I can now say I work as a full-time photographer!
My new(ish) job that I started early May is a photographer at Dawson’s Auctions, an auctioneers that auctions off Furniture, Fine Art and Jewellery as well as other items.
My main duty here, amongst other responsibilities, is to photograph every Lot of every auction. This is usually 600-700 items a month but varies as other specific auctions are held and sometimes more items come in.
The type of photography that this can be most related to is product photography as each item is a product that is being sold. Studio, macro, flat lay and flash are also heavily involved as they are needed for the job.
Being able to photo and edit things nearly every day is putting me on a steep learning curve, understanding and improving quickly. And what I really love is that at the end of each month I can see my work printed, always. This is because it’s all needed for the catalogues for the sales.
On top of photographing all of the items, I have also started producing short videos to showcase the Lots in the saleroom as well as for specific special items.
I really enjoy this as a job, it allows me to do what I want to do and gives me creative freedom within the company’s guidelines. It also makes it so that I am rarely sitting still.