Recruiting Now: Professional Photographers
Exciting | Rewarding | Paying It Forward
Are you a professional photographer who is looking for a way to give back to your community? Volunteering your time and talent to the Capes & Crowns Foundation and the families we serve is an exciting, super rewarding and fun way to pay it forward.
Every shoot is unique for many reasons. One session you may be photographing a superhero saving the world, a prince and princess in the royal courtyard, ninjas or a dragon slayer in their lair! With that in mind, we need photographers who are very creative, out-of-the box thinkers, willing to take a cinematic approach and ready to create an unforgettable experience for our families.
We provide the costumes, props, hair & makeup services and everything needed to create an amazing session. You will work closely with our design team to create something really special. Once the session is complete, we ask that the edited images be uploaded onto our database within 3 days which we will deliver to the family in both digital and print form.
Because of the nature of our shoots, it is imperative that our photographers are kind, sensitive, and extremely patient as these kids and their families are in the midst of going through something extremely difficult. Our sessions can be very emotional for our volunteers as well. We are here to help process these emotions for both families and volunteers if needed.
To beome a CCF Photographer, please check out the requirements listed below:
- Ability to pass a background check
- Reliable transportation
- Produce 2-3 professional referrals (client. fellow photographer, supervisor, teacher etc.)
- Proof of liability (business) insurance
- Working under an official registered business
- Submission of a one time $15 application fee
- Consistent professionalism and fantastic client interaction
- Consistent quality of work.
- Extensive experience photographing candids and portraits of children, teens and adults.
- Ability to shoot in low light situations
- Ability to use off-camera lighting (pop up flash not acceptable)
- Access to lighting equipment (speedlights, strobes etc.)
- Excellent knowledge shooting in manual settings
- Shoot in RAW
We ask that you commit to being available for a minimum of 1 session per quarter for 12 month term, or 4 sessions per year. Your logo/business name/contact info/bio will be displayed in the "Our Team" section of our website for the duration of your commitment.
The Application Process:
To ensure that our standard of professionalism and quality is present for all volunteers, all volunteer photographers must complete our application and screening process.
Step 1: Initial Application & Image evaluation
In addition to reviewing the applicant's website and social media accounts, six different images each from distinct sessions (one image per session) which showcase your ability to produce consistent quality images will be evaluated. Our team will evaluate each image looking for various technical details such as focus, attention to detail, composition, white balance, posing, creativity etc. Please include one candid shot from an event. Do not include landscape or macro images. If approved the applicant will move onto step 2. The applicant will be contacted via email/phone with further instructions. If approval cannot be given at the moment, please try again at a later date. For more information about why an application was not approved, please contact, email@example.com
Step 2: References, Background check, and Application fee
Once your application fee is received ($15) your references and background checks will be processed. Upon positive referrals and clear background checks, we welcome you to join our team!
Step 3: Online Orientation, Submission of Insurance and business information
All the official paperwork, confidentiality agreements, copies of insurance etc. will be taken care of during stage 3. A volunteer t-shirt will be issued for use during sessions. Your logo/business info will be displayed on our "Our Volunteers" page of the website. Looking forward to working with you!