Photography and Film Careers

You may have taken a few snaps that you think are pretty good. Or you might have made photography your hobby. But have you considered making a career of it?

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You may have taken a few snaps that you think are pretty good. Or you might have made photography your hobby. But have you considered making a career of it?

The world needs good pictures, whether it’s to capture memories, to entertain or even to inform. Which means the career possibilities for professional photographers are almost limitless.

You could end up working in advertising, taking photos as a photojournalist to accompany published articles, taking your camera on the road as you write travel pieces, capturing great sporting or fashion moments, or immortalising memorable moments weddings.

Whatever the case, you’ll understand digital and film techniques, image manipulation, lighting, composition, colour theory and design, how to freelance and prepare photos for publication, and have all the technical skills to take professional-quality photos of every style.

Take a look at our photography courses to see how you can turn your passion into a career. And check out our range of articles and other career resources to help keep your career in focus.

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Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

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