(NOC 5221)

Career Description

Photographers operate cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects.

Duties May Include

Photographers perform some or all of the following duties:

Study the requirements of an assignment to determine the proper equipment/lighting and operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products, and other subjects;

Operate scanners/computers to transfer stills to a digital medium and manipulate photographic images;

Process film and retouch negatives using airbrush or computer techniques;

Adapt existing photographic images and create new digitized media for use in multimedia/new media products;

May specialize in portrait, commercial, scientific, forensic, medical, digitized or multimedia photography or photojournalism.

Examples of Titles

Aerial Photographer
Commercial Photographer
Forensic Photographer
Scientific Photographer

Where They Work

Photographers work for studios, newspapers, magazines, museums, and government or they may be self-employed.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Image Arts - Photography Studies Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Photography Diploma
Photography Techniques (Part-time) Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Photography Diploma; Online
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NSCAD University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA

Related Program(s):
Photography Bachelor
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Photography (BFA) Bachelor
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Modified on May 20, 2012