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Product and Homeware Photographer

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Main duties and responsibilities:
To shoot high quality Product, still life and Homeware photography at volume for a wide range of clients.
To consistently produce high quality and on-brand imagery, taking ownership and responsibility for the quality of your output
To provide high quality imagery for online editorial / campaign features To research current styles and trends within ecommerce photography for development and growth of the team and business
To prepare your working set, checking that all equipment is fully functional and correctly maintained
Image selection, naming, cropping and processing of all images shot, maintaining file size and any relevant specifications
Communicating with the retouch team to increase efficiency and maximum output when needed
To take an active interest in product knowledge & trade information for product photography
To have a strong knowledge of seasonal trends
To take responsibility for the studio workflow and support for the team when needed
Meet daily and weekly targets whilst maintaining high quality of photography and creative flair
Responsible for own time management and team work with photographer on set to ensure workload is complete to a high standard
Accurately following detailed client briefs and Style Guides to ensure the product is shot consistently
Communicate any issues to the Line Manager and seek advice and help to resolve them
Train and mentor members on all levels required
Strong confidence in directing models
Take an active interest in brand development for Fashion and Still Life
Take ownership of key accounts – working closely with both internal and external teams to ensure a smooth shoot
Work with Line Manager to continuously try and find ways to streamline the process and ensure quality is maintained
Lead weekly Photography meetings for the team
Video capture and editing training for the photography team when required
Busy workload – work at a positive pace to meet individual deadlines, as well as greater needs of the photographic team
Work with the Line Manager to devise direction for the photography team
Support in producing photography hand books for development for the team
Support in the Art Director for the Art direction of the e-commerce imagery
Testing for new business opportunities
Support in the development of a E-commerce Style Guide for use as a reference and training tool

Knowledge and Skills required:

4 + years experience as a Still life, product and homeware photography Must have a Homeware portfolio
Strong portfolio of both womenswear, menswear and still life e-commerce photography
Portfolio that demonstrates the applied techniques of on-figure fashion photography and stills product photography (composition, lighting, capture, and processing), as well as pre-production and post-production steps
Good knowledge of common digital capture platforms, various lighting environments, photography equipment and best practices/conventions for set safety
Capture one knowledge essential
Video capture and editing experience is a must.
Must be able to demonstrate experience of working directly with, Creative Directors and clients
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Providen experience photography in a high volume, demanding e-commerce environment
Have and keep a firm understanding of current and upcoming trends and how they relate to our client needs
Ability to work with and develop studio systems and processes
A good understanding of what it takes to maintain and develop a productive studio Must be comfortable working towards defined Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) from clients
Must be able to quickly understand and work with client and team changes within a studio.
Be a strong team player who is eager to learn and can grasp information quickly
A good understanding of what it takes to maintain and develop the most productive client relationships
Flexible approach to meet business needs
Strong listening and questioning skills
A sense of leadership for a team
Exceptional eye for detail
Calm under pressure and under tight timeframes
Quick thinking and adaptable to any photographic situation

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