Explore Careers Create Career Profile Food Photographer Holland Code: Create Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange In A Nutshell I work with a food stylist to set up photo shoots to make the food look really yummy. I decide on the location of a shoot, and arrange the lighting and camera in the position that I think will produce the best pictures. I run the behind-the-scenes of the business, including talking with customers, handling money, and networking to find more businesses that want to use my skills. Swipe Potential Salary Range $12.00- 30.00 Hourly Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan Working at photo shoots is very exciting and fast paced. The editing process gets done at my office which is a much calmer and lower-energy environment Workplace Indoor Job Requirements & Duties Help stylists set up a shot in a way that makes food look good in a photo Take artistic photos of food Go through photos with customers and understand what features they like in each shot Edit shots for final production Keep records of time use and expenses Network with potential customers to get future jobs Education & Training No specific education is absolutely required, but a university degree in visual arts or a college diploma focusing on photography is helpful. Having lots of on-the-job training is what most employers are interested in. 100all Job Outlook Food photography is a very specialized part of the job market, so there might be some tough competition to make a name in this career. Related School Subjects Arts Education Ed. Prof. et Tech. Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Food Photography Important Skills Computer & Technological I know the ins and outs of working with a digital camera, and I’m also very comfortable working with photo editing software. Detail-Oriented When taking pictures of food, every single part of the photo is important. When I’m editing, I make sure I fix every single tiny imperfection so that the final product is beautiful! interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal Not only do I work closely with a food stylist, I spend a lot of time talking with my customers to make sure my photos are exactly what they’re looking for so they’ll hire me for future shoots. Money Management Most food photographers work freelance, so I’m responsible for organizing the money that comes in and making sure expenses are all taken care of. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Creative Work Own Boss Work Changes Daily Using Technology Similar Careers Food Stylist Helpful Links Food Photography Jobs in Canada: A Guide YouTube - How to get this job: Food photographer Infographic - Principles of Food Photography snapAG- Eating Local Career Glossary Networking Freelance Expenses References Food Photographers. (2020). Photographer in Canada. (2020). Food Photographer Job Description. (2017). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.