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Commercial Photographer, Photographer, Photojournalist, Portrait Photographer

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What they do:
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject's appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
  • Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.



  • customer service
  • sales and marketing

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture


  • multimedia


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • create new and original ideas
  • notice when problems happen


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Cradoc fotoBiz
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Video creation and editing software

  • Adobe After Effects Hot Technology
  • YouTube

Graphics or photo imaging software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud software Hot Technology
  • Adobe Illustrator Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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