Publicity Photographers

Photographers take pictures of people, places, objects, and events, using a variety of cameras and photographic equipment. They work in the publishing, advertising, public relations, science, and business industries, as well as provide personal photographic services. They may also work as fine artists, videographers, and cinematographers. There are approximately 54,830 photographers employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Take photographs of people, places, and objects using a variety of cameras and photographic equipment
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
Experience Experience as an assistant essential
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Design
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Business Owner
  • Manager
  • Staff Photographer
  • Photographic Apprentice, Trainee, or Assistant

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