Your Career In Photography [Infographic]

by Esta Pinto
Posted: May 01, 2016

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Do you love working with technology and putting your creativity to good use? A career in the photography industry may be an exciting opportunity for you.

What's the job outlook for those who want to pursue a photography career? Discover more about the profession you're seeking to join by exploring the many career options available to you. Research the average wages, the job prospects for the next few years as well as the range of skills and competencies that you will need to ensure career success in photography.

Are you aiming for a career as a photographer? 

People who work as photographers are a talented and diverse bunch! Wedding photography, surf photography and portrait photography are some examples of photography niches you may consider specialising in.

Some of the skills photographers have might relate to producing and preparing photo images, page layout applications, enhancing, manipulating and outputting photo images, responding to a brief and applying photo imaging lighting techniques.

Careers in photography are often highly creative

As well as an artistic eye and organisational skills, you’ll need creativity, the ability to deal with new technology and computer programs, as well as the desire to work for yourself, or others, so an easygoing and approachable attitude is essential! 

Would you like to discover more about your career in photography? Take a look at the career outlook for the type of role you want to gain in this dynamic and in-demand career path! Check out all the statistics in the infographic below and share your thoughts with us in the comments! 

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Esta Pinto


As a firm believer in education, Esta is thrilled to be a content specialist at Open Colleges. With over nine years of experience in the digital marketing industry, she has a degree in Commerce (majoring in Marketing). Naturally, she enjoys SEO, content strategy and writing.

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