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Advertising and Editorial Photographer

What is the job? Advertising photographers produce photographs for use in both local and national advertising. These photos describe and sell a product or idea, and are usually accompanied by a short phrase or strap-line. This can involve any subject matter, but is often categorised into the follow...

Photographers

Assistant Photographer

What is the job? Assistant photographers do whatever is necessary to ensure that a photographic shoot runs smoothly. This typically involves preparing sets, checking that all equipment is functioning properly, setting up lighting and accessories, taking meter readings, transmitting files and transp...

Picture libraries

Business Development Manager (Photography)

What is the job? Business development managers work in a senior sales position in picture agencies and larger picture libraries, prospecting for new clients within advertising, broadcasting, publishing, education and new media. They lead on business development, attending industry functions, such...

Photographers

Corporate (Industrial and Commercial) Photographer

What is the job? Corporate photographers shoot photographs for company advertising, promotion and documentation purposes. Subject matter varies widely from industrial premises and equipment, products and processes, to personnel and corporate events. Some specialise in specific areas such as still...

Photographic Laboratories and Image Producers

Digital Imaging Specialist

What is the job? Digital imaging specialists download files or scan film or prints and transfer digitally or internet-originated images into laboratory systems. Agreeing format and finish of images with the client, imaging specialists then use image manipulation software such as Photoshop to resi...

Photographers

Fashion Photographer

What is the job? 
Fashion photographers work both in studios and on location to produce imaginative and eye-catching photographs that illustrate and advertise clothes, accessories and lifestyle. They need to understand each client's brand image, the various end uses of images, and be able to work c...

Manufacturers

Field Service Technician

What is the job? Field service technicians visit the premises of companies and organisations that have a warranty or ongoing service agreement with the equipment manufacturer or third party service support company, to ensure that high-value business equipment is properly maintained and repaired wit...

Photographers

Forensic Photographer

What is the job? While other photographers interpret a brief, it is the job of the forensic photographer to produce accurate, detailed photographs that faithfully record the location and evidence of crime and accident scenes as clearly and as objectively as possible. Forensic photographers produc...

Photographers

General Practice Photographer

What is the job? General practice photographers are commissioned by private individuals, small businesses and local organisations to undertake a wide variety of photographic assignments. Activities typically combine a blend of social, advertising, commercial and industrial photography. A main sou...

Picture libraries

Image Sales Executive

What is the job? Images sales executives meet daily call quotas for sales to new and existing clients to meet and exceed predefined sales targets. Executives handle sales from the original phone call right through to delivery, invoicing and follow up, including negotiating reproduction rates with c...

Photographic Laboratories and Image Producers

Laboratory Manager

What is the job? The lab manager organises and controls all aspects of the laboratory environment. They organise and supervise general workflow, professional customer service and the maintenance of equipment, as well as quality control, pricing, purchasing and day-to-day lab management. Managers ...

Photographic Laboratories and Image Producers; Photo retail

Minilab Operator - Photo Retail

What is the job? A retail Minilab is a small photographic laboratory located within a photographic shop, supermarket or chemist. It provides the general public with a personalised processing and printing service, with fast turnarounds on most orders. The Minilab Operator is the technician who contr...

Photo retail

Photo Retail Assistant

What is the job? The Photo Retail Sales Assistant must listen to and understand the customer's needs before guiding them in their choice of photographic equipment, products and services. To do this effectively, they will often have to demonstrate equipment (e.g. cameras, tripods, digital imaging so...

Photo retail

Photo Retail Manager

What is the job? Photo retail outlets vary greatly in both scope and scale; from specialised sales areas within large out-of-town electronic retailers to high street shops; and from minilab facilities within a shopping mall to specialised departments within a town-centre department store. Photo Ret...

Picture libraries

Picture Library Assistant

What is the job? Picture library assistants help with the day-to-day running of a picture library.Assistants receive, scan and label photographic images, applying detailed captioning and metadata to images for accurate and effective retrieval from the picture library archive, catalogue and database...

Picture libraries

Picture Library Manager

What is the job? Picture library managers have overall responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the physical maintenance, archiving and management of a collection of photographic images, film and audio clips. Where managers are responsible for managing the entire collection as a distinct enti...

Picture libraries

Picture Researcher

What is the job? Picture researchers take a brief from the client who requires a type of image. Sometimes this request may relate to finding images of a person, place or event. However, the brief can also be more cryptic or emotive. For instance, a picture researcher might be asked to find humorous...

Photographers

Press Photographer/Photojournalist

Press photographers produce photographs of current events, and the people involved in them, on a daily basis, for national or local newspapers, news magazines and press agencies. Images are always shot on location, using handheld digital cameras with a portable electronic flash, with the photographe...

Photographic Laboratories and Image Producers

Print Finishing Technician

What is the job? The Print Finisher uses precision cutting and mounting equipment to complete the final display product for the client, working to tolerances of no more than 1mm. The prints are usually laminated to protect the surface, and the exhibition industry makes wide use of flexible substrat...

Equipment support services

Product Repair Engineer

Responsibilities Product Repair Engineers may carry out repairs either at a base facility, or via an on-site service, depending on the type of product. This service is offered on a variety of products, ranging from entry-level digital cameras, through to high-end professional equipment. Engineers ...

Equipment support services

Product Returns Management Technician

Responsibilities Product Returns Management Technicians may be experienced inspection technicians, or young trainee engineers. As well as providing a service to the customer, trainee engineers working in this area also gain knowledge and experience of a variety of products, and learn about the comm...

Photographers

Scientific Photographer

What is the job? Whereas most other types of photographers work with the spectrum of light visible to the human eye, scientific photographers are often interested in revealing hidden attributes of the world around us using extreme lenses, non-visible light and radiation sources and highly specialis...

Photographers

Staff Photographer

What is the job? Staff Photographers produce images in a wide variety of disciplines (e.g. portraiture, PR and still life) to satisfy their employers’ promotional, communications and recording activities. Their work is similar to that of Industrial and Commercial Photographers (see section on...

Equipment support services

Technical Support Engineer

Responsibilities Technical Support Engineers provide a service to a wide customer base, both amateur and professional, diagnosing problems and offering advice and solutions. There are two methods of providing this service:Call centres offer responses initially via a Frequently Asked Questions Inf...

Photographers

Unit Stills Photographer

What is the job? The number of days Stills Photographers work on set depends on the budget and scale of each film. On medium sized films, they are usually employed for at least 15 days; on big budget films with A-List casts, they may be required to be on set every day of the shoot. Their first res...