Commercial photography

Description

The techniques and methods used in photography with the aim of engaging in a commercial activity.

Alternative labels

business related photography
licensed photography
commercial photograph techniques
commercial photograph methods
professional photography
commercial photograph technology

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Commercial photography is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Photography shop manager: Photography shop managers are responsible for activities and staff in a photography store. ​They manage employees, monitor the sales of the store, manage budgets and order supplies when a product is out of supply and perform administrative duties if required.

Optional knowledge

Commercial photography is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Photography teacher: Photography teachers instruct students in the various techniques and styles of photography, such as (group) portrait, nature, travel, macro, underwater, black and white, panoramic, motion, etc. They provide students with a notion of photography history, but mainly focus on a practice-based approach in their courses, in which they assist students in experimenting with and mastering different photography techniques and encourage them to develop their own style. Photography teachers monitor students’ progress and set up exhibitions to show of students’ work to the public.
Fashion model: Fashion models help promote products such as clothes, cosmetics and appliances by posing for journalists, photographers and in front of an audience on catwalks. They have to make sure their appearance is always in order. Fashion models need to look good in front of a camera and strike the right pose.
Product and services manager: Product and services managers are in charge of defining the content and structure of a catalogue or portfolio within a company.

 


 

References

  1. Commercial photography – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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