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									How Is It Like To Be A Photographer?

The Work Of A Photographer

Photographers freeze moments in pictures that would tell a story, paint a
picture or record a significant event. To be able to produce picture
worth images, photographers apply their knowledge on how to blend things
in an image, how to position the camera so that the angle would look good
and how to process the image through a computer later to enhance it.
Photographers are also able to enhance pictures through lighting and
other tools.

Nowadays, the typical photographer would use digital cameras instead of
the traditional film. This is because a digital camera is more handy,
plus it allows a photographer to upload the pictures in a computer and
enhance them using picture editing software. While that is the case,
there are still some photographers who prefer to use film because of the
quality of pictures that it would produce, which is really different.

Photographers also have their own specialties, some of these which would
include scientific, commercial, portrait, fashion and fine arts
photography. Some photographers can be hired to take pictures of
important events such as weddings, baptismal, graduation, balls and
others. Some photographers also have their own studios, which they would
work on.

The work of a photographer is considerably general, primarily because it
can cover a lot of things. This is also one key reason why a lot of
people are attracted to this profession.

Job Requirements

Courses in photography are offered by a lot of institutes all over. While
most courses would teach a student about the basics of photography and
how to handle tools, bachelor’s degree courses are the most recommended
courses as these would give students a well rounded approach to
photography.

When looking for photographers, people would as much as possible seek for
the ones who are creative and would possess a good technical
understanding of photography. People would be able to judge how qualified
a photographer is through a portfolio which is a collection of a
photographer’s best pictures. While a photographer can get employed, some
would prefer to work by private practice.

If a photographer should work privately, he should have a lot of
contacts. These would help a photographer progress and would give life to
a photographer’s business.

Job Outlook

Because a lot of people want to get into this profession, competition is
expected to get tougher as time goes by. Those that would excel in the
field are the ones who are able to market themselves as good
photographers.

Photography is a business; you only make money when people would hire you
to.
While that is the case, the demand is also on the rise. There is a
greater need for professionals who could really produce great pictures
now that there ever was before. As seen, pictures are everywhere from
billboards to the newspaper and society would count on photographers to
be able to do these jobs.

With more tools and gadgets that could be used in photography nowadays,
those who have great technical knowledge would also have a key advantage.
With that, what really matters is the ability of a photographer to
produce good images.

Salary Expectations

Salaried photographers could earn anywhere between $15,000 to around
$35,000. With this, the average income for salaried photographers would
be around $26,000. Those working for newspapers would earn around
$33,000.

Earnings of freelance photographers on the other hand would only depend
on how much people will be hiring them. Only few freelance photographers
are actually able to maintain the expenses incurred by maintaining and
purchasing equipment.

								
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