Photographers use their technical expertise to photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. They use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.
Jackson College Offers the following program options:
Photographers rely on talent and skill, and some find work with only a high school diploma. Further study will enhance their technique and experience. Jackson College offers a digital photography certificate that provides the foundational skills to expand their portfolio and apply to a fine arts degree program or a career in the field.
Median wages for photographers in Michigan is $26,000, with a range from $17,100 to $72,600.
Employment of photographers is expected to increase about 4 percent in coming years.