Photography

Photography is about capturing images using both digital and (old skool!) film cameras.

Studying in this area involves learning how to use cameras to communicate ideas, information and feelings.

This includes learning about composition, light, colour, artistic style, etc.

Photography is also about the technical side of how cameras work.

NZ university majors related to this area

Did you know?

Photographic film was invented in the 1820s and 1830s by Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833) and Louis Daguerre (1787-1851).

Nowadays digital cameras have mostly replaced film cameras.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Photographer
  • Artist
  • Multi-media artist
  • Photo-journalist
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

114% of national
median earnings


Employment

69%
Employed
5%
Unemployed
16%
Further study
10%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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