Vacancy for Photography Internship Position


So a senior colleague has a vacant position for an intern. Herein is a summary of the requirements he’s looking for.

Personality: Personality is important because you’ll be working in a team unit. You’ll need to have a positive attitude at all times. You’re also representing the photographer on-set, so you need to interact with the clients respectfully.

Drive/Passion: Let’s face it, if you knew it all you wouldn’t be applying for the internship, so let’s leave the ego at home. Come ready and wanting to learn. We can only help those who want to learn and are eager to advance their careers in photography.

Talent: I look for people who have potential. If you are a newbie, take some time and focus on learning the basics. Develop a portfolio and then contact me. It takes a lot of energy to mentor an intern, so I have to be choosy with my time investment. I want to help everyone but that’s not possible. I want to take those who are on the verge and get them to their potential.

Work Ethics: Photoshoots are not a walk in the park. You will be asked to work in extreme conditions. Long hours on set are likely. You will be asked to hustle. You will sweat. You will be thirsty. You will be hungry. You will have fun. When you’re not on set, you will be asked to scout locations, do research, run errands, etc. Your errands will be photography related (Well, more or less). All these things that you do will help you with your own photography business down the road.

Discreteness: When you meet my clients on set, don’t go home and Facebook friend request them. Please respect their privacy. Social media is great, but please think twice before you put anything on blast. When on set, no cellphone pics or videos are permitted. Some campaigns are confidential until it actually is released to the public. I’m also a very private person, so please be discrete about my personal life.

Availability: Sometimes I’ll get last minute bookings, Long hours on set are likely. You will be asked to hustle. You will sweat. You will be thirsty. You will be hungry. You will have fun. When you’re not on set, you will be asked to scout locations, do research, run errands, etc. Your errands will be photography related (Well, more or less). All these things that you do will help you with your own photography business down the road.

Responsiveness: If you get an email/text from my assistant or me, you need to respond quickly. Not the very next day. It’s a fast pace business.

An internship is only the first step in your photographic career. The next step is to turn the internship into an assistant position.

Other Details

It’s a NON-PAYING position
It’s for 3 months (November 2012 – January 2013)
It may lead to a paid employment at MOdAMO. Interested applicants should send an email to info@modamo.com and be sure to include “internship” in the subject field.

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The Reason I Charge Exorbitant fees for our Workshops


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So I got a text message a few days ago that read thus: “…I guess each one of us is collecting a free copy of PICTURE THIS Magazine, that’s why we’ll be paying 2k for this upcoming seminar. If you keep increasing the fee like this, people like us will stop coming.”

Apparently a few photographers are upset that the fee we’re charging for the upcoming workshop on November 4 has been raised to 2k (as compared to the 1k that was paid for the last workshop in August). The argument was that if I can charge N1k for a workshop where the likes of Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Shola Animashaun, Ade Plumtre & Leke Adenuga facilitated, which BIGGER facilicitators will I be bringing for the November workshop to warrant a whopping 100% increase in the fee.

This is my attempt to justify the exorbitant fee.

First of all the last workshop in August was partly financed by Duduprintz Media. The hall that was used at Best Western costs only N250k and Duduprintz (in collaboration with HP) dropped almost half of the amount. If they had not done that, there’s a chance participants would have paid more than the N1k that was paid.

Secondly, each speaker that spoke did not get a dime in compensation. They came because of the relationship I had with them and because they all have a passion to impart on the next (and present) generation of photographers. The only compensation that I gave them was a complimentary copy of the magazine and a pack of Tantalizer’s fried rice and chicken. I didn’t even give Kelechi N10k to fuel his Toyota Sequoia for transporting him to & from the venue. If every participant had been charged N10k for what we got that day, I think it would still have been a token of appreciation for what we got. Heck, I ought to have paid the facilitators a token of a minimum of N100k each for what they shared with us that day.

Thirdly, the main facilitator that will be speaking at the forthcoming workshop will not be speaking for FREE. Though he’s been a friend of mine and our personal BRAND coach, I insisted that it won’t be fair if I don’t give Emmanuel Bright a small token (compared to what he normally charges for such workshops). Try getting a BRAND consultant and you’ll have an idea of the cost implications.

Fourthly, no other company is helping to foot the expenses associated with this workshop (venue, flyers, etc). Everything is being footed by eloPhotos. And if you think our primary objective is to make money from such gatherings, well……nothing I can write here will probably change your mind.

Lastly, I’ll be allocating about N100 for each participant to cover the cost of buying donuts and bottle water. Sorry, we would have ordered for a meal at Tantalizer’s but that will require us to charge a more ridiculously exorbitant fee.

I sincerely hope these exuberant workshop fees won’t make you stop attending our gatherings. And in case that happens, I apologize for such inconveniences. If there are any other companies that you might know of that will gladly foot the bill associated with these type of workshops, I’ll appreciate if you let me know so that we can be charging N100 as gate fee.

The deadline for registering with N2000 was October 31st and I sure hope you have registered. If you haven’t, you can still pay N2500 to register between now and November 4, 2012. As for me, I’m looking forward to the 2 “surprise” speakers” we’ll be having. Missing this workshop might very well be the reason why I might not be a great photographer……

Plan to attend the workshop on November 4: The Multi-Million Naira Photography Brand
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