Photographer Helper

Assist Still Photographers in taking and developing photographs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Photographer Helpers do?

Assists PHOTOGRAPHER, STILL in taking and developing photographs: Arranges lights and screens, sets up camera at proper angle, and moves objects to secure desired background for photographs as directed. Assists in darkroom duties, such as mixing chemical solutions and developing films. May label photographs. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Photographer Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Photographer Helper

    Photographer Helpers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Photographer Helper-related education!
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