Bio for James Tkatch
Jim Tkatch has been a professional photographer since 1972, when he graduated with a BFA with a major in photography from Ohio University. In 1976, he established his business, James Tkatch Photographer, opening a photographic studio in the Washington DC area in 1979 to work with associations, corporate and government organizations. Over the past 30 years, he has had a successful career that has taken him on travels all over the world for his clients.
Jim is well known for his coverage of meetings and conventions, legislative activities, photographic coverage of annual reports, magazine and trade publication covers and articles and business portraits. His talent and skill in capturing a moment and composing a picture creates unforgettable and unique images that convey the message of the organization in a creative, professional and appealing style.
Since 2000, Jim has shared his photography business with his wife, Eva Zang Tkatch. Her goal is to support Jim in providing superior photographic coverage and meeting resources, to ensure that the clients’ meeting photography is a valuable business and marketing tool.
James Tkatch Photographer also employs three additional photographers when the schedule or events deem it necessary. They are all experienced professionals with substantive experience working in the association and corporate environment and understand and demonstrate the service-oriented philosophy of James Tkatch Photographer.
Unique Advantages to Selecting James Tkatch Photographer
Because of Jim’s many years of experience in the meeting and convention industry, Jim is very proactive in his coverage. He will often orchestrate group shots and “simulated candids” that become important images which helps convey the client’s message. He is aware of time constraints and works quickly and unobtrusively as possible, while providing quality images.
James Tkatch Photographer does extensive research of the organization, studying the website, and promotional materials to ensure that their images reflect the organization and ensure complete coverage of the meeting – often discovering specific events that should be covered photographically that may not have been requested.