I thought about doing it. A location is walking distance from my house and their beer selection is way in the back of the store, They do, however, have aisles and aisles of beer as it is a huge beer and wine warehouse so I am waiting to see what responses others have. Thanks for posting.
I saw those, but passed on them for such the low fee they were offering ($10 I think). For the amount of photos required, it seemed like too much work for little pay. I like how they wanted you to be discrete about taking the photos too. It's almost impossible for the amount of photos they wanted.
I did one over the weekend at my local walmart. Walmart had doubled the size of the openair cooler and installed cameras/monitors. I couldn't get enough pictures to attach to the report but i will contact the scheduler this morning. Its the same way you would photograph any other aisle, four foot sections and overlap pictures to capture all the items.
The only good thing I can see (feel?) about this job is opening the coolers, letting out the cold air, standing in the cool blast on a hot day, and... oh, wait. This is not about us.
Some time ago, I completed a few gigs involving specific product types and images of things in aisles. No items were in coolers. I seem to have completed the work, but it always felt odd and I always felt rushed. I do not video shop but would consider using stills or screen shots from video footage in lieu of camera images. *note to self: would this be a good way to be a video shopper?*
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I completed 4 of these beer photo assignments. The beer company is trying to develop photo technology making it easier for the stores to order and maintain inventory. The technology is already out there. I use it mostly with Merchandiser.
They must be photos. They must be taken in a specific order. Coolers with doors are not part of the assignment. My pay was $15, and each store did take all of ten minutes. However, I live in a small town. The liquor stores are small. They do not have open coolers. Only one had an actual beer cave.
The assignment says it is not necessary to check in, but to record any employee interaction if approached by an employee. The MSC provides an LOA. For me, because the stores are small, I did talk to the employee first. In every case they were pleased and extremely helpful in helping me find what I needed.
For a large store like Walmart, it could be more time consuming, especially if the products are located throughout the store. Most definitely I would not contact an employee first in a large store. In any case, the visits are easy peasy.
Well, now I see some of these are in regular stores I am definitely not about to take the one near to my house. Aisles are long and the shelving is about 7 feet tall. The entire beer dept is larger than a typical 7/11 type store.
I did one at a grocery store and one in a gas station/convenience store with a beer cave. BRRR! It was hard to take pics in the beer cave because of the closeness of the shelves and all the corners and angles. The grocery store had very long open aisles and it was much easier.
This might have to go on my fitness plan as I usually had to squat a bit to get the bottom shelf. :-)
They are fairly easy. The retakes I had to do in the beer cave was balances with the nice cold air on a very hot day!