Professional Organizations

ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) is a trade association founded in 1944 that promotes the interests of photographers whose work is for publication.

American Society of Picture Professionals. 800 members strong, this organization offers legal resources, job postings and more.

International League of Conservation Photographers is a who’s who of the world’s leading nature photographers dedicated to raising awareness of our natural world.

National Press Photographers Association Online. This informative site by the NPPA features a calendar of photojournalism conferences workshops and contests in addition to membership benefits and info.

North American Nature Photographers’ Association. This national group has awesome annual conventions plus local gatherings. Their magazine, Currents, is beautiful and informative.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Geared to commercial and portrait photographers, this prestigious group may be the organization for you.

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, one of the top pro organizations in the country, sponsors competitions and an annual convention along with many services for its members. Their Rangefinder magazine is chock full of great tips and images.