Fashion Photographer

Capturing the essence of style through photography


Fashion photographers are mindful of how clothing is displayed in promoting campaigns, catalogues and design magazines. They work closely with designers and mold the outlook to portray a specified picture for the brand. They work in studios or carry out shoots in various locations. 

The fashion industry is exceedingly competitive; most picture takers work in an independent premise and must construct up their notoriety and inevitably to have their own studio in case photography is to be a sole source of pay.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 with at least 50% marks in Humanities from any recognised board. 
  • Students can opt for a Bachelor's degree in fashion photography or photography.

 For Masters

  • To gain job market knowledge, one can opt for a Master's degree in fashion photography. 
  • Working with an experienced photographer can help you gain great expertise in fashion photography.

Job Roles

The field of fashion photography aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the fashion photography field presents innumerable job profiles:  

  • Fashion Houses
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Fashion Magazines
  • Fashion Labels
  • Fashion Shows
  • Fashion Websites
  • Fashion Studios
  • Catalogues
  • Event Management Organisations
  • Fashion Exhibitions
  • Self-Employment

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the fashion photography field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Elle
  • Femina
  • Vogue India
  • Myntra
  • Verve
  • Lakme
  • Tanishq
  • Grazia
  • Photographers Direct


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a fashion photographer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹5,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹15,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹30,00,000 


  • Attention to Detail
  • Trend Identification
  • Artistic skills
  • Good Eyesight 
  • Practical Knowledge
  • Communication skills


There is such a high scope of fashion photography in the fashion industry. From working solo to working for big brands, a fashion photographer has lofty demand. As the fashion industry is expanding, the future scope of the fashion photography field is widening.

Dabboo Ratnani, Indrani Paul Chaudhuri, Vikram, Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon to name a few are the most recognised fashion photographers worldwide. These fashion photographers have made their own mark and now are the leading photographers of the fashion industry. To follow their steps and right career guidance, you can also become the next on the list of famous fashion photographers.


  • Creative Job
  • Opportunity to work with big brands
  • Meet new people
  • Enhancement of Creative Skills
  • Handsome Salary


  • This field has a lot of struggle 
  • Not rewarding unless you become a popular photographer
  • High Competition
  • Challenging