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« on: February 10, 2016, 12:46 »
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Our company is looking to hire some additional photographers. We have 2000 well known brand hotels needing shot. Email and send Portfolio link to Lisa.mckown@photowebusa.com if interested.

We will contact you if we are interested in your work and tell you more about us. PhotoWeb the premier hotel image service, providing the hospitality industry worldwide with the finest in video, photography and virtual tours, as well as a syndication service distributing images to over 30,000 travel and booking websites.
 
PhotoWeb provides five-star quality in everything we do. We only use our own hotel photographers and the very best equipment and we make sure our clients receive the highest-quality imagery.

We are currently looking for sub-contract photographers to join our growing team.

You must have experience with hospitality, real estate, commercial or architecture photography and able to provide samples of your work.

You must be available to travel extensively from May through October.
You must have a eye for detail and be well organized. 

Equipment Requirements:
- Full frame DSLR
- Wireless remote trigger
- Minimum 21 mp
- Wide angle (non fisheye) zoom that is at least 17 mm at widest  (16-35 or 17-40 most common)
- Telephoto lens capable of at least 200 mm
- Minimum 3 full-power wireless flashes on stands (power of the Canon 580 EX or Nikon SB910 at minimum)

Compensation:
Photo fee (Range: $350 per day)
Per diem (Maximum: $35 p/d)
Mileage for personal car (IRS rate is 54 cents p/m)

Photographers hired are required to attend our 3-day photographer workshop in either Denver/Atlanta to have hands on training. Food, lodging, travel expenses paid.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2016, 14:24 by lephotography »


« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 14:05 »
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excluding the 6d? better cam than 5d3

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 15:10 »
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Per diem is food only? What about lodging? At the site? What about lodging between home and site?

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 01:59 »
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you should post that on flikr sites

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 15:03 »
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If you are required to stay longer than that day, Hotel is paid for and you get per diem for food during shoot days - based on receipts up to $35 day.
 

« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 15:07 »
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excluding the 6d? better cam than 5d3
6D is close enough

« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2016, 15:11 »
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Per diem is food only? What about lodging? At the site? What about lodging between home and site?
If you require a hotel stay, it will be at the hotel you are shooting from and we pay for this. Your shoots scheduled will not be far enough apart to need a in between hotel.

ShadySue

« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2016, 10:46 »
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PhotoWeb provides five-star quality in everything we do. ...
We are currently excepting resumes for sub-contract photographers.
The second statement negates the first.

« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2016, 10:47 »
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PhotoWeb provides five-star quality in everything we do. ...
We are currently excepting resumes for sub-contract photographers.
The second statement negates the first.

 :D

« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2016, 11:05 »
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that day rate is very low. does it include just shooting days or shot and post processing days? how much are you charging the client for a shoot? how long is a typical shot list. you really should put a FAQ on your site

« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2016, 13:00 »
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PhotoWeb provides five-star quality in everything we do. ...
We are currently excepting resumes for sub-contract photographers.
The second statement negates the first.
That is why we screen our photographers reviewing their work before contacting them They have training to make sure they are doing the finest job possible. I figured stock photographers would be a great choice to find someone. But thank you for your input.

« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2016, 13:01 »
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that day rate is very low. does it include just shooting days or shot and post processing days? how much are you charging the client for a shoot? how long is a typical shot list. you really should put a FAQ on your site
Our photographers do not process the images, they turn them in Raw and our editors finish the images. So less work for the photographer. Most hotels required shots are 16 images.

ShadySue

« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2016, 13:15 »
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PhotoWeb provides five-star quality in everything we do. ...
We are currently excepting resumes for sub-contract photographers.
The second statement negates the first.
That is why we screen our photographers reviewing their work before contacting them They have training to make sure they are doing the finest job possible. I figured stock photographers would be a great choice to find someone. But thank you for your input.
I meant, obviously, that "excepting resumes" makes no possible sense, so your spelling is nowhere near five-star. And you didn't even notice when it was pointed out.
(Trust me, I'm a typo queen. But I never claim to be "5* in everything I do".)
And in case you still don't 'get it', you should have written, "accepting rsums"
« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 18:47 by ShadySue »

Fudio

« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2016, 13:47 »
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that day rate is very low. does it include just shooting days or shot and post processing days? how much are you charging the client for a shoot? how long is a typical shot list. you really should put a FAQ on your site

I'm willing to work for less during January, February, and March! Caribbean hotels only of course. 5 star preferred but willing to consider 4 and a half if the buffet looks good. Sorry, I just heard there's another snowstorm coming our way. :'(

« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2016, 14:09 »
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This is a good opportunity for someone to make some money that needs it
« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 14:21 by lephotography »

« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2016, 16:28 »
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that day rate is very low. does it include just shooting days or shot and post processing days? how much are you charging the client for a shoot? how long is a typical shot list. you really should put a FAQ on your site

It's not low if you get enough days booked. My daily rate is about the same with a company I contract with, but I book about 200 days a year with them every year. And I don't get my hotels paid for or per diem. It still ends up being a good living, making up about 60 percent of my income. It gels well with stock photography, which I can do at my own pace and schedule when I'm not booked.

And I have to do a whole lot more than 16 photos. Usually end up with 8-12 hour days when you include travel.

I would apply, but I haven't done a lot of architectural photography, and I'm only really available in the summers.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 16:30 by robhainer »

« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2016, 02:46 »
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wow i am not getting this mockery. seems like a fair offer to me.  people are ok to shoot in their own time and then sell an image for 25 cent but then complain 350 dollar day rate is not good enough. if i had the time id definitely be applying.

Shelma1

« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2016, 06:07 »
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It depends where you're from and how experienced you are, I guess. $350/day is pathetic in New York, but might be great in Kansas, perhaps.

ShadySue

« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2016, 08:46 »
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wow i am not getting this mockery. seems like a fair offer to me.  people are ok to shoot in their own time and then sell an image for 25 cent but then complain 350 dollar day rate is not good enough. if i had the time id definitely be applying.

Hmmm,
1. When someone claims to be 5* in all they do, then immediately proves that not to be the case, amber lights flash. (BTW, there's also a redundant apostrophe in the OP, "we make sure our clients receive the highest-quality imagery.")
2. When they are sarcastic, and don't make things right when it's pointed out, loud warning bells sound about the way they might deal with associates.
3. Their day rate sounds OK to me, but I'm not in the US. However, the peevish and ungrammatical "This is a good opportunity for someone to make some money that needs it." (what does "money that needs it" mean?) sounds like they know it's below the going rate and they're targetting 'the needy'.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2016, 09:27 by ShadySue »

« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2016, 11:12 »
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are you really suggesting not to trust them over spelling mistakes? now ive heard it all.

ShadySue

« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2016, 12:39 »
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are you really suggesting not to trust them over spelling mistakes?
It's just a first amber light, like I said.

It gives a poor first impression of a company, that we have no previous experience of, which has arrived here looking for a professional partnership. It wasn't just someone rushing off a normal msg post.

It undermines their claim to be "5* in everything they do"(there are other spelling/grammar errors in the OP, I just pointed out the most egregious). The attitude when it was pointed out was ignorant (both literally and as used in the vernacular). Someone employed to communicate should have the necessary skills, in the same way as they want to someone a photographer with appropriate skills.

In the OP, it says "We only use our own hotel photographers" but also, "We are currently looking for sub-contract photographers.", which is contradictory.

Anyone thinking of taking this up should get their lawyer to fine tooth-comb their contract.

« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2016, 12:50 »
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somebody needs a hug  ::)

« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2016, 13:19 »
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The day rate sounds good to me too, especially with the extras.

« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2016, 14:44 »
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If I were in the US I would apply. Not sure where the negativity is coming from...

By the way, I'm a non-native English speaker and for a long time worked as an events organiser at a high profile venue in London. My grammar is not excellent, and I have a foreign accent. No clients ever doubted my competence and legitimacy because of it. Maybe it's different in the US.

Shelma1

« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2016, 15:09 »
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Your grammar is much better than many native English speakers'. ;)


 

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