Amazon Vernon, CA

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Amazon Product Imaging builds the world’s best online shopping experience through photography, video, graphic design, and usability design enabling millions of customers to make more informed purchasing decisions. Imaging at Amazon is a large network of teams located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, focusing on fashion and product photography, photo retouching, graphic design, video and CGI production, automated image acquisition, and image support services. We are continually innovating and setting new industry standards for showcasing 10s of millions of products across multiple global marketplaces. We are obsessed with innovating on behalf of our customers, and continually push beyond the boundaries of traditional e-commerce photography and videography.

Amazon is looking for a dynamic photographer with a deep portfolio to perform expert-level editorial photography across all product categories. The photographer will set standards and aesthetic vision in the areas of lighting, imaging composition, and design and train team members on execution. They will be expert in editorial imaging resource planning, workflow, and imaging quality, and solve complex photography problems, including designing and implementing new systems. The photographer will collaborate with studio leadership on budgeting, and effective utilization of available equipment and resource planning.

The ideal candidate will have proven success working across all imaging categories and demonstrate the ability to raise the creative bar through commercially relevant imagery. The ability to work within and across large, interdependent teams is a must, so the right person will have an implicit understanding of the balance needed between artistry, communication, and partnership.

Daily Responsibilities Of This Role Include
  • Work with studio creative leads (Art Director, Creative Manager) and business partners, and collaborate with other team members (Stylist, Set Builders, Digitechs, and Assistants) to deliver high-quality editorial imagery
  • Serve as the outspoken defender of creative quality within the demands of a high production environment
  • Set standards and aesthetic vision in the areas of lighting, imaging composition, and design and train team members on execution.
  • Actively share best practices across global partner studios

Basic Qualifications
  • Online portfolio that demonstrates expertise and judgment in the applied techniques of editorial photography (composition, lighting, capture, and processing), as well as pre-production and post-production steps
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in photography or related field required
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in commercial studio photography and film environments
  • Exhaustive knowledge of common digital capture platforms Canon/Nikon DSLRs); various lighting environments (strobe and LED); and best practices/conventions for grip and set safety.
  • Fluency in Photoshop, Capture One, Bridge
  • Working knowledge of PC computing platforms
  • Stand and/or walk during shifts between 8 and 10 hours long
  • Lift, bend, reach above the head, kneel, crouch and/or stretch during shifts between 8 and 10 hours long
  • Engage in full dexterity with both hands and wrists
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience directing large teams on set
  • Expert level experience with Excel
  • Proficiency with basic scripting and color management practices

Company - Services LLC

Job ID: A1671593
  • Seniority level

    Not Applicable
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  • Industries

    IT Services and IT Consulting, Software Development, and Internet Publishing

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