Survey for Professional Photographers

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  1. Adrianaclaire

    Adrianaclaire TPF Noob!

    May 9, 2010
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    I'm a high school student interested in working as a photographer when I'm older and have some questions listed below; if some professional photographers are kind enough to share their experiences, I'd greatly appreciate it! :hug::

    1. Name:
    2. Link to your gallery:
    3. In what areas of professional photography do you work?
    4. Are you employed by a photography company? Are you a member of any organizations? If so, which ones?
    5. What are a few typical aspects of preparation and completion of assignments?
    6. Did you complete any training or photographic studies in school?
    7. What is a typical photo assignment like?
    8. How many hours per week do you usually work?
    9. What is your favorite part about working as a photographer?
    10. What is your least favorite part about working as a photographer?
    11. What is the most crucial equipment to your business?
    12. To what extent do you retouch portraits?
    13. How did your interest in professional photography begin?
    14. Do you market your services? If so, do you do so primarily on the Internet or through other sources?
    15. How crucial is marketing to your business?
    16. To what extent would you say that the photography industry has been affected by the recent economic slump?
    17. What are your favorite subjects to photograph?
    18. What has been your most memorable experience as a photographer?
    19. What do you think is the best way to enter the industry?
    20. How do you determine pricing for your services? How often do you change your rates?

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