Nature Of The Work: • Photographers take pictures of people, places, or things. • They take the pictures to entertain people, report the news, or sell things. • They use lights, lenses, and film to create the perfect photo. • They also use computers to finish the picture, and make it look better. • They can work up to 40 hours a week.
Training and Education • Some photographers need to have a college degree in photography. • You need to be creative. • Joining camera clubs, trying to work in camera stores, or photo studios could help. • A summer or part-time work with a photographer is also very helpful. • Decide what you’d like to photograph.
Employment: • Photographers held about 122,000 jobs in 2006. Most of them worked around large cities. • More than 1 out of 2 were employed be themselves. • Other photographers that work for somebody else, worked in a photography store. • They even worked for newspapers or magazines.
Job Outlook: • Photography is a very competitive field. • The reason for this is because more people want to take photography as a profession then there is employment to support them. • Photography is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all jobs through 2016. • More portrait photographers will be needed as the population increases.
Earnings: • Median annual earnings of salaried photographers were $26,170 in May 2006. • 50 percent earned between $18,680 and $38,730. • Lowest 10 percent earned less than $15,540, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $56,640. • Salaried photographers tend to earn more than those who are self employed. This is because most portrait photographers purchase their own equipment.
What I Learned About Photography: • During 2004, there were approximately 4,820 people employed in this field in Pennsylvania. • They Photograph legal evidence at crime scenes, in hospitals, or in forensic laboratories. • The work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Websites. • http://www.detailsphotographybymelissa.com/index2.php?ver=v1 • http://www.youtube.com/user/universalclass?v=QHAcJUQ00tI&feature=pyv&ad=5900953933&kw=photography&gclid=CLPU1p-q3aYCFaE65Qod6Rmgzw • http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/
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