Mark Davis, Photographer

More than twenty years published photographer specializing in commercial and industrial photography, eight years adjunct college photography instructor, ten years staff photojournalist with an award winning daily newspaper, a nurturing father to a daughter that believes dad is a famous photographer. Twelve years sports action photographer covering SEC Football and high school sports, nine years official photographer for the NAIA National Softball Championships. I specialize in creating marketing photographs and video for corporate America, small business, ad agency and creative designers often working in difficult lighting situations.

I have the experience and ability to create high impact publication quality photographs without interrupting manufacturing production at commercial and industrial locations. One industrial project manager indicated stopping production would cost his company $ 5,000.00 per hour. On a different project, a request was made to photograph a commercial high speed machine behind safety plate glass that ran 24/7. While preferred to remove the glass, it was not an option, due loss of production that could have been in the millions of dollars. (The photoraph of the machine can bee seen on the tearsheets page here.  (It is the one about 1 billon+ products shipped.) In both instances, I had the technical ability to create the photograph that exceeded client expectations. Most importantly, neither company incurred loss of production.


Current, Mark Davis, Photographer (Self Employed), Since 1994.

Former College Photography Instructor, Calhoun Community College, Eight years.

Former Staff Photojournalist, The Decatur Daily, Ten years.


Degree in Photography and Film Communications


You never go wrong by doing the right thing.

I will never unnecessarily expend a clients money to complete a project.


Many clients are ad agencies and creative designers that regularly retain commercial photographers and have knowledge about established rates for projects they work on. However, I have requests from small business owners or in-house corporate marketing not accustomed to retaining a commercial or industrial photographer or how licensing photography works. I know from many previous conversations you may presume due my vast experience my estimate may be over your allotted budget. If you are in this category, I offer the following: What if you retain an inexperienced or non-photographer, or retain an excellent wedding or studio portrait photographer (that provides exceptional images for that line of work) only find out during / after the project they must stop production to complete your requests, or they do not grant proper licensing that will cause additional licensing costs you were unaware of? How much would such delay go over budget, delay your publication deadline or misss it entirely? What about the stress attempting to renegotiate licensing fees? I have the specialized knowledge to provide you with high impact publication quality photographs that will include licensing based upon your requests. I always attempt to honor all reasonable concerns, and offer fair and reasonable pricing. Below you will find additional information about estimating and what I offer.


What is a typical estimate? There is no typical estimate. Estimates for commercial and industrial photography, and video is always dependent on specific facts of the request. The most important information I need is a shot list and the specific project details. Due to my experience, often times, once we talk by telephone I am able to provide a soft quote.


I am knowledgeable with the going rates for most all types of commercial photography. I have taught college level courses on business of photography. I am knowledgeable with use licensing requirements, so there will be no unexpected copyright infringement claims against you or your company in the future. I have and often use specialized equipment. I use proprietary techniques learned through years of working on location in a variety of situations. The photographs I will provide you will meet or exceed the same quality photography displayed on this website. I honor confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements when those are important. I never sell client created photographs as stock images. I do not sell images created for you to any third party unless you agree and provide written permission. You will never go to a trade show only to see your photographs I created for you being used by a competitor. What about safety? Yes, safety is at the top of my list when working on every project. I am experienced working in commercial and industrial locations. I own personal protection equipment (known as PPE): hard hat, safety glasses, flame resistant clothing, safety vests, etc. I wear it on every location that requires it. Likewise, when retained to photograph an executive event, I will arrive dressed professionally. All work comes with a written satisfaction guarantee. My goal is to work with you to exceed your expectations, while providing a reasonable living for my family. My previous clients have told me when receiving estimates from other photographers that have similar experience/quality I provide, my estimates are reasonable, detailed and accurate. That is only one deciding factor. More important, in my clients words, they say just from talking with me, I am confident in my ability to complete their requests. This confidence places them at ease and assured I will provide the quality photographs or video to exceed their needs. Equally important, I will not interrupt production. The ultimate goal: Always collaborate with you to complete the project within budget, and to create publication quality photographs to increase your company revenue and/or company brand exposure. I will work to accomplish all of the above in a cost conscience manner. I will never unnecessarily expend my client’s money.

Finally, a couple things I like to bring to a potential clients attention. I do not attempt to compete with inexperienced non-photographers.  And, I do not accept bid requests. Why? Because I am specialist in the field of commercial and industrial photography. If you have read this far, I am honored you thought enough of my work and interest to read this far. My goal is not to be the lowest priced photographer or the highest priced. I like being the middle, when considerations are given to my experience and quality of work. Be assured, I will always work to address all reasonable concerns, including the budget, when those are brought to my attention. I look forward to working with you. Call or email the details of your project today. Consulting is free!


Do you have inferior photographs created by a non-photographer being used in your company marketing?

Do you prefer Snappy high impact photographs to represent your company brand, or would you prefer Crappy photographs?

Mark Davis has the experience and equipment to create high impact quality marketing photography for your company.

Mark provides personal service with professional business practices that includes fair and reasonable pricing and complete satisfaction guarantee.

Contact Mark today with details of your photography or video project.

"It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument." ~ Ansel Adams

SNAPPY OR CRAPPY, which do you prefer?

Production team photograph by Commercial Industrial Photographer

By Mark Davis, Commercial Industrial Photographer 

Production team photograph by non photographer

 Inferior photo by non-photographer

Cell Phone Tower Climber photograph by Commercial Industrial Photographer

By Mark Davis, Commercial Industrial Photographer 

cell phone tower climber photograph by non photographer

 Inferior photo by non-photographer

Customer Service Representative photograph by Commercial Industrial Photographer

By Mark Davis,  Commercial Industrial Photographer 

Customer Service Representative photograph by non photographer

 Inferior photo by non-photographer

Motor Rewind Installation photograph by Commercial Industrial Photographer

By Mark Davis,  Commercial Industrial Photographer 

Motor Rewind Installation photograph by non photographer

 Inferior photo by non-photographer

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