Resources

Business Trade Organizations

ASMP The American Society of Media Photographers – the largest trade organization for commercial photographers, especially editorial and corporate shooters
APA American Photographic Artists – traditionally has focused on advertising photographers, has great speakers in their New York location!
EP Editorial Photographer – now merging with APA
PPA  Professional Photographers of America – great for portrait photographers
WPPI  Wedding & Portrait Photographers International – known for it’s annual Las Vegas convention

Websites

Livebooks
Photoshelter

Portfolios

Lost Luggage  – clean, modern commercial portfolios

Portfolio Reviews

Fotoworks
Palm Springs Portfolio Reviews

Wedding and Portrait Albums

White House Custom Color (WHCC) good for basic coffee table books, low cost
Finao lower cost archival flush mount albums
Leather Craftsmana popular US-based higher end archival traditional albums
Cypress Albums simple beautiful high-end archival albums
Queensberry Albums New Zealand-based, beautiful handmade, archival albums

Business Cards or Postcards

Overnight Prints inexpensive and quick business cards and postcards
White House Custom Color (WHCC) great for small runs of 25-50 cards
Moo unique in that every card can have a different photo
Modern Postcard high quality printer, can do the whole mailing for you

Online Forums

Digital Wedding Forumextensive technical, creative and business support for wedding and portrait photographers

Photo Lab Printing

White House Custom Color (WHCC)  – one of the top photo labs – perfect for the portrait businesses
Miller’s Professional Imaging  – one of the top photo labs – perfect for the portrait businesses
Digital Silver Imaging  – fine art printing
Still River Imaging fine art printing

Magazines

Photo District News the magazine for commercial photographers
Professional Photographer MagazinePPA’s magazine
Design Aglow – stylish approach to wedding and portrait photography

Trade Events

Photoplus Expoin New York trade show for professional photographers
Santa Fe Workshops a retreat for professional and amateur photographers
Maine Media Workshopsphotography workshops for amateurs and professional
WPPI Trade Showlargest trade show for wedding photographers, Las Vegas
Imaging USAlargest trade show for portrait photographers put on by PPA

Online Proofing Galleries

Pictagegallery/lab used by wedding photographers
Collages.netcompetitor to Pictage
PickPicgallery wedding photographers use that allows more control of offerings, must self-fulfill, we use
Zenfolio – gallery that allows downloading images, used more by commercial photographers, we use