Capturing the beauty in every picture

  Do you enjoy taking pictures?  If so, a photographer is what you would want to be.  

    In specific, I want to be a fine arts photographer.   Fine arts photographers sell their photographs as artwork.  In addition to technical knowledge, such as lighting and use of lenses, fine arts photographers need artistic talent and creativity.  They usually take pictures of nature.  Most use traditional silver-halide film instead of digital cameras.

    About 1 in 3 photographers (in general) worked part-time in 2012, but the need for certain photographers varies throughout the year.  For instance, wedding photographers are most needed in spring and summer.  Also, the employment of photographers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022.

    Basic courses you can take in college cover equipment, processes,and techniques.  You can take certain courses for certain kinds of photographers.  For example, you may take science courses if you want to be a scientific photographer.  You can go to many colleges to take these courses.  Many photographers earn a bachelors degree in a related field.  In high school, you can take journalism.

      The lowest 10 percent of photographers earned $8.42 in 2012.




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