Fast paced and required not only photography knowledge but product knowledge and people skills.
Photographer/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – July 28, 2016
Typical work day was usually 1-2 photoshoots, basic editing, and then sales. Most walk-ins were for passports photos (roughly 19-25 per day).
Good skills I learned were the criteria for passport photos, gun registration, work visa, and immigration photos. As well as the importance of appropriate advertising of products.
Management: To be frank management is a joke, they were extremely unorganized and lazy. I was a part-time employee who was working full-time hours because my manager would switch the schedule 10 minutes before her shift to make me work it because she didn’t feel like working it. This would often result in me having to drop everything and run to my job so as to not be late for a shift that was originally not mine.
The hardest part of the job was keeping to the strict time frame of 15 minute shoots when you have a 10 person group, shooting everyone at least twice, and all in different poses. Along with that you would only be aloud 10-15 minutes of editing for 30+ photos, another 5 minutes for sales, and then on to the next shoot or passport.
The most enjoyable part was the people I would photograph. Whether it be business portraits, graduation photos, family photos, or just a for-fun shoot everyone that walked into the studio was equally important and we always worked to make each shoot unique.
great customers, fast paced, lots of aspects of photography
Disorganized manager, lazy co-worker