Photographer

What Does A Photographer Do?

Working conditions for photographers vary considerably with their specialty. Some travel for photo shoots; others work in their own studios.

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How Do I Become A Photographer?

There is no set educational requirement for this position. Many people take classes to prepare for this type of work. Employers usually seek applicants with a “good eye” and creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of photography. Photojournalists and industrial and scientific photographers often need a bachelor’s degree.

What is the Average Salary For A Photographer?

High – 72,000
Median – 54,000
Low – 19,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Photographer?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Art

What Is The Work Environment For A Photographer?

Working conditions for photographers vary considerably with their specialty. Some travel for photo shoots; others work in their own studios.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Photographer?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.  Most photographers are actually self-employed.

References

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada