The Association of Photographers was first formed in 1968 as the Association of Fashion and Advertising Photographers and is one of the most prestigious professional photographers’ associations in the world.

Here’s our latest focus.

38th AOP Photography Awards Showcase

Tickets are now on sale for the 38th AOP Photography Awards.
Join us for an evening that celebrates the very best in professional photography and share in the excitement as winners are announced.

Hanami, (花見) by Ben Gold

Hanami, (花見) which translates to “flower viewing” is the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers. 🌸  AOP member Ben Gold shares a personal project.

38th AOP Photography Awards – Meet The Judges

Bringing together a wealth of talent, creativity, expertise and industry perspective – we are delighted to introduce you to our pool of Judges for the 38th AOP Photography Awards.

Judges are selected for their exceptional experience, insights and their specific relevance to each category.

AOP 360° – Looking Ahead to 2023 #8

AOP 360° – Looking Ahead to 2023 with Darren Sital-Singh of Studio Pi.
“There’s been a lot of discussion, and some progression, around diverse representation in media, and quite rightly so, however my hope for 2023 is that the same desire for change is applied to diverse representation behind the camera.”

A Guide To Sending Out a Location Brief

We all know that to carry out commercial photography or filming, a permission or permit is required for anywhere that is not your own private garden!

The location is a critical part of every image for several reasons…
John Alflatt shares a Guide to Sending Out a Location Brief

Location Scouting with John Alflatt

John Alflatt has been working in photography for many years having started out as a photographic assistant, transitioned through shooting while picking up a few AOP awards along the way before moving into locations and production over twenty years ago. Here he shares some of the work he has done with AOP members.

See the finalists of this year’s 38th AOP Photography Awards

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AOP Photography Awards

The AOP Photography Awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the photography world. They celebrate excellence in the creative photography and image-making industry.
This is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry. Our 38th AOP Awards finalists are now revealed…