available to all members.


Agency Access

APA members can receive a 15% discount on their new month-to-month data plans.

Agency Access is a searchable database that brings creative decision-makers from the world's top agencies, companies, and brands and curates them into a comprehensive, easy-to-use directory to help artists grow their business. As the world’s most trusted marketing platform for visual storytellers for 23 years, Agency Access will help you promote your services to top-level creative industry clients looking to hire talent for their next big project. With an abundance of free content like downloadable Ebooks and webinars and a brand-new, fully functional 14-day free trial, which gives you the ability to browse their database and try your hand at building lists – why not jump right in and get started!

Start a free trial with Agency Access

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

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 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:

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.

Offering unique solutions for professional photographers. Sublimation onto aluminum is the newest technology.

APA Members are entitled to a 10% discount.

Go to the Discount Codes area to access that info.


Blinkbid is leading photographic estimating software on the planet. It is customizable for any studio and does the heavy lifting so you never forget to itemize an expense.

 Blinkbid 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 annual 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


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% discount.

Order 50 books and receive a large order services discount. Normally, it’s 100 photo books (50 book minimum, instead of 100). This can’t be combined with any other discounts.

Capture One

Capture One is the industry-leading software used by professionals across all photography disciplines.

Capture One lets you develop your creative expression, experience superior editing tools, deliver images of the highest quality with true-to-life colors, and collaborate across all photography disciplines.

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

The coupon code is only valid for pre-paid annual subscriptions, not perpetual licenses.

Chapter Portfolio Reviews

We understand how difficult it is getting work in front of agency creatives. Let the strength of the APA go to work for you. Our local chapters administer portfolio reviews on behalf of our members. While each chapter runs their reviews differently, they all have one thing in common — getting our members access to creative professionals for feedback on portfolios. This is your chance to get up close and personal with art buyers and creatives to build a relationship and earn future new business. At this time, Chapter Portfolio Reviews are available through many, but not all chapters; please contact your local chapter to find out more.

Portfolio Reviews are a benefit for members at the Associate level and above.


Exclusive Offer for APA Members

25% OFF: PRO Annual or Lite Annual membership, recurrent while the account is in good standing.

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

Cradoc fotoSoftware has been helping photographers streamline their business and simplify their workflow for over 25 years and is considered the industry standard for freelance photographers. Programs provide pricing, quoting, invoicing, keywording, and complete, end-to-end business management and workflow.

15% off all of their new software purchases.

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

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

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


Complete details are here on the CreativeLive APA Landing page.

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

Crucial Crew

Why Crucial Crew? 

It takes a hive of workers to make productions run the way they should. 

Crucial Crew is your hive. 

Sign up now and APA Members receive 20% off the Production Tier 1 for 12 months! 

Discounts on Events and Competitions

All members enjoy discounts on events and competitions and are entitled to attend Members' only programs. APA's regional Chapters produce ongoing programing like: continuing business education, face-to-face portfolio reviews, panel discussions, and presentations by award-winning photographers.

Discounts on events and competitions are available to all members.

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.

Elixxier set.a.light 3D

set.a.light 3D revolutionizes how modern photographers and filmmakers plan their setups. It allows creative people to express themselves faster, bring their ideas to life, and save them from guessing. From a simple portrait shoot to a complex photo production - it's all possible. That's why both beginners and industry leaders love set.a.light 3D.

Good pictures often depend on your lighting and the precise work on it. But you often miss the time to set up everything calmly without stress.

set.a.light 3D simulates a virtual photo studio with all the details and equipment you need for creating your preferable light settings. You're finally able to experiment and try your ideas even before the shooting starts without unnecessarily boring your model.

APA members get a 15% discount!

First Entertainment Credit Union

Who we are:

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

(more info soon)


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)

Hanson Digital

Available to all APA members - 15% discount on select services at Hanson Digital

Hanson Digital specializes in high-end, museum quality scanning, printing and print mounting/presentation services. These include top quality drum scans, commercial & fine art reproduction photography (artwork capture, copywork or art scanning), some of the highest exhibition quality metal prints available with in house framing services, museum quality pigment printing (Giclee Prints), mounting & lamination services including acrylic face-mounting and Dibond mounting, as well as unique final presentation or display support services.

In addition, we also offer commercial retouching, digital support services and G7 certified contract proofing services exclusively for photographers, designers, ad agencies, and artists.

Hire An APA Pro

We are very pleased to announce a significant upgrade to our Member locator, which will help you get more work.

Hire An APA Pro is designed to help clients easily find the best APA photographers for lucrative jobs, and it has now replaced our Find A Member tool, and the Behance Portfolios.

Important New Benefit for All Members

Hire An APA Pro is commensurate: the higher your member level, the more searchable specialties and portfolio images you are entitled to, and the higher up in the search results you will appear.

Member Level / Number of Specialties & Images

  • ProPlus: 10
  • Professional: 5
  • Emerging: 5
  • Supporter: 3
  • Contributor: 1

APA will be proactively promoting Hire An APA Pro to creatives across the country, so it's to your advantage that you take a few minutes now to join APA and then complete your new Hire an APA Pro Profile and Portfolio.

Hire an APA Pro Assistant

APA has developed a brand new state-of-the-art Assistant search. If you are a photographer and an assistant, you can now show up in either search results, by selecting Photographer for your primary profession, then on the same Edit Specialties page, you will see "Assistant" -- use that pull-down to select "I am also an Assistant" and select your assistant specialties/skill set. Click "Update Profile".

Sample View of profile:


INOVATIV is a California-based company that designs and manufactures world-class mobile workstations right here in the USA. Everything from lightweight compact travel carts to complex studio-based workstations capable of holding a wide variety of monitors, cinema and broadcast cameras, specialized scientific equipment, and other high-end critical computation. Our products are known for their reliability, durability, tool-less assembly, and clever design.

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

International O-1 Letters of No Objection for USA Visas

As a benefit of membership, APA assists our international Professional and Leader members in documenting your professional status and photographer requirements in your USA Visa application, for an Advisory opinion in support of O-1 petition (letter of no objection), or for your Green Card application.

Annual (not Monthly) Leader or Pro level Membership is required, and there is a one-year minimum.

APA has a no refund policy.

Examples of your photographic work are also required, and upon APA reviewer approval, qualified applicants will receive an official statement denoting photographer with exceptional ability.

There is a one-time $100 processing fee for either letter.

If you are not yet an APA Professional and Leader member, please wait until after the APA reviewer approval before joining.

Contact our National Executive Director, Juliette Wolf-Robin ( for details.

Legal Referrals

APA Chapter Attorney Referrals

Many APA Chapters maintain referral lists of qualified attorneys in their area. Members often prefer to retain local legal assistance so they can easily meet face to face, and so their counsel is knowledgeable about relevant State laws. Contact your Chapter directly to request the current Chapter Attorney Referral list. This Chapter benefit is available to all membership levels.

Please note that while you may choose to, you are under no obligation to retain the attorney after your initial consultation.

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 and on your iPhone or iPad.


Nanuk is a Canadian manufacturer of top-quality waterproof protective cases for cameras, drones, microphones, and everything in between. Tried and tested in the Great North, Nanuk aims to provide gearheads and creatives alike with the means to keep their equipment in top shape through any adventure. Your gear is only as secure as the case holding it. At Nanuk, we make our cases for those who understand that small details can add up to big consequences. The product of a rigorous and relentless optimization process, each Nanuk case is fully resistant to water, dust, and all kinds of falls and shocks. They are the first, and last, line of defense between your gear and whatever life throws at it. Whether it be its lifetime warranty or its indestructible outer shell, Nanuk's higher standard of quality will provide you with the confidence to push your boundaries. 

All APA members now get a 30% discount on all Nanuk products at!

Photo Mechanic

Photo Mechanic® is the Fast Media Browser That Helps You View, Organize, Manage, and Export Digital Photos.

APA members receive a 10% discount on new licenses and upgrades.

Plug in your memory cards and start picking winners and deleting rejects almost instantaneously. Move from image to image without that annoying rendering delay. Add dynamic caption, copyright, and keyword information individually or in batches. Upload images to online galleries or image services in a flash. And, so much more! Photo Mechanic is the ultimate file and metadata management tool.

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

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


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


APA members save 20% off any of annual plans, in perpetuity. More than 80,000 photographers worldwide use PhotoShelter to power their photography business. Offering websites with e-commerce, searchable galleries, client log-in, reliable cloud 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.


PICTO services professional photographers' needs from retouching, to printing, and framing images. It was created in Paris in 1950 by Pierre Gassmann, a true pioneer of photography. Since then, Picto has become a leading partner of the world’s most famous photographers as well as the most prestigious brands in the world of fashion, luxury and beauty.

APA members receive a 20% discount on all printing services.

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

Pro Media ID Card

The APA Member Pro Media Photo ID Card is specifically designed to help expedite quick check-in service at airports, as well as to facilitate the pro media discount on excess baggage, available through many airlines. Pro Media Cards can only be sent to USA & Canada addresses.

Note: Pro Media Photo ID Cards are available to APA Members at the Associate, Professional, & Leader member levels, for just $20. If you are a current member and would like to upgrade to our Associate member level or above please send an email to

Sample design of an APA Pro Media ID Card

Sample design of an APA Pro Media ID Card. Available to APA members at the Associate, Professional, and Leader levels for just $20.

Following are the main advantages of our Pro Media ID card:

  • Many airlines now only accept Pro Media Cards which contain a headshot.
  • More secure, your card cannot be used by anyone but you.
  • APA Pro Media Photo ID Cards have our registered APA logo, and our National Executive Director's signature on the front, for enhanced authenticity.
  • Your can use your Pro Media Photo ID for quicker airport check-in.
  • We designed our card to hang around your neck on a lanyard, so it's readily apparent you are a pro photographer.
  • You can receive your APA Pro Media Photo ID Card within 3-5 days depending upon when your order is placed and where it is sent.
  • Use it to facilitate the pro media discount on excess baggage, available through many airlines

Disclaimer: Not all airlines accept Pro Media Cards as approved media credentials.

Pro Photo Daily

Pro Photo Daily
Everything you need to know as a photographer. Photo news, announcements, opinion and creative inspiration. Subscribe for free here.

Motion Arts Pro
The art and craft of filmmaking for modern visual storytellers. Daily updates, news and tools plus inspiring projects you can learn from, be inspired by or support. Subscribe for free here.

Professional Insurance Plans

Having progressional insurance to protect important business assets is smart. As a matter of fact, insurance is so important that APA created a dedicated business unit to handle our members professional insurance needs. It's business insurance designed by photographers for photographers. As the leading not-for-profit organization serving professional photographers we know the unique demands of this industry. Our business insurance team can customize a policy that fits the unique demands of any photographer. For more info, and to receive a free quote from AIS (APA Insurance Services) please go here.

Additionally, we have special policies available for students and educators.

Professional business insurance is a benefit for members at the Supporter level and above.

Samy’s Camera

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.

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 or 1-800-321-4SAMY.

Smash File Transfer

A magical new way to send (super) big files. No file size limit. Fast. Secured. Beautiful.

Like APA, send your (super) large files with Smash.

Save 54% on Smash Pro

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


SmugMug is your photography business partner. We connect photographers with revenue. We help you sell smarter and sell more. Focus on what you do best: photography. Sell Your Photos. Photo Storage. Photography Portfolios. Photo Sharing. Safe & Secure.

Through APA's partnership with SmugMug, you get an exclusive savings 20% off your new account and APA gets a referral fee, it’s a win-win!

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

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

Tether Tools

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

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

The Personal Photography Project

The Personal Photography Project is a new online sourcebook for advertising and magazine photographers to be rewarded for their personal work. Our goal is for art producers, photo editors, and other creatives to either license the work outright, or to discover new talent to hire for future assignments.

Your personal projects are a great way to show creatives how your work will translate to an ad campaign or feature article. Series of images carry a weight and thoughtfulness, and your personal projects show your natural creative DNA. They also demonstrate that you are able to conceive and execute work on your own. You are not just a button-pusher: you’re a creative partner who can bring fresh ideas to a tired brand or publication. It’s also an opportunity for you to show a different side of yourself, especially if you're already known for commercial work that may be different from what you do personally.

Either way: why not attract more of the work that you’d like to get?

APA Member Discount:

We’re offering APA members one free project for for their first year with us (a $50 discount), as long as they have paid for one or more projects.

Pricing is normally $50/project for the year (or $5/mth. if you want to do a payment plan). With your APA discount, you’ll get your first 2 projects for the price of 1.

Additionally, for every 5 projects, you'll get one free.

So for $250 (or $25/mthly payment plan) APA members will get 7 projects on our site for the first year.

Compared with almost any online sourcebook, this is a reasonably-priced way to share your work with potential clients.

Please contact Neil Binkley (Founder) at to submit your work for consideration or to ask any questions. You can find out more about us at

Think Tank Photo

Think Tank Photo offers APA members a free product and free U.S. shipping on every order over $50. No code is required, simply shop through APA’s affiliate link to access the benefit.

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

Versatile Studios

Versatile Studios is happy to provide a discount to APA Members. APA Members, by showing your current APA Member Card, will receive a 10% discount on Studio or Production Office rentals as well as a 10% discount on Production Equipment rentals and any other in house equipment rentals. They are also offering up to 10% on Post Production services dependent on the project (done on a sliding scale basis).

View Recent APA Online Events on Our YouTube Channel

View recent APA Open Talk, Biz Talk, First Impression events and more, here, for free.

When you arrive at the APA YouTube Channel homepage, click on VIDEOS to see all of your choices, arranged chronologically. Please be sure to subscribe, too!

Voelker Studio

Voelker Studio is now offering a 10% discount on Studio Rental to APA Members. Just show your membership card.

It is a state of the art 5,300 square foot workspace located in the heart of the greater Los Angeles creative zone. Built for one purpose - to inspire photographers and talent to create images beyond the realm of the ordinary

Voelker Studio offers a variety of shoot locations, both inside and out. Multi-purpose backdrops, backgrounds and flats are abundantly available, while the on-site garden and alleyways provide secluded settings that run from urban environment to desert habitat with a simple change of angle!

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