Sample Cover Letter For Photographer

Photographer cover letter

View this sample cover letter for a photographer, or download the photographer cover letter template in Word.

Having trouble getting your career path in focus? To be considered for top photographer jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a photographer, or download the photographer cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about creative design careers and look for photographer jobs on Monster.

Photographer cover letter template

Chris Jones
Sometown, NC 55555 | | (555) 555-5555 | Online Portfolio URL

December 8, 2017

Ms. Mary Hart
HR Manager
ABC Company
55 Bridge Rd.
Sometown, NC 55555

Re: Photographer Position n Advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Hart:

After reviewing the product photographer job posting on Monster, I am confident I can support your creative department in producing high-quality product shots for marketing and social media.

I offer 12 years of commercial studio and on-location experience, producing photos from idea conception to end production. My work has been featured in leading publications (e.g., DEF Publication, GHI Magazine and JKL Home & Garden) as well as global campaigns for MNO Co., PQR Co. and STU Co.

Currently a photographer for an online marketing and communications firm, I produce images for catalog, website and social media marketing. I plan, prepare, light, compose and edit 100+ images each day for a range of products, from jewelry, fashion and food to restaurant, hotel and other on-location shots.

Skilled at creating images that capture attention on social media, thousands of my images have appeared on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr. I play a key role in the visual storytelling and branding of leading consumer product companies and contribute to successful marketing campaigns.

Previously, I traveled throughout the U.S. to capture nature, landscape and architectural photography for print magazines and websites as a staff photographer for XYZ Publication Company.

I have comprehensive knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Bridge, Illustrator and Capture One Pro; studio and lighting setups; and photography equipment including Canon cameras (I currently shoot with an EOS 5D Mark IV). You can say I’m obsessed with learning about and applying the latest advances in photography tools, services and equipment to improve image quality and automate workflows.

Let’s discuss how I can translate strategic vision into high-quality, memorable images for your brand. Please review my portfolio at and call me at (555) 555-5555 to set up an interview. Thank you.

Chris Jones

Enclosure: Résumé

Mike Lensman
2 Zoom St
Vista VIC 3374
T: (03) 6492 1275
M: 0476 476 370


Pamela Rama
Your House
125 Sellers St
Melbourne VIC 3000

Dear Ms Rama

Re: In-house Photographer position

I am writing to apply for the position of In-house Photographer at Your House, as advertised recently on

I am a highly organised and motivated professional photographer with a wealth of experience in a range of photographic styles and services, including real estate photography, commercial photography, travel photography, weddings and portraits.

For the past two years I have been working as a freelance photographer, working on a wide range of projects for advertisers, magazines, real estate agencies, publishers and individual clients. I have a great deal of experience in retouching, editing and uploading photographs for online publishing, as well as preparing photographs for print production.

Prior to freelancing, I worked for renowned real estate firm MJ Chooker, where I photographed properties for their website and for print. I also photographed and prepared marketing material and played a significant role in the redesign of the company website.

I pride myself on my ability to make the most of every photo, to be creative and resourceful in my approach and to have a keen eye for lighting and detail. I am well accustomed to working to tight deadlines, and working multiple jobs at once. I am also fully qualified, with a Diploma of PhotoImaging, and I have all my own equipment and transport.

I would love the opportunity to use my skills to create arresting, eye-catching images for Your House as In-house Photographer. To see samples of my work, please see my online portfolio at

My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.

Yours faithfully,

[sign here]

Mike Lensman


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