Professional photography is a competitive field. A search for local photographers will yield hundreds if not thousands of results, all vying for the attention of the same pool of clients. Sure, it is possible to distinguish yourself through aggressive networking or by labeling yourself a portrait, landscape, or wildlife photographer. In many places, however, this does surprisingly little to shorten your list of competitors. A more fruitful strategy is to seek work in an entirely different field, one in which your skills as a photographer will be viewed as a highly desirable asset. Here are five fields that make great photography careers:

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