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Photography Studio Interns Wanted

We are LeahAndMark & Co. and we’re looking for a handful of Interns to work with us over the next three months.

Part training program, part studio internship (with our Commercial Photography company, Project5A Studio.This is our Portfolio

Our company is expanding and with the increase in business and projects we’re now moving into a new studio in a few weeks.

We’re not like many other photography studios. We get crazy ideas and we run with them. We ‘start’ at ridiculous and take it up from there. We love photography. This isn’t our hobby and we make a living doing this. We’d love to have you working with us.

First off let me just say this is HARD WORK,  I was told that before I came into it, and I have been doing photography for about 4 years now, I’ve been part of an extremely rigorous BFA program at Georgia State University, and it does not compare to what you experience while working with LeahandMark. – Intern Joshua (Season X)

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Then I was an intern. And I knew I could create again. The confines of the lens became a sanctuary and gateway. Something familiar but completely new territory. Something I wanted to explore but never fully conquer. I gave myself the three months to see if art was supposed to be apart of my life. If it was, three months would be more than enough time to figure it out. So I dove in, head first. – Intern Jo (Season Six)

Before I did this internship I worked, but I didn’t work hard. I didn’t realize how much I could knock out in a weeks time when I just got up and did it. I think the main reason so many  photographers aren’t able to really get their business to thrive is not because they suck at photography, but because they are lazy. Or if they are working hard, they are pouring their time and energy into becoming better at their “art” instead of figuring out how to get clients. Mark is the hardest working photographer I know. He will show you how to hustle and teach you the meaning of hard work. - Intern Meagan (Season Six)

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Responsibilities:

  •  setting up lighting equipment and backdrops
  • carrying equipment and supplies
  • general computer work
  • social media marketing
  • attending events and photoshoots
  • manage event photo galleries
  • attending team meetings
  • photo editing
  • contacting potential clients
  • other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a reliable, dependable, self starter
  • Photography experience / student preferred
  • Must have dependable transportation
  • A working DSLR camera
  • Laptop Computer
  • Cell Phone

It’s okay if you have a day job – we do ask that you’re available to work on weekend mornings or evenings or all day depending on our business needs. It’s only three months!

What will you get out of this Internship? 

  • Real Photography business experience (shooting, marketing, working with clients, etc.)
  • An opportunity to make contacts and network with established companies
  • Work side-by-side with full time photographers
  • Attend Intern-Only workshops (all of our workshops are for interns only – not the public)
  • You get to work with a badass crew of photographers that make things happen.

Deadline for Applications is Friday, October 11th, 2013.

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Children’s Portraiture Workshop | by +Krisandra

It’s that time of the intern season again! Time to teach the current interns everything I know about children’s portraiture. I have been photographing children full time for the past 3 years. If you would have told me in school that I would have speciality in this area of photography – I would have laughed at you. But, today, I couldn’t see my professional life without it!

In the workshop I discussed topics like how to make the most out of the photo shoot, appropriate poses for different ages, and equipment. The children in this workshop were 4, 5, 7, and 10 years of age!

Here are a few shots I took during the workshop in demonstration!


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Here are a few images from the interns – make sure you look out for their blog posts THIS FRIDAY about their experiences!

Intern Becky                                                                                                             Intern Kristi

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Intern Michaella                                                                                                     Intern LeeAnn

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Intern Kezia

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Read a little more about my past children’s portraiture workshop here!

And watch a video of the workshop here!

 

 

 

 

5 tips for a great head shot | by +Krisandra

During intern critique night, the subject of “what makes a good head shot” came up. Since I photograph a lot of head shots – a lot – I thought I would put my two cents in on the subject!

I have specialized in head shots for the last 3 years. So, what makes a great head shot, you ask? Well, you might as well ask what makes a great photo. But, here are some pointers:

1. Connection. Eye contact is KEY. You want to be able to look at the image and feel the person is looking you in the eye. If your subject isn’t intrigued then neither will the person viewing photograph.

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2. Simple backdrop. We are here to see the person in the photo, not where you took the photo. If the backdrop is visible then it should support the subject and not be distracting.

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3. Clothing. Simple solid colors are always best. Also, try to avoid solid white – it can be distracting. The eye tends to go toward the brightest part of the image and you don’t want that to be the shirt your subject is wearing. Also, minimal jewelry.

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4. Vertical: In my experience, comp cards are generally vertical. If you take a horizontal shot, make sure you pull back enough to where it can be cropped vertical. There is nothing worse than having your client love the (horizontal) shot you took only to hear they can’t use it because it can’t be cropped vertical.

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5. Posing: Head shot means just that. Pose from the shoulders up and fill the frame. Don’t “cut off” the top of the head. Proper facial expressions can also affect posing. Change up expressions!
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But, most importantly, you need a good photographer! You have to have fun and feel comfortable during a head shot session or it will reflect in the photo that is primarily, well,  your face. Head shots are about capturing your personality, so make sure you bring it to your session.

 

Intern Selection | Season [Gold Lion]

We’ve just finished selecting our 11th group of Interns – Season [Gold Lion]

Back when we began the Internship (3 years ago!) we were basically the only one available. There were literally no other ‘photography internship programs’ – definitely none like ours. Of course there were one-on-one apprenticeships, and internships with companies (newspaper, tv, etc.) but nothing like what we set out to create. Right from the start – on our very first Intern Introduction night – we aimed high. This internship has never been only about photographers carrying our gear, shadowing us, and getting me coffee. (well – it IS about them getting me coffee but that takes A LOT of training to get right.)

Our first Intern night three years ago wasn’t a meeting, it wasn’t a sit down let’s get to know each other and ‘mingle’ or some sh*t like that. We’re photographers. Photographers photograph. As much as I like to wax poetic and talk shop – F*ck that – we’re here to make pictures. If you’re not here to take as many photos as humanly possible during the three months then you don’t need this internship. You don’t need this internship to sit at home and talk about taking photos. That very first Intern Night? – this is what I wrote the next day:

Last night was our big trampoline + fireworks + 10 interns extravaganza!… It. Was. Awesome.

With such a large group and only about 3 hours to shoot – there wasn’t much time for instruction. Here are the starter settings, adjust this for ambient light, adjust this for the strobes, and GO.

Different from other ‘classes’ or workshops – I wanted the interns to just SHOOT. One of the things that many photographers struggle with at first – is just shooting enough to really start understanding themselves, and their cameras.

At the core – we’re wedding photographers. We’re hired to drop in on people’s lives for that one special day – and make Amazing. Yes. AMAZING. Not just ‘document’ the day, not even just to ‘capture emotion’ – we’re hired to MAKE AMAZING. No matter what, no matter the conditions, and no matter how we feel – F*ck inspiration – because we’re there to work and make Amazing. So 30+ times a year we HAVE TO make Amazing. That’s not including all of the portrait sessions and other commercial gigs we take on. Want pressure? Try holding yourself to that standard. Thirty times a year you MUST MAKE AMAZING, at the drop of a hat, no matter what’s thrown at you.

I’ve written it before and it still holds true – I’m always practicing and training to be prepared for some unknown photoshoot in the future. Some photographers specialize in making one type of photo with specific conditions (same subjects, same time of day, same light, same blah blah blah) – I aim to make amazing all the time with no excuses. NO EXCUSES. Sucka.

So here we go – about to begin our 11th session. Season [Gold Lion].

Every Intern will have a bag full of Awesome by the end of these three months.

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Photography Interns Wanted | Season [Gold Lion]

We are LeahAndMark – and along with our Creative Director (Joy!) and our team of +Photographers – we operate the largest photography internship in the country. Leah and I picked up our cameras a little over three (3) years ago and started this business with no formal training, a little bit of luck and way too much hard work! We’ve gone from just two people who liked making pictures into wedding photographers that travel all over the United States photographing weddings. A lot of weddings.

We are looking for Photography Interns to be a part of our 11th session, Season [Gold Lion]

We operate our business following three principles:

1. Be Different

2. Do things that matter

3. Show Everyone

This is our Portfolio and this is our Wedding Portfolio.

We’re looking for interns to work with us for three months – and possibly longer.

Here is what our Alumni Interns have to say about how this Internship changed their lives:

Current Intern Joshua 
Alumni Intern Meagan 
Alumni Intern Jo 
Alumni Intern Whitney 
Alumni Intern Raven 
Alumni Intern Gabriel 

You can read reviews of this internship from past Interns here: [Season Three] [Season Two] [Season One]

Our Interns work hard and most of them photographed more in the last three months than they did in the past year.

You should know what’s in it for you. Because if you’re considering working with us, then you should know exactly what you’re gaining – since it’s definitely not money!

Although it’s not really popular these days – we’re ‘generalists’. We don’t specialize in anything and that goes against the current trend of finding your ‘niche’ and specializing in one or two specific types of photography. We run the gamut and we photograph everything from weddings, to parties, to corporate headshots, to family and children portraits, to senior portraits, and even product photography. Without arguing if our photography is actually any good – we can only go on the fact that our clients REALLY like us, they keep coming back, and new ones seem to keep contacting us and asking us to work with them.

We’re very busy and as our intern you will have lots of opportunities to photograph in a wide range of different styles and subject matter.

What we need is for you to have some idea of what you’d like to focus on and learn from us. Some of what we can offer is:

  • How to pose subjects, especially strangers – and become confident at it
  • How to better handle light – off camera flash and natural
  • How to stop taking photos like everyone else (it’s easier than you think)
  • Get away from ‘technically’ perfect photos
  • Photographers learn by photographing – you’ll photograph a lot with us.
  • Stop feeling restricted by the gear you DON’T have

AND MARKETING subjects – because you want to be an actual paid and working photographer right?

AND Even More

  • Build the client base that you want
  • Find out if you do make photographs like everyone else – so you can stop
  • Make friends
  • Have fun
  • Try crazy ideas because no one’s going to stop you
  • Push the boundaries of what your clients think they want – and keep delivering something just a little different
  • Be hired as an artist – and not just a button pusher

We also setup group photoshoots where the ratio is roughly 2-3 photographers per model – and sometimes it’s 1 photographer per model. We believe in getting the best position for the best shot – and you can’t do that if there are 20 photographers shooting 3 models in a group session.

Here is a list of the workshops we have scheduled on our calendar:

  1. Photo 101/Physicality of shooting and Composition
  2. Off-Camera Flash & Lighting
  3. Photoshop/Lightroom editing and digital workflow
  4. Photography Business & Marketing
A few of the scheduled group photoshoots include:
  1. Models in the river at our top secret location
  2. Southeastern Railway Museum
  3. Old-Car City Junkyard

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That’s what we think we offer and what we think an Intern can learn from us.

Here’s what we’re asking from our Interns:

  • You own a DSLR camera
  • You have at least a rudimentary understanding of shutter speed and aperture
  • You have your own artistic ideas – even if you’re still working on them
  • You aren’t afraid to try everything
  • You don’t say ‘we can’t do that’
  • You are willing to photograph everything during your time with us – even if it’s not your style
  • You will read any materials we actually give you to read
  • You will be available for at least two (2) five hour photo shoots a month (and possibly more permitting your schedule)
  • You have a portfolio to show us – and you’re proud of your current work – no matter what
  • You are nice
  • You are stubborn
  • You want to learn
  • You can commit to working with us for three (3) months (roughly)
  • Possibly accompany us on photo shoots/weddings out of town (on our tab)
  • YOU ARE HERE TO FOLLOW, LEARN, & WORK HARD

We’d like to make it clear that your progress during this internship is primarily moved forward by you. We work hard to facilitate learning – but we don’t hold your hand, and even though we might cover the basics, it’s on your shoulders as an intern to do your homework and practice on your own – so that we can get to the really good stuff. Also – this internship requires a lot of trial & error learning – so stop aiming for perfection right away.

Please understand, this is an Internship with workshops. It’s not a full blown training program, it’s not a photography bootcamp, it’s not anything resembling a teacher/student/classroom arrangement like you might be accustomed to. This is an Internship. You work along side us, you follow our instructions, and we answer your questions – sometimes (alright most of the time).

If you’ve read the reviews - nothing here is spoon fed. You’re applying to learn things you can’t learn in a book, or for some reason – things that you didn’t learn in class. If you don’t ask good questions, then we’re not giving up answers too easily. It’s your job to ask better questions – and it’s our job to answer the good questions. Remember that.

The internship last during May, June, & July | Three months.

 

APPLICATION FORM:

Deadline for the application is Friday April 12th at 12pm NOON.

(Tip: Write as much as you can.)

(Pro Tip: Write As Much As You Possibly Can.)

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Business Investment Decisions

We are often asked the question – why is your Internship so successful? Of course – the real question that’s usually being asked is ‘how do you continue to attract so many interns that work for free, and that seemingly work so hard for you?

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Although we can easily come up with a complicated answer involving how we manage personalities, projects that we assign, and our extensive interview process – the real answer is simply the amount of energy and resources that we spend on the Internship. Between workshops that we provide (photo 101, lighting, marketing, photobooths, styled shoots,  a two day wedding workshop) and critique nights, and group shoots, and of course the introduction/graduation nights – this current season requires a substantial amount of effort to keep things running smoothly. There’s the time it takes to schedule everything, and get ready for workshops – and then of course the actual duration of the workshops… and online communications, and other last minute projects that come up with each season.

It’s so much work now that we hired our Creative Director (Joy) specifically to make sure everything operates awesomely.

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So how much time does it take to operate our Internship? As much as possible. We spend as much time as we possibly can on the Internship because we decided that it was worth it to our business. Not only that – but the effectiveness and success of each Season directly relates to my level of involvement and focus – and past seasons have proved that to be very true.

Deciding to share our knowledge and teach it to others for free was one of the best business decisions we ever made. At least in the top 3.

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We don’t spend too much time thinking about our branding, or what gear to buy – more than anything else we spend our time figuring out how we can share what we know. We don’t earn any profit for our workshops and our Internship is free and unpaid. We work very hard at trying to give away what we’ve learned.

It’s odd but yes – giving away as much of our ‘knowledge’ or secrets as we can is part of our business strategy – and it’s worked very well for us.

 

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Follow the leader | by +Krisandra

For the past two Sundays I led a Children’s Portraiture workshop at Piedmont Park for the current interns, my first workshop ever. When trying to come up with a workshop to lead the interns in I came to realize just how many children I have photographed in the last couple years. Who would have thought back when I was in photography school that I would end up with a specialization in children’s portraiture and actually love it?! Not me or my instructors.

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I kind of “fell into” the field. It all started with photographing children’s headshots for an Atlanta talent agency and took flight from there. When I first started I didn’t think that I would actually enjoy photographing children. I was use to photographing adults and being able to get what I wanted out of each session. With children it is SO not like that, which I learned the hard way. Children have a super short attention span and tire easily. Emotions run deep and most of the time they are going to do what they want to do. So, how do I get a successful session out of a 5 year old?

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This is what I wanted to show the current interns. I wanted to show how I interact with the kids, tips and tricks. What I do when it’s freezing cold out or the sun isn’t shinning or the kid doesn’t want to smile. How to take one area and get 5 different backdrops out of it. How to make the kid my new best friend. I wanted to show how I can go through 4-6 different outfits in an hour and a half and have each one look completely different. So, I introduce the models.

Meet Claire. 12 years old.

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Meet Kane. 2 1/2 years old.

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Meet Jewlee. 5 years old.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect from the interns or myself as a leader. I know in a past blog I went on and on about how I enjoyed leading the interns at introduction night and this is still true. But, with the workshop it was just me and the interns. No one else. My models, my rules, my name. If the models didn’t show, it was on me. If the interns didn’t learn a thing, it was on me. If this didn’t go well, it was on me. From the looks of the current intern blogs I would say it the Children’s Portraiture workshop was a  SUCCESS!

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I am glad I had the opportunity to lead this workshop and want to thank all the interns who participated. A major thanks to the models and parents of our models. You all did amazing.

Check out some of the work from the intern blogs below.
Intern Chad
Intern Joshua
Intern Heather
Intern Karley

Male models vs Female models | by +Krisandra

Looking back at all my past sessions since August when I started with LeahandMark as an intern I have only photographed two male models, yes only two males. One of which was a newborn. Why is that? Is it because female models are prettier? Is it because I am a female photographer and I studied more female posing? Is it because I just happen to know more female models? Well, yes to all of the above.

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When I saw the location for the intern group shoot was a railroad museum I knew I wanted a male model. It’s not to say that male models aren’t “pretty”, because they really can be. Yes, I do know way more female models. And you know what? It turns out I can pose a male model just as easy, if not easier, than a female model.

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Female models can go into “hard modeling”. Hard meaning into over posing, (which Mark explained to the interns during the shoot). Looking back at some my images makes total sense. With females I tend to let them and put them into over exaggerated model poses when I run out of ideas for posing. Thus far, I haven’t found this to be a problem with the male model.

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Yes, I did ask my male model to try some poses which he wasn’t comfortable in. The same type of pose the female model was able to do because she was more flexible and comfortable with her body. She was able to contort herself and still be aware of what she looked like in the pose. Even some gender neutral poses still only look nice by one or the other sex given the location.

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Is there only so much you can do pose wise with a male model? Is it all about posture and facial expressions with a male model? Body language?

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There aren’t a lot of male models out there (I’ve been looking) and if they are out there they are not making themselves known. This photographer will keep looking. A good model is a good model – male or female. Time to see what is out there.

Introducing | Season [X]

We held our 10th Intern Introduction last Friday night at our new home here in East Point, GA.

TEN. We’ve had 10 Sessions of this crazy Photography Internship and this one is literally going to be the best yet. Everything went so well last Friday night that I have a good feeling the whole program is going to be completely different and so much more than it has been in the past. I’ve said it several times here and on Facebook – but the main reason that we have this renewed focus, purpose, and energy for the Internship is because we hired Creative Director Joy to oversee the whole program – and basically boss me around.

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We have more weddings already booked this year than ever before, which as also enabled us to take on bigger and bigger projects – with ridiculously amazing partners.

… everything has come a long way from when we started.

Our first Intern session (Season ONE!) had their introduction night back on My 4th, 2010. I remember being nervous and still wondering what the f*ck was I doing taking on 10 interns at once! Not only that – but our first night was a big outdoor event with models flying all over a trampoline as we photographed them with my 50 different speedlights. We obviously aimed pretty high from the start.

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And now we have a team. Of crazy people. Of amazing, awesome, brilliant, crazy people. Along with CD Joy – we have +Elaine, +Krista, +Krisandra, and +Luiza. They’re in our +Photographer program which means they’ve all completed the Internship and have signed up for 6 more months of training and advanced workshops with us (and by advanced – I mean that we’re hiring outside instructors to teach private lessons to our team).

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Hey. We’d like to Introduce our Season [X] Interns. You can click here to go to the main Intern Page or click each photo. Thank you.

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Intern Selection & Season [X]

After a week of receiving Intern applications from literally all over the country – me, Leah and our creative director Joy sat down last night and battled it out over who be a part of our Season [X] of the Internship. I’ve written before about the entire process from our end – how we find applicants, how we look at them and what we’re looking for – and then also how with every season we’re looking for something different from the previous seasons. The applications these days are amazing, outstanding, and very difficult to turn down.

We’re about to being our 10th session, dubbed Season [X].

This is basically our 4th year in business and we’re nearly completely booked as far as weddings go. This is great! Other than for the normal reasons (not worrying as much about paying the bills) – but because it enables me to spend more time focusing on the Internship and making it better. True, Actually, and Honestly BETTER. 1,000 times Improved.

Of course – it’s not all because of me – in fact it’s mostly because we hired a creative director (Joy) to oversee and manage the logistics of the whole thing and to make sure that things happen the way they’re supposed to happen. Which in turn frees me up to teach/instruct/guide/make bad jokes. (Not that I ever held back my bad jokes.)

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So we now have twelve (12) interns for the next three months. We have a course syllabus with 4 workshops!

  • Photo 101/Composition/Physicality
  • Lighting 101 / Off-Camera flash
  • Editing / Photoshop / Lightroom
  • Business/Marketing & Selling

And of course we have just as many set ‘group’ shoots in awesome locations (Junkyard, Train Museum, Secret River Spot, etc.)

Finally – with my renewed sense of purpose, and interest – we’ve turned our +Photographer program into a full-on extension of the Internship. Yeah. It’s… more than crazy what we’re doing.

What was once just something tacked onto our wedding photography business (the internship) and then something that was tacked onto that (the +photographer program) is now essentially a full-on department/component of our business. I’m giving it the focus, time, and funding that it needs in order to provide the best learning experience and environment for our Interns. Why go to so much trouble for our Interns?

Because they’re committing to working ridiculously hard with us – and so we commit to work ridiculously hard for them. It’s really that simple.

We say this is the largest photography internship in the country – and there are other ones out there – but this is hands-down the best one you could ever experience.

Let’s. GO.

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Photography Interns Wanted | Season [X]

We are LeahAndMark.com – and along with our Creative Director (Joy!) and our team of +Photographers – we operate the largest photography internship in the country. Leah and I picked up our cameras a little over three (3) years ago and started this business with no formal training, a little bit of luck and way too much hard work! We’ve gone from just two people who liked making pictures into wedding photographers that travel all over the United States photographing weddings. A lot of weddings.

We operate our business following three principles:

1. Be Different

2. Do things that matter

3. Show Everyone

This is our Portfolio and this is our Wedding Portfolio.

We’re looking for interns to work with us for three months – and possibly longer.

Here is what our Alumni Interns have to say about how this Internship changed their lives:

Alumni Intern Meagan 
Alumni Intern Jo 
Alumni Intern Whitney 
Alumni Intern Raven 
Alumni Intern Gabriel 

You can read reviews of this internship from past Interns here: [Season Three] [Season Two] [Season One]

Our Interns work hard and most of them photographed more in the last three months than they did in the past year.

You should know what’s in it for you. Because if you’re considering working with us, then you should know exactly what you’re gaining – since it’s definitely not money!

Although it’s not really popular these days – we’re ‘generalists’. We don’t specialize in anything and that goes against the current trend of finding your ‘niche’ and specializing in one or two specific types of photography. We run the gamut and we photograph everything from weddings, to parties, to corporate headshots, to family and children portraits, to senior portraits, and even product photography. Without arguing if our photography is actually any good – we can only go on the fact that our clients REALLY like us, they keep coming back, and new ones seem to keep contacting us and asking us to work with them.

We’re very busy and as our intern you will have lots of opportunities to photograph in a wide range of different styles and subject matter.

What we need is for you to have some idea of what you’d like to focus on and learn from us. Some of what we can offer is:

  • How to pose subjects, especially strangers – and become confident at it
  • How to better handle light – off camera flash and natural
  • How to stop taking photos like everyone else (it’s easier than you think)
  • Get away from ‘technically’ perfect photos
  • Photographers learn by photographing – you’ll photograph a lot with us.
  • Stop feeling restricted by the gear you DON’T have

AND MARKETING subjects – because you want to be an actual paid and working photographer right?

AND Even More

  • Build the client base that you want
  • Find out if you do make photographs like everyone else – so you can stop
  • Make friends
  • Have fun
  • Try crazy ideas because no one’s going to stop you
  • Push the boundaries of what your clients think they want – and keep delivering something just a little different
  • Be hired as an artist – and not just a button pusher

We also setup group photoshoots where the ratio is roughly 2-3 photographers per model – and sometimes it’s 1 photographer per model. We believe in getting the best position for the best shot – and you can’t do that if there are 20 photographers shooting 3 models in a group session.

Here is a list of the workshops we have scheduled on our calendar:

  1. Photo 101/Physicality of shooting and Composition
  2. Off-Camera Flash & Lighting
  3. Photoshop/Lightroom editing and digital workflow
  4. Photography Business & Marketing
A few of the scheduled group photoshoots include:
  1. Models in the river at our top secret location
  2. Southeastern Railway Museum
  3. Old-Car City Junkyard

That’s what we think we offer and what we think an Intern can learn from us.

Here’s what we’re asking from our Interns:

  • You own a DSLR camera
  • You have at least a rudimentary understanding of shutter speed and aperture
  • You have your own artistic ideas – even if you’re still working on them
  • You aren’t afraid to try everything
  • You don’t say ‘we can’t do that’
  • You are willing to photograph everything during your time with us – even if it’s not your style
  • You will read any materials we actually give you to read
  • You will be available for at least two (2) five hour photo shoots a month (and possibly more permitting your schedule)
  • You have a portfolio to show us – and you’re proud of your current work – no matter what
  • You are nice
  • You are stubborn
  • You want to learn
  • You can commit to working with us for three (3) months (roughly)
  • Possibly accompany us on photo shoots/weddings out of town (on our tab)
  • YOU ARE HERE TO FOLLOW, LEARN, & WORK HARD

We’d like to make it clear that your progress during this internship is primarily moved forward by you. We work hard to facilitate learning – but we don’t hold your hand, and even though we might cover the basics, it’s on your shoulders as an intern to do your homework and practice on your own – so that we can get to the really good stuff. Also – this internship requires a lot of trial & error learning – so stop aiming for perfection right away.

Please understand, this is an Internship with workshops. It’s not a full blown training program, it’s not a photography bootcamp, it’s not anything resembling a teacher/student/classroom arrangement like you might be accustomed to. This is an Internship. You work along side us, you follow our instructions, and we answer your questions – sometimes (alright most of the time).

If you’ve read the reviews - nothing here is spoon fed. You’re applying to learn things you can’t learn in a book, or for some reason – things that you didn’t learn in class. If you don’t ask good questions, then we’re not giving up answers too easily. It’s your job to ask better questions – and it’s our job to answer the good questions. Remember that.

The internship last during February, March, & April | Three months.

APPLICATION FORM:

 

Deadline for the application is Friday January 11th at 12pm NOON.

 

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APPLICATION IS CLOSED

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