I’ve been asked to have students ‘shadow’ me and once I did a ‘mock interview’ with young photo students.
Here are a few questions I worked up as possibles for the interview. If you are a young photo student, maybe thinking about these things will give you a peek inside what a pro (read: decrepit old shooter 😉 thinks is relevant. Or what a photo editor might ask you in an interview.
Post your comments and thoughts about the questions (or some of your answers) below.
Years of shooting
Magazines/web sites they like
Example of how youve worked on a team… how did it go?
Brought camera? Tell me about the camera features you like
How do you track and backup your photos?
Digital vs. Film thoughts (this was a few years ago)
Most enjoyable shoot/assignment youve ever done
Biggest mistake youve made shooting and how you worked it out
Tell me about yourself: hobbies, personality, passions, work history
Brought photos to show me?
Whats the current/last book you read (photo or otherwise)
What does the phrase The Decisive Moment mean
What world leader is…. (me pick a current topic)
How would you: Get a subject sharp and the background soft
Get a sharp photos at a daytime Baseball game
Get good photos of your schools musical
Lets say Im giving you this assignment…tell me everyting you would do from this second on through my getting finished images (shoot: Visiting author at a elementary class, or President at the Convention Center)