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partTime
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Tara Schlitz

Photography Intern

The LHA Photography Intern focuses on gaining valuable experience as a commercial or product photographer. Photographers are responsible for photographing property for all sales (approximately 60 per year), in preparation for printed catalogues, online catalogues, and all other promotional materials. The Intern works with the photography department, managers, and design team to prioritize projects to be completed. The Photography Intern is a paid position and many students receive college credit for their participation in the program. The internship presents an opportunity for students and recent graduates who have studied Fine Arts and other related fields to gain practical work experience in the auction business, gain relevant skills, and provide support to varied functions of the business. RESPONSIBILITIES • Work with graphic designers, operations team, all departments, directors and regional offices to meet strict deadlines when photographing property • Work with department directors and design team to develop new and exciting catalogue cover images, page concepts, and ads • Ensure the quality of images meets company standards • Edit images daily via Lightroom and Photoshop as property is photographed • Upload images to inventory database daily and check for errors • Update websites with new images as photographed and edited • Ensure all images are ready for press, organized, and available to design team • Prepare images for catalogue production as schedule dictates and communicate with photography department and design team daily EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE • Bachelor's degree in Photography • Interest in art, art history • Current portfolio • In-house, studio-setting experience required with monolights, drop-out white • Extensive knowledge of cameras, lighting, composition and photo styling • Experience shooting art, product and still photography, including fine jewelry and gemstones • Proficient in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop SKILLS • Strong retouching skills are essential • Ability to meet goals effectively against critical deadlines • Creative and shows initiative • Able to work efficiently and independently • Good team player and problem solver • Works well under high pressure; able to meet tight deadlines • Excellent communication skills • Ability to write and speak clearly and effectively • Ability to lift, move, pack or unpack, box and crate or uncrate property weighing up to 35 pounds and occasionally more than 50 pounds • Ability to regularly use hands and fingers to handle property and use of arms to reach; employee is regularly required to sit, climb, stand, walk, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop and balance • Specific vision abilities required include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
Contact Info:
Tara Schlitz
Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Chicago