Photographer I

Quality Bicycle Products


Quality Bicycle Products is in the business of bikes! From creating a portfolio of our own award-winning brands to distributing the top names and best products in the industry, we’re doing our part to further bike-kind. With distribution centers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Colorado, and Taiwan, Q serves a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers and 450+ suppliers world-wide. We strive to be an extraordinary business to partner with and to work for and have made good on that goal for over 35 years. As a values-driven company, making the world a better place has always been at the heart of everything Q does. We believe that our actions as individuals and as a company can make a difference, so we work every day to improve the sustainability and health of our industry and our communities.

We understand that it is our employees that make us successful and we do our best to make Q a fun and rewarding workplace. Our community is passionate about pushing creative boundaries, sparking innovation in the industry, living healthy lifestyles, and having fun. We have a welcoming environment that welcomes employees from all backgrounds and allows individuals to be themselves. Q provides a lot of great perks for employees, including product discounts, commuting incentives, fitness and wellness programs, flexible schedules, weekly massages, and the ability to bring your dog to work.

Position Details

Photographer I
Twin Cities Metro
Bloomington, MN


The Photographer I helps maintain and develop Q’s world-class collection of bicycle, parts & accessories photography — from studio shots of small enthusiast parts to location-based commercial work, performing roughly 70% product photography in studio and 30% lifestyle photography inside and outside. This position will have the opportunity to work on our whole portfolio of popular in-house brands including Salsa, Surly and All-City. The Photographer I conceptualizes, captures, creates and prepares photographic images to display in a variety of published mediums. This position selects and assembles equipment according to subject material, anticipated conditions, and has good knowledge of the function of various types of cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, and accessories. The Photographer I will ensure strict brand standards and photography guidelines are applied and met, as well as channel their creative talent to help enhance the creative direction. From a day in the backcountry shooting fast-paced action to an afternoon in-studio exploring lighting techniques, this job has a lot of variety and unlimited potential.


  • Capture subjects in mixed environments (indoor and outdoor locations), including products and people, for commercial-quality advertising/content. 
  • Follow the photo style guide and shot list consistently and thoroughly. 
  • Decide/recommend best angle, lens, sequencing, framing, and lighting to show the subject in a way that reflects the needs of the project. 
  • Conduct location scouting, working in various weather and terrain conditions, prepping equipment on the fly. 
  • Direct models, carry out directions from Art Directors to realize their vision. 
  • Capture action/movement at high speeds in focus. 
  • Determine right time to take a photo so it presents the subject in the best light, working effectively in mixed lighting, able to compose, use strobe/reflected light, and natural light to translate what is seen/imagined into a still photograph. 
  • Process photos to meet desired color/tone/quality based on vision determined by Art Director. 
  • Follow procedures for proper file preparation and organization, including but not limited, the practice of following file naming convention, applying metadata and ensuring integrity of finished files. 
  • Practice safe file management, backup to server. 
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

This position reports to the Marketing Operations Manager who reports to the Vice President of Marketing.


  • Minimum 2 years photography experience both in-studio and on-location. 
  • Knowledge of use of strobe, continuous, reflected, and natural light sources to enhance the subject’s appearance. 
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite; highly skilled in Photoshop & Lightroom. 
  • Ability to Produce professional-quality images that are consistent with brand standards. 
  • Is a photo trend/style leader. 
  • Ability to take initiative and work effectively without close supervision. 
  • Ability to work both in a team framework and by one’s self for long periods. 
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and changing priorities. 
  • Flexible and adaptable. 
  • Works well with others. 
  • Degree in photography or fine art preferred.


  • Domestic Travel 
  • Ability to travel domestically (mostly within MN) 20 or more times a year which includes flying by plane and driving a motor vehicle. 
  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license and fulfill the requirements of being a Q Approved Driver.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to ride a bike loaded with equipment to various photo locations. 
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment on location up to 50 lbs, frequently lifting up to 30lbs. 
  • Ability to move large studio equipment and props. 
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. 
  • Ability to frequently bend, stop, crouch, reach, balance, climb, and grasp. 
  • Ability to work outside in various weather conditions.


  • Act with integrity 
  • Be a true partner 
  • Create something special 
  • Deliver greatness 
  • Keep the customer first

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