Update Your “Hire An APA Pro” Profile & Get More Work

Thu 21st Mar, 2019

Posted by APA Atlanta Director

We are very pleased to announce a significant upgrade to our Member locator, which will help you get more work.

Hire An APA Pro is designed to help clients easily find the best APA photographers for lucrative jobs, and it has now replaced our Find A Member tool, and soon, it will replace the Behance Portfolios.

Hire An APA Pro is commensurate: the higher your member level, the more searchable specialties and portfolio images you are entitled to, and the higher up in the search results you will appear.

Member Level    Number of Specialties & Images

Leader                          10

Pro                                8

Associate                      5

Supporter                      3

Contributor                    1

APA will be proactively promoting Hire An APA Pro to creatives across the country. Take advantage of all your membership has to offer completing your new Hire an APA Pro Profile and Portfolio in five easy steps.

1. Login To Your MY APA Pagehttps://apanational.org/account/

2. Set Your Locationhttps://apanational.org/account/location/

This will enable us to calculate and display distances in APA member search results. This will not affect the address you have already saved to your account. Follow the easy instructions on that page to set, or change your location, anytime.

3. Edit Specialties: https://apanational.org/account/edit-specialties/

Start by selecting your primary Profession, from these options: "Photographer", "Crew/Production Services", or "Work in Affiliated Field". Your Profession choice determines which Specialties you can select. Select as few or many as you would like, or as many as you are allowed for your member level.

Please note there are a total of 31 auto fill specialties to select from, and that a "specialty" can only have one image tagged to it. At the Pro level, you will see 8 image-upload fields open to you; you are not required to use all 8, but if you do, then you must pick 8 different "specialty" words.

Be sure to always save your changes by clicking the "Update Profile" button.

APA has developed a brand new state of the art Assistant search. If you are a photographer and an assistant, you can now show up in either search results, by selecting Photographer for your primary profession, then on the same Edit Specialties page, you will see "Assistant" -- use that pull-down to select "I am also an Assistant" and select your assistant specialties/skill set. Click "Update Profile".

4. Add Gallery Images:  https://apanational.org/account/gallery/

After you have selected and saved your Specialties, upload photos and assign one of your chosen specialties to each photo. Each photo must have an assigned specialty, and each specialty can be assigned to only one photo. For best results, carefully follow the image size and upload instructions on that page. Always click the "Save Gallery" button when you are done updating.

5. Edit Public Profile

When you are logged in, click on "Edit My Public Profile" in the right side vertical navigation menu. Update your contact info, and in "Description" section include any relevant bio, additional skills, or if you are an Assistant, photographer references.

Remember to periodically update your APA Member Hire an APA Pro Profile and Portfolio to make the most of the APA membership and get more work.