It is not true that there is no money in photography. For those truly gifted ones, fame and fortune can come quickly. Several photographers have reached the top of their field. There are many jobs that a photographer can get into. Pictures and visuals are important in most media, and talented “lens” men are in demand in the market, especially now with the age of multimedia.

Below are just some of the areas where photographers can get into. Believe it! One can earn big bucks in each!

Magazine and Newspaper Photographer
Although it is more lucrative to do freelance photography, it is best for newbie photographers to establish contacts and build a name through magazines and newspapers. It is also the best place to earn experience in photography as you will encounter different kinds, plus interact with various people.

Newspaper photography is harder and more spontaneous compared to magazine photography because it is primarily shot in locations. When working for newspapers, one must develop an eye for photos that will capture the readers’ attention and tell a story with its images.

Advertising agency
Another area where a photographer can get into is to work for an advertising agency where they will be conceptualizing ads for campaigns. One can start as a photographer and then gradually climb up through the ranks. One can even become an art director if there is talent in conceptualizing, even a supervisor for overall operations.

Fashion shoots
A photographer can also work in fashion shoots. With much experience, they can even conceptualize a shoot and be its overall director. Most fashion houses hire photographers when coming up with a new collection for the season.

Event Photographer
Events like concerts and special occasions like weddings and debuts will require photographers who will document the event. Pictures are a large part of the preparation for the event and are almost as essential as the food.

Freelance photographer
Although it will be harder for new freelance photographers to establish a career, there are some markets where they can contribute their work. For instance, most international agencies like UNICEF hire photographers to document their various projects in far-flung areas. Some are hired to contribute generic photographs that will be used in newsletters and brochures.