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The Ship's Photographer has a career opportunities rating of 4.1.

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How are the career development opportunities at The Ship's Photographer?

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4 May 2020

Pros

Supportive team and great opportunities to develop portrait skills, especially with flash and studio equipment. While some of the work is slightly formulaic to meet guests expectations, you are encouraged to be as creative as you can in private shoots. Also, most days in port can be spent onshore which is a massive bonus.

Cons

The schedule doesn't allow for full days off but this doesn't really matter when you can spend most of so many days exploring new places. There is a lot of emphasis on selling and targets which I wasn't really prepared for (but in the tourist industry I'm not sure what I expected)

Advice to Management

Process leading up to joining felt disorganized and unclear. When taking a job with TSP feels like such a big step with lots to arrange and pay for to travel, it would be great if this was more clear. That said, the regular updates during the Covid-19 crisis have been really reassuring and helpful and now I've been onboard I feel much more confident in the office team.

Supportive team and great opportunities to develop portrait skills, especially with flash and studio equipment.

4 May 2020

Reviewed by: Photographer in Halifax, England, England (Current Employee)

22 April 2020

Pros

This job is built for those who love to travel and meet people from around the globe. Yes, it's a little outside the box and that's what makes it awesome. If you go into it with an open mind and ready for new experiences, you'll enjoy it. There's a lot of fun to be had living the onboard lifestyle and you truly have the opportunity for once in a lifetime experiences and destinations.

Cons

You play hard and you work hard, can often be long hours, but you get accustomed to it and at times can perhaps feel a bit munotonous. Same as any job you guys, except you're traveling the world with this one! Being away from home months at a time can of course be difficult, but your colleagues are like a second family when you have a great team. Pay is less than on land, but the companies made improvements to this and also offers extra incentives through commission. Career progression could be expanded.

Advice to Management

Staying in touch with your employees and making them feel valued and having direct contact with them is important to me. So always appreciate your updates that come through and the open door policy allowing us to stay in touch. Thank you for your continuous hard work.

Career progression could be expanded.

22 April 2020

Reviewed by: Photographer (Current Contractor)

5 January 2020

Pros

Work on P&O Cruise Ships. Work with photographer from all around the world. Save your money without any taxes. Have the opportunity to grow up and improve your photography skills. Visit many places that probably you will never be again, without a cruise ship.

Cons

Sometimes take a time to change the equipments, unhapy the company don't know the personality of every photographer they contract, and many of them don't take care of the equipments. So you can join a new contract with a very bad equipment and be so embarrassed in front of the guests are you shooting because the equipments are not working properly.

Advice to Management

In my point of view it's time to TSP be more strictly with the equipments crashes, and maybe give some penalties for who don't take care of the equipments. Or just give a class to everyone who join on-board and don't know how to use some equipments.

Have the opportunity to grow up and improve your photography skills.

5 January 2020

Reviewed by: Photographer in Southampton, England, England (Current Contractor)

3 English reviews out of 3

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