Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

How to Become a Photographer

How to Become a Photographer

A trained and talented photographer can work anywhere in the world, in almost any setting.

Do people “Like” pretty much every picture you post on Facebook or Instagram? Are you often told you have a great eye?

Your artistic vision might just get you a career as a photographer.

Your Day-to-Day Tasks Will Include:

  • Determining picture composition and making technical adjustments to equipment and photographing the subject
  • Operating scanners to transfer photographic images to computers
  • Operating computers to manipulate photographic images
  • Adapting existing photographic images and creating new digitized images to be included in multimedia/newmedia products
  • Using delicate instruments, such as optical microscopes attached to cameras
  • Processing exposed film
  • Using airbrush, computer or other techniques to retouch negatives

Where To Study:

What Else Do I Need?

Many photographers are self-employed. So a willingness to travel and an entrepreneurial spirit will take you a long way.

You also need to be willing to stay on top of current artistic and technical trends.

Where the Jobs Are

A trained and talented photographer can work anywhere in the world, in almost any setting. You can find work as a commercial photographer, forensic photographer, photojournalist, portrait photographer, or scientific photographer, just to name a few positions.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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