Useful links

Associations and groups

Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA): an association that promotes and cultivate public interest in photography both as a communication art and as a medium of expression.

Advertising Photographers of America: champions and speak as one common voice for advertising photographers and image makers to the advertising industry in the United States and the World.

Australian Commercial and Media Photographers (ACMP): established in 1991, merging with Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) in 2015, acts as a united voice for Australian professional working photographers.

Black and White Spider Awards: an organization for the advancement of black and white photography.

Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustration in Communications: national, not-for-profit association dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of photographers, illustrators and recently, digital artists, working in the communications industry.

Editorial Photographers: non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and profitability of editorial photography.

New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography: qualifying body for professional imagemakers in NZ, and has over 300 members nationwide across two divisions: Commercial and Wedding/Portrait.

Stock Artists Alliance: an international organization of photographers who produce images for rights-protected license.

World Intellectual Property Organization: an organisation dedicated to helping creators and owners of IP gain global protection.

Photography resources

American Society of Media Photographers: resource for community, culture, commerce and publications relating to publication photography.

Digital Photography Review:independent resource dedicated to the provision of news, reviews and information about Digital Photography and Digital Imaging.

International Publication for Fine-Art Photography Books

Photo District News: an award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for over two decades.

Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS): worldwide coalition of leading companies, respected associations, and industry experts have joined this unprecedented non-profit mandate to clearly define and standardize the core aspects of image licensing and its management.

Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines: these guidelines aim to clarify issues affecting accurate reproduction and management of digital image files.