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A Day in a Photographer's Life:
On a typical day a photographer's tasks might include:
- choosing a subject
- selecting the right cameras in order to achieve the type of image he or she wants
- choosing photographic enhancing equipment such as lenses, fiters and lighting
- editing images using computer software
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a commercial photographer will take pictures that are used in books, advertisements and catalogs.
a scientific photographer will use his or her knowledge of scientific procedures to take pictures of scientific or medical data.
a photojournalist will capture images of newsworthy people and events. These images are usually used to illustrate stories on television or in newspapers or magazines, but sometimes they tell the entire story on their own.
a portrait photographer will take pictures of people, either individually or in groups, in studios or at events such as weddings or religious ceremonies. Some take school portraits.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Photographer, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos264.htm (visited May 17, 2011).
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET Online, Photographer, on the Internet at http://www.onetonline.org/link/details/27-4021.00 (visited May 17, 2011).