Like the title says, I need an intern/assistant.
I'm primarily looking for students that are enrolled in school and seeking internships either for the summer or for the year. Yes, the kind that requires documentation by the employer. Non-student assistants can apply but I'm looking for a long-term apprentice.
When I started on this photography journey, I couldn't foresee how much of my time would be spent not doing photography. Time spent networking either online, email, phone or in person. Time spent location scouting. Time spent filing my business license, taxes, invoices, and expenses. Time spent creating marketing campaigns to promote my workshops. Time spent creating the agendas for my workshops. Time spent coordinating shoots. Time spent in Home Depot. Time spent getting in line waiting for pizza at Costcos.
I guess what I couldn't foresee is that the foundation for running a successful photography enterprise is a constantly-running machine. This machine needs to be constantly maintained, improved, and reworked. The machine is what allows you to keep doing what you love; photography.
This year has been phenomenal and it's only March. I have several projects in the oven that I need help with. I am looking for a special individual that will go above and beyond the call of duty to get stuff done. Sure there will be a lot of grunt-work. This individual needs to be patient, proactive, and persevering not only to be my intern/assistant but of course to simply survive in this industry. Sure, there will lots of Costco and Home Depot runs along with filing/invoicing/accounting etc. But there will also be lots of shooting/creating behind-the-scenes pictures/videos and creating more media that can fuel the machine. Of course there will be traveling involved as I take some of my workshops on the road.
And of course I'll teach you literally everything that I know. Nothing is off limits. You will see firsthand how a working professional photographer makes money today. Everything from prep to post. You'll gain all the contacts that I have accumulated through the years as well. Most importantly however, you'll learn to think as a successful business-sensed photographer. This is exactly the training that you can't get in school because for me this isn't practice. This is real-life.
If you think you've got what it takes to take initiative and be proactive about your education, experience, and ultimately your career, then let me know. Let's get the conversation started and see where you fit into this puzzle. But if you're just going to hide behind the computer and wish that someday you become a world-famous photographer shooting magazine covers, then please don't call me and don't do anything differently... just keep hoping and wishing something great will someday fall into your lap because it happens all the time!
They say dream big and reach for the stars. But the only way you'll reach the stars is by standing on the mountain of red salt that you've created from all the blood, sweat, and tears that you've accumulated from your endeavors as a dreamer.
If not there's always a desk job waiting for you in some cubicle ;)