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TRANSCRIPT:Here are a few thoughts on professional trade organization memberships. I'm John Harrington. For many years I've been members of a variety of different professional trade organizations and I strongly encourage you to consider each of them and in many cases all of them. Each different organization is doing something slightly different and is well worth having your membership in the organization. Whether it's the National Press Photographers Association the White House News Photographer Association the ASMP the American Society of Media Photographers or the APA American Photographic Artists or even the PPofA Professional Photographers of America. They all bring something to you and make your life better. Whether it's discounts on equipment, discounts on or access to health insurance, professional listings on the internet so that you can be found and get assignments. All of them are worthwhile and in fact at under a thousand dollars combined for all of those trade organizations it should be an expense you're making every year. It's well worth it.
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