What Is The Future For Photographers?


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The majority of photographers are employed in television, mailing and reproduction services, newspapers or as portrait photographers. There were over 131,000 photography jobs in the year 2000 and the number is expected to grow at a rate of about 10 to 20 percent through this decade. The basic description of these jobs, may be changing. Due to digital photography and the popularity of electronic media such as news and entertainment, people seeking a photography career will be seeing demand for their talents shifting in new and exciting avenues.

Other Related Photography Career Fields

- Journalism

- Graphic Arts

- Advertising

- Art

- Desktop Publishing

- Printing and Publishing

- Television and Motion Picture Production

Photography Career Facts for Students to Consider:

- Recent news has revealed that digital cameras and photography paraphernalia are now dominating the market for photography equipment including the internet.

- The majoority of Photographers are working in large populated areas.

- Approximately half of working photographers are self-employed and demand continues to grow.

- Marketing researchers ‘InfoTrends Research Group’ stated in a 2004 survey that approximaately half the professional photographers who did not have a digital camera intended to get one before the end of the year.

- Photography jobs are forcasted to rise about 10 to 12 percent through to 2012.

- During an interview undertaken for the Photo.net website, a professional photographer (David Julian) advised up and coming photographers to focus on composure - and to worry about technical details of photography later.

- The average yearly wage for photographers that worked for salary was about $24,000, with most falling within the range of $14,600 to $49,900.

- During 2002 there were approximately 130,000 photographers working in the U. S. A.

- Professional photographer David Julian in an interview done for the Photo.net website, advised amateur photographers who want to go into business to work for successful professionals and learn how they operate their businesses initially.

- A 2004 survey done by the marketing researcher, InfoTrends Research Group, finds that approximately 80% (and growing) of all professional photographers use digital cameras.

Regardless of where the work is, we will continue to need and depend on photographers with creativity and vision to make us see ourselves in the better light.

This article has been supplied courtesy of Roy Barker. Roy often writes and works closely with Profitable Photography Business . This site is dedicated to coaching you in starting your own photography business but places a strong emphasis on profitability issues & guidelines. You can also gain many photography resources (some free) from Digital Photography If you seek further guides, helpful hints, articles and news, you can go to http://www.photography-business-tips.com which also has a Photographers Forum for exchange of views with other photographers.


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