This means that you have operated or worked in a professional environment and run things in this job. This usually refers to a larger company, rather than a smaller company.
How long it takes to become an architectOn average, it takes about 12 and a half years to become an architect in the United States—from the time you enroll in college to the moment you receive a license. Each jurisdiction sets its own requirements for licensure, so it’s a good idea to check with your state licensing board first.
- In most states, you’ll need to earn a degree from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)—a Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, or Doctor of Architecture.
- Once you graduate high school, you can start earning real-world experience through the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP™). To complete the program, candidates must document 3,740 hours across six experience areas.
- Finally, you’ll need to pass the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), which is the six-part national licensing exam. In most states, you can complete the AXP and take the exam at the same time.
After you do all of that, you may now legally call yourself an "architect!"
Architecture in the UK
To become an architect in the UK it requires a total of 5 years at university and 2 years of professional work placement.
It is split into 3 parts: you obtain your part 1 after 3 years of university study obtaining your bachelors of architecture and one year of work placement. Then a further two years of university secures you your part 2. To complete your part 3 requires another year of practice and the sitting of a final exam. Once qualified you register with the Architects Registration Board and then you can call yourself an architect.
A fashion designer designs clothes, basically. Sometimes they combine different styles together, and sometimes they make up entirely new stuff. They also just add accessories to stuff, like jeans for example, so that it would look better. They find new ways to attract customers to buy there stuff. They draw and design clothes also so that people can see the latest fashion statements and trends. Also, a fashion designer is a very general type of person. Someone can be a fashion designer without actually creating an actually outfit. They can just work in the fashion industry and be a fashion designer.
I deleted all the answers to this question because none of them actually answered the question. There were a lot of really nice answers to the question, "what is a photographer?" Unfortunately, that was not the question that was asked.
The answer to this question is, "it depends."
First things first: The most important thing a photographer can have is NOT a camera. It is the realization that the photography business is about ten percent art, ninety percent convincing people to pay you for it. They call it the photography BUSINESS for a reason.
Once you've got this, you need a few other things.
You need business knowledge. You need to know about profit and loss statements, taxation, and all the other things any other businessman does.
You need money. LOTS of money. You need enough money that you won't have to worry about money. The best photographers I've ever seen are married to professionals like doctors or lawyers. If you're worried about money you're not going to be creative, you're going to take pictures you know you can sell. As one of my friends put it, when you're broke is no time to be fancy or creative.
You need to know what kind of photos you are going to make. If you are a landscape photographer, like I am, you won't do well shooting portraits. Conversely, a portraitist shouldn't get a job shooting in factories.
Once you have decided what kind of photos you plan to make, you will then know what equipment you are going to need. For instance, a portrait photographer will need:
at least two cameras
a slightly long focal length lens--on my RB67 I would want a 180mm, but on that camera a "normal" lens is either 90mm or 127mm. (My normal lens is the 127.)
a studio flash system with at least three heads--more are better. Some photographers use eight heads for portraiture.
Light modifiers like softboxes or umbrellas
at least one posing stool
some backgrounds, sets, props and other things to use to make the pictures interesting
somewhere to use as studio space
soft-focus filters--the reigning king of soft-focus filters is the Zeiss Softar, but they are outrageously expensive.
a dressing room with a mirror
After all that, consider that some portrait photographers also offer hair and makeup services; if you go that way you'll either need to hire someone and have them bring their own products and tools, or you will need to learn those two skills and buy your own materials.
Someone who wants to specialize in photographing industrial machinery will need cameras, a full range of lenses (because it's hard to back up 50 feet to get an entire cotton gin in frame when the building it's in is only 40 feet long), a spot meter, an extremely powerful lighting system, tripods, a hard hat, to be drug free because the factories you will work in require anyone on the premises to be tested...
A couple of additional bits of advice: The importance of business acumen cannot be overstated. The owner of a very successful studio once said to me, "Given the choice between a mediocre photographer who was a fine businessman, and a brilliant photographer who was a poor businessman, I will always hire the businessman, because any fool can take pictures but business is the real art." (It must be cautioned that this commercial studio made outstanding pictures as well. But the point was made.) In my experience, if you are not married to money, then you must have in the bank enough operating capital to keep yourself, your family and your business alive for at least one full year. My recommendation would be that if you do not have this much money, do not start the business. Many successful photographers of my acquaintance took early retirement from jobs that paid them well, had saved their money and also had excellent pensions. Some were retired military. But that was 30 years ago and the world economy has drastically changed, so this may no longer work as well as it did. Also from experience I would recommend that you own your building and the ground it stands on. If you rent or lease you are too vulnerable to being driven from your location. Finally, get yourself an education, and not just in photography, although that's important for the nuts and bolts of the work. One of my teachers used to say that all photographic equipment is just hammers: if you know how to use one, you can drive a nail; if you don't, you'll hit your thumb. Make sure you take those business courses without which you will not be successful, and don't neglect the arts and humanities. It's easier to be creative if you have a broad base of human understanding and a knowledge of what has gone before
You need proggramming qualification, mental maths and a gaming desire,