Career Planning

By: Lauren Marcey


Photography is to photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. You also may develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Schools in Virginia and Education Required

High school diploma is mandatory and some colleges include Bridgewater or William and Mary

Experience Needed, Median Pay, and Hours

- Freelance and portrait photographers need technical proficiency, gained through a degree, training program, or experience. The median pay is $28,860 per year.

- Hours needed for a photographer- 40 per week