• ISCO 08 Code 3431      Photographers

    Lead Statement

    Photographers operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects.

    Task statement

    Tasks include:

    • taking photographs for advertising, or other commercial, industrial or scientific purposes and to illustrate stories and articles in newspapers, magazines and other publications;
    • taking portrait photographs of persons and groups of persons;
    • studying requirements of a particular assignment and decide on type of camera, film, lighting and background accessories to be used;
    • determining picture composition, making technical adjustments to equipment and photograph subject;
    • operating scanners to transfer photographic images to computers;
    • operating computers to manipulate photographic images;
    • adapting existing photographic images to create new digitized images to be included in multimedia products;
    • using airbrush, computer or other techniques to create the desired visual effect.

    Included occupations

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

    • Aerial photographer
    • Commercial photographer
    • Industrial photographer
    • Photo - journalist
    • Photographers
    • Portrait photographer
    • Scientific photographer

    Excluded occupations

    Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

    • Film camera operator - 3521
    • Video camera operator - 3521
    • Mechanic, electronics - 7421
    • Photographic equipment repairer- 7311
    • Photographer, photogravure - 7321
    • Photolithographer - 7321


    ISCO 88 Code(s) 3131, part

    (NCvB; Mei 2010)