Photography Careers & Jobs
PHOTOGRAPHY CAREERS AND JOBS
Because of its appeal to many different people, jobs are highly competitive;
Creativity and technical proficiency are important;
The majority of photographers work for themselves and have familiarity with running their own business and newer technology. Photography offers a wide range of employment prospects and career paths. The industry is a dynamic one, but one that is also in the midst of upheaval as people move away from film photography and into digital photography.
Developments in digital technology have had a huge impact on the photographic industry causing many large and well established employers to reduce job numbers. On the other hand, new technology has offered small businesses and freelance photographers an opportunity to compete more strongly than ever before with larger and more established businesses and professionals.
In summary, photography offers lots of opportunity, but it is a rapidly changing industry, and to succeed, you need to stay up to date, have the capacity to not only adapt quickly to new technology, but also be innovative in the way you apply it and the way you move your career forward. You will also need a good understanding of finance and marketing to make sure you can run your own business effectively.
Photographers are employed in many different types of jobs, including:
- Photographic Salesperson
- Wedding Photographer
- Portrait Photographer
- Photo Library Manager
- Advertising Studio Photographer
- In House Magazine or News Photographer
- Photography Teacher/Trainer
If you have a passion for photography, why not sign up to one of our photography courses and turn your hobby into a satisfying new career.....