Profession photographer

Photographers take pictures using digital or film cameras and equipment. Photographers may develop negatives or use computer software in order to produce finished images and prints.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Realistic


  • Develop an artistic framework

    Develop a specific framework for research, creation and completion of artistic work.

  • License photo usage

    License the use of images through stock photo agencies.

  • Determine image composition

    Determine image composition, select and adjust subjects, equipment and lighting to achieve desired effects.

  • Develop visual elements

    Imagine and apply visual elements such as line, space, colour, and mass to express emotions or ideas.

  • Select auxiliary equipment for photographic work

    Bring the appropriate auxiliary equipment according to the environment of the photographic work, whether you are stationary or mobile. Make sure you are prepared to capture the desired motif.

  • Set up cameras

    Put cameras in place and prepare them for use.

  • Create artificial light

    Create and set up artificial light sources using flashlights, screens and reflectors.

  • Select photos

    Review sets of images, make a selection of the best work.

  • Create digital images

    Create and process two-dimensional and three-dimensional digital images depicting animated objects or illustrating a process, using computer animation or modelling programs.

  • Test photographic equipment

    Test photographic equipment, tools and accessories.

  • Set up photographic equipment

    Choose the position and orientation of your camera to capture the scene. Strive to be ready to capture the moment as it occurs.

  • Select photographic equipment

    Select appropriate photographic equipment and background properties, and adapt it according to subjects, materials, and conditions.

  • Operate a camera

    Capture moving images with a camera. Operate the camera skilfully and safely to obtain high quality material.

  • Prepare personal work environment

    Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.

  • Maintain photographic equipment

    Execute maintenance tasks to keep photographic equipment functioning properly.

Optional knowledge and skills

wildlife mount photos edit photographs research new photographic procedures handle art art collections conduct extensive international travel digital marketing techniques landscape architecture scan photos develop artistic project budgets social media marketing techniques organise product display swim select camera apertures architectural design use photographic equipment attend events advise customers on photography home decoration techniques create infrared imagery set up photographic exhibitions communicate with youth measure light levels collaborate with a technical staff in artistic productions develop educational activities direct photographic workers edit negatives sporting events load film prepare digital art for master photograph advertising techniques develop film care for food aesthetic brand marketing techniques

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