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I know a woman, who never had photography experience before, but she got a job in Portrait Innovations.?

Hi, I know a woman, no experience at all on photography, recently got a photographer job in Portrait Innovations. I wonder if they can maintain the quality of studio portrait. I know this company pretty big and growing, but I won't take picture there once I know the story. anyone got same feeling, where to find professional portrait photographers.

Asked By: fashionlover - 2/16/2008
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These box studios dont need someone with lots of photography experience, as they use digital camera's and computerized settings, to get the photos they need. Their photographers need to be able to sell higher priced sets, and follow a pose chart provided by the company.
Answered By: photoguy_ryan - 2/16/2008
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Maybe she lied about her experience, or over exaggerated to get the job. Even though she doesn't have any experience, she can learn and grow by working there taking better and better pictures.
Answered By: Me Y - 2/16/2008
 
Most big portrait studios hire "entry-level" photographers so they can pay them crappy wages and get away with making customers happy by having an easy-to-follow system a monkey could understand... More
Answered By: Juls - 2/16/2008
 
Well usually portraits require absolutely no photo skill besides being friendly. That part IS required... More
Answered By: CurtisNeeleyJr - 2/16/2008
 
Generic portrait studios just need someone with good personality, they don't want someone creative to explore possibilities when they just need to work quickly to churn out the next dollar.
Answered By: meshcount - 2/16/2008
 
Studios like these use trained monkeys with fixed lighting. They prefer a good sales person. Portrait photographers who understand classic lighting and posing will not be found working there. As far as Curtis' remark, that shows how little he actually knows about the subject.
Answered By: perki88 - 2/16/2008
 
It is very possible to get great photos from someone who has minimal past experience just as it is very possible to get horrible photos from someone who has "years of experience". I have had both sides of that coin at Portrait Innovations as well as Target and Penny's - If you feel you are getting poor photos speak up... More
Answered By: Suzann - 3/13/2014
 
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