Photojournalists photograph events, locations, people or other material for use in publications or telecasts, using still cameras. They travel to assigned locations to take pictures and submit pictures to editorial personnel. They usually specialize in news, sports and special features or as freelance photographer.
A bachelor's degree in visual arts with specialization in photography or completion of specialized training in photography in high school or college or extensive on-the-job training under the supervision of a photographer is required. Experience in, or knowledge of computerized photography or digital imaging may be required. Creative and technical ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, are required.