Young people who have completed our Flagship Program can qualify to join our paid apprenticeship program. Sometimes we make exceptions.
The apprenticeship program is designed to be a flexible multi-year engagement with apprentices participating when there is an opportunity and when they want to. Apprentices that are accepted into the program are offered opportunities to work alongside professional photographers when the Flashpoint Labs Agency is delivering a commissioned job.
Apprentices learn the ins and outs of being a professional photographer, from professional photographers, on the job. Everything from how to work with clients, interpret a brief, find shooting angles, work with models and event participants, work with available light, work with studio lighting, work tethered to a laptop, work with programs such as CaptureOne, create an image workflow, edit and post-produce in Photoshop, deliver images to clients, invoice, maintain accounts, create a small business and much more!
It turns out learning to be a professional photographer means learning about art, design, technology, customer service and entrepreneurship. We are not just training apprentices to be professional photographers, we are preparing them for careers as creative professionals and changemakers. The knowledge they gain, the skills they practice and the confidence they build, provides them with a foundation for work in the 21st century.
At the moment we have 3 apprentices, Tom, Keisha and Yale. Together they have completed over 30 jobs, more than 100 hours of work and made over $4,000. They have gained invaluable industry experience and been paid for it.
To apply to be an apprentice complete the following form.