Definition of a Photographer

A Photographer records events and tells stories using images. He or she takes pictures of people, places, events, and objects. Photographers often specialise in a type of photography. Portrait photographers take pictures of people in studios or on-site at various locations.

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Five Photography Careers That Pay The Bills

  • Portrait Photographer
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Scientific Photographer
  • Photojounalist/News Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
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13,100 Photographers Currently Employed in Australia

Types of roles in the Photography Industry:

  • Photographer
  • Trainee/Assistant Photographer
  • Digital Image Technician
  • Studio Assistant
  • Image Designer for Web and Online Advertising

Gender of Photographer Split

  • Male = 50.1%
  • Female = 49.9

Fun Fact

Beleive It Or Not

Photography in Australia dates as far back as the 1840s.

The first photograph taken in Australia was a view of Bridge Street in Sydney, NSW. this image was believed to have been taken by a visiting navel captain, Captain Augustin Lucas in 1841.

Is Being a Photographer a Career?

While entry-level photojournalists and commercial and scientific photographers usually need a college degree in photography, portrait photographers need only technical proficiency. However, a degree can make a job candidate more competitive. ... A photographer must develop a portfolio to showcase his or her work.

How Much Does a Professional Photographer Make Per Year?

In Australia, A Photographer earns an average salary of AU$53,427 per year and up to AU$102,131 depending on City location and skill.
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Meanwhile in the United States Of America, Photographers can get average salaries of US$35,800 annually. However Photographers are compensated at the highest average salary in the District of Columbia, where they earn salary pay of close to about US$55,820

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Is Photography in Demand?

More than half were self-employed, a much higher proportion than for most occupations. Demand for portrait photographers should increase as the population grows. ... As a result, employment of photographers is expected to grow …, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

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What Can You Do With a Degree In Photography?

Jobs where your degree would be useful include: • Advertising art director • Digital marketer • Film director • Film/video editor • Media planner • Secondary school teacher • Stylist • Visual merchandiser • Web content manager • Web designer.

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