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Benefits of Membership in American Press Association.
- Press Pass Credentials
As a credentialed APA photojournalist/videographer you are authorized to attend and cover conferences and festivals, primaries and political meetings, expos, conventions, newsworthy entertainment and sporting events, art and fashion shows, etc. Please, arrive at least one hour prior the event.
- APA promotion of your talents and skills
You will appear on APA's web site with links to your own relevant web sites. Postings are done by city and state "Find a Photographer, Journalist", bringing you business from your local community for your specialty and skills, be it wedding photography, videography, architectual, documentary, life style or studio photography.
- National & Worldwide Coverage of Your Work and Talents
Legitimate outlet for your photojournalistic expressions, be they video, photography or writings. bringing national exposure to your work and specialty.
- Photojournalism Seminars and Training
Seminars conducted by seasoned and talented photojournalists teaching you the tricks of the trade. Sharpen your photography and journalistic skills. Rub shoulders with the best in the industry and discover their secrets.
- Special Discounts on Photography Related Products
Our organization is sponsored and supported by many photography and video companies that offer our members discounted prices on everything from cameras, lighting equipment to photo accessories. Your annual membership fees would come back to you just in purchases of discounted products and services offered to our members. We will be adding sponsors regularly for our members.
- Membership with APA Brings Added Respect and Credibility
As an APA Freelance Photographer you gain access, close and personal, to both national and local events and news stories. Be it coverage of national disasters, crime, conflicts around the world, or just local political and community news, your membership acceptance into APA is invaluable. Become a member of APA, a professional organization that supports and furthers your education and opportunities.
A recognized relationship with an established press agency is critical to authenticate and legitimize your credibility and access to events. As a member of our organization you will have instant access as a photojournalist to cover venues such as conferences, expos like Mac World, conventions, concerts, workshops and seminars, art and fashion shows, sporting venues.