• Photographers
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.

What do they typically do

  • Market and advertise services to attract clients
  • Analyze and decide how to compose a subject
  • Use various photographic techniques and equipment
  • Capture subjects in commercial-quality photographs
  • Enhance the subject's appearance with natural or artificial light
  • Use photo enhancing software
  • Maintain a digital portfolio, often on a website, to demonstrate work
  • Transfer photographs to computers for editing, archiving, and electronic transmission

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Job Growth -0.6%
Job Opening 392

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    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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