How to become a photographer

Capture images of people and moments on film or digital, either as an art form or for commercial clients.

What does a photographer do?

Being a photographer is about much more than snapping pictures. Some photographers freelance for magazines and newspapers, or they’re employed full-time with these companies. Others run their own studios. Photographers may specialise in certain types of photography such as photojournalism, commercial photography, or weddings.

Duties and tasks

  • Capture and process images.
  • Communicate with clients to truly understand their needs.
  • Create final digital files or print images.
  • Network and advertise to find new clients.
  • Perform administrative jobs such as billing when necessary.
  • Prep areas for photo shoots, disassemble these areas when finished.

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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Visual Culture)

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