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On-Call Photographer

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We have an exciting opportunity to be on-call with a major ecommerce site in their Mississauga studio!

The Photographer is proficient in both still photography as well as videography. They are responsible for producing high quality digital product photography and video for product and lifestyle scenarios. They will have a broad portfolio of lifestyle, editorial, fashion and commercial work both in studio and on location. This position sets and maintains client based style guides and is accountable for ensuing they are met. They are self-sufficient and self-motivated with an aptitude for collaborating on creative projects with teammates across departmental lines. They mentor the junior members of the department and provide thought leadership to the department on the latest in creative technique and equipment. This position may or may not have direct supervisory responsibilities for staff. They are determined to stay on the current wave of industry trends with a goal to contribute to producing the next big thing.

Responsibilities:

• Creation of product photography using professional digital SLR camera systems in a cross platform (Mac/PC) studio environment.
• Creation of video from professional video cameras and DSLR’s.
• Mastery experience in both strobe and continuous lighting disciplines for location and studio.
• Familiarity of with audio to accompany video acquisition.
• Ability to shoot a wide variety of products including small tabletop, lay down, on form or on model apparel.
• Lead a team on set or location to produce photography assignments independently and/or with direct client involvement.
• Consistently produce photos that meet quality standards, are compliant with service levels and meet with critical approval from clients.
• Collaborate with inter and intra-departmental team members to complete both short and long term projects on time and on budget.
• Ensuring the efficient storage and retrieval of assets on network servers.
• Keeping abreast of industry trends and developments and new techniques via affiliation with professional organizations or attending industry events.

Requirements:

• 3-5 years of experience with lifestyle, editorial and product Photography and Videography.
• Full understanding of the digital capture process using professional digital camera systems in a tethered studio environment.
• Full working knowledge of video production and video image acquisition.
• Fluent knowledge of the Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
• Intermediate experience with Adobe Photoshop.
• Familiar with basic office productivity software (MS Word, Excel, email, etc)
• High level of attention to detail.
• Able to produce high quality product photos under tight deadlines.
• Solid experience with Capture One Pro, Adobe Creative suite products including Flash, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator beneficial.
• Experience automating workflow with Apple script or other scripting tools a plus.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Strong problem solving and creative thinking skills.
• Bachelor’s degree (or better) in the visual communications field.

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