What is an Expedition Photographer?

Expedition Photographer Job Description

Expedition photographers are responsible for capturing photographic images during scientific, research, commercial or leisure oriented expeditions.



Typical Job Duties

• Confer with clients or managers to gain thorough understanding of photographic needs

• Plan and prepare for the types of photographs that will be needed

• Ensure there is sufficient funding for the expedition

• Compile comprehensive visual records of expeditions from preparation to finish

• Capture striking and visually appealing photographs

• May capture photographs for cataloging purposes

• Ensure to respect the wildlife, environment and people in the location of the exhibition

• Assemble specific photography kit for expedition from personal collection

• Acquire and maintain new equipment as needed



Scholarships for Becoming an Expedition Photographer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Expedition Photographer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Fine Arts Scholarships page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Expedition Photographer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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