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• Binghamton and GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Associate’s degree 2-4 years of experience in photography.
• You need a college degree in photography.
• You need to pass the Certified Professional Photographer Exam
• Photographers need good eyesight, artistic ability, and good hand-eye
coordination. They should be patient, accurate, and detail-oriented and
should be able to work well with others, as they frequently deal with
clients, graphic designers, and advertising and publishing specialists.
Photographers need to know how to use computer software programs
and applications that allow them to prepare and edit images, and those
who market directly to clients should know how to use the Internet to
display their work.Portrait photographers need the ability to help people
relax in front of the camera. Commercial and fine arts photographers
must be imaginative and original.
• Photographers have to be in a photography major.
• Courses that they have to take are professional photography course and
photoshop for photographers course.
• Photographers use cameras, both analog and digital to create pictures
for artistic, news or commercial purposes. Skill in lighting, spacing,
editing techniques and film development enhance those photos. There
are many different types of photography to create a career.Portrait
photographers take photos of individuals or groups. They may work in
their own studio or work for someone else. These photographers may
take photos exclusively in their studios or go on location to events like
weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, company parties and other
social events. Photos may be posed, like portraits or candid, catching
the spirit of the event.Commercial photographers take photos of places
or products for commercial use in books, magazines, catalogs,
brochures, calendars, websites and other applications. Commercial
photography may involve positioning human models with the product, or
could involve the product by itself. This type of photography may take
place on a location or in a studio.News photographers or
photojournalists take photos of events, people and places.Their
• The starting salary for photographers
• The average salary is $42,000-$53,700
• Consult with clients or advertising staff,and study assignments to
determine project goals, locations,and equipment needs.
• Develop and print exposed film, using chemicals,touchup tools, and
developing and printing equipment, or send to photofinishing labs for
• Determine desired images and picture composition; and select and
adjust subjects,equipment,and lighting to achieve desired effects
• Sense of composition
• Sense of color
• Love of trial and error
• Appreciation of technology
• Ability to look beyond the obvious
• - Negotiating with fashion experts, stylists, art directors or other involved professionals.
• - Selection of models for the product or service promotion.
• - Knowledge on different kinds of photographic equipments.
• - Acquiring and positioning of props required for photo shoots to capture an image naturally.
• - Performing the administrative jobs like accounting and billing for clients.
• - Marketing, promoting and networking in search of new clients.
• - Negotiating the photographic deals with clients and understanding their specific needs.
• - Preparing for the photo shoots that involves searching for locations, renting photographic or
background equipments, designing the back ground and scheduling of photo sessions.
5 questions asked in an
• How did you decide to become a photographer?
• What was your first job after your photography training?
• What is most challenging about being a professional photographer?
• What makes good day for you as a photographer?
• What do people starting out in photography training need to know?
Clubs and activities or sports
• Field hockey
• Working conditions for photographers vary considerably. Some photographers may
work a 5-day, 40-hour week. News photographers, however, often work long,
irregular hours and must be available to work on short notice. Many photographers
work part time or on variable schedules.
• Portrait photographers usually work in their own studios but also may travel to take
photographs at the client's location, such as a school, a company office, or a private
home. News and commercial photographers frequently travel locally, stay overnight
on assignments, or travel to distant places for long periods.
• Some photographers work in uncomfortable or even dangerous surroundings,
especially news photographers covering accidents, natural disasters, civil unrest, or
military conflicts. Many photographers must wait long hours in all kinds of weather
for an event to take place and stand or walk for long periods while carrying heavy
equipment. News photographers often work under strict deadlines.
• Self-employment allows for greater autonomy, freedom of expression, and flexible
scheduling. However, income can be uncertain and the continuous, time-consuming
search for new clients can be stressful. Some self-employed photographers hire
assistants who help seek out new business.
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Awards I won
• I completed level 3 NYSSMA
• I graduated Signal Hill Elementary School