Membership Benefits

APA offers payment plans to fit your budget plus these great business benefits:


The benefits of the policies offered through APA Insurance Services are outstanding. Each member’s unique situation is reviewed to provide a quote for direct comparison with other available options. APA Insurance Services, who does an excellent job meeting member requirements, gives exceptional service. Price savings in many cases have been significant, and all certificates are free. Photographers interested in joining APA for this benefit are invited to compare policies and service. More

These policies are unique, offering exceptional and affordable protection for the student and educator for personal property and photo equipment, including optional coverage for rental equipment. More

Since 1965, The Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust (TEIGIT) has administered health insurance plans for members of participating associations in the arts and entertainment industry throughout the United States. TEIGIT offers health insurance to APA members in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, California and the Greater Chicago area. More

The need for this critically important member benefit may catch many by surprise. Two very important liability issues face every photographer who hires assistants and other crew members. Standard policies for workers comp insurance (for on-job injuries) are costly and likely limited to in-state crew members. This means that even with a standard policy, you still may not be adequately covered. More

The best equipment financing programs are available worldwide to APA members to accommodate member payment schedules. Members receive a 2% rebate. Applications can be made online with United Funding using the calculator for budgeting purposes and to submit an application. More

APA members now have access to First Entertainment Credit Union’s exclusive low loan rates, high savings dividends and excellent financial service. Services include checking accounts, ATM and check/debit cards, online banking, new and used auto loans, consolidation loans, home loans and refinances, home equity lines of credit, and IRAs. Available to APA members and their families. First Entertainment has affiliate credit unions providing the same services throughout the USA. More


APA members gain special access (15% discount) to the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of North American and European art directors and buyers from Agency Access. As a Platinum Sponsor of APA National, Agency Access also takes an active role in assisting each chapter in the promotion of their local events. The member discount, applicable to Agency Access annual service to individual APA members, is available this year and every year thereafter. More

FoundFolios, a division of Agency Access, is honored to be an APA Platinum Sponsor by supporting APA National and its chapters. APA members can get 15% off FoundFolios memberships and appear in a special APA-exclusive section of FoundFolios.  More

ADOBE   Adobe Store Discounts – get 15% savings on any Adobe product on the Adobe online store; login to the secure APA Member Area for access to the Adobe APA Member discount code. APA Professional Photographer (PHO) Members are also entitled to reach millions of prospective clients by being featured in the Adobe Photographers Directory — a listing with images, searchable by geographic location and photo specialty, which is accessible directly from within Adobe’s Creative Suite. More

ALTPICK, the ultimate creative talent source on the web offers APA Members an annual membership for $85.  The Altpick marketing approach is through the Alternative Pick Deck, Altpick Awards, sponsorships, networking and events.  All social media tools are used to promote Altpick members.   More

Apple has teamed up with APA to offer Apple’s photography and digital imaging products and software at preferred pricing for APA members with discounts ranging from 4% to 17%!   More

When it comes to association member benefits, “We try harder” by offering low, competitive rates along with special discounts for both business and leisure rentals.  Enjoy up to 25% off promotional rates.  APA Members will appreciate the many convenient airport locations and timesaving services, like Avis Preferred Service, e-Receipt and Roving Rapid Return, that make returning and Avis car fast and easy.  More

Save 25% on Clickbooq’s annual payment plan with your APA membership.  With clickbooq’s Web-based application, create a custom, full-featured Flash website in minutes – no technical expertise required.  Update portfolios, change your site’s design, add video or send custom Web galleries to your clients – anytime, anywhere. More

Cradoc fotoSoftware, the developer of fotoQuote, fotoBiz and the fotoKeyword Harvester, is pleased to offer special discount pricing for members of American Photographic Artists.  APA Members will receive a 15% discount on any of these stand-alone products: fotoQuote, fotoBiz, and fotoKeyword Harvester.  A 10% discount is also available on these already discounted bundles: fotoQuote Pro 6 Bundle and The Works.  More

APA members receive a perpetual 20% discount on Pro and Premium accounts on Dripbook.   Dripbook provides powerful, easy-to-use, and fresh promotional tools for creative professionals. Promote your work on a customized personal Website, an iPhone interface, the Dripbook Website, and more.  Dripbook’s powerful application simultaneously updates all of these displays, keeping your portfolios up-to-date and saving you valuable time. More

APA members receive a 15% discount on our professional data recovery services. DriveSavers was the first company to successfully recover lost digital camera data and the first company chosen for referral by Canon, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus and Sony. Today, all major digital camera companies, hard drive manufacturers, and digital storage OEMs refer their customers to DriveSavers. More

APA is pleased announce for members a (25%) discount on FotoStation Pro and Classic software, available on both MAC and PC, through the US Distributor of FotoWare, Software Consulting Services. Whether building an archive from scratch or looking for a powerful solution to organize an existing one, FotoStation will help you take control of your digital assets. More

APA Members receive $24 off the popular METAmachine; a full featured metadata editor.  A recent update to METAmachine enables it to work alongside Lightroom for an incredibly improved keyword interface.  APA Members receive a license for METAmachine for just $25.  METAmachine is the most complete metadata software on the market.    More

APA Members receive a 10% discount for ImageRights member subscriptions.  ImageRights discovery service works ceaselessly and efficiently to look for your images online, identify who’s using them and howMore
APA Members save 20% on LicenseStream, the most advanced tool for licensing, promoting, tracking and profiting from your work. More
APA members receive a 10% discount on sign-up with, a simple and effective online image proofing and file delivery service for professional photographers.  You get a secure, personally branded site with links to your portfolio site.  Upload your logo and select a color theme to personally brand your site.  LightboxEditPro keeps your brand and promo images in front of clients with links to your portfolio site.   More
liveBooks provides award-winning websites that serve as a business hub to help professional photographers promote their businesses and make more money. Save 10% off a liveBooks custom or preDesigned website.   More


One Eyeland is the finest gallery on the net for the most creative, professional photographers.  It’s emerged as the fastes growing photography site providing a great platform for hundreds of photographers to showcase their work to ad agencies, art buyers, art directors and other potential clients.  One Eyeland’s ‘Global Photographer Ranking’, ‘Picture of the Week’ and Photographer of the Month’ titles have slowly started gaining a legendary status thanks to the high standards of its rigorous screening process.  APA users receieve a discount of 10% on One Eyeland’s Annual Premium Membership. To find your One Eyeland discount information Click MEMBER LOGIN or MEMBER DISCOUNTS.  Login to your SUMMARY & MEMBER AREA.  In the Member Only box “click HERE.” Go to: One Eyeland APA member discount info.
APA members get 61% off the newsstand rate on a subscription to Photo District News Print and Online Magazine. That’s PDN for only $39.00. You’ll enjoy 24/7 breaking news, techniques and inspiration for photo professionals.
Become a member of the most exclusive photo community – NIELSEN PHOTO GROUP. Enjoy discounts and benefits with PDNonline, PhotoServe, PDN and Rangefinder magazines and the PDN PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI Trade Shows! is PDN‘s visual and searchable database of award-winning photographers. Nielsen Photo Group is delighted to offer APA and EP members a discount on their Premium Membership. Normally priced at $860, members of these associations can join for as low as $700 per year.  More

PhotoShelter powers the success of photographers online.  Customizable Web site design, e-commerce capability, secure image storage, effortless delivery, expert SEO guidance and social marketing tools let serious photographers showcase their images and drive more business online.  More

Production Paradise provides Photographers with online advertising and networking tools to promote, exhibit, and get more work. Show off your talent now with a 15% discount. More

Studio Management Database System for Photographers by RLW Concepts. PI/E is not just a software program, but a Preeminent Business Management Tool with the features necessary to manage any professional photographic business and provide the information required to make intelligent business choices. A 20% discount benefit is offered to APA members. or call 925-292-1940.

Resource Magazine covers everyone involved in a photo shoot, from Art Directors to Photographers. Through the pages of Resource, you will see how we embrace the experience of freelance work, unique personalities and the feeling of a camera in your hand. Photo production is more than just a job; it’s a way of life. APA members receive a yearly subscription (4 issues) for $24, normally $30More

SquareSpace – everything you need to create an exceptional website.  APA Members receive a 10% discount off the first purchase of website services.  Every account comes packed with benefits like stunning designs with total creative control, galleries that make your work shine, mobile websites that instantly adapt to any screen, pages, galleries & blogs all integrated with your favorite social platforms, and 24/7 support.   More

Stockbox Photo provides an affordable solution for photographers to display and sell their work online. Create your own stock photo library or online proofing system without paying commissions to third party providers. The software license is a one-time fee and Stockbox Photo® does not take any transaction fees on your sales. The cross platform (Linux, Mac and Windows compatible), server side software puts you back in control of your business by allowing you to present your work how you want, where you want and when you want. The software can be used as a stand-alone website or as an add-on to an existing website. More

Find and book models, actors and real people directly from the talent marketplace at  APA members can take advantage of a 40% discount for an online casting, or a $100 discount on all other casting services.  Instant online usge quotes, easy searching, collaboration and booking help make talent the easiest part of any production. More
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 cameras.  APA Members who order $50 or more receive a free gift and Think Tank will donate part of the sale back to APA.  More
Universal Studios, CA is offering an APA Member Discount on Still Shoot location fees. That includes backlot and sound stage locations. The Universal lot provides an exceptional controlled setting for fashion and industry still photo shoots. In addition to over 30 backlot production locations and 30 sound stages, every inch of the working studio is available as a location to satisfy your creative vision. As a full service facility, complete Property, Costume and Stock Units departments are available on-site to serve you. Please contact Mylo Baca, Universal Studios Production Representative for Still Shoots, for more information or to schedule a scout at Universal, 818-777-3000 or Find more Universal Studios discount information Click MEMBER LOGIN or MEMBER DISCOUNTS.  Login to your SUMMARY & MEMBER AREA.  In the Member Only box “click HERE.” Go to: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Member Discount Info.   More on Universal Studios

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