During December we had the chance to take on a photo student from Algonquin College. We both learned. Below is his take on the life of a photographer and a few of his photos.
“40 Hours In the Life of a Professional Photographer.
Hi my name is Matt Usherwood I’m a young local Ottawa photographer new to this industry. I had the opportunity to intern with Harry for 40 hours.
To sum up a co-op placement I spent 8+ hours with him for a number of days and do whatever he asks me to do, whether that be cleaning garbage cans (ed. note: it was only one!) to assisting him on shoots. When I first came into this internship I had no idea what to expect.
I’ve been behind the scenes in a photographer’s life. We’ve had discussions on certain topics, he has also answered a lot of questions I’ve had for a while. I had the opportunity to work with him on some assignments and meet some clients. This internship was a big eye opener for me.
I wish I had more time than 40 hours to intern with him.
When I finish school in April I plan to go tree planting and travel. I don’t know where I’ll live yet but I know I will find work where ever I go as long as I am persistent about it.
Be sure to check Matt’s photo blog.