Download - Fashion Photographer

  • Fashion PhotographerDolly UrnezisProfessor LiboltFashion 105April 28, 2011

  • DutiesTake pictures of models to be used for web sites, magazines, catalogs, print ads and fashion housesConceptualize photo shoots that will highlight the clothing, accessories, and apparel worn by the modelsCreate a good rapport and working relationship with the models to produce excellent pictures Coordinate and work well with fashion stylists, art directors, agents and fashion editors Work well with natural and studio lighting to bring out the best features of the models Produce photo concepts that are unique, creative, and artisticCreate a relaxing yet professional atmosphere so the models feel comfortableAchieve excellent poses by boosting the confidence of the models Use various props and back drafts to create an appropriate photo settingDo photo shoots in a wide variety of locations, both indoor and outdoorProduce excellent fashion pictures that bring out the best of the models

  • EducationDoes not require an educational degreeNecessary skills can be gained through internship or apprenticeship with an establish photographerAttending photography classes is suggestedEarning a degree in photography is always helpful to a successful career

  • AbilitiesAble to translate own artistic vision into photographsMust have a strong portfolio that emphasizes both a unique, artistic perspective and technical photographic skillsKnowledge of technical elements of photography including lighting, sharpness, composition, and an awareness of fashion and photographic trendsKnowledge in photo editing applicationsStrong communication and people skillsAble to capture and maintain a certain mood for the photo shoot

  • Personal QualitiesGood eyeSuperb artistic detailCreativePersonableGood communication skillsConfidentSuccess-drivenGood reputationGood teamworkOrganizedLike to travel

  • SalaryVaries depending upon experience Average salary is $36,000 annuallyMost are self-employedHigher income opportunities available for well-established fashion photographersTypical top-level fashion photographer professionals earn around $50,000 annually Some photographers that have created a name for themselves in the fashion industry earn $100,000 or more annually

  • Location & AvailabilityWorldwideCompetition is tight in the fashion industryEmployment opportunities for fashion photographers is anticipated to grow by 17% until 2014 Typical Career Path- Photographer's Assistant > Staff/Freelance Photographer > Photo Editor > Director of Photography

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