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Photography Instructors


Photography instructors teach students at nearly every academic level how to shoot pictures, develop film, make prints, edit digital images, and evaluate finished photos. They work in high schools, teaching students the basics of shooting and printing black-and-white photography. They also teach at the college level, leading more advanced classes in shooting techniques, color film developing and printing, art history, and digital imaging. Others may work in settings such as trade schools or community centers. Another option is as a freelance photography instructor teaching workshops that last only a few hours to those that last a few weeks. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
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Career Ladder
Photography Professor (Tenured)

Photography Adjunct Professor

Photography Instructor

Part-Time Photography Instructor