A startup by creatives for creatives

Our small team behind the scenes is comprised of women with prior (and sometimes current!) careers in photography, acting, modelling, graphic design, and writing. As a result, we fundamentally get the pain points of the gig economy and are constantly asking ourselves, how can we build a business model that improves life for the creative?

So, our mission for our Shoott photographers? Steady, quality gigs and steady, quality paychecks.

As with any creative business, professional photography isn’t just about taking photos – you’re also finding clients, coordinating, travelling, editing, invoicing, chasing payments, sending galleries, the list goes on. You wear a million hats, and sometimes the admin and marketing work takes up more time than the photography, which is what you actually love to do.

With Shoott, we work around your availability and send you as many quality clients as you can handle, all in a single convenient location. Just show up with your camera and lens and do your thing! How do you know they’re quality clients? It’s one of our top priorities that we focus on 24/7, and to provide a sense of our success in this area, we’re proud to share that our average Shoott photographer makes over $135 per hour.

In order to ensure a great experience for both our clients and our photographers, we are highly selective in our hiring process. We look for photographers with equal parts technical and artistic skills as well as amazing people skills. We conduct a video interview, we personally test shoot every photographer, and we have an thorough on-boarding and training process.

For everyone on our photography team: We get to know you as a photographer. We’re invested in you as an artist and a businessperson. We want you to grow and thrive. And we hope to be an empowering part of that journey.

Let's talk numbers

Compensation & incentives

Shoott photographers earn a guaranteed minimum of

$100 per shooting hour

For every photo purchased, you receive

60% commission

on net sales

Our photographers make an average of

$140 per shooting hour

Set your own schedule

Book your Shoott times around your other commitments, as often as you want for as long as you want.

As many clients as you can handle

Watch as the bookings roll in! Spend less time searching for work and more time doing what you love.

You're secure

Bad clients be gone! In case of no-shows, $0 purchases or last-minute rescheduling, you still get compensated.

Dependable, regular paychecks

We assess and send a report of your sales and commissions at the middle and end of each month, no exceptions.

Join our team

We are looking to expand our team of photographers that exemplify our brand.

We want professional photographers who are charismatic, passionate, & eager to shoot and grow in their craft. We provide you bookings, you provide our clients a great experience and high-quality photos!

The sessions are 30 minutes long, shot outdoors using natural light, and require a 48 hour turnaround on the images. Schedules are flexible so you can build sessions around your other commitments.

Photographers must be able to photograph all types of portraiture. Once you join the team, feedback and development are ongoing – we want to encourage and support your growth!

Requirements

  • You must own your own professional-grade DSLR camera
  • It is strongly preferred that you own the following lenses: 70-200mm f:2.8, 24-70mm f:2.8, or 35mm; however, a 50mm or a 85mm may be acceptable depending on the amount of variety you can capture with those lenses
  • You must be located in one of our service regions and if necessary, provide your own transportation
  • A solid portfolio of work is required to be considered.  We strongly prefer a solid portfolio in family photography and weddings.
  • You need to be able to compose a shot and understand framing, color, and natural light to create a visually pleasing photograph
  • You must have an eye on everything before, during and after the shot. Attention to detail is vital.
  • You will be shooting portraits that are more lifestyle and street-style in vibe; we only use natural light, and you enjoy the challenge of capturing a significant variety of images in just 30 minutes
  • You must possess a basic understanding on how to pose both men and women. You will also be working with families, children, couples, groups, pets, etc.
  • You must show initiative and ownership in the session.
  • Your ability to provide direction and make clients comfortable are key to providing a great Shoott experience.  You must be friendly, patient, be great listeners, and also be able to provide clear, consistent direction to all different client personalities and body types to get great shots. You preferably enjoy people and like bringing out their unique personalities
  • You must possess the ability to read and successfully follow instructions and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • You must respond to emails and texts in a timely manner and you understand the importance of managing the expectations of our team and clients by communicating effectively

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