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Purpose of Classification:
|Performs photographic duties in fulfillment of clients' requests for visual representations of events, artifacts, commercial photography or various other assignments as requested. Processes photos in laboratory as required.|
|This is third in a series of five classifications. It is distinguished from the Photographer, Senior in that photographic assignments are for the most part standardized and require less creativity.|
Example of Duties:
- Performs custom and specialized photography in-house or on location using a variety of still cameras and other photographic equipment; determines film type, camera setting, lighting requirements and other specifications to ensure quality shooting.
- Develops films, makes color prints, enlargements and projection slides to be used for publications, exhibits and displays.
- Mounts slides and operates photographic equipment and slide duplicating equipment to duplicate slides and film strips.
- Maintains print and negative file of photographs taken for future use/reference; maintains files on client billings.
- Maintains inventory of various photographic supplies such as chemicals and paper; orders supplies according to departmental policies and/or budget constraints.
- Requisitions supplies according to department policies and/or budget guidelines.
- Oversees work of Photographer, Assistants or Photo Technicians; assigns work as needed; trains staff.
- May operate various graphic design equipment such as cameras, graphic computers and printing and lettering equipment.
- Consults with clients to determine their needs based on end use, budget and time.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of techniques, principles and equipment of modern photography including still, motion, color and black and white photography.
- Knowledge of film properties and their suitability for generalized and specialized photography.
- Knowledge of basic computer operations and software.
- Ability to effectively communicate with others.
- Associate's degree in Photography, Fine Arts, Journalism or related field AND two years photography experience; OR,
- Four years photography experience; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.