My experience with World Red Eye has been really unexpected. To be honest, I thought it was going to be a big office with a lot of people working all over the place because of how successful the company is, but I’m maybe one of six people who come in daily. I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I do. And while I may not actually be in the field photographing any of the crazy clubs, parties or concerts that we cover, I’m able to see the process behind it and what it takes to efficiently cover these events. Eventually, if I end up returning to work for this company after my internship, I’ll want to photograph events because my coworkers know what I’m capable of with my camera. I gained a lot of knowledge on how professional and successful websites, such as theirs, are managed, and the strict guidelines and structures that they follow. Seth Browarnik, the owner and creator of World Red Eye, is very meticulous and loves consistency, so he notices every little bump. I learned how to be even more of a perfectionist than I already am. He is very playful but has high standards when it comes to the people who work for him.
Honestly, the biggest challenge was the travel time. I drive over an hour each way to the office and back, and I’m stuck in horrific traffic four days a week, made worse by the fact that I’m not getting paid. However, it’s the people I work with that make the experience enjoyable and well worth the trouble. They have made me feel so welcome and at home that I have made some truly good friends there. Everyone is mostly just out of college and it’s very easy to talk to them and ask them for advice. Interning at World Red Eye is at times demanding and stressful; however, working for one of the biggest photo companies in South Florida is very rewarding and can get you a long way.