Why you should hire an ASMP member for your next assignment is simple: You are a professional and you want to work with fellow professionals. You want the best for your project; you expect the best. So take it to the logical conclusion and hire the best, an ASMP member.
Membership in ASMP is a credential recognized world-wide as a commitment to professionalism, quality, ethics, and as a sign of proven experience.
ASMP members are dedicated to their profession, their craft, their business, and to their clients. They know what it takes to produce the images that clients want and will devote their energies to meeting clients' expectations.
To be accepted as a General Member of ASMP, photographers must be actively and professionally engaged in photography for publication with three or more years of experience. And applicants must go through a proof of publication review by their peers at chapter level, or be accepted through a national committee.
Additionally, ASMP members continue to receive business education throughout their careers. That means they stay on top of not only technological developments but also are abreast of business techniques. And that means you get a true professional working with you from concept to completion.
And ASMP members are backed by an international network, which can help you. For example, if for some reason the ASMP member you contact cannot accept your assignment, the chances are he or she can refer you to a well qualified colleague.
Look at our history, at our accomplishments for professional photographers, and you will see why the best are members of ASMP and they have photographed virtually everything under the sun (and in outer space too!).