Photographic intern opportunity

here is something that, if i were a young man or woman interested in a photographic career, i would love to do. but since i am not i’ll pass this along to you my readers. maybe someone out there will benefit from this opportunity.

Howard Schatz
Beverly Ornstein
Schatz/Ornstein Studio

The photographs of Howard Schatz are exhibited in museums and photography galleries internationally and are included in innumerable private collections.  He has received international acclaim for his work.

H2O, Schatz’s seventeenth book of photographs, is the third in his series of explorations of imagery made on, over and underwater.  Published in the fall of 2007, it is a breathtaking feat of underwater photography and a visionary celebration of movement and form. Working with uncommonly graceful and aquatically gifted dancers, models, and performers, photographer Howard Schatz has found joyous inspiration underwater. The images in H2O  take advantage of water’s unique properties- light, clarity, buoyancy, and reflectivity-to create a delightfully serene and otherworldly aesthetic. At once uncanny, lithe, athletic, and mysterious, the figures in Schatz’s photographs transform the pool into studio and stage. Howard Schatz first established a following in the 1990s with two collections of underwater photography, Water Dance and Pool Light. With H2O, Schatz takes the magic of weightlessness and the beauty of dance to new heights. Whether in single portraits or as part of a larger, spectacular ballet, his dancers are as utterly elegant as they are phantasmagorical. They appear before the camera as though borrowed from a dream.

In Character: Actors Acting  Schatz’s sixteenth book of photographs, was published in April 2006 by Bulfinch Press. Schatz photographed 100 actors of stage, screen and television, directing them in one-on-one improvisation. Botanica (Bulfinch 2005) and Athlete, (HarperCollins, 2002) were Schatz’s two other most recently published books of photographs.  Schatz’s books are known worldwide; other titles include:  Nude Body Nude; Body Knots, Passion And Line, and Pool Light. Schatz’s editorial work has been published in magazines around the world, including Time, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Vogue Italia, GQ Italia, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Stern, Life, Black/White, American Photo, Photo France, and Photo Italia. His work has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox Sports Network, the Discovery Channel and widely in Europe.

He has made extraordinary images for such advertising clients as Ralph Lauren RLX, Escada, Sergio Tacchini, Nike, Reebok, Wolford, Etienne Aigner, Sony, Adidas, Finlandia Vodka, MGM Grand Hotel, Virgin Records, and Mercedes-Benz.
Howard Schatz’s fine art work is represented in New York by the Staley-Wise Gallery, in Denver, by Gallery M, and in Los Angeles by the David Gallery. A full listing of other galleries in the United States and abroad can be found in the Galleries section of the website.

Schatz Ornstein Studio Internship/Apprenticeship
Howard Schatz is a fine art and commercial photographer who, along with his wife and business partner, Beverly Ornstein, owns Schatz Ornstein Studio located in Manhattan.  Each year, we choose one young photographer, artist or videographer for a year-long, non-paying internship.  

During that year we commit to the following goals for the intern:
1. Thorough familiarity with principles of still photography
2. Thorough understanding of studio/imaging workflow
3. Working knowledge of studio lighting
4. Working knowledge of medium and small format digital cameras

These goals are accomplished (among others) through the following:
1. Regular review of work created in the studio And discussion of esthetics as well as technique.
2. Regular review of the work of photographic masters through study of their work
3.  Intern to take primary responsibility for all archiving and logging of shoots
4. Intern to take primary responsibility for transfer of files to photographer and digital studio
5.  Daily hands-on assisting in setting up of medium format cameras and sets in studio
6. Assisting on location with the handling of 35mm digital cameras

The goal for this internship is to learn, in a professional, working environment, the business, the art and the science of photography.  During the course of the year, the intern can learn to master not only a wide range of highly sophisticated technical equipment, but to develop a well-tuned understanding of the subtleties of lighting and camera work in the studio.  With training, the intern will take over full responsibility for workflow management of all digital imagery. With demonstrated skill, intern can also function as photo assistant on shoots.

Email a letter of interest and your resume to


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