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Career Highlights

  • Creative challenges
  • Specialized career possibilities
  • Freedom of expression

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Career Summary

Photographer with CameraPhotographers concentrate their skills on specializing in a variety of areas or just one or two areas such as portrait photography, commercial photography, scientific photography, or photojournalism.

To ensure successful photos, photographers must assess the particular conditions, the best camera for a specific shoot, and how to best capture their subject matter. Some photographers may also develop and print their own photographs, or technically manipulate and enhance their photographic images to create a desired effect.

Professional photography is a broad industry that applies to several different other industries. Many that people don’t know exist or have never considered such as medical and or forensic photography.

Many photographers dream of having their work shown in famous art galleries or splashed across the leading magazines. Photography offers an interesting and often fulfilling way to make a living. While frustrating with challenges and always trying to find solutions to new problems, it is the exploration of the challenge through creativity and photography that keeps photographers in they’re career.




Requires a degree in:

  • Photography

Career Skills

  • Basic Equipment
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Developing Photographs
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Feature
  • Writing
  • Graphics Design
  • Software Location
  • Scouting Maintaining
  • Photography Portfolio Preparation
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Word Processing Software
  • Creative Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • English
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organizational & Planning Skills
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Time & Priority Management
  • Workplace Computer Skills

Additional Information



  1. photographer, models

    Can you give me details about this career? Would you give me more information about this, please? Do you have a school that is closer in the area I live Los Angeles? I will be thankful for you cooperation.

    Kind regards,

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