Photographic processing techniques

Description

The different techniques to develop photographic film such as chromogenic positive, Kodachrome and autotype.

Alternative labels

photographic processing practices
photographic processing procedures
photographic processing systems
photographic processing methods
photographic processing

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Photographic processing techniques is an essential knowledge of the following 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.
Photographic developer: Photographic developers use chemicals, instruments, and darkroom photographic techniques in specialised rooms in order to develop photographic films into visible images.
Motion picture film developer: Motion picture film developers develop film material into visible videos and material. They develop the footage into different formats, such as 65-70mm and 8mm, and presentations, such as black and white and colour. They work small cine-films per request of clients.

Optional knowledge

Photographic processing techniques 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.

Director of photography: Directors of photography are responsible for the visual interpretation of the script and all photography components of the film, including framing, colouring, lightning, style and locations. They create the visual look of the film or television programme and select the filming equipment, including the lens and filters. Directors of photography manage the visual equipment operators and lighting technicians. They work together with the video and motion picture director to achieve the desired effect.
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.

 


 

References

  1. Photographic processing techniques – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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