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All our members, staff and supporters share this passion. We actively support, promote and work to protect professional photographers' interests and our views and policies are recognised as benchmarks for rights, ethics and good business practice. We create an effective network to encourage the highest standards in creative, technical and commercial practice within the photographic industry. We provide access to lifelong learning and we show photographers how to protect their rights and their businesses through the literature we supply, the advice we give & the workshops & talks we hold.
We have over 1000 professional photographer members throughout the world most of whom fall squarely within the AB demographic. As some of the top professionals in the business, our photographers invest in high-end kit from camera bodies, computer hardware and software, camera backs and lenses to lighting, bags, tripods, stands and everything in between. As the vast majority of our members are sole traders or SMEs, a lot of their time is spent ensuring their businesses run effectively and continue to grow.
Our Assistant members are on their way up the ladder and work extremely hard to get to the top. Using the right equipment and learning the right skills to help them get to where they want to be is essential. As is getting to grips with tax, accurate accounting and insurance; all crucial to making a business successful.
We have a number of affiliated degree-level courses at colleges and universities throughout the UK all of whom are using some of the latest technology to teach the professional photographers of tomorrow.
Our student members take advantage of all the equipment available to them whilst studying and are trying out as much kit as they can get their hands on to enable them to make informed choices and investments when they graduate.
We also have photographers' agents as members who need to have their finger on the pulse when it comes to production. Studios, retouchers, home economists, set-builders, model-makers, stylists, the list is endless and our photographer's agents are savvy enough to know the who's who in the industry.
Our professional photographers work with high profile clients that include advertising agencies, design groups, large corporates and blue-chip companies, publishing houses and music publishers. Members' work is published worldwide in magazines, newspapers and books and used in advertising campaigns. Many of our members sell their images as fine art through traditional galleries as well as on-line.
The AOP is an excellent conduit for getting your company name/brand in front of those who may be interested in your products or service.
There are a number of ways to make the most of your affiliation. The following list shows the basic package
Total cost for the above package is £1,000 +VAT.
On top of the above there are further opportunities to maximize your brand within the AOP.
Download the Pamphlet for more information about joining the AOP as an Affiliated Company