Presentation on theme: "Kaila Nature Of The Work: Photographers take pictures of people, places, or things. They take the pictures to entertain people, report the news, or sell."— Presentation transcript:
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 youd 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.