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Metal Products Photographer (Contract to Hire)

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Job Description:
Responsible for in-house photography across all home improvement brands, including International brands. Ability to meet the specific parameters for each of the unique requirements/systems for each separate Brand and Channel as well as digital media requirements. Responsible for set-up, composition and lighting of product(s) across all platforms for promotional & marketing purposes. All photographs must be executed in accordance with the goals and instructions of the Marketing division’s Color correcting/clipping of RAW images based off finish standards. Must also be available to concept with Creative Dept. designers as well as art direct location shoots with outside vendors. Oversee or delegate post production processing and archiving.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
70% – Photography
15% – Post-production
10% – Set up and work flow management
5% – Creative concept and meeting with brand and designers

Ability to shoot both in studio and on location. Analyze the creative requirements necessary to highlight product features and presentation preferences of numerous brands. Apply post-production/Photoshop techniques to all raw photography.
Responsible for adapting to production requirements of a high volume studio while maintaining established quality standards. Responsible for all aspects of the technical, aesthetic, and production requirements of a photo shoot. Must maintain and encourage a balance between these needs.

Co-work with an additional photographer. Encourage teamwork and lead better productivity practices. Available to meet with and to provide creative input for brand directors and designers and to assist with concept development.
Required to maintain photo equipment to ensure longevity, repairing as necessary and able, and to be cost effective in use of supplies and consumables. Maintain equipment records and inventory and safeguard assigned equipment.

Education and Experience Profile
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Emphasis in Photography or equivalent studio experience.
Required Skills
Advanced Photoshop techniques for blending/repairing/merging digital photo files
Ability to manage multi-tasked environment with many concurrent deadlines
Advanced file formatting knowledge
Ability to partner in managing digital image photo workflow
Experience working with diverse clientele in a deadline driven environment
Ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with others
Photographic studio experience and general understanding of lighting for product photography


Work Environment:
Working in 1 or both of our in house photo studios.
Working sometimes as a team and sometimes individually with another Photographer
Maintaining organized and safe work environment.

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