Photographer, Stoney Creek, ON - 28 May 2017
Friendly team environment. Great if you like to travel around southern Ontario, however, salary for travel km's is much lower than most industry standards. Perfect for entry level photographers as they will train for desired look. They provide all photographic equipment. They are disorganized at times due to the ever changing client schedules. This job is perfect if you don't mind the constant "on-call" atmosphere, but, can be frustrating if you have a lifestyle (kids, other jobs, etc.) to work around as it changes day by day week by week. Must be able to work very quickly in details and think on your feet. Once trained you must be able to work solo when scheduling requires it as there are sometimes not enough staff to go around. This means working quickly as both a photographer and coordinator at the same time; answering questions, getting everyone organized, as well as, taking very detailed ideal photos of children that like to move around a lot. Patience is a virtue as you are constantly dealing with kids and clients that see you as the face of everything that can and sometimes does go wrong. When parents are allowed in the area of your photo shoot, they can be overly opinionated and have their own ideas of how you should do your job (even though you have been trained otherwise) you must be able to appease them while still keeping to your time limit per child. All that being said, if you enjoy travel and photography, are good with children, and are quick on your feet and able to pay attention to the smallest details while being able to handle opinionated clients and random schedule changes... then you'll do very well here.