1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2532-11 Photographer

Operates a still camera to take photographs.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • consults with clients to determine objectives of photographic assignment
  • studies requirements of assignment and decides on type of camera, film and lighting
  • works from a studio or transports and sets up equipment at assigned locations
  • measures lighting levels and determines exposure
  • adjusts camera angle, aperture settings and subject to achieve desired composition
  • rearranges lighting and filters to accentuate highlights and colours
  • may mix photographic chemicals and processes film
  • may make enlarged prints and mounts or frames prints
  • may work with digital technology and manipulate resulting images on computer systems

Fashion Photographer
News Photographer
Photographic Artist
Sports Photographer
Technical Photographer

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