Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Self Control * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Persistence * Initiative * Innovation

Representative Tasks * Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects. * Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus according to a combination of factors, such as lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed. * Use traditional or digital cameras, along with a variety of equipment, such as tripods, filters, and flash attachments.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media

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