Working Conditions & Hours for a Portrait Photographer

Portrait photographers often work in studios.

Portrait photographers often work in studios.

Dangling stuffed animals in front of toddlers, cracking jokes with teenagers and repeating the phrase "Say Cheese!" a hundred times a day is only a small part of a portrait photographer's busy schedule. She also loads film, prepares equipment and adjusts her cameras to get the best angles and lighting for her customers. A photographer often works long hours to accommodate her clients' needs and spends additional time on a computer enhancing digital photos or, in some cases still, in a darkroom processing film and making prints.



Hours of Operation

Pay and Job Outlook

2016 Salary Information for Photographers


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