Still photographers capture photographs of both people, landscapes, inanimate objects, and other sights. These pictures may be used either by clients for commercial purposes, such as brochures, banners, and websites, or for personal uses such as commemorating events and milestones.
This job revolves around still photography and does not usually involve shooting video. Some photographers work independently, so the ability to adhere to deadlines is essential. However, others collaborate with graphic designers and creative staff members of organizations, so teamwork skills are also beneficial.
Still photographers must be experienced with a variety of digital and film cameras and their basic and advanced functions. They may work with people of all ages, so it is important to be patient and friendly. Some jobs require still photographers to have completed a program of study relating to photography, while others rely on experience and a portfolio of previous work.
A great deal of experience may be necessary prior to obtaining secure employment as a still photographer, and completing an internship is also helpful. These photographers are often experienced with photo editing software such as Photoshop, as well. Photographers often work on a freelance basis, while others are employed at photo studios which offer consistent part-time or full-time employment. Some still photographers specialize in outdoor photography, which may subject them to uncomfortable weather conditions and lighting and other situations which may not be standard or optimal.
Photographer, Still Tasks
Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
Operate various types of photographic and computer equipment to create photographic images.
Use creative knowledge to compose photographs.
Take pictures either in studio or on location.
Work with clients or workplace teams to create photographic images.