easy job even if you're not a photographer
photographer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 July 2018
Great to earn some bucks. You travel a lot so be prepared for that, even all the way to fort mcmurray.
The management staff is great, the coworkers who work as photographers, some of them who have been there for a while, not so great. A lot of gossip amongst them, very judgemental, just like a high school with mean girls pretty much. Their staff turn over is very high and some have even confessed to me they are quitting because of the coworkers and it's a reason why I left too and management staff don't seem to care or do anything about them. I enjoyed the job, not the coworkers.
You do not need photography background to work this job, which has pros and cons to it. Meaning, yes, an easy job to get into, but if you don't know the basic functions of a camera and have a problem, prepare for some people to freak out about it. I'm an actual photographer and know how to work cameras, but not all who work there know anything about them and how to go about fixing an easy problem, it's kind of sad really.......
I enjoyed photographing the students, staff, etc. but prepare for long days for bigger schools. The hours fluctuate depending where you are. You may get half a day, you may get a full day. You must have a car of course.
Overall, I did like working this job but disliked working with the snotty children who were my coworkers. Mind you not all of them were like these people, but a good chunk.
bad, uneducated in photography co-workers