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Job Description: 
Photographers operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) taking photographs for advertising, or other commercial, industrial or scientific purposes and to illustrate stories and articles in newspapers, magazines and other publications
  • (b) taking portrait photographs of persons and groups of persons
  • (c) studying requirements of a particular assignment and decide on type of camera, film, lighting and background accessories to be used
  • (d) determining picture composition, making technical adjustments to equipment and photograph subject
  • (e) operating scanners to transfer photographic images to computers
  • (f) operating computers to manipulate photographic images
  • (g) adapting existing photographic images to create new digitized images to be included in multimedia products
  • (h) using airbrush, computer or other techniques to create the desired visual effect.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Aerial photographer
- Commercial photographer
- Industrial photographer
- Photo - journalist
- Photographers
- Portrait photographer
- Scientific photographer


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Film camera operator - 3521
- Video camera operator - 3521
- Electronics mechanic - 7421
- Photographic equipment repairer- 7311
- Photogravure photographer- 7321
- Photolithographer - 7321

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