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What Does a Photographer Do

Do you want to become a photographer? Below you can see which courses you can follow for this profession and which vacancies there are for photographers. But what does a photographer actually do?

What Does a Photographer Do

As a photographer, your work consists of photographing people, landscapes, merchandise or other subjects. Usually with the help of digital cameras and sometimes also with analog cameras and equipment.

Depending on the chosen method, you'll develop the negatives yourself or use computer software to edit and print images. Many photographers are self-employed and work on different assignments or specialize in certain subjects.

Think of weddings, portraits, advertising photography, products, food, news and current events. Some photographers focus on subjects such as science and aerial photography.

Features of photographers

Below are the personality traits that suit the profession of photographer. Do you've the same personality? Then photographer might be something for you. Not sure which personality traits you've? Then find and take a career choice test.


  • create and design beautiful things
  • creative activities such as painting and photography
  • expressive work like acting and singing
  • be original and imaginative, view things in a different way
  • interest and a taste for culture


  • physical work
  • work where you can get dirty
  • operate machines or equipment
  • working in nature and / or with animals
  • being outside
  • driving vehicles

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