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 devices
determine the required camera angle, light positions, exposure and composition
offer technical solutions to illustrative problems
advise on photographic approaches and the selection of locations, props, models and colour coordination
use 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.
eye for detail
able to learn the technical aspects of photography
able to take initiative
good problem-solving skills
interest in contemporary styles and trends in graphics, architecture and fashion is an advantage.