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Sports photographers are specialists hired to shoot pictures of sporting events and athletes. They work for newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and photo stock agencies to bring photos of events of all sizes (from a Little League game to the Olympics) to the pages of periodicals, the Internet, or other publications. Their pictures should clearly capture the movements, skill, and emotions of athletes.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Organized

Realistic

Career Ladder
Photographer/Photo Editor, Well-Known Sports Magazine

Photographer, Regional or Local Sports Magazine

Entry-Level Photographer

Photography Assistant

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