Questions for a School Project

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  1. Reed z

    Reed z TPF Noob!

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    Hi. I'm an advanced photography student at my highschool and we've been assigned a project in which we interview a few professional photographers. These photographers can range from Freelancers, Studio Artists, and to even 1hr photo clerks.

    So anyways, if you could please answer these questions, it'd be a big help. I need to know...

    Your:
    Name:
    Location (where do you work?):
    Position (Are you a freelance photographer, a store clerk, etc.):
    Duties (Easy... what do you do?):
    Experience (What do you have experiance in and for how long have you been interested in photography?):
    Salary Range (I know it's sensitive, but for someone with your job, what would be your best estimate?):
    Demand (Any special demands the job puts on you? Is the job high or low demand from the public?):
    Interest (Outside of your job, do you have any specific photographic interests?):

    So as I said, any responses would be a great help. So far I've personally gotten two out of the five that are required, but I've got a feeling hte people on here will have better responses than the one's I've recieved over the phone.

    Thanks again!
     
  2. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Youve come to the right place...although I cant answer your questions as im not a professional...there are loads of talented professionals here!
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  3. Reed z

    Reed z TPF Noob!

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    Thanks a bunch! Hopefully some guys will come through.
     
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    Name: Rob Hesketh
    Location: London, England (Europe) :)
    Position: Freelance
    Duties: Model Portraiture (& occasional weddings), Architectural Stock
    Experience: Manual 35mm SLR Photography - 12 years; Computer Graphics, Graphic Design and IT - 10 years; I've been interested in photography since junior school
    Salary Range: Totally contract and subject dependant, but approximately £300 per hour to £600 per hour.
    Demand: Very low, word-of-mouth business only probably totalling 1-3 days per month
    Interest: Personal tuition for photographic newbies
     
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    Name: Alecia Scott
    Location: Queensland, Australia
    Position: "Sales Assistant" - Minilab
    Duties: Deal with customers. Process films (through machines). Includes processing, printing and preparing orders. and returning them to customers. Aswell as sales of cameras.
    Experience: I've been interested in photography for a few years - maybe 5? I only have experience in the industry for the 18months I have worked in a minilab.
    Salary Range: I'm casual, so it varies every week... Can range everywhere from $70AU - $400AU. Depending on time of year.
    Demand: There is always a demand for 1 hour photo places. Since digital, film rollage has gone down, however, amount of digital prints has gone up. (average 70 rolls of film per day)... Not including digital.
    Interest: Yes. I love photography and I'm hoping to go further in the industry. But not sure where yet.


    Hope that helps...
     
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    Thanks a bunch! That's all I need and, trust me, it's pretty interesting to read about what you guys do for a living.
     
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    Im a photo newbie! :D!
     

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