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Digital Photography Career Possibilities
A career in Digital Photography can be a very rewarding one. With the progress of technology making it more accessible and affordable as a career, many people are choosing this as a way to enjoy a career built on creative expression. If you have a keen eye for detail and knack for artistic productivity, then this might be a career you would enjoy endlessly.
Options as a photographer
The great thing about being a photographer is the wide range of options available to you. These choices range from very technical job requirements, to less restricted and more creative options. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more about these choices, and remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of where you could take your career.
A popular choice for many photographers as there are very few restrictions regarding the types of work available. Freelance photographers often start out taking pictures at weddings or events, and get most of their business by word of mouth, so it helps if you know a lot of people who are willing to support your talent. You also get to decide what work you do or don’t want to handle, since you will be your own boss.
2. Fashion Photographer
If you’re interested in keeping up with the latest trends and styles, this option may be the right one for you. Fashion Photographers usually work in studio or on location to capture the newest trends or products available on the market. It takes a high level of creativity to excel in this field, and the importance of research cannot be brought up enough. You need to make sure your work is unique and fresh with every shooting, ensuring that you don’t accidentally use styling from a competing brand.
3. Product Photographer
This is better suited to those who prefer working alone. As a product photographer, you need far less interaction with other people to do you job effectively. As a career, product photography mainly requires you to capture the “truest” version of the item, which requires an understanding of more technical principles regarding colour and lighting.
4. Event Photographer
You may find this more appealing if you enjoy socialising and don’t mind working irregular hours. Many events management companies hire their own in-house photographers as part of a package deal for clients. You work as needed on a contract basis in many instances, going to weddings, clubs, graduations, concerts and so much more. This means you get to meet new people all the time and create new connections to further your career.
5. Photographic Engineer
A much more technically oriented career. As a Photographic Engineer, you take the art of the shot and combine it with the science of the project. This means you need a deep understanding of both fields. You’ll typically be required to take photos of buildings, bridges, roads, constructions sites, and utilities. Your goal varies depending on the project, as do the photographic requirements of each job, which can give you a lot of variety in your career.
The most important thing for a photographer is of course a camera. With all of the different lenses and other add-ons available for taking pictures, It’s important to do some research and make sure you have the tools you need for the career you want. You can start off by studying the relevant course. This is a good way to build up your portfolio before you start job-hunting.
Your portfolio will serve as proof that you can do the work required of you. It’s visual evidence that you’ve put together in order to build trust with future employers. Without this, it’s nearly impossible to find a job in this industry, regardless of which career path you want to pursue.
Once you find your first job, you can expect to be working as an assistant to a senior photographer at first. This will allow you to learn the needed skills and workflows to be successful at your new job. If you would like more information about the programme, or wish to consider studying with us, simply contact us or complete the form on this page to request a call back, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.
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