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According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), employment of photographers will increase about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2020. Despite this prediction, competition for jobs is strong, there are only a small number of food photographers, and the health of the food, entertainment, and publishing industries—all of which have been affected by the economic downturn—play a major role in influencing job growth. Though many companies have reduced their advertising budgets, they still have to employ professionals to capture images of their food for print and Web advertising. Most restaurants, no matter how successful, will need to display their food in menus or ads to attract diners.