Pay and Opportunities Pay Pay rates for general practice photographers vary depending on whether they are employed or self-employed The pay rates given below are approximate. General practice photographers earn in the range of £16,000 -£19,000 a year,rising to around £24,500 -£32,000 with experience. Higher salaries can be awarded to more experienced photographers. Photographers may be paid an hourly rate.This can range from £7 to £15 per hour.Bonuses may be awarded on top of a salary. Incidents of unpaid work are high amongst photographers.Hours of work Working hours for general practice photographers vary widely.The number of assignments to deal with varies greatly.Some weeks there may be little to do and in other weeks,long,irregular hours may be required.General practice photographers often work weekends -those specialising in weddings may be especially busy at weekends during the summer.What's happening in this work area? Competition for photography posts is strong,as there are often more applicants than vacancies. There is strong competition for freelance work.Where could I work? General practice photographers are often based in a high street shop. Opportunities for general practice photographers occur in towns and cities throughout the UK.Self-employment Opportunities occur for general practice photographers to become self-employed.Some set up studios in their own homes.Some work alone and some employ assistants.There may be opportunities for photographic assistants to become partners or to set up their own photographic studio.Where are vacancies advertised? Vacancies are advertised in photography,advertising and design trade magazines and on websites such as the Association of Photographers (AOP) Vacancies are also advertised on all the major job boardsonUniversal Jobmatchand atJobcentre Plus It's a good idea to build up a network of relevant contacts,as not all photography jobs are advertised.Makingspeculative job applications to potential employers can be useful.