You’ll usually need experience and a portfolio of work. A qualification in photography can help you learn technical and creative skills, although many photographers are self-taught.You could start as a photographer’s assistant and work your way up.You may be able to get into this job through an apprenticeship.Creative Skillset has more information on industries that use photographers.You’ll need:composition, design and technical abilityorganisational and time-management skillsexcellent communication, IT and marketing skills
attention to detail.You’ll usually specialise in one area like fashion, portrait, wedding or e-commerce photography. You could take still or moving images. You may work for companies or individual clients, on a freelance or employed basis. You may also create and sell your own images.using industry software to edit and process imageschecking accurate colour match and image qualitychoosing the best images for the client to use online or in printmarketing and running your business