Natalie Escobar's career eposter

Photographers

Tasks

  • Take pictures of individuals, families, and small groups, either in studio or on location
  • 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.
  • Create artificial light, using flashes and reflectors.
  • Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.
  • Scan photographs into computers for editing, storage, and electronic transmission.

Skills needed

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

Education and Information on wages

High school diploma or equivalent

Some college, no degree

Associate's degree



Median wages (2012)

$13.70 hourly, $28,490 annual

Employment (2012)


Projected growth (2012-2022)

Slower than average (3% to 7%)

136,000 employees


Projected job openings (2012-2022)

20,300