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Job Description: 

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


Tasks include:

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

This unit group includes

Advertising photographer
Commercial photographer
Industrial photographer
Fashion photographer
News photographer
Sports photographer
Aerial photographer

This unit group excludes

Video camera operator (3521)
Television camera operator (3521)
Director of photography (motion picture) (3521)
Camera repairer (7311)
Photogravure photographer (7321)
Photolithographer (7321)

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore