Take pictures of individuals, families, and small
groups, either in studio or on location.
Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus
based on a combination of factors such as lighting,
field depth, subject motion, film type, and film
Use traditional or digital cameras, along with a
variety of equipment such as tripods, filters, and
Create artificial light, using flashes and reflectors.
Determine desired images and picture composition,
selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and
lighting to achieve desired effects.
Scan photographs into computers for editing,
storage, and electronic transmission.
Test equipment prior to use to ensure that it is in
good working order.
Review sets of photographs to select the best
Estimate or measure light levels, distances, and
numbers of exposures needed, using measuring
devices and formulas.
Manipulate and enhance scanned or digital images
to create desired effects, using computers and
Perform maintenance tasks necessary to keep
equipment working properly.
Perform general office duties such as scheduling
appointments, keeping books, and ordering
Develop and print exposed film, using chemicals,
touchup tools, and developing and printing
equipment, or send film to photofinishing
laboratories for processing.
Produce computer-readable, digital images from
film, using flatbed scanners and photofinishing
Determine project goals, locations, and equipment
needs by studying assignments and consulting
with clients or advertising staff.
Direct activities of workers who are setting up
Select and assemble equipment and required
background properties, according to subjects,
materials, and conditions.
Enhance, retouch, and resize photographs and
negatives, using airbrushing and other techniques.
Set up, mount, or install photographic equipment
Employ a variety of specialized photographic
materials and techniques, including infrared and
ultraviolet films, macro photography,
photogrammetry and sensitometry.
Engage in research to develop new photographic
procedures and materials.
Set up photographic exhibitions for the purpose of
displaying and selling work.
Load and unload film.
Develop visual aids and charts for use in lectures
or to present evidence in court.
License the use of photographs through stock
Mount, frame, laminate, or lacquer finished
Photograph legal evidence at crime scenes, in
hospitals, or in forensic laboratories