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Photography is an art where photographers take visually appealing photos of people and objects, edit them to adjust lighting, background and orientation, and prepare the final high quality photo for distribution and publication. Professional photographers are not only skilled in the art of taking good photos, but also have a deep knowledge of the software used for editing and publishing, and the technical requirements of the work. A very important sub-category of photography is advertising photography, and advertising and editorial photographers take pictures of products, ideas or services, for the purpose of marketing and publishing in magazines, newspapers and hoardings. The purpose of this is to attract viewers and increase sales for the brand.

What Advertising Photographers Do?

Advertising photographers have a very deep knowledge of marketing strategies and can take compelling photos based on specific customer requirements for the purpose of advertising their brand, products and services. They also take photos for promotion on social media. Social media marketers use these to create relevant content and supporting visuals for running social media campaigns. They approach a project by taking several pictures of a given product from various different angles. They then sort through these photos meticulously and only retain those that can be further edited to be used for various purposes. These purposes may include marketing or advertising graphics for social media posts, commercials and ad films. Photographers usually use highly sophisticated software for editing the photos and create effects such as blurred backgrounds, appropriate lighting, and highlighting the product. The final selected and edited photos are then delivered to the client for use in marketing and publication.

If you are looking for an advertising and editorial photographer for providing compelling, engaging and inspiring photos of your products, you can find them on some of the top freelance marketplaces, like Guru. However, you need to ensure that your freelancer has:

  • A very strong portfolio of photos of products in different categories.

  • The aptitude to understand evolving trends in advertising photography.

  • Very good capability in using editing software for editing the photos appropriately before final delivery.

Qualifications of Advertising Photographers

It is ideal that your freelancer has:

  • A formal or informal education in the field of photography with the ability to take compelling photos and an eye for intriguing pictures.

  • Deep, technical knowledge of the different types of cameras, films and digital equipment.

  • Knowledge of photo editing software programs such as Photoshop, CorelDraw and InDesign, so that the photographer can sufficiently edit the photos to give a stunning final look.

Benefits of Freelance Advertising Photographers

A lot of people preferring to hire self-employed advertising and editorial photographers providing online freelance services and many skilled digital photographers are available on some of the best websites to get freelance work. These people have the experience of working with a lot of different clients and have, over the years, developed a keen sense of design and photography.

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