Carrying out research and preparation for a shoot
Working in different locations and circumstances to get the right image
Using an extensive range of technical equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting and specialist software
Communicating with photographic subjects, putting them at ease, encouraging them and directing them arranging still life objects, products, scenes, props and backgrounds
Liaising with other professionals, including graphic designers, writers, gallery managers, picture researchers, commissioning editors and art directors
Managing the processing and use of images, discussing technical problems, checking for quality.
Preparing proofs for approval
Compiling finished products, such as albums and framed prints.