Duties and tasks

  • 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 digitized images to be included in multimedia products
  • Using airbrush, computer or other techniques to create the desired visual effect

    Skill level