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Area of Study: Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Professional Photography

Take your photo skills to the next level

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.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
23.24 Hourly Wage 47 Currently Employed
Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
47 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 4.26 % over the next four years.
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Photographers
14.57 Hourly Wage 1162 Currently Employed
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.
1162 Photographers are employed. 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
14.38 Hourly Wage 64 Currently Employed
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.
64 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators are employed. 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.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

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


Certificate Level 1

Digital Assistant Professional Photography
Photographic Artist Professional Photography
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