Associate Membership

Thank you for your interest in membership with the Society of Camera Operators.


Thank you for your interest in Associate membership with the Society of Camera Operators (SOC).  For industry professionals who share a mutual interest in the craft of camera operating, we offer the proud alliance of Associate Member. Associate membership is encouraged as a dignified intermediate step toward Active membership for those waiting to qualify as Active, or for those engaged in a related technical area such as directors of photography, directors, camera assistants, etc., who do not claim camera operating as their main professional focus.


  • Your name listed in the Membership Portal on the SOC website
  • Access to meetings, seminars, and Society functions
  • Subscription to the Society’s Camera Operator magazine
  • Membership eNewsletter
  • Access to our Membership Content portal


The SOC Membership committee meets monthly to review all applications, and after review, the Board of Governors votes on each applicant. Once you have completed your online application, you will be asked to include a credit card for your initiation fee of $205.00 USD, and you can choose to auto-pay annual dues of $145.00 USD after the first year. Your credit card will be charged at the completion of your application for the initiation fee.

You will be notified of your acceptance or decline via email.

Please click below to complete the online application.

Membership applications are reviewed monthly. You will be alerted of your membership status via email.