The American Society of Media Photographers, or ASMP, is a professional organization dedicated to helping photographers be more successful in their business endeavors. They provide a directory for potential clients, advocate for better copyright protections and fair terms of service, and offer training on all aspects of the business side of photography. Most of this training is free to non-members on topics such as registering a copyright, writing a contract, securing a release, using social media, and negotiating a licensing agreement. There are a number of membership levels to choose from. Check them out at