"What Can I Do With a Major in...Photography?"
Why Major in Photography?
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Photography will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate visual literacy.
- Recognize and demonstrate professional photographic ethics.
- Demonstrate self-motivated learning behavior.
- Embrace technological change.
- Recognize qualities of existing light and be able to control lighting.
- Apply accepted principles and practices for managing information, process, systems, materials, finances, and human resources in the photographic industry. Specify the affective attributes and technical aspects of color.
- Demonstrate communication, conceptual, and creative skills.
- Demonstrate the necessary technical and professional skills associated with creating and producing high quality images on demand.
- Use appropriate procedures to meet the specifications and deadlines of discerning clientele.
- Produce and maintain a dynamic portfolio relevant to career goals.
- Select and use appropriate equipment for specific purposes.
Related Career Titles
|Aerial Photographer||Commercial Photographer|
|Digital Artist||Industrial Photographer|
|Fashion Designer||Law Enforcement Photographer|
|Web Art Director||Photo Lab Technician|
|Biomedical Photographer||Television Production|
Related Job Listings/Job Search Website
Advertising Photographers of America (APA)
Advertising Photographers of New York
American Museum & Photography
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)
Association of Photograpers (U.K.) (AoP)
Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA)
Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications
Center for Photographic Art
Evidence Photographers International Council
Friends of Photography
International Association of Panoramic Photographers (IAPP)
International Center of Photography (ICP)
International Fire Photographers Association
International Society for Optical Engineering
Missouri Professional Photographers
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
National Stereoscopic Association (NSA)
New England Camera Club Council (NECCC)
North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)
North Central Camera Club Council (N4C)
Photo Marketing Association International (PMA)
Photographic and Imaging Manufacturers' Association (PIMA)
Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia (PGNS)
Photographic Society of America (PSA)
Professional Photographers of America
Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)
Professional Photographers of Missouri
Professional Photographers of Ontario
Professional School Photographers Association of America
Professional Women Photographers
Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
Society of Photo Finishing Engineers
Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs (TCACCC)
UCR / California Museum of Photography
University Photographers' Association of America (UPAA)
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
White House News Photographers' Association
World Press Photo
Four-Year Academic Plan
The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at email@example.com and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.
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