Professional Photography

Highly skilled photographers are in demand now more than ever. As a student of ACC’s award-winning Professional Photography Program, you’ll use the latest digital technology and 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.