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This is skilled work in all phases of commercial type photography and includes supervisory and advisory responsibilities. An employee in this class is responsible for supervising technical support positions, providing consultative services and performing a variety of photographic assignments. This employee must coordinate the use of a variety of still and motion photographic equipment, as well as black and white and color equipment. Work is performed with considerable independence.


Advises faculty and staff on photographic services available; consults with personnel to provide for special needs.

Supervises the purchasing of photographic supplies, chemicals, and special equipment; maintains inventory control.

Supervises and schedules the activities and assignments of support personnel; sets work priorities.

Photographs assigned activities of the university in still and motion pictures in color or in black and white.

Makes photographic reproductions of typed copy, drawings, photographs, and other materials for the preparation of visual aides, slides, and transparencies, and for reproduction in educational and scientific journals.

Processes and prints films; employs special skills such as microphotography; microfilms newspapers and books.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in photography, supplemented by considerable experience in commercial photography; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Extensive knowledge of the techniques, equipment, and materials used in modern photography.

Extensive knowledge of the methods and techniques used in developing and processing film.

Considerable skill in the use and maintenance of photographic equipment.

Skill in scheduling photographic assignments so that all assignments are competed in a timely manner.

Ability to produce good subject composition and arrangement.

Ability to make densitometer measurements and to select color correction filters.

Ability to take and edit high speed motion pictures of various events and projects.

Ability to instruct other employees and to establish effective working relationships.



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