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A successful photography career requires a lot more than just aiming your camera and shooting. If you're detail-oriented, work well with others, and have a good eye, you may have the qualities necessary to be a photographer. If you want to pursue a career in photography, you'll benefit from some formal education.
Universities, vocational institutes, technical schools, and community colleges all offer photography training at various levels, from single courses to full-fledged degree programs. The bachelor's degree typically takes four years. If you are more interested in a two- or three-year professional school, you may apply for associate's degree or a certificate in photography. Classes in techniques, processes, equipment, and composition are common coursework in a photography program.
Many entry-level jobs in this profession may require a college degree in photography. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment of photographers is projected to grow by 13 percent from 2010 to 2020. Most salaried photographers work in commercial and portrait photography. In 2011, annual salaries for a photographer varied widely, from $17,450 to $65,510, with the job opportunities in metropolitan areas.
Your creativity is a big part of who you are and where you’re going. To take it, and your future, as far as you want, you need an education that’s focused on developing your talents and putting you on the path toward the creative career that stirs your imagination. A collaborative education at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is all about the work, the students who create it, and the instructors who guide them.
The first step is to explore these areas of study, and think about where you fit in an industry that runs on ideas.
Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by artists for artists, is the nation's largest accredited, private art and design university with over 18,000 students.