Title: Associate Photographer
Reports to: Principle Photographer/ CEO of LMP
Summary of Position: The associate photographers are a part of the photographer development program. This means that the principle photographer will assist the associate photographers in their cultivation of photography skills and development of areas of expertise.The associate photographer is responsible for the initial editing of work produced by Laura Metzler Photography, attendance, and assistance with large shoots that the principle photographer is shooting, and the shooting and editing of 3-8 of their own shoots per month. The expectations include: drive to further develop photography skills, team-player attitude, and readiness to work and grow.
Bachelor’s degree in photography or a creative field.
1-2 years experience in photography.
Skilled in Lightroom, as well as photoshop
Ideally knows how to use strobe lighting, but this will also be taught.
Video experience would be appreciated but not required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Editing 3-8 shoots per week shot by the principle photographer and delivering the edited photos to the principle photographer within the assigned time frame.
Shooting 3-8 photoshoots per month and editing those shots to be delivered within 7 days.
Communicating with clients to schedule and plan for your shoots.
Assistance in outreach to potential clients, this includes pitching yourself as a Laura Metzler Photography team member and booking shoots for yourself with the assistance of the principle photographer and/or the operations manager.
Marketing support for the Laura Metzler Photography team and your role as a part of the LMP team
Design support for email campaigns
Social media content support
Posts regarding being a part of the LMP team
Apprenticeship Program // Photo shoot assistant
The Laura Metzler Photography Apprenticeship Program seeks to take candidates with a willingness to strengthen their skills and learn new skills, over the course of 1 year the Apprentices will grow from a photoshoot assistant to an Associate Photographer for Laura Metzler Photography with their own clients under the LMP umbrella. The goal of the program is to find candidates who are passionate about learning, growing, being part of a team, obtaining clients, and executing all tasks with the highest level of professionalism and to train them to become a great commercial photographer.
A person is eligible for the program if they have the following skills, experience, traits:
Beginner/Intermediate knowledge of photography
Interest in art and advertising
Attention to detail
Motivation to enhance photography skills, knows how to hustle!
Skilled in professionalism and customer service
Intermediate knowledge of photo editing programs like Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
A person is highly encouraged to apply if they have the skills, experience, and traits above as well as:
A degree from a four year or two-year university in Photography, Media, or Visual Arts.
Experience using professional camera equipment.
Strong skills in photo editing
Desire to be a part of the team
Schedule availability to be on shoots throughout weekdays as well as available hours for editing.