Photo Assistants & Careers

From Assistant to Professional: Diana King’s Transition

January 30, 2013

By David Walker

© Diana King

From an editorial fashion shoot for Zooey magazine. Diana King developed her skills and style by scheduling frequent test shoots with models, stylists and makeup artists who were also trying to launch their careers.

Diana King spent eight years working in the film industry, with aspirations to become a director. Then she quit and started over in photography because it fulfilled her need for instant creative gratification, she says. King, who is a fashion photographer based in Los Angeles, explains how she went from a photo intern to working professional over the last four...

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