Studio assistant job description

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Studio assistant job description
A studio assistant helps the photographer set up backgrounds and lighting. (studio umbrella image by jimcox40 from

A professional in a studio setting photographs portraits of family members and pets. A studio assistant helps the photographer with clients and administrative tasks. According to information found at, a studio assistant in the United States earned an annual average salary of £16,900 in August 2010.

Job Duties

Preparing set backgrounds and lighting to create moods is a key job duty. The studio assistant is also in charge of keeping inventories of film and photographic materials well stocked. She typically assists in developing and printing film.

Skill Requirements

Knowledge of how to operate digital photography processing and printing equipment is required. Familiarity with a variety of photography software programs is necessary. Organizational abilities are necessary to keep the photography studio's files and records in order.

Preferred Background

Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent. Formal training or education in photography or digital photography technology is desirable. Prior experience working with photographers is a plus.

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