Product Photographer

Burbank, California | Freelance | Job ID #46374 |
Posted Last Week

Our client, a consumer products company, is seeking a temporary Product Photographer for a 1-year contract, on-site in Burbank. This assignment is eligible for health, vision and dental benefits through Onward Search.


  • Conceptualize and photograph products to be used on packaging, cross-sells, posters, and print ads
  • Execute set/diorama photography from conception to completion: including construction of environment, lighting, problem solving, prop collection, and final photo illustration
  • Ability to balance artistic approach with practical business requirements
  • Solid command of lighting concepts using tungsten and strobe equipment
  • Provide direct creative support to art directors, marketers, and designers on new line looks and complex ad assignments
  • Establish retouching/illustration techniques that visually enhance products
  • Ensures a high level of technical quality and aesthetics for all photography created and distributed by the studio
  • Photograph and retouch images to be used on cross-sells, posters, packaging, and print ads
  • Works directly with designers, marketers, and management to establish desirable lighting and set conditions
  • Creates unique retouching techniques to fulfill customers overall line-look requirements
  • Contributes to packaging and studio design “kick off’” meetings providing creative and technical options including pre-production test shots
  • Maintains a “high quality/high resolution” image archive of all work done in the studio


  • Expert working knowledge of the Macintosh OSX operating system, Photoshop, Capture One and color correction software
  • Expert working knowledge of strobe and tungsten lighting
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office file formats, film separation, and printing process
  • Significant experience and success in managing a variety of projects
  • Advance aptitude in design, layout and composition as it applies to photography
  • Team interaction and collaboration skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications

Education Requirements: B.F.A in Photography or equivalent experience in digital studio photography



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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