Photography Career PowerpointPresentation Transcript
Photographers By: Carly Matz Block A
Job Description Takes pictures of peoples moods, feelings, actions and memorable moments. Have to be familiar with the techniques of operating a variety of cameras. There are commercial, portrait, industrial, scientific, news and fine arts photographers. Occupational Outlook Handbook says “Photographers produce and preserve images that paint a picture, tell a story or record an event.”
Job Description (cont.) Need creativity to produce really successful pictures. If you are a photographer you should not expect to be working in an office. You have to be flexible about where you work because you could be working overnight or a place out of the country.
Education and Training A college degree in photography. Take the classes photography and art. Have experience with cameras One could use skills like artistic ability, good eyesight and hand eye coordination. It is helpful to be involved with the production of the school yearbook
Fun Fact about Photography The word photography means “photo” in Greek which means light meaning to draw
Salary The average annual salary for this job is $27,420 a year. The average hourly salary for this job is $13 a hour.
Growth Potential and Outlook The growth is 17% from 2000 to 2012. This job is growing at an average pace. Every year more people are applying to this job. The outlook for this job is stable.
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Additional Training Photographers need to know some types of computer programming systems to upload your photos. After becoming a photographer you should still consider taking photography courses. A professional photographer should be patient, accurate and detail- oriented.
Thought About Success Quote “A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.” (Anonymous)