Fashion Photographers

Fashion photographers work in the fashion industry and focus their skills specifically on styles of clothing and personal image. They take and produce pictures of people, places, and objects by using a variety of cameras, photographic equipment, computers, and image editing software. The photographs are used to advertise new fashions, promote models, and popularize certain designers in both print and electric formats. Approximately 54,830 photographers are employed in the United States; only a small percentage of these professionals specialize in fashion photography.

Quick Facts
Duties Take and produce photographs of people, places, and objects using a variety of cameras, photographic equipment, computers, and image editing software
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Large fashion centers such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, but opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
Experience Experience as an assistant photographer
  • Business Management
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Fashion Photography Firm Owner, or Fashion Coordinator, or Stylist
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Assistant to Fashion Photographer

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