How We Serve Our Photographers
Our mission at TGOP is to provide our photographers with sophisticated marketing and promotion efforts aimed to boost their careers as commercial photographers and to become a trusted creative asset for photo buyers looking for the best photographers worldwide. Our website showcases each photographer's work in the global marketplace to attract major photo buyers for photo assignments and stock photography needs. Photographers will negotiate and work directly with photo buyers, unless they need our help.
TGOP aggresively markets our photographers without overwhelming the potential client. To achieve our goals, the founding photographers, whom have enjoyed nearly 40 years of success in this industry, shooting for many of the major magazines and corporations, including National Geographic Society, Life Magazine, IBM, Citgo Oil to name just a few, have developed methods which have worked for them for years to build brand awareness among photo buyers. Can you do this without us? Sure you can, but it's always better when others brag about you rather than you bragging about you. A marketing machine is like a 12 cylinder engine. Like in a finely tuned engine, all cylinders need to be firing for the engine to work effectively. TGOP can be one of your marketing engines cylinders and we will fire effectively!
Additionally, we do offer informed professional consulting and mentoring to help photographers organize, manage, and promote their businesses more effectively. For many years, we have enjoyed working with individual photographers to help them attain their next step with photography...guiding and supporting your dreams and aspirations as a photographer. Over time, your mentor will guide and inspire you and by working together diligently, will help you achieve your other photographic goals. Repetition is the key to success!
Finally, TGOP is not a traditional photo agency. We do not take commissions and our relationship with photographers never involves exclusivity. We simply charge a monthly fee of $49.00, payable in monthly installments. NO CONTRACTS:) (A 10% discount applies for up-front yearly payment). There is a one time setup fee for new members which varies depending on the number of images posted. These fees from members cover all our basic promotion services.
We're now looking for new members to join The Gathering of Photographers.
If you'd like to be considered for membership in TGOP, here's the first step. We'd like to see 10-20 examples of your work, a resume, plus a brief bio. Not all applicants will be accepted. However, if you have the talent, skills, and experience to deliver award-winning quality on a consistent basis, we'd love to hear from you.
Please contact us here.