The Business of Corporate and Architectural Photography
with Steve Whittaker
Date: Saturday, May 6
Location: Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
(Hybrid option available too!)
The business of commercial and architectural photography encompasses many aspects that constantly require attention. Estimating, licensing issues, scouting assignments, creating that shoot list — all are important factors. Once the client signs that contract and pays the 50% retainer, project coordination comes into play. That includes security clearances, site preparation, transportation arrangements, permits, releases and authorization. All of these areas need to be conveyed to the client. This presentation covers all of that and more.
The presentation is a combination of visuals showing projects that he has worked with, along with the topics listed below, and more.
Estimating, contracts, stock issues
Assignment project coordination
Permits, release forms, film commissions
Risk Management, safety issues
Assignment preparation, scouting
Assignment execution / post production
Case studies-business, lighting and safety issues
Case Studies: assignments / copyright infringement
About your Speaker
Steve is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, moved to the Portland area in 2013 and covers local, regional and national assignments. His assignments cover everything from aerials, annual reports, life style, interior spaces to illuminating the exterior surfaces and interior space of buildings for dramatic dusk images. The key aspect is controlling lighting to gain the strongest visual impact possible.
His clients include architects, interior designers, advertising agencies, graphic designers, construction, hospitality, editorial and corporate direct clients.
Steve is past President of ASMP Oregon, is currently an ASMP Oregon board member, served two terms as an ASMP National Director and is a past President of the ASMP Northern California Chapter, now known as ASMP San Francisco. He encourages both emerging and practicing photographers to get involved as advocates in promoting best practices in business and in advocacy to further the interests in professional photography.
OPPA Members receive 1 OPPA Point for attending this workshop in its entirety.