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Becoming a Photographer
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Becoming a Photographer

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Operates a still camera to take photographs. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 4,900

What does a Photographer do?

  • consulting with clients to determine objectives of photographic assignments
  • studying requirements of assignment and selecting type of camera, film, filter and lighting
  • working from a studio, and transporting and setting up equipment at assigned locations
  • measuring light levels and determining exposure
  • adjusting camera angles, aperture settings and subjects to achieve desired composition
  • adjusting lighting and filters to accentuate highlights and colours
  • mixing photographic chemicals, processing film and developing prints
  • manipulating images using digital imaging techniques and creative darkroom techniques such as adjusting exposure and development times

Specialisations

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Landscape Photographer
  • News Photographer
  • Photographic Artist
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Sports Photographer
  • Technical Photographer

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