If you're a hobbyist or just getting into the photography industry and want to learn from the area's best photographers, an assistant profile is the right fit for you.
As an assistant, you control your availability, working radius and the types of jobs you take. While working with local studios, you'll get to be a vital part of the team by helping with gear, holding lights, gathering people for a picture and more. Seeing how working professionals interact with their clients and how they operate during the shoot is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow as a photographer.
If you're considering photography as part of your future, having an assistant profile and getting hired by working professionals puts you on the fast track to growing your skills and learning what it takes to succeed. In addition to your growth as a photographer, being an assistant is a great way to earn some extra money in the process!
Once your profile is active, take some time to edit your availability, experience level and the other features of your profile. From there, just wait until local studios reach out to you with a need. It's that simple!
If you have an established portfolio of work, your own gear and the skills to use it, a second shooter profile is likely the best fit for you.
As a second shooter, you'll be able to get hired by local studios who have a need for people just like you. A second shooter typically works with some guidelines from the studio, but they'll often need to work independently from the lead shooter and have a good understanding for how to deliver what the studio is looking for.
Second shooters who have a profile on ShootWith.Me can easily set their availability, rates, working radius and more to enable the right jobs to be offered to them by the area's top studios. Second shooters can also continue to solidify their portfolio and gain experience while working with other professionals. Having a second shooter profile is not only a great opportunity to make extra money and fill in holes in your schedule, it's a way for you to build relationships within the local photographer community.
As studios have needs for second shooters for weddings, Mitzvahs, and other events, they'll reach out to you directly. No longer will you need to constantly scan Facebook photographer groups to get hired.
If you're a seasoned pro looking to lead shoot for other studio, an associate profile is a great fit for you.
As an associate, you'll be working 100% on your own while representing another studio. At least five years of experience lead shooting for your own studio is required for this profile type. As an associate, you'll get paid top dollar by local studios for the skills and experience you've developed.
Associate shooters who have a profile on ShootWith.Me can greatly increase their earning potential by making themselves available to studios who are looking to have dates covered by reliable professionals.
As studios have needs for reliable lead shooters for their job, they'll begin to reach out if your profile is a good match.