Professional Portrait Photographer - Part Time

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa - Kapolei, HI4.2

Part-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $45,000 a year
Portrait Photographer Cast Members capture magical moments through compelling photos during portrait sessions. Portrait Photographers shoot in a variety of situations with minimal direction.

Responsibilities :
Create an individualized magical experience for Guests while capturing their photos
Personalize Guest images into cherished memories
Ability to setup and shoot on location studio packages
Ability to problem solve situational issues; location disruptions, background interferences, shadows, etc.
Takes initiative on photography jobs to anticipate problems
Proactively lead and shoot family portrait sessions
Play an active role in helping the team achieve productivity goals
When necessary, will support the overall guest experience by performing the responsibilities of a Digital Photographer.

Basic Qualifications :Technical Requirements:
Strong understanding of proper exposure in dark locations and direct sunlight
Strong understanding and working knowledge of ISO, F-Stop and Shutter Speed
Strong understanding of depth of field and how to achieve in a variety of situations
Ability to white balance on location in a variety of lighting situations
An understanding of the correct gear to take on an assignment
Strong technical proficiency of studio flash units and multiple pocket wizards
Ability to determine when and how to use a second light unit as a fill flash or key light
Understanding of three-point lighting
Ability to set up multiple strobes for a large area to eliminate dark areas of the image
Ability to determine appropriate photo locations
Familiar with multiple posing techniques; formal standing poses, group posing, basic studio poses, etc.
Ability to shoot large group photos (10 – 300 people)

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience as a professional photographer for family portraits, weddings, receptions, awards presentations, event documentation, etc.
Knowledge of Japanese language preferred
Working knowledge of photo retouching and image editing applications (Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, etc.)
Ability to setup and assist with “print on site” packages

Required Education :
High school diploma or equivalent

Additional Information :
This role is Part-Time and requires full availability for any shift, a MINIMUM of THREE (3) days per week - Saturday or Sunday required. For training purposes, extended availability for up to four (4) weeks may be required immediately following the start date.

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