Creative Workshop Photographer

  • Freelance contract
  • Shetland
  • Applications have closed
  • Freelance contract
  • Shetland
  • Applications have closed.

Website Shetland Arts

Shetland Arts are seeking a freelancer photographer to work with us to capture fantastic images of some of our participatory creative arts projects across Shetland.

What we’re looking for

We want to capture people enjoying participating in activities rather than capturing finished work, so we’re looking for a photographer who has experience capturing action/activity shots.

We’d like to capture different aspects of arts activity – close up shots of hands and textures of materials, group shots of people working together, and images of creative practitioners leading and supporting workshops. We hope our photographer would have an interest in creative arts activity generally, and be confident working with a wide variety of people.

Some of our activities involve vulnerable adults, and young people. Our photographer should have an understanding of procedures for the protection of vulnerable adults and young people, and be able to capture images with these in mind (such as photographing activity without showing people’s faces). They should understand the need to gather and record consent for photography and would be supported by Shetland Arts and creative practitioners in this task.

Key Tasks

Communicate with creative practitioner (supported by Project Manager) to arrange the best day/time to photograph projects.

Capture images of workshop activity, participants undertaking arts activity and working together, creative practitioners leading and supporting participants.

Edit and deliver a selection of photographs to Shetland Arts.

Use of your work

Photographs will be available for use by Shetland Arts to illustrate and promote its creative education and participatory activities. Photographs will also be available to creative practitioners for their own promotion/illustration of their work. Photographer will always be credited for all images.

Key Dates and Fee

The fee for this freelance contract is £2000.

This contract is to photograph 8 projects (including editing time) between November 2021 and April 2022. This time will need to be worked flexibly, and may involve daytime, weekend and evening work depending on the workshop schedules.

Projects are happening across Shetland, so some travel (including inter-island) will be necessary. Travel costs are included in the fee.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please send a link to your portfolio, or provide up to 10 examples of your work. Please also include a short expression of interest/cover letter (max one side of A4), telling us about your experience and your suitability for the role, bearing in mind what we are looking for and the key tasks required.

Please send your cover letter and portfolio link or images to

The closing date for this opportunity is 21 November 2021

We are very happy to accept an expression of interest in an alternative format (such as audio recording) if this would make the process more accessible to you. Please contact to discuss.

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