Nader Khouri

Nader Khouri and the teams he brings together produce authentic editorial and advertising imagery of food and people.  From the beginning of his projects he focuses on having a well planned pre-production process to guide the shoot with a clear vision and goals.  Whether it is putting together a mood board, shot list, or scouting before the shoot Nader and his team do what it takes to produce the compelling imagery clients are looking for.  From having worked as a photojournalist for 10 years and 5 years in the commercial realm Nader now easily switches back and forth from the two.  It was from telling people’s stories that he honed his ability to anticipate moments and combine them with special attention to composition and light.  His work has been honored most recently in Communication Arts and the American Photographic Artist’s SF Something Personal exhibit.  He is a San Francisco Bay Area native and loves discovering all the new restaurants and bars in San Francisco and Oakland.  He makes sure to balance out his urban lifestyle by spending many weekends exploring the rivers and lakes in northern California.  

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The Best Software for Managing Your Studio & Photography Business

 

The Best Software for Managing Your Studio & Photography Business.

OCTOBER 09, 2012

By Henry Anderson

The dream of becoming a professional photographer is one filled with ideas of exciting clients, creative freedom and endless artistic possibilities. Rarely does that dream include laborious paperwork tasks, diligent contract negotiations with a client, tax filings or invoicing, yet that’s what a lot of photographers end up spending a majority of their time doing.

Just a few years ago studio photographers had to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars for database developers who would create custom (or at least semi-custom) solutions to track their businesses operating tasks. Programs like FileMaker or Microsoft Access were used to track clients and jobs, despite the sometimes clumsy or tedious steps needed just to generate an invoice or follow up on an e-mail. If a studio’s database developer went out of business, they were often stuck without the ability to make changes to documents or fix the inevitable bugs that crop up.

Luckily the Internet has allowed specialized tools to be developed in markets that were otherwise too small for large software companies to focus their attention on, and a host of custom solutions are now offered with affordable (and scalable) pricing and support that’s always available. And with the data being generated by online apps living in the cloud, there’s less fear that a lost or stolen computer will mean the end of a studio’s ability to conduct business.

The following is a breakdown of our favorite studio-management tools available to photographers today ….