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2012 Edition

national industry 541921

Photography Studios, Portrait


This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as portrait studios primarily engaged in providing still, video, or digital portrait photography services.

The immediate parent of national industry 541921 is international industry 54192: Photographic Services

Illustrative Examples

  • Home photography services School photography services Passport photography services
  • Videotaping services for special events (e.g., weddings)

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in:
  • Producing film and videotape for commercial exhibition or sale:are classified in Industry 512110, Motion Picture and Video Production;
  • Developing still photographs:are classified in Industry 81292, Photofinishing;
  • Developing motion picture film:are classified in U.S. Industry 512199, Other Motion Picture and Video Industries;
  • Taking, developing, and selling artistic, news, or other types of photographs on a freelance basis, such as photojournalists:are classified in Industry 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers; and
  • Supplying and servicing automatic photography machines in places of business operated by others:are classified in Industry 812990, All Other Personal Services.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 541921
2007 541921
2012 541921
2017 541921
2022 541921

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 7221 - Photographic Studios, Portrait

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 541921, Photography Studios, Portrait:

  1. camera and photography equipment including photo studio and off premises photography
  2. camera and photography equipment including photo studio no off premises work
  3. other professional scientific and technical service
  4. photo studio portrait
  5. photograph studio not producing motion picture including outside work
  6. photographer
  7. photographer no studio
  8. photographer or videographer including studio
  9. photographer retail
  10. photographer studio
  11. photographic service
  12. photographic studio and portrait
  13. photographic studio not producing motion picture and outside work
  14. photographic studio portrait
  15. photography
  16. photography and videotaping other excl aerial motion picture
  17. photography service
  18. photography studio
  19. photography studio portrait
  20. portrait studio
  21. professional scientific and technical service
  22. professional scientific and technical service not otherwise classified naic
  23. video production corporate and or special event
  24. videographer
  25. videography
  26. videography service
  27. videotaping and photography other excl aerial motion picture


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