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Assisting Photographer Membership

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By becoming a member of the Association of Photographers you automatically become part of a wider community of assistants, photographers and photographers' agents. You will achieve recognition from your peers as well as the industry and become recognised by those who commission professional photography.

Criteria:

AOP Assisting Photographer members need to have assisted at least two photographers in the last year, or, be employed full-time by one photographer. References will need to be provided and once we have had confirmation from referees we will progress your application. 

In summary we can provide you with:

  • Recognition as part of The Association of Photographers and the peer group it represents.
  • Business and Legal support, including referral to specialist lawyers, retained by the AOP (first half-hour consultation at a discounted members rate)
  • Inclusion in our web-based "Find an Assisting Photographer" Search, which provides a presence on the AOP website as an Assistant, including contact information, web and email links.
  • Access to both the AOP Forums; a 24/7 Private Member to Member Forums that share advice, providing almost an immediate answer to a question set to our photographer and assisting photographer members.
  • Eligibility to enter the Photographer categories of the AOP Awards.
  • Discounted entry to the Open categories of the AOP Awards
  • Exclusive "Introductory Offer" Assisting Photographer Insurance Policy -                                 * policy through Williamson Carson and Co (This introductory offer is ONLY £110.00 (£100.00 + £10 tax) - Reduced from £247.50 That's a saving of £137.50); Equipment £7,500 (cover in respect of loss, damage or destruction of photographic equipment) UK only (Including 45 days overseas free of charge);  Public liability £1,000,000; Employers liability £10,000,000
  • Fortnightly member-only e-newsletters.
  • Member Industry Discounts including 8% off at the AOP AppleStore* (*UK residents only)
  • Access to free PDF version of Beyond the Lens 
  • Workshop and Events (discounted & free events)
  • Access to AOP Mentoring Scheme
  • AOP Members Logo
  • Discounts on AOP Photography Awards Book and Beyond the Lens publications.
  • AOP Usage Calculator
  • Business Templates Forms
  • Free buy/sell advertisements on the AOP's website.
  • Opportunity to be nominated to sit on the AOP Board
  • Free Job Shop advertisements on the AOP's website (not to be used to advertise for freelance assistants).

For more information email us at membership@aophoto.co.uk

Price:

  • £80 p/a - plus VAT (UK)
  • AOP Photographer members can claim an additional 10% discount off the membership fee for Assisting Photographers they work with 

N.B.  For any card payments please contact the office on +44(0)203 327 7207

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