Community Benefits for MOPA Members

As a MOPA member, you also receive exclusive benefits to places in the community! See below for a full listing of MOPA's community partners and exclusive benefits for MOPA members. 

Not a member? Join today!




Aperture Magazine

Aperture Magazine connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. MOPA Members: One-year subscription for $69 + FREE digital edition


George's Camera

George's Camera  has an incredible selection of new and used photographic equipment and supplies, digital cameras, professional lighting, darkroom accessories, and video cameras. MOPA Members: Coupons starting at $25 off for print and rental services (varies by membership level)

The Frame Maker

Choose from the largest selection of framing materials available, with personal assistance from an expert designer. Access to decades of custom framing and established relationships with top artisans, manufacturers, and service providers in the art world. MOPA Members: 20% off custom framing



Your one stop photo shop online or in person - from prints to digital scanning services, custom photo gifts, photo art, phone, tablet cases and more. MOPA Members: Coupons starting at $25 off for scanning and printing services (varies by membership level)


The Sofia Hotel

A historic luxury hotel located in downtown San Diego with 211 modern guest rooms designed to reflect a comfortable, chic feel with natural influences intended to invoke a sense of harmony and balance. MOPA Members: Flat any-time rate of $125


UC San Diego Extension

Whether you're interested in advancing your career, working toward a degree, or simply developing an appreciation for the world around you, UC San Diego Extension offers a rich array of educational opportunities. MOPA members can take advantage of the $25 Early Enrollment discount at any time throughout the quarter.  The maximum a MOPA member can receive off a class is $25 but they can do so anytime without having to rush their decision process. This includes quarterly Darkroom Membership.


4 Arts: Cygnet Theatre, Mainly Mozart, Malashock Dance

MOPA is part of 4 Arts, an exciting collaboration of four of San Diego's premier arts organizations. MOPA Members:  2-for-1 tickets to all of the participating organizations



The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Built in a grand colonial style in 1946 by former developer Larry Imig, this historic San Diego hotel opened along California Highway 80. The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows blends unique style and exceptional service with eco-friendly practices to become your ideal travel companion. Call for reservations to receive member rates: 619-296-2101. MOPA Member rates: $89 - $159 per night


Medium Festival of Photography

Medium Festival of Photography is a 4-day photography event with an engaging line up of portfolio reviews as well as a dynamic series of lectures and events. MOPA Members receive 15% discount on passes




Please call the Membership Department at 619.238.7559 X202 during our regular business hours, Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST, or e-mail