Photographer

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A photographer is a professional who focuses on the art of taking photographs with a digital or film camera. Photographers use artificial and/or natural lighting to snap pictures of various people, places and things in a variety of settings.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The preferred minimum education requirement is an Associate's or Bachelor's degree.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In September 2019, the median yearly salary for a photographer was $64,505, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Photographer Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn about photography from Erin Creekmur, Photographer and APS Forestry Advisor of Arizona Public Service.

Watch a day in the life of professional portrait and studio photographer, Hannah Couzens.