Photography Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Geskus Photography
  • The Treetops Collective
  • Grand Valley State University Roller Hockey Club
  • Community enCompass
  • GVSU Laker Store Allendale
  • Youth Empowerment Project
  • Brenda Hoffman Photography, LLC
  • St. Mary’s Free Bed
  • The Grand Rapids Press
  • The Grand Rapids Drive

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Photographic Imaging Systems Technician– Grand Valley State University
  • Technical SEO Specialist – Top of the List
  • Owner – Double Exposure Photography
  • Product Data Analyst – Steelcase
  • Photographer – Barn Sanctuary
  • Owner – Callaghan Food and Set Styling
  • Recruitment Team Lead– WilsonHCG
  • Professional Photographer– Kait.Cole Photography and Design
  • Photographer– Thomas White Media
  • Marketing Manager – OST
  • Student Ministries Group Director – East Paris Campus Ada Bible Church
  • Content Manager – Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy
  • Aerial Photographer – West Michigan Real Estate company
  • Graphic Artist – City Sign Erectors
  • Commercial Drone Aerial Photographer – Michigan Drone Pros
  • Mountain Region Employment Specialist – Easter Seals Colorado
  • Principal– Lara Parent Photography
  • Art Director – Print Lab
  • Digital Marketing Specialist– Wolverine Worldwide


Judi Majnun Miller - Lindsey '78 Spotlight

Judi Majnun Miller - Lindsey '78

I discovered the love of photography even more deeply at college and had the opportunity to use the large format camera and learn black & white as well as color development of negatives and prints.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Desert Southwest Workshop
  • Lanthorn
  • Regular Trips to the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago
  • Society for Photographic Education Conferences
  • Organization for Professional Writers

Study Abroad Programs

"If seeing is believing, why not see the world and let others see it too?"

- Megan Lendman, Photography major

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Technical equipment skills
  • Software editing skills
  • Composition, scale, lighting, and coloring skills
  • Empathetic communications skills to connect and convey ideas
  • Storytelling skills
  • Ability to create a cohesive vision
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Capacity for physically demanding work

Graduate & Professional Programs

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Page last modified December 12, 2022