Helpful Resources for a Photography Career
Find organizations that will help you in your photography career.
As you're contemplating a photography career, you may find it helpful to seek advice from those who have been already done it. If you are planning to begin your photography education, it might be helpful to contact schools and inquire about their programs. You may also find it helpful to find out more about professional associations and keep an eye on recent developments in the photography industry. The links below will give you a place to start as you learn more about photography careers:
APA is a professional association for advertising photographers that provides education, promotes professional practices and standards, and creates community for advertising photographers.
ASMP promotes rights protection, promotion standards, ethics, community and camaraderie for publication photographers.
NANPA promotes nature photography and appreciation, provides education as well as a professional community for nature photography career professionals.
Photo District News is a monthly magazine that delivers photography industry news in print and online.
Popphoto.com is the online photography home of Popular Photography & Imaging and American Photo.
PPA is a nonprofit professional organization for photographers that seeks to provide education, a sense of community, professional recognition and more to people in photography careers.
SPE promotes the understanding of all aspects of photography and fosters the "development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism."
WPJA is an international organization for wedding photojournalists that provides networking and educational opportunities for wedding photographers. They also help connect wedding planners with professional wedding photographers.
Photographer Career Guide
- Job Description
- Reasons to Attend Photography Schools
- Choosing a Degree
- Photography Courses: What You'll Study
- Should You Go to an Online School?
- How Far Should You Take Your Education?
- Portfolio Tips
- Photographer Profile