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Student Membership

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AOP Student is a web-based membership with all the benefits listed below. 

By becoming an AOP Student you automatically become part of a wider community of students, assistants, photographers & photographers' agents.

We believe that to become a successful professional photographer working for commercial clients, you must demonstrate a special level of drive, initiative, business acumen and skill. Becoming a student member does not offer a fast-track to success (there isn't one) nor does it provide any guarantees as the industry you are hoping to enter is one of the toughest to break into. But - if you put the effort in, work hard and learn from your results, you are, at the very least, on the first rung of the ladder.

Criteria:

Open to all students studying photography

Benefits of becoming an AOP Student:

  • Recognition as part of The Association of Photographers and the peer group it represents.
  • Eligibility to enter the AOP Student Awards (Discounted entry)
  • Eligibility to enter the AOP Open Award (Discounted entry)
  • Exclusive Student/ Junior Assistant Membership Insurance Policy through Williamson Carson and Co (This introductory offer is ONLY £112.00 (£100.00 + £12 tax) - Reduced from £252.00, that's a saving of £140.00); Equipment £5,000 (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
  • Weekly member-only e-newsletter
  • Access to free PDF version of Beyond the Lens 
  • Workshop and Events (access to discounts & free events)
  • Business Templates Forms
  • AOP Usage Calculator
  • Beyond the Lens: The essential guide to rights, ethics and business practice in professional photography for £10, saving £20.
  • AOP Awards Book at £20, saving £10
  • How to.... Guides.  Handy and easy to understand 'how to' guides covering the basics of studio life
  • Links to useful places
  • A glossary containing many slang-words, colloquialisms and jargon used throughout the industry
  • 12 months free AOP Junior Assistant Membership on completion of your course 

Price:

  • FREE Annual Membership if studying on an AOP-affiliated course (all affiliated courses are listed here)
  • £25 per year, if not studying on an AOP-affiliated course.

Voting Rights:

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