Product Photographer Job Description

product photographer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Product Photographer Job Description

A product photographer is a photographer specializing in photographing products for marketing and advertising purposes.

Product photographers typically work at a non-photographic studio or at home.

The photographer is often assigned a product or group of products to photograph.

The photographer may follow the product instructions, or may come up with their own posing or lighting ideas.

After the photographer has completed the photo shoot, they assemble a selection of photos from the shoot and edit them as needed.

Product photography requires the photographer to be able to judge which images best represent the product.

The magic of the lens is often not enough to convince a customer to buy a product.

The photographer must be able to sell the product.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Product Photographer to take photos of products for our website. The photos should be high quality and show the products in a good light.

Product Photographer Duties:

  • Develop and maintain a photographic database of product images
  • Manage product photoshoots from concept to post-production
  • Maintain and promote high-quality work standards
  • Organize and maintain product image library
  • Oversee all photography-related product images
  • Develop photography workflow processes
  • Create photo mock-ups and product styling for web and print media
  • Instruct staff in photo shooting techniques
  • Maintain product library and ensure image availability
  • Ensure that photography processes are repeatable, scalable, and scalable
  • Develop product images, staging, and lighting for product photography
  • Manage all product photography equipment, including cameras, lighting, and backdrops
  • Inspire and produce product photography
  • Develop relationships with vendors
  • Write technical reports for photo shooting
  • Develop and maintain relationships with photographers and models

Product Photographer Responsibilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience and preferably some experience with digital SLRs. Having a working knowledge of Adobe’s Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bridge software is
  • preferred. Experience with Adobe After Effects is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Requirements And Skills:

  • Responsible for shooting product shots in the field or in the studio, and designing, preparing, and processing products for use in advertisements, catalogs, and other promotional materials
  • Photograph apparel, jewelry, accessories, and housewares, as well as architectural products
  • Use lighting, props, and backdrops to create visually appealing images
  • Location scout, prepare, and pack for travel, and budget and plan photo shoots and storage
  • Maintain production schedules and monitor workflow
  • Conduct client meetings, including marketing presentations, sales presentations, and promotional events
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with clients and vendors
  • Research and develop new photography techniques and materials
  • Attend photo shoots, including synthesizing edited photographs onto layouts, and selecting and retouching images for use in print or electronic publications
  • Manage and maintain equipment
  • Test and troubleshoot equipment

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values of diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, and ages. We also value the unique perspectives and experiences of veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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