All About Becoming a Fashion / Wardrobe Stylist #2
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so basically the photographer is the team leader??
but in my previous jobs, i was the one choosing the theme, the location and i had my say on the pictures as well
who gets paid the most?? or where does a stylist stand??
In most cases, yes ... the photographer is hired to do the job and he hires the people he needs for his crew and they report to him ... sort of. They also need to respond to the client's needs ...it's a delicate dance, if the photog and the client want different things.
If you were in charge and picked the photog and the concpet of the shoot ... you were acting as an "art director" in addition to working as the stylist ... that's a whole other job. You should have been paid twice!
The photographer gets paid more than anyone on the crew (unless you happen to be a top stylist ... but then, you still wouldn't work with a photographer that was not just as great ... so he's (or she) is still going to get more pay). Stylists get paid a similar day rate as the makeup and hair people do. Of course ... they work numerous days researching, pulling, prepping and returning ... so because they work more days to get it all done, they will get paid more for the gig. But then they can't work as many gigs as hair an makeup people ... because they are working those extra days ... so it evens out in the end.
I can't resist this ... Where does the stylist stand? ... Usually right behind the photographer when he's shooting, if he will allow it !!
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