Position Description

Studio Photographer
Location Corporate Headquarters
City Huntington Beach
State/Territory California
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Requisition Number:
4151
Division:
Ecommerce
Employment Duration:
Full time
Employment Status:
Regular
Shift:
1st

Company Overview


Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young‐minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company‐owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e‐ commerce channels.


Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Photo Studio Manager, the Photographer is responsible for the day-to-day photography across all brands within the Boardriders portfolio, shooting products in a high volume, in-house eCommerce photography studio.

This position works closely with the Photo Studio Manager, eCommerce, Product and Marketing teams to ensure all assets produced feel elevated, on brand & relevant.  The Photographer will be responsible for effective communication, creative problem-solving and successful image delivery on time and within budget.

This role demands a high level of attention to detail and consistency. The ability to work efficiently, accurately, and be self-motivated are expected. Additionally, a strong portfolio, strong technical skills, and great eye for detail is a must.  

This role is located in Huntington Beach, CA, USA.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce a varied range of in-studio product photography, including on body, flat and on model photography for all brands within the Boardriders portfolio.
  • Produce high quality and consistently beautiful images, ensuring they are correctly exposed and color accurate.
  • Ensure all products are lit correctly, efficiently, creatively and in accordance with brand guidelines.
  • Ensure quality photo assets are delivered to meet post-production deadlines
  • Provide leadership during shoots to ensure that all parties, including Art Director, models, stylists and other crew members are supported and informed prior to, during and post-shoot.
  • In the absence of an Art Director/Creative Director on set, make creative decisions that support the Art Director’s vision and direction
  • Perform quality assurance on all images.
  • Name at capture and maintain digital asset files while accurately checking off daily shoot lists and uploading to correct channels on a daily basis
  • Crop and process images within Capture One and output to specific guidelines (when applicable)
  • Mark up images with clear and informative notes for retouch (when applicable)
  • Prepare sets, checking that all equipment is functioning and setting up appropriate lighting to match brand guidelines
  • Responsible for care and upkeep of all studio equipment, props and supplies
  • Proactively identify challenges in workflow or process and use critical thinking to provide Photo Studio Manager with potential solutions
  • Understand competitive landscape and current brands’ activities to help create, support, and enhance the creative vision of the Boardriders brands
  • Mentor and train internal and external team members, including but not limited to: equipment usage, lighting techniques, safety, best practices, industry standards, organization, camera settings, capture software, editing software, continuous and strobe lighting, asset management
  • Provide additional support as needed, including but not limited to: sample management, steaming, hanging and product styling.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:

  • A Bachelors Degree in photography or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years experience shooting in an eCommerce studio
  • A strong photography portfolio that demonstrates knowledge and techniques of digital lighting and photography
  • High technical proficiency with Adobe CC, Capture One
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with a wider team during a photo shoot
  • Ability to work well to deadlines and under pressure
  • Sense of urgency in deadline driven environment
  • Proactive and able to take initiative
  • Strong desire to learn about and introduce new technology
  • Strong communication skills, and detail oriented
  • Great team player who enjoys the studio environment

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Experience with eCommerce video production
  • Proactive approach to problem solving and improving department processes
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