Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $32,560.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,010
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.30 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Technology and Tool Usage
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Achieve special camera effects
Create artistic objects, materials, or renderings
Implement special lighting or sound effects
Apply finishes to artwork, crafts, or displays
Capture photographs digitally or on film
Create computer graphics, animation, objects, or images

Getting Information

Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Review art or design materials
Research new technologies
Obtain copyrights or other legal permissions
Review artistic or design related work orders

Handling and Moving Objects

Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Fabricate craft or art objects
Arrange artwork, products, or props
Process photographic prints
Maintain inventories of materials, products, or goods

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate specialized photo equipment
Operate film or video recording equipment
Set up still or video cameras or related equipment
Create special visual effects for film or video

Interacting With Computers

Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Edit digital photographs or images
Convert data among digital or analog formats
Communicate with others using social media

Documenting/Recording Information

Develop photographic media such as film, x-rays, or medical images
Determine digital or film exposure settings
Maintain records, documents, or other files

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Broadcast Industry Knowledge
Product Sales
Final Cut Pro
Adobe Premiere
Photo Shoots

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