Posts Tagged ‘job’

Open Letter to Client Regarding the ‘Job Killer’ Quoted Rate

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Hello Potential Client,

Regarding your last email in which you said:

“… if they (your client) saw the $700/ $1400 a day fee for the photographer they would dismiss the project immediately… (most of my client’s people make between $25 and $45 an hour)… Showing $100/hr was also a job-killer as you can imagine”.

Well sure thing. I see where you’re coming from… Let’s rewrite the quote to show the actual number of hours I will work on this job, instead of only those spent with my face in a camera. Maybe that will help. Read more…

Netflix Looking to Pay Three Instagram Allstars to Travel To Movie Sets and Take Pictures

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If you’re confident in your Instagram photography, enjoy traveling and are looking to like your pockets with an extra $4,000, Netflix has a job opening just for you. The company, is looking to hire three “Grammasters” to take an all-expense-paid trip of a lifetime to different movie sets, take pictures of them, and get paid for doing it.

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Photographer Chronicles His 5,000-Mile Motorcycle Trip to the Literal ‘End of the Road’

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When everything you’ve come to know and love in life gets turned upside down, sometimes the greatest remedy is to just escape into a photographic adventure. And that’s exactly what photographer Sebastiaan de With did after getting divorced and losing his job.

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Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of us are still blown away when someone actually finds the guts to do just that.

And, well, if they capture a time-lapse so gorgeous it gets National Geographic‘s attention in the process, all the better for us photography blog types. Read more…

Photogs Probably Won’t be Replaced by Robots Anytime Soon, Study Finds

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There are many reasons why “photographer” and “photojournalist” ranked so low on last year’s “best and worst jobs” list, but according to a paper released by The Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology at Oxford University, the threat of computerization isn’t one of them. Read more…

Sales Clerk Fired for Sharing a Picture of His Paycheck on Instagram

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Social media have opened all sorts of avenues for getting in trouble at work, from oversharing workplace gossip on Twitter to old Facebook photos showing bosses parts of your past not covered on your resume. But here’s a relatively new one: Showing the world what your paycheck looks like.
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Taking Pictures on an Offshore Oil Rig Is Serious Business

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Taking pictures on an offshore oil rig is serious business. For starters, due to the risk of flammable gas coming up the oil well, normal electronics are banned outside the living quarters. Smartphones are strictly forbidden and regular cameras require “hot work permits” be opened prior to use.
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Photography One of the 10 Worst College Majors for Your Career?

Is a college photography degree worth it? It depends on who you ask. There are plenty of successful photographers out there who have never set foot inside a university photography lecture, while others have done just as well after earning that diploma. According to a recent study by Kiplinger, however, you might want to think twice before checking the “photography” box on your college app. After analyzing the salaries and jobless rates for grads of the 100 most popular majors, they found photography to be one of the 10 worst, and write,

Shutterbugs beware: The new-grad unemployment rate for film and photography majors is only narrowly better than the rate for high school dropouts. Film and photo students face tough competition in a crowded industry, and low starting salaries are the norm even in expensive industry hubs such as New York and Los Angeles. Interestingly, film and photography grads are still the best-paid of the art majors, though they make almost $10,000 less than the typical holder of a bachelor’s degree.

Some interesting figures: there’s a 7.3% unemployment rate for photo degree holders in general, and a 12.9% rate for recent graduates. The median salaries are $45,000 and $30,000, respectively.

Worst College Majors for Your Career [Yahoo via Fstoppers]


Image credit: Class Photo Shoot by A. Blokzyl

Photography Jobs Grow on Trees

Every year I meet with lots of students, assistants, young photographers, and photography educators and discuss the business of photography. Over the years I have complied a list of the biggest mistakes that most young photographers make when trying to become full-time money-making commercial photographers. I want to share those with you in the hope that people stop making the same mistakes.
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Cute Portraits Imagining a Baby’s Future Profession

Parisian photographer Malo has fun portrait series titled “Un jour, mon enfant tu seras” (One Day You Will Be My Child) that imagines what a baby’s future career might be.
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