2020 AIA Austin Homes Tour Photographer

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Request for Pro Bono Services: Photography 

Submission Deadline: April 2, 2020

Project Overview 

AIA Austin’s 34th Annual Homes Tour is taking place October 17-18, 2020. We are looking for a professional photographer who will shoot all homes (10-14, subject to change) during the months of May-July.

About AIA Austin 

With more than 1,200 members and 250 Allied Members, AIA Austin is the voice for the region’s architecture community. AIA Austin advocates for its members, the profession, career development, and design excellence. The organization influences public opinion and the policies that shape our built and natural environment.

About the AIA Austin Homes Tour 

Every year for 34 years, AIA Austin has produced what has become a nationally recognized Tour of homes designed by architects for specific clients. Diversity and design excellence are showcased in the Tour held every October. Homes are submitted by AIA Austin Architect members and selected by the Homes Tour committee. You can learn more about the Tour at aiaaustinhomestour.com.

Photographer’s Responsibilities

  • Shoot all homes using photographer's own equipment and/or staffing as needed.
  • Grant usage rights for reproduction in all Homes Tour graphic materials, advertising & media to the AIA Austin staff (CLIENT).
  • Images chosen for use by CLIENT as above are embargoed for a period of 12 months from date of delivery to CLIENT.
  • Images of Tour homes shall not appear in any format prior to release by CLIENT including, but not limited to social media or print.
  • Negotiate additional usage rights and fees directly with the architect or homeowner who may or may not wish to purchase the photography. 
  • Receive a release (provided by CLIENT) for any “talent” used, including Homeowner, Architect, or Photographer staff.
  • Schedule photo shoot through CLIENT or Architect – advise CLIENT if there is difficulty in doing so.
  • Advise CLIENT of photo shoot schedule.
  • Be expected to attend the two days of site visits for the selection of the homes May 2 & 3, shoot snapshot photos of the houses attended, and present them to the committee at the meeting May 4 at 4pm.
  • Be expected to attend the two days of the Homes Tour on October 17 & 18 and shoot live Tour photos in at least four of the homes and send immediately to our PR team.


  • 10-12 images of each home.
  • Images will include a variety of exterior, interior, and details, and horizontal and vertical perspectives.
  • Images will be delivered to AIA Austin in both a web-sized resolution, and a high-resolution digital format that allows them to be resized by CLIENT for various graphic use – jpegs no less than 300 dpi.
  • Photographer will be available for resizing as requested.


  • By April 20 – Award of Project to Photographer
  • May 4 – Review Committee Meeting
  • Late May - Early July – scheduled photography
  • July 15 – Deliver all high-resolution digital images to AIA Austin
  • October 17 & 18 – Homes Tour

Benefits of Service

  • Photographer will receive benefit of:
  • Widespread publicity and exposure (Austin Monthly, Austin HOME, Austin American Statesman, various news and media outlets, etc.)
  • Photo credits will be given on all graphic materials
  • You have the option of selling your photographs to the Homes Tour architects, project teams, and homeowners.
  • Link to your website on the official AIA Austin Homes Tour site
  • Underwriter status in the Homes Tour Brochure
  • Business cards at each tour location and at AIA Austin
  • Information in Homes Tour marketing materials
  • Four tickets to the Homes Tour
  • Portfolio building
  • Allied Membership Status
  • Joining one or more committees
  • Enjoy free or discounted admission to tours, exhibits, lectures, and chapter meetings
  • Subscription to the Archi-Facts newsletter
  • Listing on the Allied Directory webpage
  • First right of refusal for the subsequent year’s Tour

How to Apply
Submit your portfolio along with a cover letter and any relevant social media accounts you have showcasing your work by email to AIA Austin Executive Director Ingrid Spencer at Ingrid@aiaaustin.org. The deadline is April 2, 2020.


Email AIA Austin Executive Director Ingrid Spencer at Ingrid@aiaaustin.org.