Job Title: Photographer - Studio Owner
Type of Company: I own a photography studio.
Education: AS, Business
Previous Experience: My job as a project manager gave me the skills to manage my own business and turn my hobby into a career.
Job Tasks: Every client who comes to our studio is treated like a special person because this is a special time in their lives. We consult with the client by phone, email, and in person about their photo session. We discuss location, clothing, and schedule their session time. We then take the portraits and process the images. Once the images have been processed, color corrected, and cropped we meet with the client to show them what we've done. Then the order is taken. The ordered images are re-touched and processed by our lab. When the order arrives back at the studio the order is then checked to make sure everything our client requested has been done correctly. We meet with the client to present their portraits. We also offer them framing, albums, and many other products that sometimes requires extra meetings and/or time. We usually do three senior sessions a day, plus a beach portrait sometimes at night and work weekends doing weddings. In between all of the work we do for our clients, we also have to run the business, which includes the bookkeeping, the advertising, the phone calls, the ordering of different products we sell. The business management part of owning your business is actually more important than being a great photographer.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part is getting to share some of the best times of your client's lives. And then seeing them smile when you have captured their joy and happiness. We get to meet some amazing people and we get to travel to many different place while we attend photography seminars all over the United States. It is important to keep learning.
The worst part of the work is the amount of time it soaks up, especially around Christmas when everyone wants pictures for gifts. You need to be very organized and remember to treat every client well or else someone else will treat them better.
Job Tips: Always learn and never think you are the best. Always want to improve yourself. Be open to new ideas. Hire the correct person for the job and then train them well and then let them do their job. That way you can concentrate on what you need to be doing. If you make a mistake fix it and admit it. A satisfied customer will tell ten of his friends but an unsatisfied customer will tell everyone. Always treat everyone like you would want to be treated.
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