Freelance Photographer

The photography team at Johnny's Selected Seeds is responsible for capturing photographs of our vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruits, and growing tools for publication on our website and in print. Our work is done primarily at our research farm in Albion Maine, and surrounding fields.

The Freelance Photographer supports the Staff Photographer, shooting and editing throughout the growing season to capture outdoor product shots in our trial fields, as well as lightly-styled indoor tabletop shots and some seamless product silos. Photographs appear in Johnny's popular annual catalog, on our website, and in sales collateral materials, social media, and other platforms.

This position involves moving light camera equipment, products, and props to satellite fields. Indoor photography is done in a small studio space at the farm office in Albion.  Camera equipment and a Mac laptop are available for use on site. Personal liability insurance is mandatory for freelance contractors working at Johnny's.

The schedule for photography begins in mid-late June and ends in late September, with weekly schedules varying slightly, depending on weather conditions for growing and outdoor photography. We are seeking a freelance commitment for two days a week throughout the season, with the specific schedule to be mutually agreed upon. Outdoor shooting often begins 7:30–8:00am, and flexibility with start times is a must. A valid US driver's license and vehicle are required to move between farm locations.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organize and edit work in Adobe Creative Suite, using Bridge, Photoshop, and Adobe Camera Raw.
  • Work with personal camera equipment or Nikon DSLRs.

Please apply by email to Kristen Earley before May 5, 2017, attaching a cover letter and CV.



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