2113 Photographers

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PHOTOGRAPHERS operate still cameras to take photographs.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. The occupation in this unit group requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

consulting with clients to determine objectives of photographic assignments
studying requirements of assignment and selecting type of camera, film, filter and lighting
working from a studio, and transporting and setting up equipment at assigned locations
measuring light levels and determining exposure
adjusting camera angles, aperture settings and subjects to achieve desired composition
adjusting lighting and filters to accentuate highlights and colours
mixing photographic chemicals, processing film and developing prints
manipulating images using digital imaging techniques and creative darkroom techniques such as adjusting exposure and development times
may make enlarged prints, and mount and frame prints

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 709.60
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 526.10