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Commercial Photographer
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Uses cameras to portray things, people, places, and events. Captures the feeling or mood that sells products, provides entertainment, highlights news stories, or brings back memories. Uses a variety of cameras that can accept lenses for close-up, medium-range, or distance photography. In addition to cameras and film, uses filters, tripods, flash units, and special motorized vehicles and lighting equipment. May develop and print the photographs taken. May specialize in portrait, commercial, media, or industrial photography. Often uses computers to scan a picture to digital form and to manipulate it to create a desired effect. May then store the images on a compact disk (CD).

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