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You'll graduate from your photography program with an impressive degree, many classes' worth of valuable information, hours of hands-on experience, a camera in your hand, and not much cash left in your pockets.  It's time to put all those hard-earned assets to the test and find yourself a job to pay the bills.  Where do you start?

EXPOSURE

Not in the camera film sense, but as a way of getting your name out there.  As more and more photographers work freelance or on a contract-by-contract basis these days, you'll often find yourself selling your talents to clients who are looking for a very specific creative style.  What better way to get exposure than to make sure that your photographers are out there for the public's viewing pleasure?  Try to get examples of your pieces up in galleries, published in newspapers and periodicals, or even on your own website.  You may not always get paid for it, but simply having your photographs on display will increase your opportunities for attracting clients.

NETWORKING

Perhaps you'd like a more aggressive approach to getting job offers.  Maintaining an active role among important social circles and photography networks is key in finding clients.  Keep up a dialogue with acquaintances in the field, including prominent professors, fellow students, recent graduates, and alumni who might have had a hand in helping fund your college's new library or studio.  Friends in related fields don't hurt either-you never know when your graphic designer neighbor might be looking for a photograph for his next poster project, or your old roommate wants profession photographs of her paintings for an art contest.  For the professional networking circuit, try joining photography organizations, both local, national, and international.

THE HUNT

In the end, though exposure and networking certainly increase your opportunities for finding work, the best way is still to go to people looking to hire.  Flip through the classified section of your local newspaper, run through various online job-search websites, and scour local portrait studios, newspaper offices, and photography firms for possible employment.  Remember that starting smaller increases your chances of securing a position-famous national corporations who put out ads in every state will make competition that much stiffer for you.

The search for a photography job opportunity is only a fraction of the work.  Once you've submitted your resume and been asked to come in for the interview process, it's time to really step up to the plate and show your potential employer what you're capable of.  Here's how to build your photography portfolio.

 

 





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Delaware County Community College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Media, PA 12237 Suburb Public
Allan Hancock College Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects Two-year school Santa Maria, CA 11070 City Public
Lake Tahoe Community College Film, Video, TV | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Two-year school South Lake Tahoe, CA 3206 Town/Rural Public
Bradley University Advertising | Animation | Arts Management | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Peoria, IL 5800 City Private
Central Michigan University Advertising | Architecture | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Mount Pleasant, MI 27247 Town/Rural Public
New Mexico State University - Alamogordo Advertising | Animation | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Photography | Visual Effects Two-year school Alamogordo, NM 3641 Town/Rural Public
Grand View University Advertising | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Photography | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Des Moines, IA 2039 City Private
San Jose City College Animation | Game Design | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school San Jose, CA 12364 City Public
Rochester Community and Technical College Advertising | Arts Management | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Photography Two-year school Rochester, MN 6269 City Public
Northern New Mexico College Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Espanola, NM 2066 Town/Rural Public
SUNY at Purchase College Advertising | Arts Management | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Purchase, NY 4192 Suburb Public
Mohave Community College Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Kingman, AZ 6702 Town/Rural Public
Tompkins Cortland Community College Advertising | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Photography | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Dryden, NY 3699 Town/Rural Public
Virginia Commonwealth University Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Richmond, VA 32172 City Public
The University of the Arts Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Illustration | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Philadelphia, PA 2403 City Private
Austin Community College District Advertising | Arts Management | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography Two-year school Austin, TX 40248 City Public
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Advertising | Architecture | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Landscape Architecture | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Champaign, IL 43881 City Public
Orange Coast College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects Two-year school Costa Mesa, CA 25316 City Public
Gallaudet University Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Washington, DC 1488 City Private
Andrews University Advertising | Architecture | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Berrien Springs, MI 3589 Town/Rural Private
Platt College - San Diego Animation | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school San Diego, CA 293 City Private
Living Arts College at School of Communication Arts Animation | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Raleigh, NC 346 Town/Rural Private
Brigham Young University - Provo Advertising | Animation | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Provo, UT 34130 City Private
Oakland Community College Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Bloomfield Hills, MI 28042 Suburb Public
Milwaukee Area Technical College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Milwaukee, WI 20215 City Public
San Francisco Art Institute Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school San Francisco, CA 571 City Private
Ohio University - Main Campus Advertising | Arts Management | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Athens, OH 22647 Town/Rural Public
Central Wyoming College Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography Two-year school Riverton, WY 2404 Town/Rural Public
Ringling College of Art and Design Animation | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Sarasota, FL 1318 City Private
Northwest College Advertising | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Powell, WY 2099 Town/Rural Public
Onondaga Community College Advertising | Architecture | Film, Video, TV | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography Two-year school Syracuse, NY 12038 Suburb Public
Harrington College of Design Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography Four-year school Chicago, IL 1067 City Private
Marymount Manhattan College Advertising | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school New York, NY 2040 City Private
San Joaquin Delta College Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography Two-year school Stockton, CA 20223 City Public
Fresno City College Advertising | Architecture | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Fresno, CA 25511 City Public
El Camino College - Compton Center Architecture | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Photography | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Compton, CA 6691 City Public
Cornerstone University Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Grand Rapids, MI 2606 City Private
East Valley Institute of Technology Advertising | Animation | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Less than two years Mesa, AZ 270 City Public
Nossi College of Art Advertising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Illustration | Photography Four-year school Madison, TN 445 City Private
Tulsa Technology Center - Riverside Campus Animation | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Tulsa, OK 639 Town/Rural Public
Bellevue College Animation | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Bellevue, WA 14010 City Public
Rio Hondo College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects Two-year school Whittier, CA 22432 Suburb Public
Southwestern College Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Chula Vista, CA 21597 Suburb Public
The New School Architecture | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Landscape Architecture | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school New York, NY 10260 City Private
Odessa College Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Photography Two-year school Odessa, TX 5132 City Public
Arizona State University Architecture | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Landscape Architecture | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Tempe, AZ 68064 City Public
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach Advertising | Animation | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Virginia Beach, VA N/A City Private
The Art Institute of Indianapolis Animation | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Indianapolis, IN 1057 City Private
Northern Arizona University Advertising | Arts Management | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography Four-year school Flagstaff, AZ 23597 City Public
Antonelli College - Cincinnati Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography Two-year school Cincinnati, OH 445 City Private



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