Opportunities In Photography Careers


Comprehensive information on a career in photography will provide readers with everything they need to make an informed career choice
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Comprehensive information on a career in photography will provide readers with everything they need to make an informed career choice
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  • ISBN-13: 9780071437233
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/16/2004
  • Series: VGM Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Acknowledgements xiii
1 Importance of Photography 1
History of photography
Photography today
Employment of photographers
2 Learning the Craft 13
Approaches to training
Community and technical colleges
Trade schools
Degree programs
Canadian photo education programs
Workshop and short-term programs
Scholarships and financial aid
3 Getting Started in Photography 37
Experience in school
Strategies for obtaining employment
Attending conventions
Knocking on doors
Writing application letters
Using advertising to get employment
Advantages of a career in photography
Earning potential
4 Commercial Photography 55
Advantages and disadvantages
Illustrative or advertising photography
Meetings and conventions
Freelance photography
Aerial photography
5 Portrait Photography 69
Advantages and disadvantages
Studio location
Business competition
6 Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Photography 81
Scientific and technical photography
Biomedical photography
Photography in law enforcement
Industrial photography
7 Careers in Photojournalism 93
Aptitudes needed in photojournalism
Keeping current
Equipment used
Ethical considerations
Corporate photojournalism
Sources of additional information
8 Related Opportunities 101
Specialties and job titles
Photographic processing and finishing
Photo retailing
Photo equipment technology
Photography as art
Federal government
Film and television
Opportunities in teaching
Appendix A Associations and Societies 119
Appendix B Schools 127
Appendix C Photography Workshops 141
Recommended Reading 151
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