Frank Meo, aka The Photo Closer, will be discussing creative estimating and will discuss elements of bidding , prep, pricing, estimating, negotiating, producing, billing, marketing etc.
Frank's bio: Founder of thephotocloser.com an online global search engine that connects photographers to art buyers, editors and clients. Currently thephotocloser.com represents 200+ photographers and video directors in 80 cities around the world. He has worked for Getty Images as Director of Photo Assignments, USA Sales. For 25 years, has represented photographers that include Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. He has worked on hundreds of company photo libraries and campaigns for clients such as American Express, Acura Motor Sports, US Coast Guard Xerox, ESPN, Citi, Nike and others. His photographers have work for every major newspaper, magazine and TV station around the globe.
Meo has been an active member of The Society of Photographers and Artists Representatives (SPAR) from 1984-present. He participates on various panels and workshops for the International Center of Photography (ICP), The Art Directors Club, The One Club for Art & Copy, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and Advertising Photographers of America (APA), PDN Expo and Palm Springs Photo Festival. In 2010 he was a nominator for the prestigious Infinity Awards. He was a judge for the 2011 and 2012 Foto Week DC Awards as well as the 2012 PDN Photo Contest.