Photographer Job Description

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    Mahzala فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ

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    Assalamu'alaykum,

    So, in my job-searching sessions, I found this - a real advertisement, on a Government-based website, for an international photography brand. Imagine writing an application, and addressing the selection criteria. Who would have thought job applications could be so fun?

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    You bore your friends to tears talking about your photography when they ask if you want to grab a coffee later in the week. In fact, they've stopped asking you to coffee because you won't put the camera away, even though they're having a bad week and really need your advice. Photography is all you think about. You are the person who puts photos up on social media sites yet are always looking for criticism more than praise - because you want to grow as a photographer (though secretly, the praise rocks.)

    When you travel, your boyfriend or girlfriend are wanting to do all the fun activities, but you're captivated by the scenery and won't be moving for at least 3 or 4 hours. "Sorry honey, see you back at the hotel!"

    * You own a professional (or at least near professional) D-SLR with appropriate lenses. (Please no kit lenses!)
    * You possess either a diploma, degree or relevant industry experience in photography. Your portfolio should be amazing, and you should be able to tell our interviewer how you took each photograph!
    * You are confident in Photoshop. You prefer not to use Photoshop because you're a photographer and not a digital artist, but it's handy from time-to-time and you know what you're doing.
    * You know what M stands for on your camera. More than that, if you see someone with an SLR and they're not on M (or worst on the dreaded green square) it is a difficult choice between breaking down into tears or confiscating their camera.
    * You can explain the difference and effects between f1.8, f8 and f22.
    * You never sleep (and when you do, it's just so you can get up early to photograph sunrise because real photographers get up at 4am - a professional just does so on a Monday!)


    More here :)
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    LOL, I think I might fit right in in that company...


    went through a couple of other advertisements on the website, they are hilarious.
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    I am definitely not a photographer.
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    Mahzala فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ

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    They are right, I mean, they're probably okay with emoticons and colourful writing and exclamation marks ...

    Maybe not a photographer, but you can have a whole selection criteria of your own, though some of it might overlap. Sleepless nights, constant talking, planning, no conversation without programming, colour schemes ...

    And clearly, I'm neither.

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