Steve Whittaker: Short Bio
Steve is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, moved to the Portland area in 2013. He covers local, regional and national assignments. His assignments cover everything from aerials, architecture, life style, and interior spaces to illuminating the exterior surfaces and interior space of buildings for dramatic dusk images. His clients include architects, interior designers, advertising agencies, graphic designers, construction, hospitality, editorial and corporate direct clients.
Steve is past Co-President of ASMP Oregon, served two terms as an ASMP National Director and is a past President of the ASMP Northern California Chapter. 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.
The Business of Corporate and Architectural Photography
The business aspects of commercial and architectural photography encompass 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.
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA) are teaming together to bring you Steve Whittaker. His lecture on Friday night, February 22nd, is free and open to the public. The lecture will cover a broad overview of his processes. Space is limited so please RSVP! His workshop the next day is being offered at $65 per person, February 23rd 9am-3pm. In the workshop he will cover more in-depth processes and demonstrate his workflow.