Fashion Photographer (Female, Age 30) in DeLand, FL

This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 30 who works as a Fashion Photographer in DeLand, FL. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete our job profile survey so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.

At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleFashion Photographer
Salary$90,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week35
Company Size(not answered)
LocationDeLand, FL
Years Experience9 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Freelance

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Taking photos, editing, dressing sets

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
winter off

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Well

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I enjoy working with others and my job often entails just that.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I’m in the field in many different locales. I love it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 7
Benefits: 3
Hours: 8
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 1
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 7

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Refferral

What was the application process?
Phone interview and faxed over resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
No my hiring was based on my performance in school.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
My experience and academic background

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes I was shown what was expected for different scenerios that I carried with me into my freelance career.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
College and personal experience

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes I learned alot about color and how to use it on film

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes I learned how to interact with clients

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Network with working photographers. Wether through the Internet or seeking them out in the field or around town.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
An eye for detail, good people skills and an outgoing personality.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
No

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Always strive to improve.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes it is my dream job

What are your current career goals?
To get more clients

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
It is rewarding if you are willing to sacrafice being away from home on location for weeks at a time.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Editor1 year29000An eye for detail and knowing what looks the most inviting.
Prior Job 2Photographer2 years25000Portrait photography

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.7

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.6StetsonPhotography/masters
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

Ask a Question of this Mentor

This mentor has opted to receive questions from people interested in this career or job position. Please be respectful of their time and willingness to help. Include some basic relevant background so they can intelligently answer your question.