Photographer Ted Kawalerski made the transition from still to motion and has never looked back. Ted takes you through the steps to get started in a medium that will open your photography business to...
This ad is from February 2007. Sadly, the current economy does not
allow us to offer the internship right now.
photo.net, established in 1993, is looking for photography interns
starting as soon as March 2007. This is a paid one-year position in
the Boston area, though you need to be flexible and willing to travel.
This is an ideal job for a recent university graduate in photography,
as your work will be prominently displayed to our 4 million monthly
What does the job entail?
Testing new cameras and lenses by using them on photo assignments,
writing reviews, and posting them on the photo.net Web site
Setting up lighting and backgrounds in our studio (12' seamless, softboxes, strobes on a rail system)
Assisting in the development of tutorial articles and videos for
the Learn section of photo.net
Teaching photo.net readers through critiques of submitted work.
Planning interviews with established photographers worldwide and
helping to produce those interviews for our site, including audio,
video, text, with illustrations from each photographer's work.
Doing logistics and planning for articles for the Travel section of photo.net, accompanying more
senior photo.net staff on at least one or two trips during the year. While
on a trip, you will be responsible for taking photos, taking
notes, and writing up each day's experiences.
Organizing photo workshops both virtual and face-to-face.
Assisting in the operation of the photo.net business, a
growing $600,000/year enterprise; you will get exposure to accounting,
taxation, customer service.
Having a point of view, being able to write a two-paragraph
summary explaining the significance of a manufacturer's press release
putting the announcement into context for our audience of advanced
amateurs and professional photographers
As a fringe benefit, you will get to fly in the photo.net fleet of two
Your Editor in Chief is also an Airline Transport Pilot certificate
holder and an FAA certified flight instructor and will be happy to
teach you to fly both the airplane and helicopters.
As we noted above, we would anticipate applications from those
recently graduated from a photography major at a university in an
English-speaking country. We do not have enough money or skill to
deal with U.S. immigration procedures, so you will need the legal
right to work in the United States (or at least be in the United
You should be an excellent photographer and photojournalist, but more
important are strong written communication skills. You should be able
to throw together a coherent camera review in a day or so. You will
need good desktop personal computer skills, e.g., with Adobe
Photoshop, and experience publishing articles in HTML. Photo.net uses
some rather old Unix software, so you will need to be able to learn
how to use the Unix shell and standard text editors such as Emacs
(these are things that secretaries at Stanford and MIT were able to do
in the 1970s, but for some reason are perceived as very challenging
for people today).
Video production and editing skills are a plus, but not required.
Depending on experience, education, and skill level, we expect to pay
between $20,000 and $35,000 per year. Health insurance and relocation
assistance will be provided. In addition to what we pay you, we will
encourage you to build experience by doing freelance photography
projects for paying customers. Your position at photo.net and access
to our studio and pool of equipment, e.g., Canon EOS 5D and every lens
from 14mm through 600mm, should enable you to get some good projects.
You might make an additional $10,000 to $20,000 per year on these
How to Apply
To apply for the job, register at photo.net and contribute the