Archive for February, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Why Major in Photography?

Famous poet Carrie Latet once said, “A photograph is a memory in the raw.” Since the first permanent photograph was produced in 1825, the study of photography has entranced people of all ages and walks of life. We’ve come a long time since the first pinhole cameras of ancient days, and as a result, there’s a lot to learn about how to take a picture. It’s no surprise that…

How to Decide on Undergraduate Photography Schools?

When selecting a school, you want to make sure that you will be attending one that may help your career. This may especially be true in the field of photography. People may tend to look at the school you have on your resume as a testament to your work ethic and raw talent. Therefore, it is no surprise that there may be a great deal of interest in what the undergraduate photography schools might be. However, before you start considering what the schools may be, you need to know a few things.

Initially, it is important to note that the rankings…

Graduate Level Photography Schools

If you’re interested in photography as a career, chances may be that you already would start to pursue some form of higher education on the subject. In fact, you may have already received your bachelor’s degree in photography. If this is the case, you may be considering attending graduate school. Graduate school may definitely be an admirable goal, and if it is something you may be going to go through with, you probably want to make sure you are attending one of the best schools in the business. However, before you even get to that point, you might want to take a moment to decide if graduate school is right for you as a photographer.

Photography Schools Ratings & Rankings

These days, it often seems like we are in a constant struggle to present the perfect resume. You need experience, you need references, and, above all, you need a notable education. As such, it is understandable that people may be exceedingly interested in what the schools are in their field. When it comes to photography, though, these rankings may be difficult to interpret. If you insist on investigating rankings and ratings before making a decision about what school you want to go to, there are a couple of things you may want to know.

First, know what the rankings actually mean….

10 Photography Jobs & Career Pathways

Congratulations! You’ve received a degree in photography! Now, what are you going to do with it? Here are ten of the hottest jobs in photography.

1. Special Event Photographer- Make your mark in the world of photography by creating visual memories of some of people’s most important moments. Traditional versions of this might be wedding or party photographers, but you can also be hired to photograph graduations and special ceremonies.

2. Glamour Shot Photographer- As part of a movement to reclaim self-esteem, more and more people are getting…

Should I Study at an Online Photography School?

In today’s day and age, the internet is the most rapidly expanding world for education. Classrooms in secondary and post secondary educational institutions are finding new ways to make use of this valuable resource in order to better aid students in their goals. However, there are some who question whether an online program can provide the same type of education that a traditional classroom can, especially when it comes…

How to Choose Among Photography Schools?

Once you’ve decided that you want to be a photographer, and you want to go to photography school, you have a big decision ahead of you. There are hundreds of photography programs across the United States. Some are at community colleges, some are four year university programs, and some are available at art schools. Choosing the one that’s right for you can be a difficult task. How should you…

How to Get Scholarships for Photography Degrees

Anyone going to college these days has one thing on their minds- how in the world am I going to pay for this? Tuition rates are skyrocketing. Between the cost of classes, books, supplies, housing and food, it is almost cost prohibitive to attend an institution of higher education without some kind of help. This is uniquely true if you’re attending some form of arts school. Photography students are…

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Private: Photography Schools

Web sites. Magazines. Blogs. The explosion of dynamic media and social networking has created a demand for talented photographers. But it takes more than just a camera. The photography schools and careers demand formal classroom instruction.

Career Overview
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that photographers held about 122,000 positions in 2006. But that number will change dramatically in the coming decade due to the explosion of online…