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Take pictures of people, landscapes, and other subjects for a variety of purposes.

Photographers take pictures of a variety of things, either in a studio or on location. They work with photographic equipment. They need to understand things like lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed.

Wages $25.35 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Poor
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Visual Arts
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