Select discounts and benefits from approved APA partners.
- Light & Motion
- APA National Payroll
- A&I Books
- Agency Access
- Apple Discounts
- Blazing Editions
- Cradoc fotoSoftware
- DriveSavers Data Recovery
- First Entertainment Credit Union
- Lürzer’s Int’l Archive
- Palm Springs Photo Festival
- Paper Chase
- Samy’s Camera
- Tether Tools
- Think Tank Photo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
APA members are eligible to receive a 15% discount on select consulting and print services, including a one-hour or two-hour consult, their Portfolio Build program, a web edit, postcard + booklet printing, or go big and get yourself a brand-new printed portfolio. Contact Agency Access to request any of these services. Use coupon code found in the APA Member Discount Code area and be sure to include your APA membership number.
Self-promotion is both an art and a science, and the Agency Access marketing platform gives you all the tools you need to organize and grow your 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!
This benefit is available only to Supporter and higher member levels. To upgrade, please contact email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete details are here on the CreativeLive APA Landing page.
APA members at the Supporter level and above receive an 20% percent discount.
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.
First Entertainment Credit Union
Who we are:
Our companies served; your organization and website is listed under “Entertainment Industry Organizations”
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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.
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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.
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.
Light & Motion
Light & Motion is the leader in portable lighting innovation since 1989.
We are a dedicated team of creative professionals, with over 30 years of experience developing the best lighting for cycling, scuba, photography and cinematography. We understand all the ways lighting enhances and elevates our experience doing and recording the activities we love.
As an American manufacturer, we demonstrate through our daily work a commitment to building products with integrity. We have been designing and building our products in Northern California as part of our commitment to invest in our people and our community.
Our lights are designed by users considered the best at what they do and finished with a deep appreciation for design and build quality. Your satisfaction, delight and safety are our priority and are reflected in our design choices, material selection, testing rigor and warranty support.
StellaPro Lights from Light & Motion are designed for still and moving pictures. Our brightest lights power up to 10,000 lumens. All StellaPro Lights are lightweight, weatherproof and very compact. Perfect for location and studio applications. All lights can withstand up to a 1 meter drop test. All lights can weather any elements. A few of the models can be completely submerged for underwater imaging and/or used topside.
Light & Motion is excited to offer APA members (at the Supporter level and above) a 30% discount for our line of camera lights (StellaPro), and our other product lines that include lights for bicycling and SCUBA diving.
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 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 5% on all Palm Springs Photo Festival activities including registration, seminars, workshops, portfolio reviews and more.
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.
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
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APA members save 20% off any of our monthly 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.
E-commerce (for print & product sales, image licensing: rights managed, royalty free and personal use)
Social sharing tools
Photoshelter discount is a benefit for members at the Supporter level or above.
PixOasis is a simple, intuitive web tool that delivers all of your proofs, high res images and videos in an elegant, client-friendly gallery format.
Our 1GB starter plan is FREE FOREVER.
All APA members receive a 15% discount on all upgrade plans.
- There are no clumsy client logins so all your images can be viewed on one page with a single click.
- Super fast uploads
- Clients can organize your photos into selects/lightboxes.
- Clients can add and share comments.
- All of your galleries can be branded with your logo linked to your website.
- High and low resolution videos and clips are delivered with a built-in player.
- Multiple galleries can be delivered with one link.
- Photographers have full control when links expire.
All your clients want is to easily view, edit, make comments and download your images and videos. We let them do just that.
PixOasis was created by photographers for photographers. It has thousands of users worldwide.
Our mission is to help photographers gain clients, streamline their workflow and grow their businesses. At PixOasis, we do one thing. – DELIVER.
Pixsy is an award-winning legal-tech service for online image protection and copyright enforcement. Founded by photographers in 2014, Pixsy fights for the rights of artists by protecting the images of photographers, agencies, designers, and illustrators. Their pioneering AI-powered image monitoring solution works 24/7 and has uncovered more than 200 million matches. Pixsy also offers expert case resolution services to recover compensation for creatives through lost licensing revenue and damages in legal cases. Pixsy partners with 26 law firms across the world and has handled over 70,000 copyright infringement cases.
APA Members save 50% on Pixsy’s Advanced subscription, which includes:
30,000 images monitored with high priority match scanning
Unlimited import sources, including Flickr, SmugMug, Instagram, Google Drive, Dropbox, EyeEm, Photoshelter, PhotoDeck and Tumblr
300 Takedown notices, which meet the requirements of more than 35 countries and translate into 14 languages
Free & Unlimited case submissions
This is a saving of $234 per year.
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.
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.
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.