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Become a Freelance Fashion Photographer in The Sims 4

Hire photo subjects, select the clothes, set the subjects in the appropriate poses, and capture the magic. Build a home photo studio, or take your camera and tripod on location to get the best shots. Don’t forget to self-promote by uploading your photos to Fashion Simstagram!

You’ll need The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff Pack to unlock this career.

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How to become a Freelance Fashion Photographer

To find the Fashion Photographer career you’ll have to pick the career; Freelancer.

  1. Become a Freelancer
    Go to your phone and choose ‘Find a Job’. Now pick the Freelancer career to become a Fashion Photographer.
  2. Select an Agency
    To become a Fashion Photographer you’ll have to choose the ‘Tomorrow’s Style’ agency.

Freelancer Career
Be your own boss! Set your own work schedule! Sounds good, right? If you’re both self-disciplined and determined, a career as a freelancer may be the right path for you. Multiple trades available to work within; agencies are standing by to connect you with eager clients today!

How to Earn Simoleons and get a Raise

You can earn Simoleons by accepting gigs. You’ll get paid more depending on the level of you photography skill, quality of the photo, pay per gig and your hourly fee.

Ambitious Sims get a boost while lazy Sims take longer to get the raise. When your performance maxed out you’ll be given a raise. You can unlock some very interesting interactions like the ability to edit a photo’s mood enhancement.

You’ll start with §55 per hour.

First raise

Your Sim will now make an additional §10 per hour, for a grand total of §65 per hour.

  • Supreme Freelancer Award
  • Increased Pay on all Gigs
  • ClickShot P10 Mirrorless Camera

Second raise

Your Sim will now make an additional §10 per hour, for a grand total of §75 per hour.

Rewards:

  • Collage Photo Frame

Third raise

Your Sim will now make an additional §10 per hour, for a grand total of §85 per hour.

Rewards:

  • Ability to use a computer to Edit a Photo’s Mood Enhancement (angry, confident, flirty, focused, playful, sad) There’s a chance the edit will fail and you’ll lose the photograph.

Fourth raise

Your Sim will now make an additional §10 per hour, for a grand total of §95 per hour.

Rewards:

  • MixPix Portrait Digital Photo Frame (for vertical photographs)

Fifth raise

Your Sim will now make an additional §10 per hour, for a grand total of §105 per hour.

Rewards:

  • MixPix Landscape Digital Photo Frame (for horizontal photographs)
  • Authorized to Submit Photos for possible selection to become Magazine Cover (click on the photo for this interaction)

More raises

Each time you’ll get a raise you’ll make an additional §10 per hour and there’s a chance you’ll get an additional bonus for your hard work varying between 1,000 and 2,000 Simoleons. You won’t get new objects or interactions after the fifth raise.

Use cheats to level up the Fashion Photography career

You can also use this cheat to give your Sim a raise/promotion in the freelance Fashion Photographer career:

careers.promote Fashion_Photographer


How to check for gigs

Go to your career panel in the lower right corner of your screen. Click on the icon to see gigs that are available. You can also use the computer to check for gigs when you choose the option Freelancer. You’ll get new gigs each day after 3:00 AM.

Completing Gigs

Complete gigs to improve career performance. Finishing gigs quickly will result in an increased performance boost and bonus payments. Canceled or unfinished gigs will lower performance.

The gigs are completely random each day so make sure to check regularly for new gig to earn Simoleons. They also have a time limit to complete the gig. For most gigs you need to complete the ‘Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram’ goal. It will take 1-2 days for the photo’s to return to you so make sure you start taking photos a few days before the deadline ends.

While freelancers don’t receive promotions, improving performance will increase their standing with their trade’s agency, which leads to higher base pay and unlockable rewards! You’ll find the amount of Simoleons you will receive for the current gig in the career menu ‘Gig Payout’.

What happens when you don’t finish the gig on time?
You’ll lose performance and you won’t get paid.

All Available Gigs

A lot of different gigs with different goals. Look for the right one if you’re having trouble completing one of the gigs.

Athletic Wear for the Couch Potato

Minimum pay: §235
Required Skill: Photography Level 1

  • Take a Photo of Two Sims in Athletic Wear
    Ask your subjects to change into an athletic outfit. Then use the camera and tripod to photograph those Sims. You’ll only need one extra Sim and your own Sim. You can choose the option ‘Take Picture With’ and both of you will stand in front of the camera.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Jazzed for Jammies Spring Catalog

Minimum pay: §345
Required Skill: Photography Level 1

  • Take a Photo of Sims in a Relaxed Pose
    Ask your subjects to change into sleepy wear and take a photo when the Sim is in a relaxed pose.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Silver Screen Sleep Wear

Minimum pay: §428
Required Skill: Photography Level 1

  • Take a Photo of Sims in Sleep wear
    Ask your subject to change into sleep wear and take photos. Take at least 5 photographs, it doesn’t matter how many Sim are on it as long as they all wear sleep wear.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Titanium Teens Athletic Apparel

Minimum pay: §435
Required Skill: Photography Level 1

  • Take a Photo of Sims in Athletic Wear
    Ask your subject to change into athletic wear and take photos. Take at least 5 photographs, it doesn’t matter how many Sim are on it as long as they all wear athletic wear.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Casual and Stylish

Minimum pay: §488
Required Skill: Photography Level 1

  • Take a Photo of Sims in a Thoughtful Pose
    Ask your subject to change into an everyday outfit and set them in a thoughtful pose.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Everyday Activities Fashion Shoot

Minimum pay: §6,030
Required Skill: Photography Level 1

  • Take a Photo of Sims in an Everyday Outfit
    Ask your subject to change into an everyday outfit and take photos. Take at least 5 photographs, it doesn’t matter how many Sim are on it as long as they all wear everyday outfits.
  • Submit Photo for Client’s Approval
    Click on a Photo and select Submit Photo for Client’s Approval. You can select only one photo to submit and you won’t get it back.

Genius Professor Outdoor Wear Study

Minimum pay: §680
Required Skill: Photography Level 1

  • Take a Photo of Sims in an Everyday Outfit
    Ask your subject to change into an everyday outfit and take photos.
  • Submit Photo for Client’s Approval
    Click on the photo to submit it.

Ad Campaign for Local Pool Venue

Minimum pay: §500
Required Skill: Photography Level 2

  • Take a Photo of Sims in Swim Wear
    Ask your subject to change into swimwear and take photos. Take at least 5 photographs, it doesn’t matter how many Sim are on it as long as they all wear swimwear.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Mostly Fashionable Formals

Minimum pay: §800
Required Skill: Photography Level 2

  • Change a Sim’s Outfit
    Place a Sim on the subject mark. Select the Sim and Ask to Change to select new clothes (pick formal clothes)
  • Take a Photo of Sims in Formal Wear
    You can ask any age to change into formal wear. It will count towards completing your goal.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Secrets and Simoleons

Minimum pay: §1,100
Required Skill: Photography Level 2

  • Take a Photo of Sims in Formal Wear
    Ask a young adult to change into formal wear. Make sure you’ll only photograph young adults in formal wear without any other ages present, or else it won’t count towards completing the goal.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Little Darlings Formal Attire

Minimum pay: §1,300
Required Skill: Photography Level 2

  • Take a Photo of Sims in Formal Wear
    Ask a kid to change into formal wear. Make sure you’ll only photograph kids in formal wear without toddlers, adults etc present, or else it won’t count towards completing the goal.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Wet or Dry Swimwear

Minimum pay: §1,300
Required Skill: Photography Level 2

  • Take a Photo of a Group of Three Sims
    Ask your subjects to change into swimwear. You’ll need tree Sim in one photograph to complete this goal. You can also drop by a public pool to gather around Sim in swimwear.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Set the Stage

Minimum pay: §1,888
Required Skill: Photography Level 3

  • Take a Photo of a Sim posing in front of a Fashion Studio Backdrop
    Both the ‘Photo Drape and the ’Fashion Studio Backdrop count towards completing the goal. As long as your Sim takes a fashion pose.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Estella Landgraab Fashions

Minimum pay: §2,555
Required Skill: Photography Level 3

  • Take a Photo of a Sim posing in front of a Fashion Studio Backdrop
    Both the ‘Photo Drape and the ’Fashion Studio Backdrop count towards completing the goal. As long as your Sim takes a fashion pose.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Lights! Camera! Fashion!

Minimum pay: §1,340
Required Skill: Photography Level 4

  • Take a Photo of a Sim in a Fashion Pose with Fashion Studio Lights
    Place a fashion light to make your subject glow. All fashion and poses are acceptable.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Playing With Light

Minimum pay: §1,540
Required Skill: Photography Level 4

  • Take a Photo of Sims illuminated by Fashion Studio Lights
    Place a fashion light to make your subject glow. All fashion and poses are acceptable.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Fun and Flirty

Minimum pay: §2,500
Required Skill: Photography Level 5

  • Take a Photo of Sims in a Flirty Pose
    Only teens, adults and elderly can use the flirty pose.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Every Day Excitement

Minimum pay: §2,600
Required Skill: Photography Level 5

  • Take a Photo of Sims in a Relaxed Pose
    Ask your subjects to change into everyday wear and take a photo when the Sim is in a relaxed pose.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Goofy Party Pose

Minimum pay: §2,840
Required Skill: Photography Level 5

  • Take a Photo of Sims in a Goofy Pose wearing a Party Outfit
    Ask your subject to change into their party outfit. Now take a picture when the Sim is standing in a goofy pose.
  • Get Photo Approved
    Click on a photo and select the Submit Photo for Client’s Approval interaction. The approval or rejection from the client takes 1,5 hours after you submitted the photo.
  • Post Photo to Fashion Simstagram
    Your photo needs to be approved first and you’ll have to wait 1 or 2 days for the photos to return in your mail. Place an Approved photo from your mailbox in the Sim’s inventory, then use a computer to use the Freelancer option to Post to Fashion Simstagram.

Finding the Style

Minimum pay: §1,000 – §8,000
Required Skill: Photography Level 5

  • Chat with Style Influencer
    Click on your computer and go to Freelancer. Choose the option Chat with Style Influencer to get to know the Sim.
  • Take a Photo of Sims in specific wear
    Ask your subject to change into the correct outfit and take photos.
  • Meet with Style Influencer
    From the relationship panel select a Style Influencer Sim, then select Meet with Style Influencer. This will start a social event. Make sure it isn’t night time when starting this because the event will start while the influencer is still sleeping.
    Main Goal: Present Style Photographs to Style Influencer
    Talk to the Style Influencer and choose Freelancer, now click the option Show Off Photos. You can do this numerous times to get the right result.
Show your photo’s to Izzy to complete the social event


Tips & Tricks Taking Photographs

We’ve gathered a few tips about the new photography options with the Moschino objects.

Taking pictures using the tripod

When you use the new tripod that is exclusive to The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff Pack you’ll unlock new options to take photographs of other Sims or even pets! You won’t take blurry photos anymore and gnomes will not appear on the final result.

  • Take a picture of Sim carrying a pet (requires The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs)
  • Take a picture of a Sim with a toddler
  • Take Picture of Sim on subject mark
  • Select multiple Sim to make a group photo
  • Take a photo with your own Sim and another Sim from a distance (also unlocks poses)

The best thing is, you can drag the tripod and the camera in your inventory and take it with you on vacation for example. Look for the best view, and shoot beautiful pictures.

Use the Subject Marks to freeze Sim in the correct location – That’s my spot

Using the Subject Mark

At first it looks like a useless item for decoration but this object actually unlocks new options for photographs! Place Sim on the mark (they will wait in that spot until their picture is taken), hire a fashion subject that will stand on that mark (this will be a random towny) or you can place your own Sim to wait for a photographer.

How to make group photo’s

First you’ll need a tripod with a camera to unlock this option. You can make group photos with a maximum of 3 Sims that can take on poses. You can always place some Sim in the back using subject marks but they won’t get their own poses.

Short on Sims to photograph? Hire a Fashion Subject for §100. You’ll get a random towny you can dress.

How to take pictures of your Sims facing the camera

Properly place your camera in front of the backdrop. It’s recommended that you use 2 rounded backdrops with a normal backdrop in between or use the Photo Drape for a clean look behind your Sim.

Aside from the arrows in the lower right corner of your camera you can use short-keys to properly focus on the subject. (These only works when the camera is standing on a tripod)

Camera controls

Z – Zoom in
X – Zoom uit

W – Move camera closer to subject
S – Move the camera further away from subject

A – Tilt camera to the left
D – Tilt camera to the right

Q – Move camera down
E – Move camera up

C – Take picture

How do you change other Sims’ clothing?

Click on the Sim and choose Plan Outfits for Fashion Subject. (Found when choosing Freelancer). This will give you the option to change the outfit in Create A Sim. If you only want to change their outfit to the requested wear, you can select Ask to Change Outfit.

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