Photography as a career

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

Work Nature

Photography

  • 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.

  • Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus according to a combination of factors, such as lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed.

  • Create artificial light, using flashes and reflectors.

Film, video and Audio Editing

  • As a film or video editor, you’ll be responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that’s suitable for broadcasting.

  • Digital technology, specialist computer software and high-quality digitisation of sound and pictures have effectively replaced the traditional manual method of cutting film.

  • Reordering and fine-tuning the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.

Key Skills

  • fashion photography

  • Wedding photography

  • Adobe photoshop

  • product photography

Occupations

  • Commercial Photographer

  • Newspaper Photographer

  • Owner/Photographer

  • Photo Editor

  • Photographer

  • Photojournalist

  • Portrait Photographer

  • Special effects editor

  • Sports Photographer

  • Studio Owner

  • Advertising Photographer

  • Video editor

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