Architecture SG at ASLA 2009

The Architectural Photography Specialty Group had a major presence at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The convention was held on September 18-21 in Chicago’s enormous McCormick Place. At the show, the APSG had an information booth and three “portrait studios” on the show floor.

ASMP photographers invited showgoers to sit for a portrait. Each portrait was copied onto a 1 GB jump drive bearing the ASMP logo and promoting Find A Photographer — complete with a working web page to initiate a Find A Photographer online search.

It made a great opportunity to introduce landscape architects to ASMP, explain how the photography business works, build some good will, and promote Find A Photographer.

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ASMP at ASLA 2009. APSG co-president Chun Lai schmoozing a few attendees.


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Say cheese. ASMP member Ann Mehrman takes a portrait of an ASLA member.


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Delivering the image. Ann Mehrman is burning the portrait onto a jump drive to give the “client.” The jump drives for the show were pre-programmed with a working Find A Photographer search screen.


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Working the booth. David Seide, president of the ASMP Chicago chapter, with two showgoers.


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ASMP member Ron Gould with an ASLA attendee.