Photographer resume sample

View this sample resume for a photographer, or download the photographer resume template in Word.

Photographer resume sample

To be a successful candidate for the leading photographer jobs, you need to develop your resume and get yourself some decent exposure, says resume expert Kim Isaacs. Think of the effort you put into setting up the perfect shot—your resume requires the same kind of attention. For writing tips, view this sample resume for a photographer that Isaacs created below, or download the photographer resume template in Word. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), you'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaNew YorkFloridaTexas, and Illinois; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityLos AngelesChicago, Orlando, and Atlanta

As a photographer, you can expect to earn a median wage of $32,490 per year, or $15.62 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can search for photographer jobs on Monster.

Photographer resume template

Marnie Silver | Photography
Sometown, NJ | 555-555-5555 | | Portfolio URL

Photo Galleries: Families ► Weddings ► Business Portraits ► Seniors ► Pets ► Sports ► Holidays

Creative, high-energy photographer producing premium-quality photos in studio settings. Dedicated to creating memories that last a lifetime while driving sales and studio profits. Manage all facets of photo shoots including scheduling, designing sets, shooting, photo editing, collaborating with clients and closing add-on sales. Strong digital/technical skills; use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC daily.


Photographer, 2013 to Present | ABC Company — Sometown, NJ

  • Complete studio photography assignments, from family portraits to weddings, engagements, corporate headshots, pets, holiday themes and infant/toddler photo shoots. Leverage interpersonal skills to quickly build rapport with subjects. Credited by company owner for helping drive an average 10% revenue increase YOY.

Photography Studio Technician (Internship), 2013 | Mary Jones Studio — Sometown, NJ

  • Completed 5-month internship at a leading Sometown photography studio. Provided retouching services, image optimization, color conversions/corrections and other digital support for commercial clients.


ABC Institute of New Jersey — Sometown, NJ

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Major in Photography, 2013

  • Course Highlights: Digital Photography, Graphics in Print Media, Lighting for Photography, Innovations in Digital Imaging, Photographic Aesthetics, Color Theory, The Business of Photography

Member: PPANJ (Professional Photographers of America – New Jersey)


  • 2nd Place, ABC Print Competition, 16x20 Category, 2017
  • Global Photography Award, Portrait Category, 2016
  • 3rd Place, Contemporary Photograph Award, Ashford Arts Center, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, LensFirst, Still Life, 2015
  • Commendation, Art Council International, Portrait Category, 2014


“A million thanks for capturing my daughter’s unique beauty in her school portraits – we’re going to have a hard time picking just one for the yearbook photo.” – Celeste Smith
“You captured our wedding with heartwarming photos. Thank you. I’ll see you at the next event.” – Bill Matthews


Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Software: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Experience Design, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Animate, Dreamweaver, Fuse, Adobe Muse, Acrobat Pro DC); ActionScript; Final Cut Pro X; QuarkXPress; Capture One Pro; macOS


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