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.
You may need experience in, or knowledge of, computerized photography/digital imaging.
You need to demonstrate your creative/technical ability with a portfolio of your work.
Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has an undergraduate university degree.
High School Diploma