How to Hire a Photographer

Does your growing business need a photographer? Photographers who dive deep into their creative and artistic abilities are able to bring photographs to life, whether specializing in portrait, wedding, fashion, event, action, or any other photography style or genre. Staying attentive to client and business needs, a dedicated photographer maintains focus when managing strict deadlines, enthusiastically faces unexpected challenges, and is comfortable working in different environments.

Here are some tips to help you find great photographer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common salary in US: $15.11 hourly
  • Typical salaries range from $7.25$44.75 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Feb 2018

Why hire a photographer?

No matter what type of photographer your business needs, hiring a talented photographer is instrumental in delighting your clients, growing brand recognition and loyalty, and introducing new methods to deliver innovative, quality results.

Contributions of a great photographer:

  • Use artistic and technical skills to produce compelling photographs
  • Arrange and position props, backgrounds, and subjects to capture and tell a story
  • Follow lighting and composition guidelines to create aesthetically-pleasing photographs
  • Properly use and maintain photography equipment, including lights, lenses, and tripods
  • Resize, edit, and enhance images using photo editing software, such as Photoshop
  • Professionally communicate with clients to determine photography needs
  • Skills to look for in a great photographer

    Skilled photographers are well-versed in modern photography equipment and software, seamlessly communicate to discover and adhere to photography needs, and employ creative tactics and techniques to perfect the shot. A great photographer candidate will have the following training, experience, and qualifications that reflect top photography skills.

    Photographer qualifications:

  • Portfolio of professional photography
  • Specialized education or training in photography or related discipline
  • Proficiency with photography equipment and image editing software
  • Strong understanding of lighting and composition techniques
  • Creative and artistic
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Communication skills
  • Writing a photographer job description

    A thoughtful job description is important to finding qualified photographer candidates. A photographer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

    Keywords to include in your photographer job description:

  • Photography
  • Photographer
  • Wedding
  • Event
  • Portrait
  • Fashion
  • Action
  • Forensic
  • Freelance
  • Interviewing photographer candidates

    Ask detailed questions to further understand a job candidate’s qualifications, accomplishments, and ambitions. Strong candidates for photographer positions will be confident when answering a variety of questions related to photography responsibilities.

    Topics for photographer interview questions:

  • Photography specialization
  • Equipment and software
  • Image editing, retouching, and enhancing
  • Prop and subject styling methods
  • Client communication
  • Creative process
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