How do you pursue a Career in Photo Editing?

Kapil Rawat
Jul 30 · 3 min read

I think Photo Editing is a great Career option. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Photo Editing is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Photo Editing. I was Googling about a Career in Photo Editing and was lucky to find:

Chris Rathore’s professional point of view!

Chris Rathore has worked in Photo Editing for 5 years & 7 months. Chris Rathore has worked in Photo Editing as Photo Editor in Chris Rathore Photography. In Chris Rathore’s own words, this is how Chris Rathore got into Photo Editing: “I did my Schooling from Asian School, Dehradun. Then went on to do my Graduation from London, Brunel University. I started working on Photoshop in 2013. If you want to see my work, visit Chris Rathore photography.” I searched Chris Rathore on Google and found his profile on:

Career Video on Photo Editing

In a video, Chris Rathore has talked about various aspects of a Career in Photo Editing. She starting by explaining Photo Editing as: “Photo editing is the changing of images. These images can be digital photographs, illustrations, prints, or photographs on film. Some types of editing, such as airbrushing, are done by hand and others are done using photo editing programs like Photoshop, Gimp and Microsoft Paint.” It was an amazing video with great information.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Photo Editing is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Photo Editing. Chris Rathore touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Software
  • Types Of Photography
  • Latest Trends

Chris Rathore then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Photo Editing:

  • Technically Savvy
  • Precision
  • Practice
  • Patience
  • Creativity
  • Retouching Skills

Chris Rathore believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Photo Editing:

  • Work From Home
  • Monetary Potential
  • Cost Effective

And, Chris Rathore believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Photo Editing:

  • Client Satisfaction
  • Time Consuming
  • Back Up Issues

In the final section of the video Chris Rathore talks about How a day goes in a Career in Photo Editing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Photo Editing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


Career Counseling 2.0

This disposition on a Career in Photo Editing was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 — while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on:

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