Is photography a high demand job?

Around 12,700 vacancies are projected for photographers each year, on average, over the decade. On a scale from low to high, the demand for professional photographer services is expected to remain static until the end of this decade. Technological advances, specifically those related to digital photography, are expanding both opportunities and challenges for professional photographers. For this period, growth within the ranks of freelance and freelance photographers is expected to exceed that of those in traditional jobs.

Photographers are expected to earn a lot. However, salaries largely depend on the type of job, location, years of experience, etc. A little healthy competition never hurts anyone, which is a good thing, because aspiring photographers should expect to face that when looking for a photography job. Freelance photographers are expected to see positive growth over the decade.

Fortunately, those who want to specialize in portraits or commercial photography will continue to be in demand. However, graduates who can capture and edit videos, in addition to their photography skills, will be the most desirable candidates. While the demand for traditional print publications is declining, the Internet, increasingly focused on images, has become the center of attention of professional photographers, allowing freelancers to market their services and photographs directly to a growing audience. Advances in digital technology allow more consumers and individual companies to produce, store and access their own photographic images.

However, an increase in Internet versions of magazines and newspapers will generate a greater demand for commercial photographers to offer digital images. In addition, stock photography services available online allow individuals and businesses to access stock photos in exchange for a fee or subscription, which could reduce demand for photographers. There are several types of photography, the most popular categories that are in high demand in the current field of photography are listed below:. The increase in demand for cameras is such that most mobile phones are manufactured to fulfill camera functions that are highly demanded by the public.

Nowadays, photography is no longer a limited hobby, but has flourished as a highly sought after profession.

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John Pfannenstiel
John Pfannenstiel

Born in South Africa, John fell in love on his 14th birthday when his parents presented him with his first camera. After photographing insects, lizards, and snakes in his own backyard, John felt he had found his calling in life, and a career in photography beckoned. John set up his first photography business when he was 23 and has since traveled the world and worked with many famous photographers.