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Photographer

355

Statewide
Job Postings
161st

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
3,350

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$11.12 - $18.44

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$11.29 - $25.10

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Photographer - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 355 job postings for the occupation of Photographer in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Photographer. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Photographer Do:

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.

Common Job Activities:

  • Use traditional or digital cameras, along with a variety of equipment such as tripods, filters, and flash attachments.
  • Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.
  • Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus based on a combination of factors such as lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed.
  • Develop and print exposed film, using chemicals, touchup tools, and developing and printing equipment.
  • Create artificial light, using flashes and reflectors.
  • Manipulate and enhance scanned or digital images to create desired effects, using computers and specialized software.
  • Transfer photographs to computers for editing, archiving, and electronic transmission.
  • Determine project goals, locations, and equipment needs by studying assignments and consulting with clients or advertising staff.
  • Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
  • Perform general office duties such as scheduling appointments, keeping books, and ordering supplies.
  • Estimate or measure light levels, distances, and numbers of exposures needed, using measuring devices and formulas.
  • Test equipment prior to use to ensure that it is in good working order.
  • Set up, mount, or install photographic equipment and cameras.
  • Select and assemble equipment and required background properties, according to subjects, materials, and conditions.
  • Take pictures of individuals, families, and small groups, either in studio or on location.
  • Direct activities of workers who are setting up photographic equipment.
  • Perform maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment working properly.
  • Enhance, retouch, and resize photographs and negatives, using airbrushing and other techniques.
  • Develop visual aids and charts for use in lectures or to present evidence in court.
  • Load and unload film.
  • Employ a variety of specialized photographic materials and techniques, including infrared and ultraviolet films, macro photography, photogrammetry and sensitometry.
  • Produce computer-readable, digital images from film, using flatbed scanners and photofinishing laboratories.
  • Engage in research to develop new photographic procedures and materials.
  • Write photograph captions.
  • Mount, frame, laminate, or lacquer finished photographs.
  • Send film to photofinishing laboratories for processing.
  • Set up photographic exhibitions for the purpose of displaying and selling work.
  • License the use of photographs through stock photo agencies.
  • Photograph legal evidence at crime scenes, in hospitals, or in forensic laboratories.

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