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Photodayz is the fastest growing photography, photo finishing, integrated business services and custom novelties provider in Jamaica. We’re always looking for a few good men and women. And we’re hip too! The average age of our team is under 30! If you’re dynamic, creative, want to live on the cutting edge of technology, join the winning team at Photodayz. Dreamers Wanted!
LATEST JOBS OPENINGS
Professional photographers take pictures of people, events, places and objects. The majority work in general practice, which involves work such as taking pictures of weddings and family portraits, while others may specialise in a particular field such as fashion, advertising or clinical photography.
It is common to start as a photographer's assistant, particularly in general practice, advertising, fashion and editorial work. Most photographers have completed courses in photography in order to learn the technical skills they need. There are no specific qualifications needed for some of these courses but a portfolio of work is essential. Some photography specialisms, such as clinical and press photography, have set entry requirements. Apprenticeships may be available.
- Be creative, with a good eye for a picture;
- Have excellent technical and photographic skills;
- Have good communication and people skills;
- Be able to listen and interpret the client's needs;
- Have good IT skills, especially with computer programs such as Photoshop;
- Be confident organising people.
A graphic designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. The role involves listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions.
Their designs are required for a huge variety of products and activities, such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, computer games, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity, i.e. giving organisations a visual 'brand'.
The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines. A graphic designer's job may involve managing more than one design brief at a time and allocating the relevant amount of time according to the value of the job.
- Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
- Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research;
- Presenting finalised ideas and concepts to clients or account managers;
- Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD);
- Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
- Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.;
- Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as InDesign, QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash.
A photo retoucher specializes in taking an existing photograph and enhancing the image through the application of certain artistic enhancement techniques. Retouchers work predominantly in digital formats and provide services for a variety of industries using digital images on a regular basis. Editing backgrounds, adjusting color tones and retouching skin textures are some of the many tasks that a photo retoucher incorporates in her daily work.
Retouching can include editing skin blemishes on models, reducing or manipulating certain body parts on models, enhancing the sky in an image or removing unwanted objects or obstructions in certain types of images. Photographers shooting in high volumes or working with fashion photography images will often hire a photo retoucher to fine tune their digital images for their client, as these techniques are difficult and time-consuming.
- Repair dust spots on images;
- Edit skin blemishes on models;
- Reduce or enhance certain body parts on models;
- Utilization of photo editing software;
- Present finalized image for approval by client or manager;
The photographic laboratory technician processes film from various sources including, digital and film based, and develops pictures from negatives. Many photographic laboratory technicians work in retail shops that offer photographic developing to their customers. Photographic workers primarily print photographs, but they can also take still and moving pictures, edit, retouch, enlarge, and transfer photographs to CD's or DVD's.
Technicians may also be responsible for enlarging, refocusing or retouching photographs to make specific parts of the image clearer or more visible.
- Perform all functions necessary to open and close the Photo Lab;
- Operate all equipment, kiosks and technologies associated with the Photo Lab;
- Troubleshoot machine issues and malfunctions;
- Perform regular equipment maintenance;
- Assist in training new Photo Lab employees;
- Prevent Photo waste prints from exceeding the established minimum standard.
Sales assistants can be found in a variety of retail venues and locations, from small retail stores on a High street to large superstores in shopping malls. The job requires a high level of customer interaction, meaning sales assistants should have good customer facing and communication skills.
The typical role is not as straight forward as it seems, apart from selling, shop floor assistants are also responsible for the stocking and ordering of merchandise and the related administrative duties. If you are considering a career in this field then bear in mind that some retail outlets require staff to meet sales targets. If these targets are not met then their job may be on the line.
- Greeting customers who enter the shop.;
- Assisting shoppers to find the goods and products they are looking for;
- Being responsible for processing cash and card payments;
- Giving advice and guidance on product selection to customers;
- Receiving and storing the delivery of large amounts of stock;
- Assistants should be physically fit as they will be on their feet for most of the day and may be required to lift large amounts of stock.