We are seeking a skilled and creative Photography and Post-production Specialist to join our team. This position involves capturing high-quality images of artwork, sculptures, and various objects, followed by post-production tasks to prepare these images for various purposes, including our website, catalogue, marketing materials, and more.
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have a strong eye for aesthetics, and possess the technical skills required for both photography and image editing.
Days Required per Week: 1 day per week
Job Type: Part-Time, Freelance, Contract
Location: On-site (in-office) and Off-site (image post-production), Woodstock, Cape Town
- Physical Shoot Requirements (In-Office): Attend the office once a week with your own equipment, including lights. Capture high-resolution images of paintings, 2D artworks, and 3D objects from various angles.
- Ensure proper lighting and framing to showcase the art in its best form.
- Image Post-production Requirements (Off-Site): Crop images out of frames.
- Remove frame shadows and imperfections.
- Thread group lots in Photoshop for catalog purposes.
- Deep etch sculptures and apply drop shadows as needed.
- Website Post-production Requirements: Resize all images to meet specific website requirements (3MB and 300 pixels dpi).
- Ensure that images are optimized for online viewing.
- Catalogue Print and Electronic
- Post-production Requirements: Prepare images for print and electronic catalogues.
- Apply colour correction as necessary.
- Provide multiple angles of sculptures with deep etching and drop shadows.
- Collaborate with the designer to ensure images meet marketing and catalogue standards.
- Handover Requirements: Weekly, send prepared images via wetransfer to cataloguers in a ZIP format.
- For each sale, hand over high-resolution images for cloud storage.
- Ad Hoc Additional Jobs Required and Booked in Advance: Capture installation shots; Take staff portrait shots; Assist in marketing-related photography projects.
- Handle any other photography-related tasks as required and scheduled in advance.
- Qualifications: Proven experience in photography, especially in capturing artworks and objects.
- Proficiency in image editing software, particularly Adobe Photoshop.
- Strong attention to detail and a keen eye for aesthetics.
- Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
- Good communication skills and the ability to collaborate with the design and marketing teams.
- Own equipment, including a camera, lighting, and any necessary tools.
- This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a diverse range of artwork and objects, contributing to our digital and print presence.
- If you are a talented photographer and image editor with a passion for the arts, we encourage you to apply and join our creative team.
How to Apply: Please submit your resume, portfolio, and a brief cover letter detailing your relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include "Strauss & Co Photography and Post-production Specialist Application" in the subject line of your email. Strauss & Co is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.