Professional Photography Careers and Jobs

Be prepared to start an exciting photography career in just two years

Colorado Mountain College prepares you to enter the field of photography in just two years. Our hands-on training and up-to-date curriculum will set you up for a successful career. Go on assignment for an award-winning publication. Assist a famous photographer. Start your own portraiture business.

Put your passion to work in:

  • Photojournalism
  • Fine art photography
  • Commercial photography
  • Photo editing
  • Director of photography
  • Video
  • Video editing
  • Digital content developer for brands
  • Social media photographer

Good news! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the need for photographers is expected to grow through 2022. The outlook is most promising for freelance photographers, as more than half of all photographers are self-employed. This means you'll need a strong business sense and the ability to market your work. Colorado Mountain College will give you the tools you need to create a successful freelance business.

Colorado Mountain College alumni statistics indicate that over 66 percent of our professional photography graduates are working in related careers or fields

The work of our professional photography graduates has been published in:

  • US News & World Report
  • LIFE
  • Time
  • Outside
  • Outdoor Photographer
  • Skiing Magazine
  • Communication Arts
  • Sierra Club Calendars
  • Fortune
  • A Day in the Life Series

Professional Photography School Graduates

David Gillette

“I have been blessed to meet and photograph people from all around the world. The friendships that have been built through photography is something that I am grateful for every day. I feel very honored to do what I do and very proud to provide the best service that I can for my clients.”

David Gillette, photographer based in Vail, Colorado

  Visit DavidGillettePhotography.com

Peter and Kelley Gibeon

Peter and Kelley Gibeon met as students in the professional photography program. They have built an incredibly successful architectural photography business together and collaborate with creatives from elite California golf communities, to Rocky Mountain recreation towns, Central American resorts, the French Riviera and beyond.

  Visit gibeonphotography.com

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