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Old 28.02.2008, 11:35
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Photography [finding jobs or working as an apprentice]

Can some one help me.
I`m looking for work as a photographer, or a place where I can work as an apprintice or as an assistant.

Or how does one go about to do or get freelance jobs in Switzerland??

All help and advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 28.02.2008, 11:39
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Re: Photography

Maybe if you joined a local Camera club or made introductions to local photograpers, it might give you a lead.
Sadly with the advent of digital photography - everyone is a photograper.
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Old 28.02.2008, 11:51
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Re: Photography

`Everyone is a photographer` Those words are sooooo true.

Thank you for your advice, I am currently studying photography at a school here in Zurich and doing a correspondence course with a Universaty in London also in photography, since my quialifations are not recognized in Switzerland.

Have talked to some photographers but no real luck.

Thanks a million

Will keep trying.
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Old 28.02.2008, 12:03
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Re: Photography

I'm not knocking digital photography as you can do so much with photoshop etc. I still have my old 35mm with Carl Zeiss lens and love it.
My daughter has several friends who have taken a degree in Photography and they are looking like you and finding it tough. Still, you only need one good break - Good Luck!!!
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Old 28.02.2008, 17:01
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Re: Photography

I work as a photographer and have done so since 1979. Most of the time I've done it on a freelance basis but now work for a company in Basel doing advertising, catalogues, brochures etc.

What I suggest is creating a portfolio for yourself. Not just "arty" farty stuff but "real world" photography .

My folio includes weddings, christenings, travel stuff, brochures , retouching examples, sports, news, portraits etc. I have it to make sure that any prospective employer can see that I can cope with just about anything photographically.

I would strongly recommend subscribing to Fotointern magazine. I found my current job in the situations vacant section. I think that if you are in college or on an apprenticeship then the subscription is free or at a reduced price.

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Old 28.02.2008, 17:13
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Zürcher Unterland Medien AG is looking for a photographer. >Here< is a list of media related jobs, the one I just mentioned is second from the bottom. Just realized my link doesn't take you directly to the list of jobs, on that page click on "zu den Stellenangeboten".

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Re: Photography

Thanks Flashman4.

I appreciate your advice, and I think I have quite a broad spectrum of photos for my portfolio. I attend alot of events as a photographer, from Swiss Moto, Freestyle, World Polo on Ice @St Mortiz, Streetparade, any thing I can go to and photograph. I have done photography for weddings, catalogues, brochures, underwater photography, travel and some studio work.

And thanks for the advice on the magazine, will have a look at that, for sure.

I use to be a seriouse hobby photographer, but the time has come to take the step and doing it as a living. (Thats where your quote comes in!!! )
Thank you so much for your time, help and advice.
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Wow you guys are great.
Thanks a million vwild1.

I had a quick look at the link, and my CV will be going there tomorrow.

I cant thank you guy enough!!!
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Old 28.02.2008, 18:55
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Just let us know if anything pans out for you..

good luck
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Old 28.02.2008, 19:27
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Will do that, thanks again.
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Old 28.02.2008, 23:23
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Wow you guys are great.
Thanks a million vwild1.

I had a quick look at the link, and my CV will be going there tomorrow.

I cant thank you guy enough!!!
You're welcome. If you ever want to talk photography or get together at an event for example, then don't hesitate to get back in touch.
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Old 28.02.2008, 23:35
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I cant thank you guys enough!!!
Or.. you could come along on Saturday and give us amateurs some insider tips

Photography walk around Zug old town
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Old 29.02.2008, 07:10
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Re: Photography

You dont want to get me started talking about photography.... you will never get another word in!!! :-)

But I will be back and meeting up at an event sounds great.
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Old 29.02.2008, 07:18
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Re: Photography

I would have loved to go along on Saturday, but I have family visiting this weekend. I dont think I would be very popular if I went off taking photos.
But I would like to do something like that some time.
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Old 29.02.2008, 10:49
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But I would like to do something like that some time.
Idea: Organize a photo walk around in your area which would of course include photo tips I for one (if available) would be there!
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Re: Photography

Hehehe!!! You are putting me in the hot seat here. :-)
I`m the shy type, that is why I stay behind the camera in not make myself the centre of attention.
I would be a very bad tour guide.
But if there is some sort of photography you like to practise or improve, I would be happy to join you and give you some tips if I can. If I dont have any tips, it would be a learning experience for both of us. And I`m always eager to learn new things.
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Old 29.02.2008, 15:03
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Re: Photography [finding jobs or working as an apprentice]

Well I used to teach the subject at summer schools and gave talks all over the UK for Canon. Trouble is I live in the north west of Switzerland and no-one ever seems to want to come here
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Re: Photography [finding jobs or working as an apprentice]

Maybe you should offer nude photography courses.
That should get the guy running to your part of the world!!!

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Old 02.03.2008, 23:29
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Re: Photography [finding jobs or working as an apprentice]

Hmmm. That's actually quite a good idea. I could also organise "something for the ladies..."
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