Business Practices for Commercial, Architectural and Interior Photography to Stay Alive and Thrive!
September 27, 2011 at 6pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT
presented by Steve Whittaker, Whittaker Photography
One of the main goals of Steve’s presentation is to give attendees a better understanding of why they need to pay close attention to the details of their contracts, and to give fellow photographers, especially emerging photographers, a better understanding of what the business of photography is all about. Risk management is a big issue in our profession and too many people don’t fully appreciate it’s importance. Case studies – including the lighting of a 24-story office tower – are used to help illustrate a range of issues. Project coordination, execution and wrap up are discussed as well.
Photographers today are facing more challenges today than ever before. The corporate world is becoming a more challenging environment and photographers are struggling to deal with those many changes. Emerging and seasoned photographers seem to hunger for more opportunities to learn how to deal in today’s world of challenges.
Estimating, licensing issues, scouting assignments, risk management, copyright concerns are important factors. Assignments require attention from preparation through delivery and beyond. It’s important to communicate with the client throughout the process. It’s equally important to charge for those services and those charges appear on every estimate before the assignment is authorized.
Estimating /Contracts / Stock issues
Assignment project coordination
Permits/release forms/film commissions
Risk Management /Safety issues
Assignment preparation, scouting
Case study- Assignment execution, related to lighting 24 story office tower