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. 

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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. 

Post a Job

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.

Browse Photography

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. 

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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”. 

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FAQs

What if I am having trouble choosing a photographer and/or setting a budget?

 
If you need help choosing the right photographer please contact our customer service team at support@shootster.com and we will help you choose the photographer that best suits your job! We understand that it can be challenging to choose an appropriate budget so our team can also help you by reviewing your requirements and expectations to determine a price. 

What if I want to hire a specific photographer without posting to the Job Board?

 
You can click “Hire This Photographer For Your Job” on a photographer’s profile and from here select “Post a Private Job”. The job details will be sent only to the photographer you have chosen at which point they can choose to accept the shoot. 

Can the job fee be updated after the shoot?

 
Yes, the photographer can update the job fee to reflect any additional services he/she has provided (photo editing, longer shoot duration, etc.). You can accept the fee change in the Messages section or the Job Details page where an “Approve Updated Fee” button will appear and your credit or debit card will be charged the difference.   

How do I receive my pictures and how long are they stored on Shootster?

 
Once the shoot is complete, the photographer will send you the photos via Shootster in the Albums section. No need to sign up for other services in order to receive all your photos! You can download them after you click “Mark as Complete” and they will be stored for 30 days. 

Are there any fees for using Shootster and when am I charged? 

 
Shootster is free of any upfront costs. You are only charged a 2.75% service fee of the final job price when you hire a photographer and complete a job. Your credit or debit card is charged the job fee three days prior to the job date as a deposit. The photographer will receive your payment only when you click “Mark as Complete” after reviewing your photos. Shootster protects your payment and will issue a full refund if the shoot is cancelled or if the photographer violates our Code of Conduct. 
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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. 

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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. 

Showcase Your Work

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.

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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.

Get Hired

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! 

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FAQs

What fee should I set when applying to jobs?
 
You can price above or below the client’s budget. All bids are blind so that photographers do not engage in a bidding war. We encourage that photographers take all factors of a job into consideration and price fairly for both parties. 
Can the job fee be updated after the shoot?
 
Yes, you can update the job fee to reflect any additional services you have provided (photo editing, longer shoot duration, etc.). Click “Update Your Fee” in the Messages section or the Job Details page and adjust it accordingly. The client will receive a notification that the fee has been updated and they will be prompted to approve the change. 
Why do I have to input my billing and bank account information?
 
We request your billing and bank account information in order to transfer job payouts directly into your account. All of this sensitive information is securely processed by Stripe and none of it gets stored in our servers. We take safely handling your information very seriously.  
How do I send additional pictures to the client after having sent the job album?
 
You can add additional pictures to the job album after sending it to the client by uploading new photos and saving again, these additional photos will be automatically sent to the client. 
Are there any fees for using Shootster and when am I charged?
 
Shootster charges a 10% service fee of the final job price when a client hires you. Once the client marks the job as complete, Shootster will transfer the funds directly into your bank account. You will receive the transfer within three to five business days, sometimes less than that! 
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