Photographers operate cameras and lighting equipment to take photographs of people, places, products and other subjects.
Duties & Tasks
Photographers may perform the following tasks:operate a range of cameras, lights and light-measuring devicesdetermine the required camera angle, light positions, exposure and compositionoffer technical solutions to illustrative problemsadvise on photographic approaches and the selection of locations, props, models and colour coordinationuse computers for the production of images in print or digital form as well as tasks such as image manipulation and post-production work.
Photographers stand most of the time and often carry heavy equipment. They may work on location or in a studio and can spend long periods of time in front of a computer doing post-production work. While most modern photographers use digital cameras, some may choose to use film and either develop photographs themselves in a darkroom or send the film to specialised photographic processors.
- artistic flair eye for detail able to learn the technical aspects of photography self-motivated able to take initiative good problem-solving skills interest in contemporary styles and trends in graphics, architecture and fashion is an advantage.