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Architecture Specialty Group

The ASMP/Architecture Specialty Group serves as the leading forum for architectural photographers around the world. Formed in 1994, this group’s members create images of architectural designs which further the appreciation and understanding of architecture. The group’s aim is to foster greater communication within the photographic community and to increase understanding and cooperation between architectural photographers, clients, related trade organizations and the entire design community.


If you are an ASMP member and would like to join the Architecture Specialty Group, send email to ASMP. If you would like to sign up for the listserv, please visit When seeking to join the list, you are asked to tell the moderators your full name so that your membership can be verified.



Competition Release Forms

The blanket releases offered by many competitions often have overly broad terms and permissions. Rather than sign their release, why not submit your images with these ASMP-recommended releases?


ASMP's position on photo competitions is explained more fully in this article.


AIA Best Practices Documents

May 2008: An updated version of the AIA Best Practices for architectural photography has been posted in the AIA Knowledge Repository. Although much of the Knowledge Repository is "members only," the photography-related documents are freely downloadable and may be viewed on screen or printed on a desktop color printer.


ASMP Documents



© Seth Shimkonis
ASMP gallery at AIA 2011. The convention was held in New Orleans, May 12-14. Our thanks to everyone who took part, and special thanks to George Kondogianis for a fine job of printing the photographs.



© Jorge Parra
ASMP gallery at AIA 2010. Architects could see what good photography looks like in our Canon-sponsored image gallery.


For more on the AIA show, and an online look at the gallery images, read our story.



ASMP Arch SG at ASLA 2009 The members of the Architectural Photography Specialty Group made a big splash at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects, an important client group. Story, video, more photos.