Arts, Digital Media & Communications

Arts, Digital Media & Communications

Professional Photography

Highly skilled photographers are in demand now more than ever. As a student of ACC’s national award-winning Professional Photography Program, you’ll use the latest digital technology as you master traditional composition techniques in a wide range of photography styles. You’ll also learn essential business concepts for making a living as a photographer.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers

    Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.

    Hourly Wage: $23.24

    Currently Employed: 47


    47 people are employed as Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers. This number is expected to increase by 4.26% over the next four years.

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  • Photographers

    Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

    Hourly Wage: $14.57

    Currently Employed: 1162


    1162 people are employed as Photographers. This number is expected to increase by 9.64% over the next four years.

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  • Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

    Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.

    Hourly Wage: $14.38

    Currently Employed: 64


    64 people are employed as Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators. This number is expected to decrease by 1.56% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Professional Photography- Portrait-Wedding Spec
  • Professional Photography- Visual Mixed Media Spec
  • Professional Photography- Advertising Spec
  • Professional Photography- Editorial-Fashion Photography
  • Professional Photography- Photographic Artist Specialization

Certificate Level 1

  • Digital Assistant Professional Photography
  • Photographic Artist Professional Photography

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.