Photo packs have come a long way in the past decade, especially those that are targeted toward outdoor and adventure photographers. Alaska-based adventure photographer Dan Bailey takes a closer look...
photo.net, established in 1993, is looking for a photographer. This
is a 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 visitors.
What does the job entail?
Setting up lighting and backgrounds in our studio (12' seamless, softboxes, strobes on a rail system)
Taking inspiring photos for tutorials and equipment reviews,
photos that will make readers want to improve their craft.
Testing new cameras and lenses by using them on photo assignments,
writing reviews, and posting them on the photo.net Web site
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.
Organizing photo workshops both virtual and face-to-face.
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, with some training in studio
work, with 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.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. 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 customers who will pay you directly. 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.
How to Apply
To apply for the job, register at photo.net and contribute the