Things you need to know when hiring a Professional Photographer by Richard Koh

Date: 26 May, Thursday
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Workshop Space, Objectifs
Admission: Free (Please pre-register via Peatix:

Join us in this talk as we hear from professional photographer Richard Koh on how we can get the most from hiring a professional photographer.

Targeted at project managers/executives who have to work with professional photographers for your projects, you will get tips on what to look out for and what you need to know when working with a photographer. Learn how to give the important information and ask the right questions to help your photographer understand your needs and the different factors like licensing vs copyright, file sizes, scale of production that will affect the pricing.

Photographers who are beginning to work with corporate clients will also find this session useful, as Richard shares pointers on budgeting and business development.

For more information, please feel free to email or contact us at 6336 2957.

About Richard Koh

Light has fascinated Richard W J Koh since childhood. He considers photography a mystical art where “one harvests light which comes from Above”. One of his great joys is to be able to harvest the light anywhere on earth.

In 2003, despite having a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he made a mid-career switch from R&D engineering to photography. This unusual career move was featured in the TV programme Career Blueprints in Jan 2007.

Richard’s fine art photographs have been exhibited in Singapore, Dhaka, New York and San Francisco. He has received four awards from the New York Institute of Photography and two Honourable Mentions from PX3 2009 competition. Richard also garnered two First Places and two Honourable Mentions at International Photography Awards 2011 (by the Lucie Foundation). One of his photos was a readers’ choice feature in National Geographic Magazine in Dec 2011.

Photographing on assignments since 1996, Richard’s major assignments were for clients such as Singapore’s Ministry of Education (since 2004), Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts, National Environment Agency, Sony, Singapore Tourism Board, Johnnie Walker and Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore). His editorial work has appeared in Reader’s Digest Asia, Discovery Channel Magazine and Aerospace Singapore. He has also taught photography at Objectifs and 3dsense Media School.

Richard is currently based in Singapore and runs Amaranthine Photos, mainly focusing on corporate, editorial, industrial and aerial photography.

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