Photographer

Do you never go anywhere without your camera? Would you like to take better pictures, or perhaps turn you hobby into your career?

There are loads of opportunities for professional photographers, including plenty of travel and the chance to be your own boss. You could take pictures of people, events, places and objects.

You could even choose to specialise in particular areas such as fashion, wildlife or advertising, or maybe wedding photography or family portraits.

And, there are also lots of jobs in the photographic industry, such as technicians and retouchers, which you could consider.

Photography Qualifications

Looking for a thorough grounding in photography? Our Photo and Digital Imaging Level 1 Certificate could be the right choice for you.

You can also learn while you earn with an Photography apprenticeship.

For more information, browse for a qualification using the qualifications finder.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Indoors, outdoors or studio-based, practical, creative.

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Who you could work for:
Agencies, newspapers, magazines, yourself.

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Likely hours:
Likely to be assignment-based, which would mean you would work when you were needed - whenever that may be.

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Starting salary*:
£12,000 but the best photographers can name their price!

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Perfect for you if you are:
Artistic, creative, technical.

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You could even go on to:
Versace's catwalk or The Sun's front page.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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