Art Director (Photography)

An art director for photography will work closely with a photographer to get the most out of a shoot, whether that’s for editorial, advertising or artwork. Often working on the project from the very start until the final images have been delivered, their responsibilities might include initial research and developing and finalising ideas, sourcing a team for a shoot, location scouting, casting, before overseeing editing and retouching. While the photographer will more often than not have the final word on aesthetic decisions, the art director will have major influence, keeping the intended purpose and audience for the images in mind at all times.

Please Note: The world of creative careers is broad and ever-evolving. While our descriptions aim to capture the essence of a role, we appreciate that no two jobs will be the same. We’re always looking to grow, expand and add to these roles, so if you feel we are missing something please let us know!

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