The Average Annual Salary for a Landscape Photographer

Lansdcape photographers capture images of the natural world.
Lansdcape photographers capture images of the natural world. (Image: Anna Henly/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

A landscape photographer is a professional who specializes in capturing images of natural scenery. These professionals often travel to perform their work, which can require traveling long distances to sparsely populated areas.

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Job Requirements

Although there are no specific job requirements for this occupation, those in niche industries of photography such as landscape will have better employment opportunities if they have a bachelor's degree in photography, geography or a related discipline.

Average Salary

Some landscape photographers are are employed by organizations, but others are self-employed. SimplyHired reports an average annual salary of $35,000 per year as of October 2010 for this occupation.

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor statistics expects 12-percent job growth for photographers between 2008 and 2018. It cites "growth of Internet versions of magazines, journals, and newspapers" as a reason for this increase; the growing demand for digital images for the Internet will expand opportunities for commercial photographers in this field.


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