Sep 12 2007

Careers in Photography: Do You Have a Future in Photography?

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A camera can create a thousand words in the form of the images it creates. And so does the photographer behind the camera. Photographers generate and conserve and capture memories. Be they portraits, events, or natural occurrences. When captured on camera these can preserve many memories. The work of a photographer may be limited to the actual shooting of the camera or it may include the whole process of development of the image up to the end product. To produce the desired quality of photographs, the photographer must have both technical expertise and creativity. Today photographs can either be taken by the use of video cameras, digital cameras, or the traditional silver-halide films cameras. Taking pictures and developing them necessitates some gears and gadgets and attachments to give out a picture perfect end result.

Photographers on different types of photography jobs can have different working hours and working environments. But those working with the media, the arts and printing can take longer hours than necessary. They operate still, video or digital cameras to take photos and images to be used in a variety of media. There are photographers in the field of fashion, in the world of news, in the sports arena, as a photographic artist, and in technical photography. There are also self-employed photographers which specialize in these fields. Some are working in their own studios while still others are in studios provided by their employers. More often they are in studio labs with all the trappings and cameras necessary for developing a picture. Salary figures can also vary. There is no determining exactly a particular wage rate or as an indication of what a photographer will earn in that certain job. Some if not all work in metropolitan areas.

Photography is a skill as well as an art. Employers will employ those with the right sense of imagination, creativity and the practical knowledge of photography. Photographers need a portfolio which represents their entire work experience. It is a compendium of their style, formats, and end results. Since a job as a photographer necessitates skills, job prospects are generally good. Advancement for the employed would depend on the years and type of experience. Others teach at technical schools, film schools or universities. But this can be said – salaried photographers generally earn more than those who are self-employed.

Author Resource: Pederson writes content for learning pulse a website that offers valuable information on the extremely creative profession of photography. Read on to find the career options and variety of jobs available in this exciting field of photography.

Article courtesy of Richard’s Photography Articles Directory

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