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Sunrise Photographers Needed!

Introduction:

The Day That is going through an exciting period and we are looking for sunrise photographers to join the team. We photograph at dawn 365 days / year regardless of the weather and devise a daily rota sympathetically based around the team's movements (family, other work, life, holidays etc). Our rota ensures that at least one of the team is out photographing the dawn every day to guarantee the continuity of our daily sunrise archive.
Customers frequently say that we have 'the most rewarding job in the world'

The new dawn is the ultimate metaphor for the hope, positivity and endless possibilities that lie ahead. Our prints immortalise that moment in time & take pride of place on customer walls for a lifetime.

About The Day That:

We're a unique personalised photography business - capturing beautiful photos at sunrise every day of the year.

We've photographed nearly every dawn since 2005, usually from the pristine beaches around St Ives, Cornwall. Customers purchase our prints to symbolise the day that something special happened to them or their family and friends such as a new baby, wedding, anniversary or other milestone event.

Every day one of the team heads out to capture the sunrise and the photos are then loaded onto our website immortalising that special moment in time.

A customer can then view their chosen day via the "Find your special day" calendar link on the website to choose, personalise and buy.

Customers can personalise the prints with a message such as "Ava's First Day - 10th August 2022" or "Dawn on our Wedding Day - 11/08/22" to make them even more sentimental to the recipient.

We are now looking for talented photographers to join the team!

Outline of the role & person:

We're looking for a creative early bird!

You need to be happy to head out well before dawn on your rota'd days and capture beautiful photos whatever the weather. You're ideally a creative earlybird who's able to adapt to the changing conditions and try and find the best shots possible around sunrise. In mid June this can be as early as 04:15am! In winter you can be the only person stood on the beach with a storm raging around you! It can be fun, glorious, challenging, beautiful and brutal all at the same time, but so rewarding!

Happiest when at a beach with a camera

Usually you'd be out at the beach for around 1hr give or take overlapping sunrise time to capture the predawn light and any late glow that may come through clouds.

Ability to edit photos

You'd then get home and shortlist your favourite 8-12 images from the shoot and edit them down to a print ready state. We prefer not to over manipulate images and aim to provide a true representation of the dawn on that day. However simple tasks such as horizon straightening or removal of dust spots, seagulls, skinnydippers, blemishes etc with a little bit of colour correction is expected for the final 8-12 images. If you aren't comfortable with doing the edit then this is fine too - the pictures will just need transferring to our server and then Kieran can retrieve, edit and upload to the website instead.

Lives somewhere with a good sunrise! (Obvs)

Ideally you would be located somewhere near the sea with a good clear Easterly outlook - we usually shoot around the beaches of St Ives Bay where we can see the sun rise up over the horizon all year round. Consideration needs to be given as to how the sun changes position throughout the year. i.e. what works in June may not work in December due to a headland and vice versa.

Creative style yet sympathetic to customer tastes

Have a look through our archive to get an idea of our style, but essentially we're after stylish seascape photos to mark the dawn of the day something special happened to the customer. We are happy for photographers to get a little more creative with their shots than what you see in the current archive. We do however try and keep the photographs geographically neutral so as to broaden the appeal away from a specific location. ie. we try and not shoot in harbours or areas with a high density of people, boats or landmarks where possible.

Knows their way around a camera

Experience of landscape / seascape photography is a must - including long exposures when there is no 'classic sunrise' light to work with. Unfortunately phone photographs aren't quite up to it yet, especially on the less sunny days (from a print point of view) but we're happy to be proved otherwise!

Organised

You must be able to think on your feet, plan ahead and choose the best location based on the weather conditions. You'll need to have everything ready the night before - batteries charged, spare SD cards, waterproofs etc. If something isn't going to work or something has come up then let us know and the team can cover.

Definitely a morning person and Able to set an alarm!

You need to be a morning person, able to spring out of bed and get set up on location nice and early (approx 30 mins before sunrise). You definitely need to be good at setting an alarm! We have photographed well over 6000 dawns have have only missed a handful due to unforeseen circumstances! No pressure ūüôā Top tip - don't hit snooze!

Flexible

Ability to work flexible rota'd dawn shifts - usually you'd do roughly 2-3 days on then 6-7days off (including weekend overlaps) but the team are great at covering each other when the unexpected crops up. We also try and find out any known unavailable days well in advance and plan around these.

Can shoot short videos & write a daily summary

You'd be expected to capture a few photos & short videos on your phone and transfer over early for social media use - just to help tell the story a little behind each dawn, along with a written writeup of what you saw or why you prefer a certain image from the day.

Doesn't mind a bit of rain

We're not going to lie - you can be pretty exposed on some dawns on the beach, you will get wet, you'll probably get cold, you might get water in your wellies, however these dawns can sometimes be the most rewarding!

Relistic that you won't always seen the sun

We understand that many photographers will only go out when conditions are gloriously perfect. We're a little different to that and have a fixed window of time each day to capture some photographic beauty. We're at the mercy of the UK weather and don't always see the sun. You'll need to use your skills to try and capture something beautiful within that fixed window of time.

Takes pride in their work

Pride in your work and pride in knowing that these prints may just be the most sentimental item on the customer's walls, instantly taking them back to that special moment in time.

Has other hidden talents

Initially we'd focus on getting you involved in the rota but we do try and get all the team involved in other aspects of the business based around their skills - this could include marketing, social media, video production, blog writing, product photography, sales, customer support, printing, assembly etc. If you just like taking photos then that's fine too.

Would like an extra income

Great rates of pay for the daily shoot & edit, enabling you to hold down another job and supplement your income for a little bit of work before breakfast! Training, equipment and support can be given (subject to location).

Interested?

If you think you'd be able to help then scroll on down to get in touch. Thank you.

Get in touch for a chat!

If you like the sound of this and fancy a little chat to find out more then do drop us an email to studio@thedaythat.co.uk or give us a call in the studio: 01392 793107
Ideally we'd love to know a little about your photography experience, where you plan on shooting from and a few examples of any previous seascape work, ideally during the golden hour.

Photgraphers Needed!

The Day That is going through an exciting period and we are looking for at least one new photographer to join the team! We devise a daily rota sympathetically based around everyone’s movements (family, other work, holidays etc), however we do need ensure that we have someone out photographing the dawn every day to ensure continuity of our daily sunrise archive. Customers frequently say that we have ‘the best job in the world’!¬†

The Day That: 

We’re a small emotional personalised dawn photography business – with customers all over the world who buy our prints to symbolise the day that something special happened to them or their friends such as a new baby, wedding, anniversary or other milestone event.¬†The new dawn is the ultimate metaphor for the endless possibilities that lie ahead and our prints take pride of place on customer’s walls for a lifetime.¬†

Every day one of the team heads out to capture the sunrise and the photos are then loaded onto our website immortalising that special moment in time for customers to choose, personalise and buy. 

Outline of the role & person: 

We’re looking for a creative early bird, happy to head out well before dawn on rota’d days and capture beautiful photos whatever the weather. In mid June this can be as early as 04:15am! In winter you can be the only person stood on the beach with a storm raging around you!¬†

Usually you’d be out for around 1hr give or take overlapping sunrise time to capture the predawn light and any late glow that may come through clouds.¬†

You’d then get home and shortlist your favourite 8-12 images from the shoot and edit to a print ready state. We prefer not to over manipulate images and aim to provide a true representation of the dawn on that day. However horizon straightenting and removal of dust spots, seagulls, skinnydippers, blemishes etc with a little bit of colour correction is expected for the final 8-12 images.¬†

If you aren’t comfortable with doing the edit then this is fine too – the pictures will just need transferring to our server and then Kieran can retrieve, edit and upload instead.¬†

Ideally you would be located somewhere near the sea with a good clear Easterly outlook Рwe usually shoot around the beaches of St Ives Bay where we can see the sun rise all year round. Consideration needs to be given as to how the sun changes position throughout the year. 

Types of photographs Рhave a look through our archive to get an idea of our style, but essentially photos to mark the dawn of the day something special happened to the customer. We are happy for photographers to get a little more creative with their shots. 

We do try and keep the photographs geographically neutral so as to broaden the appeal from a specific location. ie. try and not shoot in harbours or areas with a high density of people, boats or landmarks. 

Experience of landscape / seascape photography is a must – including long exposures when there is no ‘classic sunrise’ light to work with.¬†Unfortunately phone photographs aren’t quite up to it yet (from a print point of view) but we’re happy to be proved otherwise!¬†

You must be able to think on your feet, plan ahead and choose the best location based on the weather conditions.

You must be very good at setting an alarm! We have missed very few dawns over the years! 

Ability to work flexible rota’d dawn shifts –¬† usually you’d do 2-3 days on then 6-7days off but the team are great at covering each other when the unexpected crops up.¬†

Good rates of pay for the dawn & edit, enabling you to hold down another job and supplement your income. 

Expected to capture a few shots / video on your phone and transfer over early for social media use. 

Training, equipment and support can be given (subject to location). 

If you fancy a little chat to find out more then do drop us an email to studio@thedaythat.co.uk or give us a call in the studio: 01392 793107 ideally we’d like to know early where you plan on shooting from and a few examples of previous seascape work.¬†

Work with us...

Fancy yourself as the new Michael Kenna?
Unafraid to spring out of bed when the rest of the country is snoozing?
Grabbing gear, a mug of coffee and heading out to capture the beauty of a new day dawning can be one of life’s pleasures, but can also present its challenges!

Perhaps you’re simply keen to improve your skills and earn some extra pocket money at the same time?¬†

If you’d like to get involved in something totally unique, we’d love to hear from you!¬†

Currently our photographer rota is full, but don’t let that stop you getting in touch. We’re always on the look out for talented photographers in and around the South West and beyond. Send over some examples of your work and we‚Äôll hook up for a coffee soon, or better still join us for a dawn shoot.¬†

Drop us an email to studio@thedaythat.co.uk or give us a call in the studio: 01392 793107

We are also keen to hear from you if you have any of these skills...

  • Photography
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Design
  • Studio and Admin
  • Photoshop / Lightroom
  • Framing / fulfilment¬†
  • Business Development
  • Website development
  • Accounts
  • Project Management
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Between now and Christmas we are making our sunrise prints more affordable to everyone! 

Simply get in touch and offer to Pay Whatever Feels Good to You!

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