Fair-trade product photographer and photo editor - Help save the Amazon!
JCP CACE cc
The Center for Amazon Community Ecology (CACE) is a non-profit organization that creates sustainable livelihoods, promotes forest conservation and strengthens traditional communities in the Peruvian Amazon. We empower hundreds of native and campesino artisans to make and sell innovative and fair-trade handicrafts, plant and manage thousands of trees used to make crafts, and improve health, education and conservation in their communities. CACE sells many of the products made by our partner artisans in the U.S. through our online Amazon Forest Store, special events, fair-trade stores and other wholesale customers.
We are seeking volunteer photographers in the Harrisburg, PA area to help us take good quality photos of our crafts in a simple studio setting as well as products being used by people here or displayed in attractive and creative settings. You would need to own and know how to use a digital SLR camera. It would be ideal if you already have experience taking photos of products in a studio setting. If you have a camera and enthusiasm for this project, however, we would loan you the basic equipment you would need to set up a small studio in your home and provide detailed instructions about how to take and edit these photos. We wish to use these photos as soon as possible on our online store, sales promotion on social media, and use in a product catalog.
We would deliver the crafts to you to photograph in your home. We would observe and expect you to observe COVID protection measures (both parties wearing a mask and maintaining social distance) during these craft transfers and any limited training activities done in person. Apart from training, all other communication between the project supervisor and the volunteer would be handled via phone, email or video chat.
You would be free to take these photos at your own schedule, but we would request that you spend at least six hours per week on these tasks so we can make quick progress with our need to photograph all of our crafts and justify our investment in providing you with any equipment and/or training.
Beyond taking photos of the crafts in the studio setting, we would also very much like to get "lifestyle" photos (or videos) of people using these crafts and/or images of the crafts being displayed in creative ways.
While the volunteers involved in taking photos of our crafts need to live in the Camp Hill/Harrisburg area, we do also need volunteers who can edit photos. We can work with volunteer photo editors online no matter where they live.
If you wish to apply for the fair-trade photographer position, please be willing to let us know: 1) where you live, 2) your experience with photography and photo editing, and 3) type and condition of your SLR camera and lenses. We will schedule initial interviews with candidates that seem to be a good fit for this position.
If you wish to apply for the fair-trade photo editing position, please let us know your experience editing photos and what type of computer and photo editing software you have or have used.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About JCP CACE cc
1200 Market St., PMB# 285, Lemoyne, PA 17043, US
The mission of the Center for Amazon Community Ecology is to promote the understanding, conservation and sustainable development of human and other biological communities in the Amazon region. Our three strategies are research, community support and education. One of our main goals is to study the ecology and develop the sustainable harvest and marketing of non-timber forest products such as fruits, fibers, resins, and oils. We also work with indigenous and other forest peoples to sustain local resources and support their communities.
The main strategies for achieving our goals are research, community support, and education. This will include investigating the ecology and sustainable harvest of non-timber forest products (like resins, fruits and fibers) and assisting indigenous and other forest-based communities to manage and market them to support local development and conservation. This will require reaching out to and connecting many people and communities in the Amazon and abroad. CACE is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.