Turn Your Passion for Photos into a Satisfying Career

Attending a school that offers a photography or design program can turn a passion or aptitude for taking photos or visual design into a lucrative career. There are a number of career paths that are open to someone with a degree in design. Photography is one of the major tracks a person can choose when working toward completing a design degree.

Career Paths With a Design Degree in Photography

There are a number of career paths a person with a design degree can head down. Some of them are obvious. These include careers working for magazines or freelancing while catering to various industries such as weddings, the fashion world, and the culinary world. Some are not so obvious but they include film industry needs, product presentation, publishing industry needs, and more. Any industry that has a need of photos is wide open for anyone looking to enter into a photography career. Many companies now use freelance photographers, too, so having a design degree in photography increases the success a person has as a freelance photographer. Of course, natural talent is a huge asset as well. However, it is necessary to choose one of the many photography colleges wisely to ensure the path forward is smooth.

How to choose the Right School

The first consideration in choosing a photography program is whether you will study online, at a campus, or choose a hybrid option. Online options are great for people who want to complete the degree around existing work and family schedules. There is a drawback to completing this type of visual degree online, though. Though a good deal of modern photography is digital, there is a benefit from attending classes on campus. The reason for this is that you will benefit from learning lighting, exposure and lens techniques with the advantage of having the professor on hand. It is possible to clearly convey some things via video, audio or text, but certain photography techniques are hard to learn without hands-on instruction. If a work schedule is impossible to change to accommodate most classes, then finding a photography school with a hybrid program is likely the best option. That way, the convenience of online classes comes with the essential hands-on education components. However, where to start looking and how to choose? With comprehensive databases full of reputable schools, a short discerning questionnaire and a smart system for matching people with appropriate programs, a site like FindYourArtSchool.com can take the difficulty out of finding the right school. Article written by Anna Hicks Image Credit: Shutterstock

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

SHOW MORE Show less

Employee loyalty is something every company longs for. It's estimated employee turnover costs as much as 130-200% of an employee's salary. When a talented, knowledgeable, trained employee leaves, it's bad for business. And, when lots of them leave, it can be the kiss of death.

SHOW MORE Show less

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

SHOW MORE Show less

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

SHOW MORE Show less

All work and no play can create a tense and unwelcoming environment. Studies have shown that employers that offer additional perks have employees that are happier and more loyal to their place of employment. If you are looking for an employer that acknowledges how important it is to give its employees a place to de-stress and bond with their co-workers, check out these companies!

SHOW MORE Show less

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

SHOW MORE Show less