Photographer – Job Description
Photographers create memories and make special moments unforgettable. They are hired to capture the highlights of public and private events, such as press conferences or weddings, or may also work inside a studio, where people make appointments to get their picture taken. Most Photographers choose to work on a freelance basis, although some of them may be employed by marketing departments or media outlets, in which case, they’ll shoot models or items for advertising or editorial purposes. Other industries may also require the help of specialized Photographers to capture pictures that will later serve as proof (e.g. the scientific community), or evidence (e.g. Legal or Law Enforcement specialists). The equipment of Photographers will vary from one field to another and may also depend on the subject they’re photographing. They must decide if they’ll be using an analog or digital camera and are also required to pick their lenses and lighting equipment accordingly.
- Using a high-quality digital or analog camera.
- Setting up the necessary lighting in the studio/location.
- Photographing subjects (e.g. models, products, landscapes, events).
- Operating different technological equipment and programs (e.g. scanners, computers, Photoshop).