A photographer makes a living taking and editing photographs, and selling them to clients or as pieces of art. They normally specialice in a particular type of photography, for example weddings, family portraits, corporate, stock imagery, landscapes, wildlife, sport, travel, documentary, reportage, fashion, food and many, many more. Types of client include individuals, corporate businesses, schools, newspapers, magazines, travel agents, websites, stock image companies and art collectors. Most photographers are self employed, but some are employed, for example a local newspaper photographer. The day varies depending on the specialism, but is typically divided into shooting, editing and other business aspects such as marketing and client management. Discover what it’s like to be a photographer below!
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