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Senior Presentation; 12 grade.

  1. 1. Photography By: Courtney Arnt Senior Project April 19 th , 2007
  2. 2. Understanding <ul><li>In order to be a successful photographer, you must understand the camera and equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, you may be entitled to understand basic editing applications depending on which division of photography. (Photoshop CS2, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>You also must be educated in both film and digital cameras </li></ul>
  3. 3. Film <ul><li>You must understand the proper developing skills needed and how to go about printing the photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages – More professional outcome. Better cameras for cheaper than if using digital. More reliable. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages – Time consuming. Developing process more pricey than digital. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Digital <ul><li>The use of a digital camera in photography requires the photographer to be more technologically inclined. Digital photography is more widely used among younger photographers. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages – Fast results. Automatic playback. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages – Equipment more apt to errors. Cameras more pricey. </li></ul>
  5. 5. College <ul><li>Four years of college is ideal for a photographer. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on what division a photographer goes into, more or less may be required. </li></ul><ul><li>For lower photographer careers, college is not a necessity, however, the more education in the field, the more likely it is for you to get a job. </li></ul><ul><li>Higher jobs in photography will want the most impressive resume, therefore, more college and experience will impress the employer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. College Continued… <ul><li>Even after an individual completes an ideal amount of college and has a fair amount of experience in the field of photography, a job may be hard to find. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Employment <ul><li>Employment in Michigan is a challenge for any career, especially for photographers. </li></ul><ul><li>Photographers often move to places where the job of photography is in higher demand such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Los Angeles, California. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>London, England. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Salary <ul><li>This career is more for the enjoyment rather than the salary. </li></ul><ul><li>However, depending on the division of photography that an individual goes into, the pay can be quite good as well. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Salary Continued… <ul><li>The division of photography with the highest pay is a Wedding Photographer. </li></ul><ul><li>The division of photography with the lowest pay is a general studio photographer. </li></ul><ul><li>Highest requiring the most college, lowest requiring little to none at all. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Personal Plans <ul><li>After high school, I plan to attend Southwest Michigan College for two years majoring in Photography. </li></ul><ul><li>I then plan to transfer either to: </li></ul><ul><li>-Santa Barbara, California - attending Brooks Institute of Photography. </li></ul><ul><li>- Chicago, Illinois – attending Columbia College. </li></ul><ul><li>- Pembrokeshire, Wales (United Kingdom) - taking part in a study abroad program. </li></ul>