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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.


Portrait studios. (Short QuickTime movie of the show floor.) Three areas of the show floor were curtained off and, all during the show, ASMP volunteers made portraits of showgoers.


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


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


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.


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


ASMP member Ron Gould with an ASLA attendee.