American Photographic Artists Announces APA 2013 Photography Industry Survey

January 29, 2013   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) ATLANTA January 29, 2013 Calling all pro photographers! A survey by pro photographers, FOR pro photographers! American Photographic Artists cordially invites all working photographers within the USA to actively participate in the American Photographic Artists 2013 Photography Industry Survey, the most comprehensive survey ever conducted by APA, to read the pulse of our exciting and ever-evolving industry. Unlike most other surveys, this one is conducted by pro photographers, for pro photographers and will reward random participants in $2,500 worth of prizes.

"This will give us a good understanding of where photography rates are going and what some new trends may be — an important asset to the photography community," says APA President Theresa Raffetto. "Our National CEO, Steve Best has worked hard to acquire relevant prizes to be raffled off for those of you who complete the survey, and would like to participate in the raffle. Also, our Membership Representative, Jeff Kausch and our Los Angeles Chapter Co-Chairs, David Zaitz & Anthony Nex have spent a great deal of time configuring the new industry survey; a long awaited follow-up of our very successful 1999 survey."

Your anonymous participation in this survey will result in one of the best appraisals of the current state of our industry, as well as help uncover future trends, and facilitate planning. Questions cover a wide range of important subjects including rates, marketing, technology and production. The survey results will benefit photographers who want to know where they stand in this ever-changing business landscape, and arm us all with vital information that will help us succeed in moving our businesses forward.

We have created a sophisticated survey with a special system that lets you opt in to be eligible for the great prizes. Your identity will only be accessible if your email is randomly selected as a winner, and we contact you to send you your prize. (Prize winners will be notified directly and not be announced, publicly.) You can easily forgo the prize drawing, if you prefer.

Random survey participants will be selected to receive one of our cool prizes, including a Sony Alpha NEX-6 Camera with 16-50mm lens ($999 value), two APA Professional Photographer Memberships ($350 value, each), an Apple iPod Touch, Black, 32GB ($299 value), a Think Tank Retrospective 50 bag ($239 value) or a Think Tank Airport 4-Sight rolling bag ($249 value).

The survey only takes 10-15 minutes to complete and is open to all pro photographers, so please participate! The 2013 APA Photography Industry Survey closes on March 11. Click here to take the survey! Survey only available to photographers within the USA.

"If you have used the survey in the past, you know the value it holds," says Raffetto. "Thank you so much for your time!"

About APA: American Photographic Artists (APA) (www.apanational.com) is a photographers association and leading American organization run by photographers for photographers, as well as other photographic professionals. With a culture that is grounded in optimism and openness, APA supplies the necessary tools for business success, standards, and creative satisfaction. This includes all levels of the photography profession. APA understands that it is our job to be proactive. We anticipate the practical, creative, and business needs of our members with ongoing resources and vigorous national advocacy. APA's reach and standards are recognized worldwide. Our inviting culture and common sense values provide the foundation for all that we do.

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