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Photography. By: Rachel Landers. Interview. I interviewed Cathryn Griffin. She is a professional Photographer as well as a Photography teacher at Western Carolina University, and I learned quite a bit from her. Education, Training, Experience, Certification/License.

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Photography

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  1. Photography By: Rachel Landers

  2. Interview I interviewed Cathryn Griffin. She is a professional Photographer as well as a Photography teacher at Western Carolina University, and I learned quite a bit from her.

  3. Education, Training, Experience, Certification/License • There is no specific education for the career of being a photographer. There are some helpful things a person can do to be more prepared, a degree program, vocational training, or extensive work experience could help. There are also collages a person could attend if they desired to, such as, International academy of design and technology, Art institute of Chicago, and School of Communication Arts.

  4. Career path • Level 1: Assistant portrait photographer • Earnings: $15,000 to $25,000 a year. • Requirements: Previous photographic experience; self study • Responsibilities: carrying photographers equipment; helping at location shoots and in the studio; developing and printing photos; lighting subjects • Level 2: full time salaried photographer • Earnings: 30,000 to 50,000 a year. • Requirements: degree in photographic art and several years of experience in photography • Responsibilities: taking photographs in the studio and on location; possibly traveling locally or globally; developing photographs; setting up times and places to take photographs; and some administrative responsibilities. • Level 3: Freelancer • Earnings: 20,000 to 80,000 a year. • Requirements: further training in new photographic technologies and techniques. Start building a client base and possibly some business training. • Responsibilities: taking photographs in the studio and on location; developing photos; setting up times and places to take photographs; negotiating contracts with clients • Level 4: Experienced freelancer • Earnings: 50,000 to 150,000 a year. • Requirements: many years of experience in photography; reputation for professionalism and consistently good work and establish client base • Responsibilities: supervising staff; taking photos in studio and on location; setting up times and places to take photographs; and negotiating contracts with clients.

  5. Employment Outlook • The employment outlook for photographers in North Carolina in 2006, was 3,480 and in 2016, will be 3,940. The percentage of change is 13.22%. • North Carolina Outlook • Occupation • Photographers • Employment • 2006 • 2016 • 3,480 • 3,940 •  Change • Number • % • 460 • 13.22 • Annual Average Openings • Total • Growth • Replacement • 130 • 50 • 80

  6. Employment outlook(continued) • The national employment outlook in 2008 was 152,000 and in 2018, will be 169,500. The percent in change is 11.54%. • National Outlook • Occupation • Photographers • Employment • 2008 • 2018 • 152,000 • 169,500 • Change • Number • % • Annual Openings • 17,500 • 11.54 • 4,800

  7. Professional Associations • Professional Photographers of America (PPA) http://www.ppa.com/ • 229 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 2200Atlanta, GA 30303404-522-8600 | 800-786-6277 • No membership fees or dues. • National Press Photographers Association • http://www.nppa.org/ • 3200 Croasdaile Dr Ste 306Durham, NC 27705 • Phone: +919-383-7246 •  There are no membership fees or dues

  8. Job Listings • Studio Photographer • Company: Olan Mills Description: • portraits and a soothing color scheme. We're looking for a Professional Photographer to work at our new location. You'll provide exceptional customer service... • News 14 - Photographer • Company: Time Warner Cable • Description: PURPOSE: Shoots and edits news video and operates microwave and satellite live newsgathering vehicles and transmitters on a regular basis covering live news…

  9. Bibliography • Career cursing • https://www.careercruising.com/Individual/Home • Occupational outlook handbook • http://www.bls.gov/home.htm • Careers local • http://www.careerslocal.net/jobs/results. • National press photographers association • http://www.nppa.org/news_and_events/ • Professional photographers of America • http://www.ppa.com/ • O*Net OnLine • http://online.onetventer.org/ • Interview by Cathyn Griffin • Western Carolina University • http://www.wcu.edu/10.asp

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