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JW Modeling Agency’s Fashion Photographer

  • Job typeJob type: Onsite
  • Job DurationMore than 06 months
  • Project LevelPro Level
  • Project deadline31 January 2022

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Education Required
An undergraduate degree isn’t required for a career as a fashion photographer because the necessary skills can be gained through an apprenticeship with an established photographer. The most important asset for a successful career in fashion photography is a portfolio of work that emphasizes both technical photographic skills and a unique, artistic perspective.

Skills Required
A career in fashion photography requires knowledge of technical elements of photography, including lighting, sharpness and composition, and an awareness of fashion and photographic trends. Fashion photographers must be able to translate their artistic visions into photographs. They also must have strong interpersonal skills because fashion photographers often lead teams of stylists, make-up artists and other fashion professionals.

Economic and Career Opportunities
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, www.bls.gov), photography jobs were expected to decline 4% from 2019-2029. The competition for careers in photography was expected to be keen because it is a highly desirable field with large numbers of job seekers and relatively few open positions. In 2019, the median yearly salary for photographers was $36,280.

Alternate Career Options
Those seeking to become fashion photographers may consider related occupations, including camera operation in broadcast or film, and news reporting.

Camera Operators
Camera operators use film and video cameras to record a variety of programming; they may specialize in recording television news and programs, motion pictures, or live, on-site work. Camera operators typically work with directors and film or video editors on camera angles, content, and related concepts. A camera operator usually has a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, film or a related field. New hires are generally trained on the job too, working as an assistant to a camera operator with more experience.

Reporter
A reporter gathers information about a news story and delivers that information to an audience, whether it’s through a newspaper, television news program, radio program or other medium. Reporters work with their editor to pitch stories or get assignments. They conduct research and interviews and then write their stories (for newspapers or online reporting) or scripts (for filmed or recorded reporting). A reporter usually has a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and several years of college reporting experience. Reporters often begin their careers in small markets and as they gain experience, move into bigger markets.

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