Occupational Employment Statistics
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.
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||50||$32.61/hr
|Professional and Business Services||480||$23.82/hr
|Education and Health Services||N/A||N/A
|Leisure and Hospitality||10||$28.76/hr
- Use traditional or digital cameras, along with a variety of equipment, such as tripods, filters, and flash attachments.
- Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.
- Set up, mount, or install photographic equipment and cameras.
- Determine project goals, locations, and equipment needs by studying assignments and consulting with clients or advertising staff.
- Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
- Test equipment prior to use to ensure that it is in good working order.
- Create artificial light, using flashes and reflectors.
- Manipulate and enhance scanned or digital images to create desired effects, using computers and specialized software.
- Select and assemble equipment and required background properties, according to subjects, materials, and conditions.
- Transfer photographs to computers for editing, archiving, and electronic transmission.