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Photographers operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects. Photographers are employed by photographic studios, newspapers, magazines, museums and government, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu - occupational profile and videos
- Interview: Photographer - from StudyinCanada.com
- 5 Simple Steps to Become a Professional Photographer - London School of Photography
- A Day in the Life of a Professional Photographer - Contrastly.com
- Interviews with Photographers (interviews of photographers in different industries)- Lens Magazine
- Career as Photographer - Shiksha.com
- Interesting Photography Careers You Can Pursue - TheHHub.com
- Interview with Street Photographer - Expert Photography
- Interview with Travel Photographer - World Nomads
- What It's Really Like to be a Forensic Photographer - PopularMechanic.com
- Who is an Astrophotographer? - Space-Awareness.org
- Careers in photography & the creative industries - Association of Photographers (U.K.)
- The Art Career Project (career profiles and job outlook)
U of M Academic Calendar
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- Art Studio Program - School of Art
Exploring Education Programs
Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Explore Careers: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- I want to be a wedding photographer. What will my salary be?- from The Globe & Mail
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators
- Professional Photographers of Canada
- The Association of Photographers
- North American Nature Photography Association
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- News Photographers Association of Canada
- Canadian Association for Photographic Art
- International Federation of Wildlife Photography
- International Environment Photographers Association
- Ophthalmic Photographers' Society
- Society for Photographic Education
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