Looking for an advertising and commercial photographer in The Netherlands?
You may then find the website of the new association Dutch Photographers useful. Under the tab ‘Onze fotografen’, you will find links to various sites of DuPho photographers in different categories. Among this is advertising photography, lifestyle interiors and product photography, the most important category of photography for the photographers of STUDIOVHF.
The Dutch professional photographers association DuPho was formed in December 2014 out of 8 different smaller associations with widely different ‘bloodgroups’: public photography, like weddings and portraits for private individuals, photo-journalism, medical photography, fine-art photography and advertising and commercial photography.
DuPho aims to improve the position of professional photographers in The Netherlands. It helps members with legal matters regarding copyright and business matters like terms and conditions and finance. It is also the national lobby organisation in the direction of politics, government and trade organisations. Furthermore it actively promotes the work of Dutch photographers nationally and internationally and provides inspiring photography related events in ‘Pakhuis de Zwijger’ in Amsterdam and many regional meetups.
Advertising agancies from outside The Netherlands as well as marketing communication departments from large corporates and medium sized companies usually see what comes up if they search for advertising or commercial photographers in The Netherlands. Usually photographers from cities in the west of The Netherlands will be displayed. Although the country is not big, it may be sensible to also look for photographers outside Amsterdam, like in the city of Zwolle. This will easily save in excess of €200,00 on an average photography assignment because of travel time and expenses. Also you will find that the photographers outside Amsterdam have more reasonable fares and are a bit more down to earth.
The photography studio STUDIOVHF is based just outside the hanseatic city of Zwolle and is run by allround photographer Vincent Hartman. The studio specialises in advertising and commercial photography, corporate photography, product and interiors. The studio has a few clients in the UK and was recently signed up by a US advertising agency for industrial photography.