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Become An Events Photographer

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Working As An Events Photographer

  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Stressful

  • $31,651

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Events Photographer does

  • Communicated with PR on site to discuss shot list and provided any additional assistance to venue setup.
  • Photograph events across the Denver metro area.
  • used Canon DSLR camera, and flash.
  • Photograph corporate events, edit and organize photos
  • Trained on both Canon and Nikon camera systems.
  • Managed Facebook and Myspace pages for them.
  • Capture photographs at social events such as auctions, weddings, and charities.
  • Power Point), HTML/CSS, Final Cut Pro, DSLR Cameras, Windows and MacOS computers.
  • Total event coverage pertaining to the needs of the client.
  • Provide quality customer service to school faculty members and students.
  • School trained in Adobe Photoshop with over six years of experience.
  • Star-studded celebrity event at Universal Studios - guest candids and silent auction product images.
  • Documented the live auction and dinner conference at the acclaimed Renaissance Hotel.
  • Photographed special events, including weddings, parties and school portraits.
  • Edit pictures in Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop.
  • Provided Photographic Services at various wedding and birthday parties
  • Assisted with photography equipment set design
  • Shoot and produce video for various artists.
  • Take pictures at events and coordinate with the social media director Help manage Instagram account
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How To Become An Events Photographer

Although postsecondary education is not required for portrait photographers, many take classes because employers usually seek applicants with a “good eye” and creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of photography. Photojournalists and industrial and scientific photographers often need a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Although postsecondary education is not required for most photographers, many take classes or earn a bachelor’s degree in a related field because such an education can improve their skills and employment prospects.

Many universities, community and junior colleges, vocational–technical institutes, and private trade and technical schools offer classes in photography. Basic courses in photography cover equipment, processes, and techniques. Art schools may offer useful training in photographic design and composition.

Entry-level positions in photojournalism or in industrial or scientific photography generally require a college degree in photography or in a field related to the industry in which the photographer seeks employment. For example, classes in biology, medicine, or chemistry may be useful for scientific photographers.

Business, marketing, and accounting classes can be helpful for self-employed photographers.

Training

Photographers have a talent or natural ability for taking good photos, and this talent is typically cultivated over years of practice. For many artists, including photographers, developing a portfolio—a collection of an artist’s work that demonstrates his or her styles and abilities—is essential. A portfolio is necessary because art directors, clients, and others often want to look at one when deciding whether to hire or contract with the photographer.

Photographers often start working as an assistant to a professional photographer. This work provides an opportunity to gain experience, build the photographers’ portfolios, and gain exposure to prospective clients.

Important Qualities

Artistic ability. Photographers capture their subjects in images, and they must be able to evaluate the artistic quality of a photograph. Photographers need a “good eye”—the ability to use colors, shadows, shades, light, and distance to compose good photographs.

Business skills. Photographers must be able to plan marketing strategies, reach out to prospective clients, and anticipate seasonal employment.

Computer skills. Most photographers do their own postproduction work and must be familiar with photo-editing software. They also use computers to maintain a digital portfolio.

Customer-service skills. Photographers must be able to understand the needs of their clients and propose solutions to any problems that arise.

Detail oriented. Photographers who do their own postproduction work must be careful not to overlook details and must be thorough when editing photographs. In addition, photographers accumulate many photographs and must maintain them in an orderly fashion.

Interpersonal skills. Photographers often photograph people. They must communicate effectively to achieve a certain composition in a photograph.

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Events Photographer Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    51.0%
  • Male

    46.8%
  • Unknown

    2.1%

Ethnicity

  • White

    75.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    13.6%
  • Asian

    8.5%
  • Unknown

    1.6%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    50.0%
  • French

    15.1%
  • Mandarin

    5.8%
  • Italian

    5.8%
  • Portuguese

    4.7%
  • Chinese

    3.5%
  • Arabic

    3.5%
  • Russian

    2.3%
  • German

    2.3%
  • Vietnamese

    1.2%
  • Turkish

    1.2%
  • Albanian

    1.2%
  • Hmong

    1.2%
  • Dutch

    1.2%
  • Hebrew

    1.2%
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Top Skills for An Events Photographer

AdobePhotoshopPhotographEventsCompanyWebsiteSpecialEventsFamilyPortraitsAdobeLightroomCustomerServiceArtFacebookEventCoverageDslrFundraiserBirthdayPartiesNikonCelebrityGraduationCeremoniesAdditionalFashionShowCorporateEventsInstagram

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Top Events Photographer Skills

  1. Adobe Photoshop
  2. Photograph Events
  3. Company Website
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • School trained in Adobe Photoshop with over six years of experience.
  • Received requests from various clients to photograph events on Kent State University Main Campus.
  • Upload edited photos onto the company website.
  • Specialized in photography for special events, family portraits and real estate marketing materials.
  • Utilized Adobe Lightroom in the editing and preparing of pictures.

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