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Fashion illustrators and photographers work in the exciting world of fashion. Their artistic focus is specifically on styles of clothing and personal image. Illustrators use a variety of media (for example, pencil, pen and ink, or computer technology) to create illustrations that appear in print and electronic formats. Photographers take and develop pictures of people, places, and objects while using a variety of cameras and photographic equipment. Both the illustrations and the photographs are used to advertise new fashions, promote models, and popularize designers. Approximately 56,600 illustrators, fine artists, and photographers are employed in the United States; only a small percentage of these professionals specialize in fashion illustration or photography.