Unexpected Photography Jobs

Unexpected Photography Jobs

In our last post, we talked about different new photography jobs that emerged recently thanks to technology. We also mentioned the possibility of securing more stable jobs. However, when we think about photography most people tend to visualise a photographer documenting social events. Despite this, photography can also lead to some unexpected jobs.

Clinical photography is an area unknown to the general public. A medical or clinical photographer can record with photographs clinical conditions presented by patients. The photographs can be used for diagnosis or for recording a condition during the stages of treatment. Working in this area can involve not only taking digital images but working with specialised imagery such as thermography, 3D, and ultraviolet imaging. This type of job will involve working with other imaging professionals (e.g., graphic designers, and video editors) but also with the clinical staff at a hospital. To work as a medical photographer, it is important to learn about lighting, macro photography, and master the camera equipment as it will involve working in a fast face environment.

Another not-so-common job is museum photography. Museums have a large collection of art or elements that need to be documented with a lot of precision. In order for these elements to be catalogued a photographer needs to take multiple images. The photographer is responsible for the visual documentation and curation of material that can be part of the museum archive. Depending on the object to photograph, the photographer might need to make the most of their abilities as potentially certain photographic equipment might not be feasible to be used. For example, when documenting paintings, it might not be possible the use of flash. In these instances, the photographer needs to know how to make the most of the available light and the precise camera settings to achieve the best possible image.

Finally, another unexpected job is forensic photography. Many forensic photographers work with the police to take images that can aid legal investigations. The photographer will not only document a crime scene but the images can be used in court as evidence as well as triggers for both witnesses and investigators. Forensic photographers work with digital images and the knowledge of lighting becomes essential as sometimes they need to work in a context where there might be hardly any natural light.

The examples we have reviewed show the different jobs that can be completed in photography besides the traditional roles people tend to think of. Achieving any of these jobs involves commitment and preparation.

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Alberto Gonzalez-Lead Photography Tutor- Access Courses Online

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