questions to ask a photographer

If you had the chance to interview a photographer that you admired what questions would you ask? If there was only one question you were able to get an answer to, what would it be? Here you have 50 example questions for an interview with a professional photographer.


  1. Among the equipment that you own, is there something that you wish you hadn’t bought?
  2. Among your works, which one is your favorite?
  3. And what do you enjoy most and why?
  4. Are you a detail-oriented person?
  5. As how good would you describe your skills in that software?
  6. Describe your photographic style.
  7. Do you feel you want more work or are you busier than you can handle?
  8. Explain your work flow.
  9. From your point of view, what makes a good picture?
  10. How did famous photographers influence your thinking, photographing, and career path?
  11. How did you develop your style?
  12. How did you get from being an aspiring photographer to doing it full time, for a living?
  13. How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?
  14. How do you get paid to do what you want to do with your photography?
  15. How do you get the person in front of the camera in the way you want?
  16. How many sessions do you do per month?
  17. If you could take your art in any direction without fear of failure or rejection, where would it lead?
  18. In the field, what are your settings? (Aperture / Shutter Speed / ISO / White Balance / Focus – Manual/Auto / Image Format – RAW/JPEG)
  19. In your free time, what kind of pictures do you like to shoot, and which ones do you avoid?
  20. Is there any other photographer that you consider as a kind of idol?
  21. What are some of the biggest lessons in the business photography you have learned along the way?
  22. What do you do to always keep up with the times?
  23. What do you think is the difference between a professional photographer and any other hobby photographer?
  24. What does photography mean to you?
  25. What is the most challenging part about being a photographer for you?
  26. What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
  27. What is your best business tip for photographers just starting a business?
  28. What is your best photography tip?
  29. What is your best post processing tip?
  30. What is your best pricing tip for photographers?
  31. What is your favorite subject to photograph?
  32. What it is you want to say with your photographs?
  33. What kind of gear do you use? (camera body / lens / tripod / filters / flash / camera bag)
  34. What kind of tools do you use for post processing?
  35. What kind of tools do you use for post processing?
  36. What makes the good picture stand out from the average?
  37. What motivates you to continue taking pictures (economically, politically, intellectually or emotionally)?
  38. What new thing would you try?
  39. What photo-editing program do you use?
  40. What technology/software/camera gear do you use to keep focused on what you do best, as you photograph?
  41. What type of photography do you do most?
  42. What was your career path?
  43. What was your scariest moment as a photographer?
  44. What, in your opinion, is most important to consider while shooting portrait pictures?
  45. When you go in one of your travels, what all you take with you?
  46. Which editing software do you usually use?
  47. Which is your favorite lens?
  48. Which photographers influenced you?
  49. Whose work has influenced you most?
  50. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a photographer?
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *