Summary Photographer in Alberta
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "photographer" was moved from the group Photographers (NOC 5221) to the group Photographers (NOC 53110).
Find key facts and figures about working as a photographer. The following information is applicable to all Photographers (NOC 53110).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Photographers operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects. They are employed by photographic studios, newspapers, magazines, museums and government, or they may be self-employed.
Post-secondary or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or more than 6 months of on-the-job training.
Median wage in Alberta
advertised in Alberta
- Develop and print photographs
- Mount and frame photographs
- Adapt existing photographic images and create new digitized images to be included in multimedia/newmedia products
- Determine picture composition, make technical adjustments to equipment and photograph subject
- Operate computers to manipulate photographic images
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