A Photographer’s Life

From Booking to Billing | AIAP Best Business Practices | February 2022 Meeting

February 26, 2022

An informative discussion by leading AIAP architecture photographers regarding best business practices:

• How to successfully book an architectural photography assignment.

• How to estimate costs for architectural photography.

• Preparing a proposal or contract for an architectural client. •

Pros and cons of preparing an itemized estimate rather than a one-price estimate.

• How to prepare for a successful architecture or interior photoshoot.

• Working with and without a client on set.

• Scouting assignments and alternatives when scouting isn't possible.

• How many photographs to promise; how many to deliver.

• How to charge for retouching. • How to insure being paid for a project.

• Options for billing and payment.


The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™ was established in 2001 and is an Internet-based trade association with one primary purpose: To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers. Membership in the AIAP is open to full-time professional architectural photographers. You can find the AIAP online at www.aiap.net.

This Podcast & Video are Copyright 2022 The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers™, All Rights Reserved. This content may not be used either in full or in part without the written consent of the AIAP.

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