Profession Socialphotographer


Photographs portraits, weddings or other events. May develop negatives and produce finished prints.

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Personality Type

Tasks socialphotographer

  • Determine desired images and picture composition.
  • Discuss the approach (e.g. picture composition) with the customer.
  • Select and adjust subjects, equipment and lighting to achieve desired effects.
  • Create artificial light using flashes and reflectors.
  • Test equipment prior to use to ensure that it is in good working order.
  • Make travel and hotel arrangements for shoots on location, e.g. book flights, find out driving directions, etc.
  • Take pictures of individuals, families and groups, either in studio or on location.
  • Develop and print photographs and scan them into computers for editing, storage and electronic transmission.
  • Review sets of photographs to select the best work, and to make photo albums.
  • Maintain and repair photographic equipment
  • Manipulate and enhance scanned or digital images to create desired effects using computers and specialised software.
  • Follow up requests of (re)prints.

Related professions photography

  • Photographer-artist
  • Photographer, all other
  • Press photographer

Source: Sisyphus ODB