CAPIC to Release Guidelines for Commercial Photographers Returning to Work
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way photographers must operate their businesses moving forward. Commercial photography is a distinct industry with specific needs, and public health and safety measures for the workplace must consider and reflect these needs. Provincial governments are currently in the process of implementing sector specific return-to-work recommendations. CAPIC recognizes that it is imperative that commercial photography be recognized as an industry separate from others, such as film and television.
CAPIC is creating health and safety guidelines for commercial photographers returning to work in the Covid-19 environment. These guidelines will be sent to various levels of government to advocate for sector-specific measures for commercial photography, in addition to being made available to the industry at large. As a certified federal representative for commercial photographers, CAPIC is uniquely positioned to consult with government and we take this responsibility very seriously.
CAPIC recognizes that commercial photographers operate their businesses on a varying scale. Some of you work by yourselves, or with very small teams, and will be able to adapt relatively easily to communicating remotely with clients. Other photographers work with a larger crew and will have many difficult changes to make in order to work safely. The guidelines CAPIC puts forward will reflect this range of operation, while abiding by existing health and safety recommendations from Public Health.
Please do not hesitate to contact the CAPIC National Office or your local CAPIC Chapter with any questions or concerns.