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Photographer Overview

Job Description

A freelance photographer is a self-employed professional who provides photography services on a project basis. They typically work independently and are hired by clients for various purposes such as weddings, events, portraits, commercial shoots, and more. Their responsibilities include capturing high-quality images, editing and retouching photos, delivering the final product to the client, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Freelance photographers may also be involved in arranging and coordinating shoots, selecting suitable locations, managing equipment, and maintaining a portfolio to showcase their work. They must have a keen eye for detail, excellent technical skills, creativity, and the ability to work with clients to understand their specific needs and expectations.

Most Common Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, and DSLR - For more data, check Photographer skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$127 - This number comes from our open-source Photographer hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • Ansel Adams, a renowned American photographer, once said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it."
  • The first permanent color photograph was taken in 1861 by a Scottish physicist named James Clerk Maxwell.
  • Peter Lik holds the record for selling the most expensive photograph in history, with his work "Phantom" being sold for $6.5 million.


  • "Photographers capture more than just moments; they freeze time, steal souls, and expose the unseen beauty in the blink of an eye."
  • "Photographers capture the beauty of the world, freeze a moment in time, and tell a story without words. Through their lens, they show us the extraordinary in the ordinary and remind us to see the world through new eyes."
  • "Behind every great photographer is a tripod... and a lot of patience for awkward family poses."

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