Becoming A Photo Editor

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The task of a photo editor is to work closely with photographers to get just the right photographs to publish in magazines, newspapers and other visual publications. The job does not entail actually taking the photos. They simply make sure that the right photographer is hired to obtain and produce the perfect photo. If you are skilled at dealing with people and love the art of photography, then this job may be perfect for you. These guidelines explain how to be a successful photo editor.

Begin with a good education. To get any job in the media industry - whether it is at a magazine, paper or anything else - it is important to have a college diploma or university degree. Realistically, an aspiring photo editor should take courses in journalism, art, media, marketing and of course, photography. There is not dedicated course to take, but for a photo editor, these courses are a good start.

Get the skills. Once you have finished with school, the next step involves getting the right skills. Above all, a photo editor needs a great deal of knowledge about photography. They must get experience in designing a 'look' or a 'feel' for an article. Photo editors have to be good at visualizing concepts, using the ideas in the stories and articles and enhancing them with the perfect photo. Photo editors also know many photographers who specialize in taking different types of pictures. You can't have too many contacts in this field.

Pics Print has a built-in photo editor that lets you crop, resize, rotate, and color-correct images. Users who enjoy adding artistic effects to their photos can blur, emboss, and sharpen the images, add borders, and produce an unlimited variety of creative touches. There is even a red-eye remover that takes out the red circles that the camera's flash often adds to portraits.

You can create instant greeting cards with Pics Print's card wizard. Simply select an image, add text, and print. Using the built-in templates, or templates which you create yourself, you can create family album pages, sales sheets, and any kind of printed pages in just a few minutes. In addition to that, Pics Print lets you create huge posters that are up to 20 sheets tall and 20 sheets wide.

This type of photography involves different lighting techniques, compositions, equipment and photo editing techniques. Every good photograph that you see has undergone numerous pre and post production processes apart from clicking the picture with the right exposure and lighting. You will learn about all these techniques in a good course and will implement the same in the college studio or a hired one that will eventually turn as a part of your portfolio.

However, you have two options open once you complete your course and start your career. You can either work in some reputed organization as a staff photographer or attract clients on your own. If you wish to build a career as an individual, your path can be harder but you can earn more income. Building a website, contacting and maintain communication with clients and constant marketing of your services are the important steps involved in building a career as an individual photographer. These are the steps that such schools do not cover in detail but you should learn on your own. Strong determination and confidence can help you to succeed as a great photographer.

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This article was published on 2010/12/27