Sunday, November 15, 2009

Typical Business Activities Photographer

The work activities will vary according to specialization. However, common activities for most photographers are:

  • Work with clients to discuss what type of images they need and how they want to use;
  • The search for appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities;
  • Conduct research and preparation for a shoot;
  • Working in different places and under different circumstances, to get the right image;
  • Using a wide range of technical equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting and software;
  • Communicate with their subjects put at ease, encourage and guide them;
  • Organize still life objects, products, scenes, props and environments;
  • Liaise with other professionals in their field of work, eg graphic designers, writers, directors of art galleries or directors;
  • The monitoring of treatment and use of images, discussing technical issues, quality check and respond to customer concerns;
  • A traditional view on film and digital photography and keeping abreast of industry trends, developments and new techniques;
  • Expertise with developing software to enhance images, change the emphasis, crop pictures, move objects, etc.;
  • Managing the commercial aspects of the work, such as administration, labor booking, billing and basic accounting;
  • The search for new business opportunities and self-promotion by developing a good portfolio, building a network of contacts, and achieve a reputation for quality and reliability.
  • Marketing yourself as a photographer through business cards, postcards and / or web site.
If you start as an assistant to a photographer - and many graduates do - a lot of your time will be spent on routine administration and generally helping around the shop

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