Commissioning Architectural Photography

The American Institute of Architects and American Society of Media Photographers have jointly developed recommended practices for acquiring photography of architectural subjects.  They offer two publications that will be useful if you are trying to hire a photography to capture images of your products used in building projects.

Commissioning Architectural Photography: Best Practices in Working with a professional Photographer, is on the ASMP website or as a PDF brochure.

Sharing the Photographic Assignment: A Case Study, discusses the common practice of sharing the cost of hiring a photographer.

Chusid Associates recently shared the cost of photography. In our situation, it wasn't so much a matter of cost reduction, as access to the site -- a private office -- where the owner did not want to be bothered by multiple photo shoots.