Who are they and what do they do? The photographer's job is to select, take and develop photographs. Photographers usually work as 'freelances', but they may also be employed (e.g. by news/journal publishers, etc.).
What are the activities of the job? The tasks include photographing various events (weddings, celebrations, conferences, political and sports events), taking pictures of clients in studios, various family photographs, photography for ID documents, etc., preparation of more demanding portraits and studio pictures which have an artistic design element, specialised photography for specific sectors of industry and other activities (such as medical photography, underwater photography, photography of physical and chemical processes, photography of processes invisible to naked eye, documenting and registering meteorological phenomena and similar work in other technological sectors, photo documentation for archive and heritage purposes, copying and printing of amateur photographs, films for permanent records and microfiches, copying, down-scaling/ enlarging photographic prints and slides of all formats, colouring and preparing solutions.
Where is it done and under what conditions? This job is typically done in various indoor and outdoor conditions, in studios and photographic laboratories as well the open air. You will, of course, have to work with chemicals in photographic laboratories.
What tools/equipment do they use? Typical tools and equipment are cameras and camera accessories, lighting systems and laboratory equipment.
What do you need to succeed? You need to have taken specialised training courses or attended the relevant vocational schools. You should have aesthetic taste, creative abilities, ability to concentrate on work tasks, fast reactions and good eyesight.