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

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