Skills needed to be successful
Magazine Photographer: strong creative and technical skills, excellent management and interpersonal skills. Magazine photographers often work via agency.
Catalogue Photographer: must be good and reliable, hardworking, maintain employers confidentiality, good communication and organizational skills, be able to control and handle the stress of a studio, and must have outstanding technical skills.
High Fashion Photographer: demands ambition and dedication, takes years of hard work to get here, high profile, are highly paid, must be able to select own team of assistants and specialists.
To get to be any of these photographers working as or interning as a photographers assistant is a requirement.
Advancement, Work Environment, and People
Work environment: busy, crowded, stressful
People you work with: assistants, models, stylists, makeup artists, hairdressers
Job Outlook, Salary, Locations
Outlook: expected to grow by 4% in the next few years
Best locations: New York and Paris
Steven Meisel & Mario Testino
Mario Testino: Photographs featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair. Studied photography in London.