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Food Photographers

Overview

Have you ever seen a photo of a steak, salad, or slice of strawberry shortcake that made your mouth water? Images like these are the creations of skilled food photographers. These artists work hard to make their viewers crave a dish without the help of the food's appealing presence, taste, aroma, and texture. Food photographers work to create and capture these beautiful and enticing images of food for magazines, cookbooks, restaurant promotional materials, and Web sites. They work with food stylists to make the food look as appetizing and aesthetically beautiful as possible. Approximately 50,070 photographers are employed in the United States; only a small percentage of these professionals specialize in food photography.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Organized

Career Ladder
Food Photography Firm Owner or Food Stylist

Food Photographer

Assistant to Food Photographer

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