Minimum requirements:

– Excellent English and communication skills
– Basic photography knowledge using a DSLR
– Positive, vibrant, outgoing personality
– You are able to finance your Visa, Police clearance certificate, and FULLY APPROVED medical by an approved doctor. We will guide you.
– Passport valid for at least another year.
– Commit to Image for at least 2 -3 years (you get estimate 6 weeks holiday for every 6 month contract)
A team player
Can adapt to new challenges in a fast paced environment
– The right attitude and a hunger to work hard and learn. This is so important.
A portfolio of your work
– Age category is 21 – 35 years old
No visible tattoos

Advantageous, but NOT essential:
– Retail Experience
– Photo lab printing experience
– Excellent photography skills


– You do NOT need to pay for your flight to your ship ever.
– You always pay for your flight home from the ship
– You do need to pay for a camera body. You must use a Nikon D7000 or above model. If you already have one you do not need to buy a new camera body. If you need to purchase, the camera is supplied to you by Image and will be paid off by you as you earn. It is advisable to purchase it through Image as it is much cheaper in the USA.
– Medical – roughly R5000 and must be Image approved please consult with us
– $500 refundable deposit, to be paid as you earn.
– $200 uniform, paid off as you earn.

If you borrow this money and need to pay it back, there are plenty of facilities in virtually all ports of call using western union or moneygram to name a few. There are also cheap international calls and other crew services like postage etc. Internet lounges are available on the ship at discounted rates for crew.