Photographer one of the worst jobs in America

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I was talked out of it when still in college by a pro going back to school to do something else. He was tired of being bullied by art directors and agency folks. I did a few more shoots and got a job in accounting. Less shooting, better equipment, more money.
 
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Worst job ever ;)

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They don't specify what they mean by a "Photographer".
Properly qualified, with a college-training behind one so that you have the both the breadth of knowledge and the necessary technical skills to deliver stellar results (even under the most difficult circumstances), I believe that photography will continue to be a pretty exciting and rewarding profession for those with the stamina and determination to succeed.
 
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They don't specify what they mean by a "Photographer".
Properly qualified, with a college-training behind one so that you have the both the breadth of knowledge and the necessary technical skills to deliver stellar results (even under the most difficult circumstances), I believe that photography will continue to be a pretty exciting and rewarding profession for those with the stamina and determination to succeed.
The article looks to be very generalistic and broadly applied so while I agree, I'd also say your post could apply to all/most of the positions listed there.
 
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A Professional Photographer could be part of nearly every industrial, commercial, creative, scientific or social endeavour that one can think of.

That is why I felt that the article generalised much too broadly when it said that being a "Photographer" was one of the worst jobs without stating which field of photography he was talking about.

These days, it becomes increasingly important to have considerable ancillary skills if a Photographer wishes to advance beyond being more than just an entry-level assistant Cameraman.
 
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A Professional Photographer could be part of nearly every industrial, commercial, creative, scientific or social endeavour that one can think of.

That is why I felt that the article generalised much too broadly when it said that being a "Photographer" was one of the worst jobs without stating which field of photography he was talking about.

These days, it becomes increasingly important to have considerable ancillary skills if a Photographer wishes to advance beyond being more than just an entry-level assistant Cameraman.
Well stated Ann.
 
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