Explaining Photography In Terms Of Occupation
Photography is one of the most popular art forms present today. Most people do it as a hobby but there are many professional photographers as well who are looking for opportunities to excel in this field professionally. The present day technology has made the job easier but the need of expert is still there. It is interesting to see how much this profession pays, where the need of such professionals is and what sort of people can excel in this occupation.
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The job of a photographer is not only limited to shooting quality photos. A photographer also needs to develop them to acceptable level of quality. Present day photographers who work for a website or other electronic industry employers also need to add effects to their photographs.
The average salary for a photographer is around $25,000 per annum. This is significantly less than most of the other professions. However, there are a few photographers who earn a six figure income. It depends on the experience and the niche they are working in. Different stats show that self-employed photographers earn even lesser.
The main reason for lower salary is globalization and the consequent export of jobs. The age of internet has made it possible for people to work from distant parts of the world. Cost of labor is significantly less in under developed countries of the world and outsourcing is widespread.
Photographers can use a variety of cameras and equipment, the most popular for professionals is to use DSLR cameras and lenses that are specific to their work area. They also need to equip themselves with accessories such as tripods, camera covers and extra batteries. A good photographer is well versed with different software programs for editing or modifying photos.
The growth rate for jobs in the coming days is about the average of what other occupations will witness. However, the trend of salaried jobs is going to decrease as freelancing and part-time workers will be increasingly common.
Areas of Work
Photographers’ services are required in a number of industries. For this they need to have extra skills related to that particular job. Their services are required in fashion design, electronic and print media, hospitality, advertising and archaeological firms.
Sometimes, these divisions are made on the basis of the type of photography one does. Examples include nature photography, portrait photography, product photography and event photography or for that matter sports photography.
After the earlier stages of the career, photographers might be offered the roles of editors in newspapers and journals. They also progress in marketing roles of different firms. Experienced people with higher levels of qualification also get jobs for teaching in universities and colleges.
It is not a get rich quick profession. But it is one of the very few that people enjoy working. People enjoy only what they want to do and they have the qualities required for that work. A great photographer must have creativity, attention to details, an aptitude for business, technical skills, a very good PR and above all determination to perform the most arduous tasks.