SAA members receive the information and tools
they need to adapt to the challenges in today’s
stock photography marketplace.
SAA provides the following exclusive benefits to members.
Member Communications & Publications
Membership in SAA gives you a subscription to unique and valuable information resources targeted specifically to your interests as a professional photographer involved in the business of stock licensing. SAA publications deliver information and insights on the issues impacting our industry and YOUR business.
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SAA eNews keeps you informed with timely updates and briefings of SAA's ombudsman and advocacy initiatives, and key industry developments.
Extensive Member Briefings on SAA's communications with a range of stock distributors on matters such as contracts, business practices and policies that affect your business.
Discounts for SAA Members
Member Discounts offers you substantial savings on goods and services with an emphasis on those supporting your stock business such as portals & technology providers, equipment, software, publications, and marketing resources.
- Adobe Store Discounts – get 15% savings on any Adobe product on the Adobe online store.
- Apple Association Member Purchase Program - savings of up to 17% off on the latest Apple products.
- Discounted photography and business books through Barnes & Noble online bookstore.
- Drive Savers Data Recovery -Save 20% (and your sanity) from crashed hard drives and media cards.
- And many other including Photoshelter, Tenda Bags and Selling Stock
SAA's Ombudsman, Copyright Affairs, and Legal Support
SAA’s unique Ombudsman Program serves as an ongoing link between our members and their stock distributors. SAA’s volunteer ombudsmen seek to develop positive and productive relationships with a range of stock distributors to assist with communications and problem solving on behalf of members.
SAA Legal Resources include our Member Legal Plan that entitles each member to an annual consultation with one of SAA’s participating attorneys to discuss issues such as copyright, release issues and contract questions. Our Legal Action Fund is a resource that can be tapped as needed for precedent-setting cases.
SAA's Copyright & Government Affairs Department is hard at work company Boardrooms, in the halls of Congress, at the Copyright Office, and in Court protecting your copyright.
- SAA can help you learn how to protect your rights and stands ready to intervene when needed.
- Copyright assistance—If you're a member, you can call if you need help or just have questions.
Online Member Resources
SAA’s Member Website gives you access to privileged information including expanding archives of industry news and reporting, analysis and perspective, insights and resources.
Screencast Tutorials provide visual explanations of technology standards that photographers involved in stock licensing need to know about. ...more
SAA members have exclusive access to a growing Publications & Reports Archives which provides information about stock distributors, business models and practices, contract analysis and guidance.
The Stock Asylum archive provides incisive industry reporting and analysis from this respected industry newsletter that ceased publication and donated its archives to SAA. Selected articles are available as an open resource to registered users. ...more
The SAA Forum
The SAA Discussion Forum is the only confidential, moderated online discussion group that is dedicated to a professional level dialog about the business of stock. Daily posts keep you engaged with the SAA community of stock pros, and you will gain access to a multi-year archive of Forum posts that cover a vast range of topics relevant to stock photographers.
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