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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for photographers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2020. For photographers specifically working in fashion, employment will likely be dependent on the prosperity of agencies involved with the fashion field, such as magazines, newspapers, advertising firms, and fashion houses. The outlook for these agencies currently looks fair. Competition for jobs, however, will be keen since these positions are highly attractive to people with artistic ability and technical skill. In addition, the Occupational Outlook Handbook notes that the growing popularity of digital cameras and computer art programs can allow consumers and businesses to produce and access photographic images on their own. Despite this improved technology, the specialized skills of the trained photographer should still be in demand in the fashion world. Individuals who are creative and persistent in finding job leads and who are able to adapt to rapidly changing technologies will be the most successful.