Notre Dame 2019 Fire. Gone but not forgotten by Glenn Fajota

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Working in the travel industry, I get very fortunate to visit places not many see. My task as a photographer is to document these locations so that tourists will want to come visit these destinations.

What’s not given to me as a part of the assignment is how to take the photo. Sometimes I get the copy (the story) ahead of time so I know what the shot list is to mirror the editorial and sometimes I won’t get anything. Here is an email from 2007 :

”Glenn we have an assignment for you, this time in Paris. Notre Dame. Email me when you get back. Safe travels”

The first photo I took inside from an ant’s POV. The second photo, you guessed it, from a bird eye’s POV.

For those wanting to get noticed by agencies and clients in the travel industry, DON’T shoot what’s on the front page of search. If you search “NOTRE DAME,” you’ll see that my images (above) aren’t like the others.

In a tragic time like this, we just want to reminisce of how beautiful Notre Dame was. I’m glad I have images to share with media sources as the rebuild process for the cathedral begins.

GEAR : Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW II in ASIA by Glenn Fajota

Hey everyone! In this video I will be reviewing the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW II, which I did bring on my three week trip to Asia. This is the second version of the ProTactic 450 AW series Lowepro has made and  I’ll be showing you all the additional amenities that sets this bag ahead of its original. Check out the links below to get your hands on the ProTactic 450 AW II as well as other equipment found in the video!

Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 135mm f/2
JOBY 5K DSLR Gorillapod
JOBY GripTight ONE Micro Stand
Qore Performance IcePlate

Equipment used to make this video.
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4

TRAVEL : Three Weeks In Asia with One Suitcase by Glenn Fajota

Hey y’all I just got back from my trip so I’d figure I would show you what I used for my carry on luggage, which held my clothes, shoes and accessories for three weeks in Asia (Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo) My other bag that I carried was the Lowepro ProTactic AW II for my camera gear. Photogs, check out that vid!

Here are my favorite travel tips :
1. Pack light. Reuse, Repurpose clothing and gear
2. Stay neutral with outfits and try to blend in with the locals
3. Stay organized throughout your trip

Away The Bigger Carry-On
Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II

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SPRING 2019 INTERNSHIP by Glenn Fajota

We’ve had over a dozen interns spend time with us here at Glenn Fajota Photography since we started the program in 2009. From high school freshman to graduating college seniors, they all got first hand experience of a working photographer. Some traveled to LA, NY, Chicago on our work trips.

Note, this environment is not for the slow and steady, it is Go Go Go!

Read the details and apply if you qualify! Our current interns will be the ones interviewing you 😁 

Email : assist@glennfajota.com your resume and a link to your portfolio

GEAR: Lowepro ProTactic 450 ii AW Unboxing by Glenn Fajota

Right before I leave for my trip to Asia, Lowepro sent us a package full of new bags, but more specifically the ProTactic 450 AW ll which I can’t wait to put to use. This bag still contains all the main features of the ProTactic 450 AW such as the back opening and hard top but there are some new upgrades that sets this bag apart from the others. Make sure to check out the links below of all the new gear that we got and stay tuned for an update on the trip to Asia!

Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW  
Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II  
Lowepro ProTactic Utility Bag 100 AW
Lowepro ProTactic Lens Exchange 100 AW  
Lowepro ProTactic Utility Belt

Account Manager + Production Manager by Glenn Fajota

Some of the clients we have had the pleasure to work with on multiple projects.

Some of the clients we have had the pleasure to work with on multiple projects.

Over the past decade, we have been hired by the top companies in each industry for a reason. We are not the best, but among the best to produce and deliver great marketing materials for their businesses. If you are interested in working with us, read below…

As we are becoming more available locally rather than being ‘based out of Virginia Beach and traveling to our clients,’ we want to grow our footprint in our own hometown! This will require a strong team who can execute with no room for errors while still delivering the great products we are known for. Aside from loving the art of photography and videography, the willingness to grow and work with the best in a very fast-paced environment is a must.

Below are two positions we are looking to add starting November 1st, 2018. Must be 21yrs old +, have a clean driving record, an Apple user is huge PLUS and a resident of 757 for more than 3 years. These positions will work out of our Virginia Beach office and will require some travel time.

ACCOUNT MANAGER
Responsible for client facing and will serve as a key liaison between the client and our production team. The main focus of this position will be to educate the client on the importance of how our photography/videography will improve their marketing through different mediums. From headshots to social media content, the account manager will work with the production manager in creating a seamless workflow for each project.

Job Description
- Acquire and renew accounts
- Maintain positive client relationships
- Client followups and retention
- Understand client’s marketing needs and create a solution
- Work with community programs and events

Requirements
- Ability to work in a team setting
- Great interpersonal skills
- Google Sheets/Drive experience
- Knowledge of photography/videography a plus
- 2yrs + experience in sales and marketing

Hours/Pay Rate
This will depend on current skill set and schedule. This position is commission based.


PRODUCTION MANAGER
Responsible for curating projects from pre to post production using new and existing resources. From travel planning to the delivery of final files, this position will require a very keen attention to detail with no room for mistakes.

Job Description
- Book travel and lodging
- Ensure each project executes flawlessly both in studio or on location
- Keep track of the status of all current shoots, edits and orders
- Follow ups with clients after deliverables have received by clients
- Maintain a working flow of job jackets among the staff
- Work cohesively with Account Manager and Production Team

Requirements
- Strong organizational skills
- Great interpersonal skills
- Google Sheets/Drive experience
- Knowledge of photography/videography a plus
- Ability to make “IT” happen and meet all deadlines

Hours/Pay Rate
This will depend on current skill set and schedule. This position produces each project, so time in office and on location will required.


Email resume/portfolio : glenn@glennfajota.com

WE'RE HIRING! by Glenn Fajota

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EXPANDING WITH A NEW BRAND AND WORKING CLOSER TO HOME.

If you have been following us on social media, you have seen that we are busy traveling the world, working with our clients from the Western United States to Western Europe. Whether we are shooting marketing images for seasoned companies like Heckler and Koch to fast growing companies like Hamilton Perkins who is featured in Bloomingdales and Zappos, we try to deliver the best. Seeing our work in magazines and on TV always excites our team. 

It's refreshing that we still get hired for jobs and the only money we've spent on advertising is our website and business cards (which we haven't updated in almost 4 years). And for weddings, word of mouth has worked well for us since we have never had a wedding photo/video displayed on our website.

Like any business, the never ending goal is to keep growing. In order to reach more clients locally and nationally, we need to add to our team. We are looking for a strong sales team along with  videographers, video editors and graphic designers to handle to incoming workflow. Check the positions/their qualifications below and send us an email if you fit the bill. 

*ALL POSITIONS - must be able to travel with current passport, have a love for food and be an iPhone/Mac user. 

SALES TEAM
- Marketing background
- Organized and well spoken
- Number cruncher

VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR
- Canon Camera/Camcorders
- Premiere Pro CC
- Audiophile

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
- Adobe CC
- College Degree in Graphic Design
- Web knowledge a plus

INTERNSHIP
- Reliable and wiling to learn
- Enrolled in a high school/college media class for Fall 2018
- Know where the nearest coffee shop is at all times


Email link to resume/portfolio : assist@glennfajota.com