APA Gives Photographers Benefits You’ll Only Get from a Full Time Job

With American Photographic Artists (APA), working photographers and others can get the job benefits they need to run their business.

When you decide to become a full-time photographer, one of your biggest fears is losing job benefits. But, the truth is that you don’t have to worry. With an organization like American Photographic Artists, photographers can receive a whole lot more than they thought possible, and they don’t really have to start from scratch either. For decades, American Photographic Artists has been fighting for the rights of photographers in addition to working alongside agencies, producers, art buyers, etc., to help photographers adapt to the industry. They’ve been working to make the plunge into American Entrepreneurship easier. Like other member-based groups, most of APA’s basic benefits can be accessed for only a $50 yearly membership. However, if you enroll at a higher level, other benefits like a full-page ad in APA’s sourcebook are included in the package.

Let’s take a look at what APA can offer photographers.

American Photographic Artists: National

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Here’s a listing of some of the benefits you get when you sign up for APA. These benefits are National and granted across the nation.

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Gain access to serious savings on many of your hardware and software needs. Saving a little can go a long way to making an APA membership pay for itself.

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Keeping up with the latest industry news just got easier. We have nice discounts on the most respected trade publications — take advantage of these cost savings discounts.

Production Services

Get APA member discounts on high-quality printing services and more.

Professional Services

APA has partnered with quality vendors to bring important professional services to our members.

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Web Services

Let’s face it — much of our professional life revolves around accessing services via the internet. APA is hard at work bringing professional photographers discounts on the tools they use most.


American Photographic Artists: New York

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There are many chapters of American Photographic Artists, and the New York Chapter takes care of most of Northeast America. We do events, garner benefits for our members, find ways to lobby for photographers’ rights, etc. Here are some of NY’s benefits:

Financial Services

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Web Services

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post from American Photographic Artists (APA). Editor in Chief Chris Gampat is the Vice Chairman of APA NY’s chapter. Lead image by Travis Keyes @twkeyes