Philosophically and Potentially Perfect Jobs

P is for… Photographer!

This may be one of my favorite cool jobs, because who doesn’t love taking photos?

Of course, becoming a professional photographer is a lot more work than simply snapping pix on your iPhone.

“It’s almost like looking in a mirror” (photo credit: Adam Moralee)

As with becoming a writer, there are many different genres of photography in which one might specialize. You could be a fashion photographer, a portrait photographer, a science or industrial photographer, a food photographer… and the list goes on.

“Photojournalism” (photo credit: Oliver Symens)

One of the most important parts of becoming a photographer is, of course, having a “good eye.” Being able to spot a great photo waiting to happen is just one skill that a pro has honed, along with figuring out the best lighting, how to arrange people or objects within a composition, creating artistic or commercial images that fit the needs of an intended audience or client, and how cameras themselves mechanically (or digitally) function to create interesting effects.

And then, there’s Photoshop!

So how does one become a professional photographer? Read on for more info from the pros themselves…

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Other Perfect Jobs That Start With P

  • Page
  • Painter
  • Paleontologist
  • Paralegal
  • Paramedic
  • Park Ranger
  • Pastry Chef
  • Pathologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Perfumer
  • Pharmacist
  • Philologist
  • Philosopher
  • Physicist
  • Pianist
  • Police Officer
  • Profiler
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Puppeteer

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8 thoughts on “Philosophically and Potentially Perfect Jobs”

    1. I’m more into snapping photos, now that I have a digital camera with me at all times on my phone, but sorting through all those images? Now that’s a nightmare!

    1. I’m definitely much more interested in photography as a hobby, too. I’d rather have fun with it than get too technical, although it might be nice to learn how to improve my “iPhoneography” one day…

    1. Ah, yes! That’s another good P job. There are a lot that didn’t make the cut, since I wanted to keep it slightly manageable, but I may have to explore that one in more detail in the book. 🙂

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