Step 1Create a Profile
Making an account is free! Input the required fields to quickly get started. Verify your account after signing up with the confirmation link sent to your email. You can manage your account from the dashboard and add a profile picture.
Step 2Post a Job
The best way to start finding the right photographer is by posting a job! Fill out the job form and describe your expectations for the shoot. Photographers will see your post on the Job Board and apply.
Step 3Browse Photography
You can use the Browse Photography section to search for photographers and invite them to apply to your job! Use the search filters to look for photographers near you and those who specialize in the right genre. Review the portfolios of photographers who have applied to your job and begin to choose your favorite.
Step 4Hire a Photographer and Confirm Payment
After choosing your preferred photographer for the job, hire him/her from the Job Details page that is accessed from the Job History section. You will receive a message when someone applies to your job, here you will also find the “Hire” button and you can discuss any final details. Upon hiring a photographer, you will be prompted to submit your payment information to confirm your shoot.
Step 5Enjoy the Shoot and Receive Your Pictures
Now all that is left is having fun at your shoot! Afterwards, the photographer will send you the photos directly via Shootster in the Albums section. Here you can view your photos and later download them after you click “Mark as Complete”.
What if I am having trouble choosing a photographer and/or setting a budget?
What if I want to hire a specific photographer without posting to the Job Board?
Can the job fee be updated after the shoot?
How do I receive my pictures and how long are they stored on Shootster?
Are there any fees for using Shootster and when am I charged?
Step 1Create a Profile
Making an account is free! Input the required fields to quickly get started. Verify your account after signing up with the confirmation link sent to your email. You can manage your account from the dashboard and add a profile picture. Please add a description of your photography experience and equipment in the About Me section of your profile.
Step 2Upload Portfolios
Add a single or multiple genres (i.e. wedding, portrait, etc.) to your profile and upload a portfolio. Clients will be able to review your portfolios before deciding which photographer to hire. You can also add descriptions to your photos to express any particular skills and specializations.
Step 3Apply to Jobs and Set a Fee
The Job Board will display a list of shoots that clients have posted. Use the search filters to find a nearby job in a specific genre. Apply to a job that interests you and set your fee. You can ask clients questions before and after applying to a job if you need further information.
Step 4Shoot and Deliver
Congratulations you have been hired for a job! Meet the client at the shoot location and do your thing! Deliver the photos directly via Shootster by viewing the job in your Job History and clicking “Add Album”. Once you upload photos to the album you can save it and send it to the client.
Step 5Receive Payment
You can update your fee to reflect any additional services rendered such as editing or shooting for a longer duration. After the client has reviewed the photos, he/she will click “Mark as Complete” which finalizes the job. At this point the payout is triggered and you will receive the funds in your bank account within three business days!