March 7: Creative Estimating

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in APA Event | One Comment

Frank Meo, The Photo Closer

APA Midwest brings to our members a special program – Creative Estimating with Frank Meo. Frank Meo, founder of, is a 25-year photo representative veteran and has estimated hundreds of projects – big and small. This hands-on seminar will teach the art and science to properly preparing an estimate and presenting it to the client. Frank will share his insights on various elements of bidding from preparation, pricing, estimating, and negotiating to producing, billing and follow-up. This class will go into actual details of being awarded jobs and properly servicing the client.

So – if you’ve estimated projects and lost them (haven’t we all) this event will help give you the tools and insights to win the next ones.

Register today and have a chance to win a 1-year membership to PhotoShelter.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 6:30P Check-in / 7:00P Presentation
Location: Space Station Studio, 3348 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60641 | MAP
Admission: $10 APA Members / $25 Non-Members / Students free with Student ID

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Meet the Sponsors

This event is sponsored by our friends at Blinkbid. The preeminent estimating software for commercial photographers. Haven’t tried Blinkbid – grab yourself a 14-day fully functional free trial.

PhotoShelter builds powerful websites for serious photographers. PhotoShelter will be raffling off 1-year membership ($329 value) to an audience member.

Frank Meo’s Bio

Founder of an online global search engine that connects photographers to art buyers, editors and clients. Currently represents more 125 photographers in more than 60 cities around the world.

For 25 years, has represented photographers and photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. He has worked on hundreds of company photo libraries and campaigns for clients such as American Express Small Businesses, Acura Motor Sports, US Coast Guard Xerox, ESPN, Citi, Nike and others.

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, 4th Annual Foto Week DC Awards as well as the 2012 PDN Photo Contest.

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