1. You need either a bachelor's degree in visual arts, specializing in photography, or specialized training in photography in high school, college or specialized training schools, or you need extensive on-the-job training under the supervision of a photographer.
2. You may need experience in, or knowledge of, computerized photography/digital imaging.
3. You need to demonstrate your creative/technical ability with a portfolio of your work.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.