APA is dedicated to providing the best possible benefits for members and is actively brainstorming new ideas with sponsors to create innovative solutions that raise our standards for doing business. Please check our benefits list frequently as this important list grows, and our sponsor list as they bring us their best. APA salutes our sponsors for their collaborative support, and is honored by your continued membership. Thank you for renewing.
In an effort to support students, assistants and emerging photographers who aspire to become professional photographers, APA offers substantial dues reductions. Renewal eligibility for each of these special membership levels is limited, and expires as indicated in the forms below. If eligibility for your current membership level has expired, APA policy requires you to upgrade to the next level. Thank you for your cooperation.
Once you have logged in, click RENEW in the left navigation menu
It is important to renew on time so you don’t miss out on any benefits, and so you do not have to redo your SearchAPA Profile, and re-upload your Portfolio images, etc. If your membership expired more than 30 days ago, please REJOIN instead of RENEW by going to the Join page (click on JOIN in the left navigation menu). We will issue you a new Profile and ID.
With our new secure online renewal system, it’s now easier than ever to renew, and all major credit cards are accepted. APA Payment Plan options are included below. To Renew on The EZ Pay Monthly Plan, please use the online system. To upgrade to a different membership category, please simply select your new category on the online form.
If you would prefer to Renew via the USPS or our Secure fax, please use the Renewal Invoice we USmailed to your address listed in SearchAPA, or download, print, and return the appropriate Renewal form from below (click where it says MAIL/FAX FORM). The APA National Secure Fax number is 888-889-7190. If paying by check, (Annual Pay Plan only) please mail it to:
American Photographic Artists
560 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Questions regarding APA membership? Please contact:
APA National Membership Representative
Jeff Kausch, at 1-800-272-6264, extension 10
or for fastest service please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
APA National Payment Plans:
APA now offers several payment option plans for most of our membership categories. If you would prefer to pay your dues in installments, and your membership category includes installment options (see below) please simply select your preferred payment plan when you get to the Payment page in the renew or join process. (You may be asked to set up a PayPal account for installments). The Four Pay Plan is four consecutive monthly installments, not quarterly.
|Category||Annual Dues||Four Pay Plan||EZ Pay Monthly Plan|
|PHO||$350||$97 X 4 = $388||$36 X 12 = $432|
|EMG||$225||$63 X 4 = $252||$24 X 12 = $288|
|AST||$125||$35 X 4 = $140||$14 X 12 = $168|
|AFF||$125||$35 X 4 = $140||$14 X 12 = $168|
|EMR||$125||$35 X 4 = $140||—|
PHO – Professional Photographer: Anyone who is actively engaged in the business of advertising photography.
INT - International Member: Professional photographer who is actively engaged in the business of advertising photography living outside the United States.
EMG – Emerging Photographer: Photographers with less than 3 years as a professional photographer. This category automatically upgrades to General Member (see above) upon expiration of eligibility.
AST – Photographer Assistant: Photographer assistants no yet earning income from creating or licensing photographs, or promoting themselves as a photographer.
AFF – Professionals engaged in field associated with photography, advertising, or visual arts, but who themselves are not professional photographers, assistants, or student photographers.
STU – Student: Full or part-time student studying photography at a high school or college level, with proof of enrollment.
EDU – Educator: Full or part-time educator at an accredited institution, not working as a professional photographer.
EDI – Educational Institution: Public or private educational institution with a curriculum of photography courses.