Careers in Photographic Arts and Professional Photography (Film and Digital)
Photographers use a combination of cameras, films, lenses, filters and lighting, as well as their own creativity, to produce images. There are opportunities for photographers in the corporate world (scientific, industrial or commercial photographers), in journalism and in small business commercial endeavors. The differences between opportunities lie in the subject matter, work environment, pay, necessary equipment, design knowledge and overall variety of creative abilities.
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) collects data about the state’s workforce. These data include information about the number of people employed in the field, job outlook, and wage information. The California EDD predicts for the period 2008-2018 the number of openings for photographers to increase modestly and art directors to increase by over 6%. For more detailed information about positions in photography and related disciplines, check the California Occupational Guide for the occupations listed below: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/Search.aspx.
Necessary Education and Skills for Career Success
Contact: Margaret Bdzil