Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

    Trimble Technical

    Photographers is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Photographers create images that tell stories or record events. They have advanced artistic and technical camera skills.


    • Earnings Range: $17,000 – 80,000

    Level of Education

    • High School
    • 2-Year College or Technical Training
    • 4-Year College or University

    Core Tasks

    • Decide what types of cameras, lenses, filters, and lighting equipment will be needed
    • Choose what angles to shoot from, how close to get to subjects, and how to frame shots
    • May set up lights and backdrops
    • While shooting, adjust camera settings, such as shutter speed and aperture width
    • Use computers to fix and alter images

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Good vision
    • Artistic
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Patient
    • Detail-oriented


    • Work for newspapers, magazines, ad agencies, photographic studios, wedding photography companies, or are self-employed
    • Work indoors in well-lit studios, or outdoors in any weather conditions
    • Most have to do some traveling, and some may travel a great deal
    • Some may find themselves in life-threatening situations, such as traveling in war-torn areas
    • Hours vary greatly depending on the position

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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

    Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    Adobe Certified Associate- Photoshop