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    hi all

    what does it take to be a studiio apprentice? Is this position about helping out with photography / make up?

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    EVerything goes....maybe even more mundane tasks like cleaning the floor and equipment.

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    any idea what the remuneration is like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djugashvili View Post
    any idea what the remuneration is like?
    The wage of a full-time fresh apprentice at my studio starts at $800 before CPF.

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    At least that's a stable income. Heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    At least that's a stable income. Heh.
    Not really stable like you said. Those who screw-up still get the boot.
    Last edited by photobum; 3rd May 2007 at 07:47 AM.

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    Whoa realy need passion for the job. I got paid more as a kennel assistant :O
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    wow serious ah...so low?

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    twenty five years ago, studio apprentice start at $300, a junior clerk basic pay is $450.00.
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    Default Re: Studio apprentice

    so how would you define a newbie for apprentice, ie those without relevant experience, or those who just graduated from school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    twenty five years ago, studio apprentice start at $300, a junior clerk basic pay is $450.00.
    So be a clerk instead?!

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    this suddenly reminds me of bob's threads...
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by djugashvili View Post
    so how would you define a newbie for apprentice, ie those without relevant experience, or those who just graduated from school?
    relevant experience... unless the studies just graduated from is a re: photography

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    haha yea but the starting pay for apprentice sure sounds pathetic...

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    i was paid $30 for half a day's job....that was 10 years ago.

    but it was tough...had many hard cases to carry, it was for commercial location shoots..for newspaper ads.

    but no lobangs for u now..

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    so a studio apprentice's job is like the runner for the photographer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djugashvili View Post
    so a studio apprentice's job is like the runner for the photographer?
    Worse.... Besides handling photographic equipment, my studio apprentice is also my coffee and meal boy, postman, sweeper, window and glass cleaner, phone operator, secretary, web designer, porter, driver, computer serviceman, plumber, carpenter, 4D/TOTO runner, shoe-shiner, client entertainer and McDonald's/Pizza Hut/KFC/Burger King/DeliFrance/MOS Burger delivery boy, etc.

    The possibilities are endless. I just make him happy by giving him extra $5 to buyer himself a meal. I never let my apprentice handle my camera or teach him how to light a subject, simply because I pay him enough to buy himself photography books to read. If not, there is always a Regional Library nearby.

    BTW, I don't own the studio..... I have a boss above me and he wants me to fully-utilize our apprentices.
    Last edited by photobum; 4th May 2007 at 08:25 AM.

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    Basically you are the photographer's "biatch", anything and everything that needs to get done, has to get done and whatever you're told to do you do, no questions asked.

    Just thought about it, kinda sounds like the army.

    If you have a chip on your shoulder, you had better not apply.

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    Just like in those shaolin movies; for one to learn martial arts, the new monk will first need to carry water, sweep floor and do all sorts of manual labour for a couple of years before even getting the chance to learn the basics of the martial art. But think about it, all the physical work done initially train the person's mind and body to withstand even more stress and hardships down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    Just like in those shaolin movies; for one to learn martial arts, the new monk will first need to carry water, sweep floor and do all sorts of manual labour for a couple of years before even getting the chance to learn the basics of the martial art. But think about it, all the physical work done initially train the person's mind and body to withstand even more stress and hardships down the road.
    so cute.

    so the apprentice must kneel down and serve chinese tea to sifu.

    he has to carry the DSLR up and down the mountain every morning to train.

    horse stance putting 2 DSLR on the knee

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