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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

13072 Photographer II

Uses standard still cameras, commonly available lighting equipment and related techniques to take photographs which involve limited problems of speed, motion, color contrast, or lighting. Typically, the subject photographed are similar to those at Level I, but the technical aspects require more skill. Based on clear-cut objectives, determines shutter speeds, lens settings and filters, camera angles, exposure times, and type of film. Requires familiarity with the situation gained from similar past experience to arrange for specific emphasis, balanced lighting, and correction for distortion, etc., as needed. May use 16mm or 35mm motion picture cameras for simple shots such as moving equipment or individuals at work or meetings, where available or simple artificial lighting is used.

Ordinarily, there is opportunity for repeated shots or for retakes if the original exposure is unsatisfactory. Consults with supervisor or more experienced photographers when problems are anticipated.